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What to do this May Bank Holiday Weekend

Get ready because the early May Bank Holiday is almost here.

Spring is in full swing, and it's time to celebrate the extra day off with film, entertainment and excellent food.

We've rounded up the best activities for your May Bank Holiday weekend. From catching the latest movie at the cinema to spectacular theatre performances, and of course, indulging in mouthwatering dishes.

‘There's Still Tomorrow’ at Vue Cinema

Catch the heartwarming tale of "There's Still Tomorrow" at Vue Cinema in Leicester Square.

Set in 1940s Rome, it follows Delia, a devoted wife and mother navigating post-war challenges while hoping for a brighter future. Delia finds comfort in her friend Marisa amidst household tensions caused by her stern husband and demanding father-in-law.

As spring arrives, the family anticipates their eldest daughter Marcella's engagement, hoping she'll marry well and leave their struggles behind.

But when a mysterious letter arrives, Delia's world is turned upside down. It sparks courage and the possibility of a brighter future, not just for her, but for her family too.

Experience this heartwarming tale at Vue Cinema in Leicester Square, with English subtitles provided for the Italian, black and white film.

Shop and Dine at Japan Centre

Step into a world of Japanese culinary delights at Japan Centre on Panton Street, just a hop away from Leicester Square Gardens.

Discover an array of delicious authentic Japanese goodies. From freshly made Japanese sushi and hot souzai food, browse the latest manga and magazines, and purchase authentic Japanese cupboard essentials, cookware and handpicked sake under one roof.

After your shopping experience, make sure to stop by Panton Yokocho, the ultimate retro Ramen Bar. With a variety of options including Miso, shio salt, and vegan choices, there's a dish to satisfy every craving.

Explore regional specialities and experience the authentic tastes of Japan at Panton Yokocho.

Long Day's Journey Into Night at Wyndham's Theatre

Brian Cox, star of the critically acclaimed Succession, is back on stage in London's West End starring in Eugene O'Neill's play "Long Day's Journey Into Night".

Set in August 1912 at the Tyrones’ summer home in Connecticut, this powerful play follows a single day in the lives of the family. As the day turns to night, the Tyrones confront their flaws, addictions, and inner struggles. They begin to point fingers, resenting and blaming each other along the way.

"Long Day’s Journey Into Night" delves into emotional depths, exploring shattered dreams, moral flaws, and the dynamics of family ties.

The Picture of Dorian Gray at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Experience Oscar Wilde’s timeless classic, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.

Kip Williams brings a modern twist for the digital age, using technology to transform "The Picture of Dorian Gray" into a solo performance led by the remarkable Sarah Snook Most recognisable for her role as Shiv Roy in Succession, Sarah Snook breathes life into every character in this witty and modern retelling.

Book your tickets to "The Picture of Dorian Gray," only showing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited run.

After Hours Menu at Hard Rock Cafe

Looking for a late-night bite in the heart of the West End this May Bank Holiday? Look no further than Hard Rock Cafe on Piccadilly Circus.

Night owls can Sink their teeth into the signature Jumbo Pretzel, served with delectable beer cheese sauce and succulent pulled pork, taste the smashed burger tacos or savoury buffalo chicken flatbread.

While, indulging in the after-hours offering, the soulful tunes of acoustic music and lively DJ sessions will add a little musical offering to your meal.

Spend late nights at the Hard Rock Cafe this bank holiday weekend.

20% off your Food Bill at The Alchemist

Since 8 March until 31 May, Fridays just got even better! Travel hassle-free across London and the southeast with discounted fares all day on the Tube, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth Line, and selected National Rail services.

As part of the TFL Off-Peak Friday Fares promotion, enjoy 20% off your food bill at The Alchemist on St Martin’s Lane. Indulge in their awe-inspiring cocktails alongside mouthwatering dishes like Cubano Pork Bon Bons, Ultimate Bao Buns, and the irresistible Duck Pancakes.

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