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Don't fancy Carnival crowds? Here’s eight awesome offers instead

By Time Out contributors

Ah, the eternal bank holiday weekend dilemma: what to do? Can’t face the Carnival scrum, but equally keen not to sink into the couch under a mountain of takeaway cartons in a three-day Netflix binge? Fear not: our magnificent offers platform has a truckload of special deals to keep you fed, watered and entertained over the long weekend.

BallieBallerson’s closing event

Nooooo! The absurdly good fun Dalston playpen that is BallieBallerson closes at the end of the month. So when we say this is your last chance to get balls deep, we really mean it. Our tickets are just a fiver: take it out of your pocket money, kidults. £5. Book here.

Burgers, bubbles and bowling at Queens

Balls of another kind entirely: our deal at the Bayswater games venue gets you a MEATliquor burger, a glass of prosecco or beer, and a session on one of their bowling lanes. £12.75 per person. Book here.

Gladiator Games at the Museum of London

Fancy joining a baying mob and witnessing a bit of (simulated) bloodshed? Book our half-price tickets to the Museum of London’s off-site reenactment of Londinium-era Roman gladiatorial games. £11. Book here.

Three-course brunch and bottomless rum punch at Reggae Brunch

 The Caribbean food supremos are doing a Notting Hill Carnival special at Proud Camden, serving up a three-course brunch along with as much rum punch as you can glug, while DJs spin bashment, soul, ska, calypso, soca and, most probably, reggae. The perfect warm-up event for those who do plan to hit Carnival. £25. Book here.

‘Robots’ at the Science Museum 

From sixteenth-century mechanical monks to the creepiest animatronic baby you’ll ever see, ever – the Science Museum’s 500-year trip through the history of robotkind has to be seen to be believed. Our offer includes a drink in the exhibition café. £12.50. Book here

Bottomless food and drink at House of Ho

 Seriously: stop laughing at the name. This Fitzrovia Vietnamese was given a four-star review by our Food section, we’ll have yo know. Our deal gets you as much food as you can scoff, plus unlimited prosecco. You’ll probably find us in there. £30. Book here.

Foodies Festival

The culinary festival is taking up residence at Alexandra Palace across the weekend – and some of London’s top chefs and street food sellers will be there too. Get stuck into our two-for-one dealio! From £16 for two. Book here

Martello Hall

This chic Hackney eating spot does an exceedingly good line in wood-fired pizzas. Our deal gets you a pizza of choice, with as many rum punches, mimosas and fizz and juices as you can manage in two hours. £20. Book here.  

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