Venture into the Upside Down as Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes gets a ‘Stranger Things’-themed makeover, complete with 80s synth bangers spinning all night long.
Get to know Barking’s industrial past through the power of smell. Sewage, fish and the scent of a fizzy pop factory will all be on display at this whiffy exhibition.
An austere dining room, serving a daily changing blackboard menu of artisanal pasta. Away from the carbs, a plate of cured bream with grapefruit, shaved fennel and dill was every bit as special. But still, you’re here for the pasta really.
Forget everything you’ve been told. Turns out beer and cheese are the real bedfellows. The line-up has 40 craft beers, six live bands, cheesy street food and a selection from Neal’s Yard Dairy. Pace yourself: it’s going to be a lot of froth and fromage.
Practice your downward dogs, build up your strength and learn breathing exercises, but with an Elizabethan twist. As well as a live musical accompaniment, participants will bend and contort themselves while listening to quotes from Shakespeare. This is yoga, but not as you know it.
A giant inflatable obstacle course for adults. What better excuse to zoom down an 18-metre mega slide? Plus, there are some R-rated extras dotted around the course – boozy bingo, drag queen karaoke, unicorn ball pits, beer pong and street food – to keep the fun going after completing the course.
Enter the world of Thra at this special exhibition. See setpieces from the series (like the Skeksis banquet) and meet the puppets modelled on Jim Hensons’s original creations.
Although there are only a few floors between the frenetic Shoreditch streets and Boundary’s inviting rooftop restaurant, the two seem worlds apart. A Mediterranean menu heightens the holiday vibe: order the likes of grilled lobster with aioli fries to accompany your sundowners.
Head to Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club to get a headstart on the Carnival activities. This QTIPOC-friendly spectacle is sure to be one great, soca and bashment-fuelled night that will get you in the mood for the west London proceedings.
Turn back time this bank holiday at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. They’ll be putting on a free Victorian affair where you’ll get the chance to play games usually found back in the 19th century – including tightrope walkers, strong men and stilt walkers. Sounds spiffing.
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