May day has been celebrated in London since the 1880s. The London May Day Organising Committee has ensured this key day of international solidarity is marked every 1 May maintaining the traditions of unity and solidarity in London.

London’s May day has been a unique bringing together of trade unionists, workers from the many international communities in London, pensioners, anti-globalisation organisations, students, political bodies and many others in a show of working class unity

The theme of May day is unity and solidarity – across the city, across the country, across the world. Three constant calls have been made – trade union rights, human rights, international solidarity. More details can be found here at