Our pick of London’s best Bank Holiday hangouts this weekend

The last Monday in August doesn’t just mean a Bank Holiday, it also means the last three-day weekend of the year (before Christmas, at least) – not to mention, that it’s also a reminder that the fleeting British summer is coming to a rapid end. Sad face. But as is the norm with London, the party isn’t quite over yet, so here are a few happenings around the city to keep you busy until Tuesday morning:

Number 90’s Summer Festival / Friday 25th until Monday 28th August

Brought to you by the team behind late night canal-side favourite, Number 90, this four-dayer is going to be one to remember. The four-day extravaganza will be complete with live music, unicorn performances, pinatas, glitter stations and overflowing drinks throughout the weekend. To top it all off, apart from Saturday night’s ticketed ‘Half Baked’ event, the whole festival is free.


Between the Sheets / Friday 25th August

For those looking for something a little naughty this weekend, take yourselves down to the Southbank’s Underbelly Festival to see Between the Sheets – a spectacular showcase of sensational acts. With sultry burlesque, song, circus and dance, you’ll be sure to get your cabaret rocks off.


Locomotive Disco at Oslo / Saturday 26th August

Hackney’s Scandi hotspot, Oslo, will be showcasing a night devoted to funk, disco and boogie. Offering hours of live music and special DJs, they promise to keep you shaking your hips till the wee hours. A limited amount of free tickets are available, so you won’t have to break the bank.


THATMuse at the V&A’s Friday Late / Friday 25th August

Fancy something a little different? How about a treasure hunt in one of your favourite museums? Treasure hunt creators THATMuse will be taking Londoners globe-trotting around the galleries of the V&A Museum. Part of this weekend’s Friday Late, revellers will be searching for treasures from Silk Roads, Crusades and Grand Tours – in keeping with this week’s theme, ‘Don’t Forget Your Passport’.


Ahmed Elmi


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