While it may seem like the whole of London is talking about Notting Hill Carnival, there are plenty of other ways to party this bank holiday weekend (Saturday 27 August - Monday 29 August 2016). Here’s our pick of alternative August bank holiday events, with shorter queues for the loos guaranteed.
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An escape game in west London, with two different rooms to choose from. Have a go at escaping from Alcatraz in the ’60s or take on Mission X and stop terrorists. Up to six people can play per team and if players are aged 12-17, at least one adult will need to be there (at least two for the Alcatraz room).
Venue says: “Mission X welcomes younger groups. Ages 12-17 only require one adult in the room, whereas Escape from Alcatraz requires at least two adults.”