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Published: 1st May 2024

4 cities to visit this May bank holiday

As the May Bank Holiday approaches, it's time to plan your long weekend adventures! Whether you're craving the hustle and bustle of Camden in London, buzzing streets of Spinningfields in Manchester, hidden gems of Digbeth in Birmingham, or the musical vibes of Liverpool, we've got you covered.

Camden London

Camden Lock Market

Camden Lock Market, the funky heart of London's street scene! Here, every cobblestone corner tells a story, and every stall is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. From vintage finds to tasty street food, Camden Lock Market has something to delight every bank holiday adventurer. So, grab a friend, soak up the atmosphere, and dive into the buzzing energy of this iconic market!

Foodhall at the Stable Market

The Foodhall at the Stable Market is where culinary dreams come true! Step into foodie heaven filled with mouthwatering delights from around the globe. Artisanal cheeses, freshly baked breads and exotic spices help you along a flavour-filled journey. From gourmet burgers to sushi burritos, this market has it all. 

Babylon Park

Babylon Park, the ultimate destination for families seeking an otherworldly adventure! Step into a cosmic wonderland where the thrill of space meets the excitement of an amusement park. With attractions like their indoor mini-roller coaster, bumper cars, and towering Ferris wheel, there's no shortage of excitement for all ages. Kids can immerse themselves in arcade games, challenge each other to air hockey, or explore the depths of their incredible soft-play zone.

The Iris Galerie

Step into a world of wonder at The Iris Galerie, where a truly unique experience awaits you this bank holiday weekend. Here, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery as they capture the essence of your eyes and immortalise your iris through cutting-edge technology that seamlessly combines photography and high-quality printing.

Junkyard golf club

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure at Junkyard Golf Club's largest location yet, nestled within the vibrant energy of Camden Market. Here, crazy cocktails, wild golf, and all things junk collide to create an experience like no other. Get ready to putt your way through four crazy golf courses, each crafted from pre-loved and reclaimed items. Come face to face with creepy clowns, brave through tropical terrors, groove through the disco UV room, and let loose in a distorted rave warehouse. 


Digbeth Birmingham

The Floodgate

Join in on the competitive fun at The Floodgate, no matter the season the fun is guaranteed with both an indoor and outdoor set up. From bleachers baseball which is Birmingham's only batting cage, pit pat table golf which is the UK’s first and only PitPat - Pit Pat being a table top version of mini golf. There is also the curl club curling experience, the cult winter Olympic sport with a Floodgate twist, as well as a raceway with a 10-seater fully immersive racing experience and the arcade. The perfect competitive socialising experience for couples and groups to have fun.

Roller Jam

The home of roller disco in Birmingham, Roller Jam offers skate sessions for beginners, intermediates, and high level skaters but also families, there are events for everybody to enjoy. A fun venue with DJs playing as you skate, light and laser shows, cinema screenings and pool and air hockey areas.


Hanbao is a hotspot in Birmingham where East meets West dining experience, with heavily indulgent burgers that are up there with some of the best in the city.

Luna Springs

Birmingham’s biggest outdoor event space, Luna Springs is known to be the destination of fun. They offer an extensive calendar of events from bottomless brunches, tribute events, bingo lingo and so much more. No matter the event the food and drinks are always 10/10


A tropical garden in the heart of Digbeth, with some of the finest exotic cocktails and tastiest street food. Birdies is a unique, funky bar the perfect place for couples or groups.

Spinningfields, Manchester

The Lawn Club

Step into a welcoming social spot where every moment is an invitation to unwind and indulge. Whether you're seeking a spot for lunch, a casual hangout with friends, or a romantic evening date, The Lawn Club has you covered with an all-day food and drinks menu designed to delight every palate. From antipasti boards to mouthwatering burgers, and from refreshing craft beers to expertly crafted cocktails, there's something for everyone to savour. 

The Ivy Spinningfields

If you’re looking to splash out this bank holiday The Ivy has something for everyone.  The Ivy Brasserie and Ivy Asia offer a diverse dining experience. The Brasserie serves modern British classics all day, while Ivy Asia, located on the second floor, dazzles with Asian-inspired cocktails and dishes from 5pm daily. 


Make the most of the bank holiday weekend at Australasia, a stylish Manchester hideaway adored since 2011. With its relaxed elegance and laid-back luxury, it's the perfect spot for any occasion. Indulge in modern Australian cuisine with Pacific Rim influences, sip on cocktails at the bar, and enjoy beats from resident and guest DJs. Don't miss Sunset by Australasia for delicious Asian fusion dishes. Elevate your weekend at this Pacific-inspired oasis in the heart of the city.

20 stories

Celebrate the bank holiday at 20 Stories, Spinningfields' rooftop haven inspired by Manchester's rich history. Enjoy modern British menus in the warm, nature-inspired restaurant, sip cocktails at the chic bar, or revel in the stunning skyline views from the rooftop terrace. 

Baltic Triangle, Liverpool 

Discover Liverpool's vibrant Baltic Triangle this bank holiday weekend, where creativity and culture collide. Explore trendy bars, artisanal eateries, and eclectic street art, or immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere of the area's bustling markets and live music venues. With its unique blend of art, food, and entertainment, the Baltic Triangle offers an unforgettable urban adventure for all.


Experience the excitement at BOXPARK, its first-ever location outside of London, in Liverpool! Nestled in the heart of the historic Cains Brewery Village within the vibrant Baltic Triangle, this dynamic all-day dining and events space spans 21,000 sq. ft. Get ready to indulge in culinary delights from eight independent traders while soaking up the city's rich music, sports, and cultural heritage. Plus, enjoy al fresco dining and intimate events on the spacious 5,500 sq. ft. terrace.

Baltic Market

Welcome to Baltic Market, a haven for foodies of all tastes and preferences in the heart of Liverpool's vibrant Baltic Triangle! Whether you're vegan, a juicy meat lover, or gluten-free and never full, there's something here for everyone. Tuck into iconic halloumi fries, or sip on a frozen gin slush, and satisfy your sweet tooth with bubble waffles. From mouth-watering gyros to wood-fired pizzas, the options are endless.

Sugar & Dice Board Game Café

This is a café where fun knows no bounds and every bite is accompanied by a side of laughter! Step into Sugar & Dice, nestled in the heart of Liverpool and embark on a gaming adventure. Whether you're a strategic mastermind, a casual player, or a complete newbie, there's something for everyone. Indulge in delicious treats while challenging your friends to classic board games or discovering new favourites from their extensive collection.

Those are just some of the options you can choose when you travel by coach this bank holiday. For more great ideas for when to go you can check out our Destination pages or other blog posts.

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