No matter how old you get, September will always conjure up feelings of back-to-school dread and an irrational desire to buy a brand new pencil case. All the more reason to make the most out of the last - and longest - weekend in August (Saturday August 27 - Monday August 29 2016). Check out top ten ways to let loose before term time (or Tuesday) kicks in again.
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The best things to do this bank holiday
Europe’s biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival 2016 is a vivid spectacle representing London's multicultural past and present. This August bank holiday, don’t go anywhere without reading our guide, which includes invaluable Notting Hill Carnival information, route details and tips on having fun and staying safe.
Make the most of the three-day weekend
Permanently moored-up on the banks of the Thames, alongside Victoria Embankment and with views of the London Eye, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, the good ship R.S. Hispaniola is a floating spot for drinks and food. There are special events, too. The food offering ranges from seasonal a la cartes and bar menus to Sunday roasts, set menus and afternoon teas. The cocktail list includes cucumber martinis, a lavender fizz and a Tennessee Lemonade - Jack Daniels, Chambord, lemonade, lime and gomme syrup. The global wine list - slanted toward the old world - offers 22 bottles by the glass, with 14 of those also available by the carafe.
Venue says: “Afternoon tea and free flowing prosecco. Three course lunch/ dinner and free flowing prosecco. Two course lunch deals. Iconic London views.”