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Bank Holiday weekend in London

27 Aug

So summer is coming to an end in the UK (was it ever really here?), and what better way to wave it goodbye than with a Bank Holiday weekend spent in London. As Londoners ourselves, we’ve put our heads together to come up with 5 of the best things to do in London this weekend:


1. Notting Hill Carnival
The streets of W10 will be coming alive on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August as London’s Caribbean communities come together to celebrate their culture.  As one of the largest street festivals in the world, revellers are sure to gather in their thousands to admire all the traditional dancers, floats, food and music. Kicking off at Great Western Road from 10am both days, the parade will continue all the way round to Ladbroke Grove so make sure you catch it along the way. Guaranteed to be 2 great days out! 


2. More London Free Festivals
If Carnival isn’t your thing, why not try out one of London’s free festivals taking place every weekend throughout the summer hosted by The Scoop. Situated at More London Riverside, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, the theatre shows operate at a first come, first served basis. Performances this Saturday and Sunday kick off at 6pm. Take a look at their website for more information about the performances on this weekend. 


3. Buckingham Palace
While Her Majesty is on holiday the public are invited to view her humble abode, including all The State Rooms, The Royal Mews, a working stable and even the Queen’s Gallery. With a rating of 4.5/5 on Tripadvisor, people have been raving about this experience. Not to be missed if you’re in the capital this weekend. 


4. Film4 FrightFest
If you’re one for horror movies and like a bump in the night, then this could be a great event for you. As a tribute to fantasy and horror films, this event is taking place across 5 days in the West End’s VUE cinema showing a selection of short films and premieres including: Hellions, Jeruzalem, Bait and Emelie. Take a look at their full movie listing to see if any take your fancy. 


5. Barbara Hepworth, Tate Britain 
One of the most accomplished artists of the 20th century, Barbara Hepworth emerged in the late 1920s as a leading member of a new generation of sculptors. This retrospective features many of her most significant and beautiful sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works, tracing Hepworth’s growing international success and offering fresh ways of thinking about her art. 

 

If you get a chance to check out any of these events let us know how they were!
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