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Eight bank holiday alternatives for Carnival refuseniks

Avoid the Notting Hill carnage and go to these instead

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Curious?

If knowledge is power London's going to come out of the bank-holiday weekend with a lot more oomph than it went in with, because this family-friendly festival is aiming to teach us all a thing or two. Science workshops, expert talks, live dance and music, language lessons and metaphysical poetry will all be on offer, with a dedicated area for toddlers and activities designed with teens in mind to make sure all ages are entertained. Grown-up guests can pick up life skills in finding the ideal job or tracking down the perfect partner. Street food and knowledge-inspired cocktails will be on sale, and there are plenty of picnic spots to enjoy them in.

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Boulers

Très Français ball games and views as pretty as Brigitte Bardot. Well, nearly.

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Slides and Scoops

Slides, swings, cocktails and loads of ice cream

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Notting Hill Carnival 2015

Europe's biggest street festival returns to W10 this August

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Meltdown festival

Former Talking Head David Byrne takes over this year’s Meltdown festival

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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

The State Rooms open annually while the Royal family is on their summer hols

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Totally Thames

Dive into a month-long party of events along and on the river

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Mencap Team Dodgeball Championships

See fundraisers dodge, duck, dip and dive their way through this bizarre tournament

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The Owls Are Not What They Seem

A three-course dinner party in tribute to the surreal worlds of David Lynch

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Upcoming Time Out events

'One Day' at The Roof Gardens

On August 30, The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be transformed into party central where London's glamour pusses and party animals will be dancing the day away and enjoying food and drink available to buy throughout the day. Tickets are £20

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The premiere of 'Buttercup Bill'

Join us on September 1 at the Curzon Soho for the unique opportunity to see 'Buttercup Bill' before anyone else with the added bonus of a one-off discussion with producer Sadie Frost and filmmakers. Tickets are £19.50, includes a welcome drink

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'Monument' powered by the Wiretapper App

Technology and promenade theatre collide to bring you an immersive street performance powered by a brand new app called Wiretapper.Tickets are £10 plus booking fee

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Heartbreak Hotel at The Jetty

Save up to 50% on tickets to this immersive theatre experience at The Jetty.Tickets from £10 (plus booking fee)

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London's cultural highlights

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101 things to do in London

London is a treasure trove of brilliant days out and activities worth boasting about

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18 unmissable events in London this autumn

Fill rainy days and chilly evenings with the capital's hottest events

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Top 10 museums in London

Overwhelmed by the many museums in London? Here's where to start

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16 hidden gardens and green spaces in London

Discover the city's most verdant secret spots

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London's top attractions

Be sure to tick off London's biggest and best attractions

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Exhibitions in London

See what London's best museums and galleries have got on show

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Things to do with the kids

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101 things to do in London with kids

Heaps of fantastic experiences and days out for families and kids

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Top 10 kids activities this week

Nobody can pluck fun out of thin air – here's a little help

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Top 10 museums for kids

Most of London's museums go out of their way to entertain little ones

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Harry Potter in London: tours, walks and more

If you're visiting London, here's how you can go from muggle to wizard for the day

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Museum sleepovers

Top London attractions which will let your kids spend the night

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London kids events calendar

Plan ahead for London's unmissable family events

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Walks and tours in London

Discover London's best bits by foot

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London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of the city

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Sport and fitness

Sport and fitness in London

Even burning fat and pumping iron can be fun in the capital

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