What To Do In London This Bank Holiday Weekend
Absolutely lists our top picks for the bank holiday weekend – from wellness experiences to days out with the kids and pet-friendly fun, we’ve got you covered.
The Art Of Banksy Exhibition
50 Earlham St, WC2H 9LJ
Head down to the West End to view the artworks of world renowned street artist Banksy. The collection includes pieces rarely seen by the public, as well as famous works such as the iconic ‘Girl and Balloon’. Guests should take advantage of the opportunity to view the largest collection of privately owned Banksy works before enjoying the range of alfresco eateries that Seven Dials has to offer.
Lanserhof At The Arts Club
17-18 Dover St, W1S 4LT
Feeling somewhat deflated? Be sure to rest and recharge this bank holiday weekend with the ultimate wellness experience offering from Lanserhof at The Arts Club, London’s finest medical and health facility. Guests will enjoy a luxurious stay in one of the luxurious suites on offer before enjoying a complete pamper session including facials, massages and restorative infusions. Total bliss.
The Yards, Covent Garden
17 Slingsby Place, WC2E 9AB
In a bid to enjoy the last of the warm weather we will be treated to this summer, Londoners should head down to The Yards to enjoy the alfresco entertainment offering, including exclusive film screenings with The London Film School. Guests can enjoy a 7.30pm screening of West Side Story on 27th August, whilst kids will rejoice at the chance to view The Lion King on the big screen on Sunday 29th.
London’s favourite venue is providing all the bank holiday entertainment you need with a host of boozy brunches. Head down to Boxpark Shoreditch this Sunday (29th) for Supa Dupa Fly x Carnival Brunch at BOXPARK Shoreditch, an all singing, all dancing event where the music is loud (expect throwback hits and R&B anthems) and the drinks are bottomless. Boxpark Croydon are carrying on the party with their DLT Bank Holiday Brunch event on Monday 30th – bringing you good food, good music and good vibes.
225 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HQ
Whilst Notting Hill carnival may be cancelled for this year, the spirit of the festival lives on with a number of events being held to replicate the atmosphere and soul of London’s best loved celebration. At the forefront of these events is the Carnival Brunch party being held at NBHD Portobello on Sunday 29th. From 12.30 until 5.30, guests can enjoy reggae and dancehall classics provided by DJ Prince Vern. The interior has had a carnival esque makeover, adorned with steel drums and extravagant decorations, and of course rum punch cocktails will be flowing throughout the event. It’s not one to be missed.
4 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
One for the foodies: the new King’s Cross restaurant, Cafe Bao, from Erchen Chang, Shing Tat Chung and Wai Ting Chung, have recently launched their unique new Taiwanese weekend breakfast menu just in time for bank holiday weekend. Having drawn influence from western-style cafes throughout Asia, menu highlights include the Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast BAO and Cheese rarebit BAO toast.
Myoset at Aberfeldy Village
New Village Avenue, E14 0ND
Londoners are obsessed with fitness classes right now, pilates in particular. Free classes don’t come along that often, however this bank holiday weekend guests can benefit from two free classes held by Myoset on a first come, first serve basis, with classes at 10am and 11am. The event has been organised by property development company EcoWorld London in a bid to encourage Londoners to explore new areas of the city.
Covent Garden Cool Down
The annual Covent Garden cool down festival has returned to see us through the last weeks of summer. Over 40 varieties of ice cream, sorbets, sundaes and frozen drinks will be available from across 35 locations in Covent Garden. The piazza will welcome pop up experiences from Crosstown and Barafat Café, whilst Avobar, Ladurée and others will be serving up a range of exclusive dishes throughout the destination of the festival.
ICYMI, It was International pet day this week. In our eyes, everyday is a day to celebrate our furry friends. Bring them with you on your bank holiday adventures – take to London’s waterways with a pet-friendly ride with GoBoat, or let your pup admire the views on the Emirates cable car. See our full list of pet friendly recommendations here.