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Top 10 things to do this August bank holiday

Staying at home is just not an option this August bank holiday weekend...

Forget about work, shift yourself from the sofa and make the most of the long weekend. Plan your August bank holiday to the minute with our round-up of the very best events taking place in the capital from Saturday August 29 to Monday August 31 2015.

This page will be updated as more events are confirmed.


Notting Hill Carnival

Since Notting Hill Carnival debuted in 1964, the event has undoubtedly grown and morphed, attracting ever more revellers with its spectacle of floats featuring calypso, mas and pan bands as well as a series of soundsystems for alfresco dancing. You can be sure of dense crowds and a vibrant celebration of music, movement and masquerade together with Caribbean food stalls serving up jerk chicken and fried plantain. The more family-friendly Sunday is the best day to take children to the Carnival, with the main parade on Monday.

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Notting Hill Sunday August 30 2015 - Monday August 31 2015 Free

South West Four

Critics' choice

The Clapham Common weekender returns for another weekend of classic club-flavoured dance business, overflowing with anthems and arms in the air. If you're longing for superclub sounds but loath to spend the last days of hot summer in a dark, sweaty room, head to SW4 for your fix of house, electro, techno and trance, as well as other genres creeping in from all angles. Clubbing veterans reunite to raise those hands and gurn on Clapham Common. Masked trance superstar Deadmau5 is the big-name Sunday headliner. with trance and electro-house kingpins Above & Beyond headlining Saturday, alonsgide other huge artists over the weekend, including dubstep-turned-disco don Skream, superstar EDM spinner Alesso, and tech-house maestro Maceo Plex.

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Clapham Common Saturday August 29 2015 - Sunday August 30 2015
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Its great to have a celebration and music but can any one listen to one music from the other?

i have noticed its very unorganised with music being blasted left and right. surely how can you appreciate any of the music and does any one know the roots of this. Can it be placed in a park like other civilised gatherings in the year 2014. im very suprised it still is such a mess with smoke of nasty smelling food and people walking around like they have lost a dog.


Aaah.... Carnival?