Hooray for another Bank Holiday weekend! With a precious extra day of rest, it’s the perfect excuse to get out of your PJs and really enjoy yourself. Here’s our pick of the top bank holiday weekend activities.
Wimbledon Park Food Festival returns for its fourth year of delicious adventures. 50 stalls offer a wide range of food and drink including artisan bread, fudge, smoked BBQ pulled pork, cheese and pastries. Take the family on Saturday or have a grown-up affair on Sunday with a later closing time alongside beers, wines, ciders and gins. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
New Wimbledon Theatre bring together the borough’s brightest young performers to put on a unique production of Bugsy Malone this Friday and Saturday. Experience this much-loved musical hit from the comfort of your local town.
Set in prohibition New York, Bugsy Malone tells the story of rival gang leaders in their fight for turf. As the custard pies start flying, relationships are tested, sisterhoods severed and allegiances questioned.
South West Four gives you the chance to really let your hair down with a weekend of top music from the likes of Deadmau5, Knife Party and Marco Carola. Get your arms in the air and dance the day away to the beat of huge hits and club anthems on Clapham Common – no need to head to Ibiza when you’ve got music this good on your own doorstep.
With Saturday already sold out, you best move fast to nab yourself a Sunday ticket.
Notting Hill Carnival
As August comes to an end, it can only mean one thing – The London Notting Hill Carnival is back! Celebrating our city’s multicultural mix, it kicks off with a colourful parade with live music, flamboyant costumes and tasty Caribbean food throughout the day.
If you’re looking for something to do on family day, take the kids on Sunday for the jubilant Children Parade showcase, or head over on Monday for the Grand Finale. As Europe’s biggest street festival, it’s one not to miss.