Bank holiday weekend

Plan your bank holiday with our definitive guide to the best events in London

For fantastic August bank holiday ideas check out our guide to Notting Hill Carnival 2012 or discover other great events and activities this August long weekend as we round up our top things to do on August bank holiday. From art exhibitions to big brunches, film screenings to family-friendly events, be sure to make the most of your days off.

Indulge in great food this bank holiday

Enjoy the great outdoors

  • Head outside this bank holiday weekend with our guide to London's best parks, fountains, city farms and all things al fresco. If the sun truly decided to shine on the capital then visit the city's best lidos and discover great places to dine in the fresh air.

Visit London's top attractions

  • London is a city teeming with world-famous landmarks, from awe-inspiring edifices such as St Paul's Cathedral to royal residences including Buckingham Palace. We've highlighted the must-see attractions for any visitor to London, to serve as a handy starting point for your exploration of the city.