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Things to do in London this August Bank Holiday

With the summer months slowly drawing to a close, the August Bank Holiday offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the last days of summer with your favourite people!

But that’s not all… with the six week holidays almost over, August’s last and longest weekend is also the ideal time to spend quality time with your little ones before that back-to-school dread kicks in.

And, because we’re lucky enough to work and live in the heart of the capital, we get to hear about lots of fantastic things to do and see in London over the bank holiday weekend.

Here’s some of our favourite places to visit. Hopefully the sun will be shining!

Notting Hill Carnival

If you’ve never experienced Notting Hill Carnival before, where have you been? Celebrating the city’s many multi-cultural landscapes, this vibrant spectacle takes over London for the weekend as thousands gather to immerse themselves in Europe’s biggest and best street festival. Expect lots of glitter, elaborate costumes, dancing, and amazing food!

The Beast

This is an event that big kids will love! Known as the world’s largest obstacle course, this 32 inflatable obstacle course lands at Alexandra Palace over the Bank Holiday weekend. Street food vendors, a DJ, and light displays will also be on site.

There are also slots in the morning for children ages between 11 and 15 to join in the fun.

South West Four Festival

This dance music bonanza certainly won’t disappoint when it comes to enjoying some of the biggest names on the house and techno circuit. Expect plenty of hands in the air anthems, an awesome atmosphere and big drops.

Zip World London

Imagine taking in the brilliant lights of London from an exhilarating zip wire through the heart of central London…

Zip World London promises to be the world’s biggest and fasted zip line and boasts a 225-metre zip wire – not for the faint hearted!
Hampton Court’s Magic Garden

Having recently opened, this brand new playground offers the perfect environment to enjoy lots of family friendly fun!

With its mystical beasts, exhilarating helter-skelter style slides, bright King’s and Queen’s towers and plenty of relaxing spots to enjoy the sunshine, Hampton Court’s Magic Garden is sure to impress your kids. Let’s face it, they’re your toughest critics, right?