May is here, meaning temperatures are rising and summer is about to kick off. When you’re not catching rays in bustling beer gardens or cooking up a storm on the BBQ, there are heaps of incredible events to check out in your area. Spice Girls-themed brunch, anyone?. To help you celebrate the season in style, our friends at DesignMyNight have found 10 mega things to do this month. And yes, they’re sure to Spice Up Your Life.
The Grand - London
The country's favourite double-denim wearing Irish pop group are touching down in London for one night of pop hits this May. To add to the fun? Boyzone’s very own Shane Lynch is hitting the DJ decks to help keep the party going. Expect cheesy tunes, themed cocktails, balloon drops and prizes for the best denim looks. C’est la vie.
Neverland - London
Fed up of city life and craving a tropical escape? There’s one right in the heart of London. This season, Fulham Beach have adopted a jungle concept complete with themed pergolas and sand beneath your feet. There are plenty of activities to enjoy when you’re not sunbathing, including cocktail masterclasses, outdoor cinema screenings and two pop-up restaurants.
Skylight - London
Another fab place to chill out under the sun this May is Skylight, a rooftop in Tobacco Dock with stunning views of the city. Take your mates to catch the FA Cup Finals, or have a little healthy competition playing croquet and pétanque with a cocktail in hand. You can even hire your own space and create a tailor-made drinks package to keep you going as the sun (hopefully) begins to beat down.
The Mind Palace - London
We love an immersive experience in London, and this one is no exception. The Mind Palace is a thrilling Sherlock Holmes-inspired adventure which is sure to test your puzzle-solving skills. Piece together the ingredients for the perfect cocktail and attempt to defeat Moriarty’s maniacal right-hand man. But be warned, failure to do so could result in grave consequences.
Silent Sounds Boat Party - London
Hop aboard The Dutch Master this May for your chance to dance all night while sailing down the River Thames. The two-storey party boat will be passing some of the city’s most famous landmarks, creating the perfect backdrop for you to get down to top pop hits as the sun sets.
Spice up your Brunch - London
Spice up your brunch with bottomless bubbles and extra zig-a-zig-ah this May. Oh yes, Impossible Things Entertainment are bringing London the ultimate Spice Girls boozy brunch experience to the city. Jam-packed with lip sync battles, games and musical numbers, you’ll have to swing it, shake it and move it like never before.
Game of Thrones Screening - London
Winter is in full swing in the Seven Kingdoms, and as the Great War rumbles on, FEST Camden are screening every epic moment of the action with a massive projector and full PA system. With FEST’s surround sound, booth deals and a beer and burger offer for just £10, Arya gonna find a better place to watch GOT than this? We doubt it.
BBQ Fest - Birmingham
Birmingham Seasonal Markets are launching a mega BBQ Fest at The Bond Company in Digbeth, bringing mouth-watering goodies hot off the grill. This day under the sun promises stunning BBQ street food, refreshing cocktails and a market hall full of hot sauce vendors to add a little extra sizzle to your afternoon.
Summer Cocktail Experience - Leeds
Is there anything better than an ice cold cocktail when the sun’s out? Not likely. This summer festival is the first of its kind in Leeds, bringing together the best bars the city has to offer. Expect stalls from the likes of Angelica, Banyan, The Lost and Found Club, and many more, with street food, DJs and entertainment all day long.
Margarita Rumble - Manchester
People of Manchester, party like there’s no mañana at Margarita Rumble. Bringing you the vibrant flavours of South America, this festival promises bottomless beverages from an expertly curated selection of the city’s finest bars as they battle it out to be named Best Margarita in Manchester.
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