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.

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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Inherent Vice

  • Rated as: 4/5

Take a trip to 1970s LA with PT Anderson's stoner detective story


  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Terrifying, high-energy tale of a brutal pupil-teacher relationship


  • Rated as: 4/5

Brutal but uplifting, this favela thrilla is more 'Slumdog' than 'City of God'


  • Rated as: 5/5

Michael Keaton makes the mother of all comebacks in this brilliant comedy

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

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