Hooray for May and its bank holiday!
What better place to spend your four days off than in our fair capital.
With Eid celebrations taking place on Monday as well, there’s plenty of merriment to be had.
From waterway festivals to Agatha Christie walking tours, here are five events happening this weekend, April 29 to May 2, we think you should check out.
Little Venice, W9 2PF April 30 to May 2 Free
If you go down to the canal, you’re in for a big surprise.
Dozens of boats will moor up in Little Venice for a vibrant festival with live music, children’s activities and boat-based fun.
The boats themselves are decked out with colourful decorations, making for a photogenic day out.
Stalls line the water’s edge selling food, drinks, plants and gifts.
It’s free so turn up anytime this weekend.
The Playlist: 70’s, 80’s & 90’s
Colours Hoxton, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU May 2 at 7pm Tickets £9.21 – £14.61
If you want to dance the bank holiday weekend away, head to The Playlist at Colours in Hoxton.
Enjoy tunes from the 70s to the 90s and soulful anthems such as Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Kirk Franklin and Luther Vandross.
Family-friendly, old school vibes and good times, with a fantastic line-up and house band.
The event starts at 7pm and you’ll need to book ahead for an unmissable evening.
Agatha Christie Walking Tour
Meet at Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ May 2 from 11am to 3.30pm Tickets £15 to £20
Take a wander along the back streets between Notting Hill Gate and King’s Road following in the footsteps of author Agatha Christie.
The tour will look at five places where Agatha lived and wrote many of her most famous novels, such as Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile and The Mousetrap.
You’ll also hear about her other London and UK homes, the characters she created, and the events that inspired her.
Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Hackney Flea Market
Abney Public Hall, 73A Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AS April 30 to May 1 Free
This Stoke Newington institution returns to Abney Hall for another massive two-day market, welcoming an eclectic range of traders selling clothes and furniture, handmade jewellery, comics, records and antiques.
As ever, an array of delicacies will be available at the on-site café, with DJs providing the tunes.
It’s dog friendly too so a perfect activity for a lazy bank holiday weekend.
Goodmayes Park, Aberdour Road, Ilford, IG3 9RT May 1 to 2 Tickets £11.37
If you’re celebrating Eid this year, there is the 1Eid Festival taking place in Goodmayes Park, Ilford starting this bank holiday weekend.
There will be food stalls, and other stalls, funfair and games, fireworks and more.
The event starts on Sunday, May ,1 at 9am and ends on Monday, May 2, at 10:30pm.