Bank holiday in London

There's plenty going on in the capital over the long August weekend



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If ever there was an excuse to go out and enjoy the capital, a bank holiday is it. This year's August bank holiday takes place on Monday August 25 and, as always, we've got some fabulous ideas on how you can make the most of it in London.

The Hydra

Simply one of the finest electronic music promotion crews in London, The Hydra present three top-noth nights this bank holiday

  1. Studio Space Pennington Street, E1W 2BB
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Dec 14
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Big brunches

Fill up for the long weekend ahead – go for a full fry-up this bank holiday

Sunday roasts

The diet can wait until Tuesday. Feast on the perfect roast dinner this weekend

Afternoon tea

Tea, cake and scones. There's nothing not to love about a delicious afternoon tea

Evening cocktails

With a three-day recovery period this bank holiday, we say it's cocktail o'clock

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The Babadook

  • Rated as: 5/5

This old-school spooker is officially 2014's best horror film

Gone Girl

  • Rated as: 5/5

David Fincher's dazzling adaptation Gillian Flynn's twisty page-turner


  • Rated as: 4/5

Pawel Pawlikowski makes a striking return to form with this heartbreaking Polish melodrama


  • Rated as: 3/5

Jack O'Connell is astonishing in this explosive Troubles-era drama

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Or if the sun is shining this bank holiday...

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