The sun-drenched climes of Andalusia are coming to the banks of the Thames for a Spanish festival full of mouth-watering tapas, sherry tastings and jamón Ibérico masterclasses. Tuck into organic gazpacho, watch live flamenco dancers and sample some moreish Andalusian cocktails. Arriba!
Rev up and ride down to Tobacco Dock for two days of motorcycles, where riders and bespoke makers from across Europe will be showcasing their builds, alongside street food, live music and art.
A King’s Cross spin-off of Borough Market’s El Pastor. Go for the chipotle chicken tacos, sea bass ceviche and more tacos.
Aperol is celebrating its 100th anniversary in true Italian style with a ‘1919 Lido’, complete with revolving carousel bar, Aperol-glass-shaped ball pit and classic-Italian-car hot tubs. Then there’s the lido itself, which is an opportunity to bob around on orange floats, drink orange drinks and take selfies under the orange waterfall. We get it, Aperol is orange.
A surreal exploration of coping with life through rituals, horror and hedges. You’ll never look at a trip to the country in the same way again.
Depop is bringing together some of its biggest sellers for an in-person, real-life market with added vegan street food.
In this fantasy musical about Elton John, look out for a barnstorming ‘Crocodile Rock’ at LA’s Troubadour club.
If your dietary requirements mean you spend a noticeable portion of time squinting at ingredient lists, this food festival in Brick Lane will be a chance to let loose. A whole host of exhibitors will be on hand to introduce you to alternative ingredients to dairy, gluten or sugar. Naturally, there’ll also be plenty of ‘free-from’ treats, and demonstrations from specialist chefs.
A Tottenham micropub inside a former public toilet – with a surprisingly wide range of beers and scotch eggs for such a dinky drinking spot.
This huge antiques fair has been going since the 1970s. Join the snaking queue that usually forms before the doors open to be one of the first to bag a bargain.
Syon Park will be overflowing with good food and drink over the bank holiday weekend. Catch recipes and masterclasses in the Chef’s Theatre and Drinks Theatre. Choose from dozens of stalls in the Street Food Village. And look out for live music from Boyzlife on Sunday and Queen tribute band Flash on Monday.
Since opening to the public five years ago, the Olympic Park has become a popular spot for fun in the capital. Things are no different this bank holiday, with the park opening its doors for lots of activities, including rides on the slide, an enormous water obstacle course, BMX biking and skateboarding sessions.
In Shakespeare’s beloved history play, Michelle Terry is jaw-droppingly good with her psycho take on rebel lord Henry ‘Hotspur’ Percy.
Sainsbury’s has been around for 150 years, so it’s time for some immersive theatre, taking you back to its beginnings with a pop-up recreating its Drury Lane butter, milk and eggs store in 1869. There’ll be performances taking you through the shopping experience right up to the present day, and interesting finds from the Sainsbury’s archive.
This mega-tense video installation is about beauty and conformity. It’s a fight-back from the good guys.
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