A Busy May Bank Holiday

A Busy May Bank Holiday

Britain will not be enjoying another record-breaking bank holiday this weekend.

The UK enjoyed its warmest Easter Monday on record last month, with the mercury reaching 25C in some parts of the country. There had been talk of a so-called Spanish Plume leading up to 6 May, but the Met Office now says to expect much cooler temperatures, and possibly rain in some areas.
Conditions will be “fairly settled” over the weekend, but warned there will probably be frosts and even some wintry conditions.

There are Loads of events going on this weekend, here just a few of the ways you can spend your long weekend, should you get bored of just relaxing at home with a book, and a cup of tea (an ideal weekend!)

Canalway Cavalcade - 4th, 5th & 6th May

Canalway Cavalcade is a distinctive waterway festival that has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. Organised by Inland Waterways Association volunteers, there will be an array of boats, trade show stalls and boater gatherings at this festival for water lovers. As well as the boating activities, there will also be Morris dancing, competitions, food, a real ale bar and family-friendly activities making it an enjoyable day out for families.

Plus, with the location being quaint Little Venice, this creates the perfect opportunity for a gentle stroll and an enjoyable view alongside your lunch and ale.

Canalway Cavalcade

The Tweed Run - 4th May

One of London’s most eccentric bike rides – surpassed only by the World Naked Bike Ride – The Tweed Run returns for its annual bike ride this May. The quintessential bike ride requires participants to don their finest tweed attire and set off on a 12-mile scenic route that begins at a secret London location and takes in some of the capital’s finest landmarks along the way.
Between 750 and 1,000 cyclists, clad in tweed, cycle along Regent Street creating a spectacle so out of the ordinary that crowds form along the route. A pit stop along the way allows for a spot of tea in a fine London square and a picnic break in the park is like a concert and village fete rolled into one.

The whole thing ends up with cocktails and a bit of a knees up at The Closing Ceremony when prizes are given for the best dressed participants, bikes and most marvellous moustache.

The Tweed Run

The May Fair: 5th May & 6th May

Bringing the seaside to London, The May Fair will take over Grosvenor Square for two days on the May bank holiday weekend. Providing the chance to enjoy the best bits of the great British seaside right in the heart of historic Mayfair, it will boast everything from helter skelter and fish and chips to coconut shys and candy floss. There will be maypole dancing, children’s crafts, a traditional fun fair, educational workshops and a whole host of live music and entertainment.

The May Fair

Badminton Horse Trials: 1st May - 5th May

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will take place from Wednesday 1st May through to Sunday 5th May 2019. The event is staged within the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire (UK).
Wednesday is the first day of the ticketed event with our array of over 500 tradestands opening for business, the International competition kicking off with the horse inspection in the afternoon as well as the cross country culmination of the ‘amateur’ eventing competition of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup.

The event continues with Dressage on the Thursday and Friday before the thrills and spills of the Cross Country phase on the Saturday. Sunday is the culmination of the competition and is a Show Jumping test over knock down arena jumps.


This annual spectacle offers a great family day out, with children and dogs very welcome to enjoy great hospitality options, shopping, top level equestrian sport and more in a stunning location.

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