No matter how old you get, September will always conjure up feelings of back-to-school dread and an irrational desire to buy a brand new pencil case. All the more reason to make the most out of the last - and longest - weekend in August (Saturday August 27 - Monday August 29 2016). Check out top ten ways to let loose before term time (or Tuesday) kicks in again.
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The best things to do this bank holiday
Europe’s biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival 2016 is a vivid spectacle representing London's multicultural past and present. This August bank holiday, don’t go anywhere without reading our guide, which includes invaluable Notting Hill Carnival information, route details and tips on having fun and staying safe.Read more
Party like an animal at this week's National History Museum Lates, a monthly after-hours opening of the museum and temporary exhibitions. Enjoy hands-on activities, improv comedy, animals doing party tricks and even a Museum scientist and mixologist discussing intoxication in the animal kingdom.Read more
Belgian artist Carsten Höller (who set up a pair of spiral slides outside the Hayward Gallery as part of his 2015 exhibition) has designed this new addition to the Olympic Park's sculpture-cum-attraction. Guests can now fly down the world's longest and tallest slide as part of their visit.Read more
Make the most of the three-day weekend
City life can get a bit suffocating, which is why every Londoner ought to get the hell out every once in a while, if only just for a fleeting weekend break or even just a day-trip. Handily, London is well located for a variety of different excursions, ranging from blissful beach chill-outs to culturally rich history tours, days out with kids to walks and tours for adults and everything in-between.Read more