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Pergola Paddington Summer Season, Paddington (all weekend)
Sing it from the rooftops: Pergola Paddington returns this bank holiday weekend for summer 2019. This year’s all-day urban oasis has two alfresco spaces for up to 850 diners. Food vendors on offer include Babek Brothers, serving kebabs and halloumi fries; Honi Poké, delivering fresh bowls; spicy wonton dumplings from An Choi; and Smash Patty, a new burger concept from the team behind Patty & Bun. See you on the roof.
Date: From 2 May Time: 12pm-11pm Price: Free entry Location: 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central W2 6PY Closest Station: Paddington
Cinco de Mayo, throughout London (all weekend)
Raise a margarita or three this weekend in honor of Cinco de Mayo, the annual Mexican celebration that commemorates the country’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1562. Casamigos – the premium tequila and mezcal brand founded by George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman – has partnered with restaurants including the chic Coral Room in Bloomsbury and Argentian-themed Gaucho in the West End on a menu of tequila-fuelled cocktails, as well as launching a new month-long pop-up bar at Harvey Nichols. Ella Canta, the high-end Mexican restaurant within the InterContinental hotel on Park Lane, is also hosting a lively three-course brunch this Saturday and Sunday in honor of Cinco de Mayo, with flowing Don Julio tequila-charged cocktails and live DJs.
Ella Canta, InterContinental Park Lane
Price: £39 (Ella Canta), £65 (Gaucho) Location: One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 7QY (Ella Canta), 25 Swallow St, Mayfair, W1B 4QR (Gaucho) Closest Station: Hyde Park Corner (Ella Canta), Piccadilly Circus (Gaucho)
Website: ellacanta.com, gauchorestaurants.com
Burgh House Spring Market, Hampstead (Sunday)
The historic Burgh House in Hampstead is hosting a Spring Market this Sunday. Browse an array of wares, ranging from ceramics and jewellery to skincare products and gin, set within the ornate music room of the 18th-century house and its adjoining courtyard.
Date: 5 May Time: 10.30am-3.30pm Price: Free Location: Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, New End Square, Hampstead, NW3 1LT Closest Station: Hampstead
May Fair in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair (all weekend)
Mayfair is living up to its name this weekend with an actual May Fair in Grosvenor Square. The leafy enclave will be transformed into a family-friendly British seaside extravaganza, replete with deck chairs, fairground rides, fish and chips and candy floss. As a nod to the May Fayre historically held in the square, there will also the opportunity to take part in maypole and Morris dancing, alongside craft activities for old and young alike.
Date: 5-6 May Time: 11am-6pm Price: Free Location: 38 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1K 2HW Closest Station: Bond Street
Breakin’ Convention Hip Hop Festival at Sadler’s Wells, Clerkenwell (all weekend)
Breakin’ Convention returns to Sadler’s Wells and the Lilian Baylis Studio this May bank holiday weekend. The festival – now in its 16th year – showcases hip hop and theatre talent from all over the world. This year’s event focusses on homegrown UK talent, including London-based poppers Fiya House and A.I.M. Collective, alongside performances from critcally-acclaimed German dancer Rubberlegz, South Korean dance group, Jinjo Crew and UK hip hop artist, Godson.
Date: 3-5 May Time: Doors open at 4pm Price: From £15 Location: Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4TN Closest Station: Angel