Say Hey To: The Bank Holiday
As much as it pains me to admit... Summer's drawing to a close (where has August even gone?!). But don't fret!- We want to help you see out the season in the best way, so check out some of our top picks of places to be in the capital this Bank Holiday Weekend!
MOVIES ON THE RIVER: TOWER PIER
Outdoor cinemas are huge right now, getting bigger and better every summer, and Time Out have taken it to a whole new level this year with Movies on the River. See out your summer evening watching a classic aboard an uncovered top deck on the river Thames (Romeo + Juliet, The Greatest Showman AND Pretty Woman playing this weekend!)
SILENT SOUNDS BOAT PARTY: TOWER PIER
A two storey boat hosting a silent disco with 3 DJs, which allows you to switch between the 3 as you float past London’s best sights by night. Need I say more? You probably booked yourself in before I even finished that sentence.
NEVERLAND BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH: FULHAM
The bottomless brunch with a twist. Neverland has provided the perfect urban getaway by bringing the beach to the centre of London, and this year they’re hosting tropical themed bottomless brunches every Sunday! Chill out on beach beds with frozen cocktails, food and a DJ- perfect for all those with post Ibiza blues.
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL: 26TH -27TH AUGUST, NOTTING HILL AND SURROUNDING AREAS
We couldn’t talk about August bank holiday and not mention the UK’s biggest carnival and the best street party going. West London is coming alive from 6am on Sunday and this is the best way to beat the end of summer blues and bring a bit of colour back in to your life. Thanks to festival season, glitter sales are apparently up by 320% on last year, and this is the best day to get the most out of your stash before you put it away for the autumn months. Get involved in family day on Sunday, or the parade on Monday- and don’t miss the UK National Panorama Steelband Competition on Saturday! Top tip: Look out for the policemen… They’re always on top form when the carnival comes around.
ZIP NOW LONDON
Calling all adrenaline junkies! London now hosts the world’s largest and fastest urban zip wire! The perfect way to see the vast capital without having to walk the miles.
PUPPY LOVE BRUNCH: 26TH AUGUST, EXHIBIT B
Hold on a minute- Brunch, bottomless bubbles, a Lady and the Tramp showing AND you can bring your dog?! Where has this event been my whole life? The perfect date for dog lovers, or the perfect way to spend Sunday for those one’s where the only company you want is your furry friend. Even the dogs get bottomless treats and a glass of Pawsecco (I can’t deal) on arrival.