How to Make the Most of Your August Bank Holiday


London is at its best in the month of August. One of the warmest and most awaited months of the year, August comes with some of the biggest and brightest events. Needless to say, the August bank Holiday weekend (August 22 to August 25, 2014) is nothing but a thing of beauty. It is undeniably an opportune time to experience the true flavours of the city. After reading the below, you’ll know why!

Notting Hill carnival (Aug 23-25)

Notting Hill

Europe’s biggest Caribbean flavoured street festival, this one brings life and happiness to the streets of West London. Amazing music stands, magnificent food stalls and gorgeous parades are some of the characteristics of the Notting Hill Carnival. From late night parties to family events, the carnival has something for everyone. The beats of reggae and funk along with the smell of food will leave you enthralled.

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Frightfest (Aug 21-25)

Look no further if you want to be a part of a festival that will see nails bitten to the quick and snacks scattered over, all in fear and fright! The Frightfest in Leicester Square will feature sixty-four films, eleven world premieres and twenty shorts. With thrills like ‘A nightmare on Elm Street’, ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, here’s a chance to experience an adrenaline rush!

South West Four (Aug 23-24)

Clapham Common

With more than 80 DJs and electronic acts taking over eight brilliant stages, it is nothing less than magnificence that you witness. Some of the acts include Fedde Le Grand, Above & Beyond and garage duo Oxide & Neutrino.

Carnival del Kerb (Aug 22-29)

The Paperworks

Tickle your taste buds at this food festival which brings to you street food experts kicking off with the best of spicy food and zesty music. The event features fiery and hot snacks from all across the globe.

Buckingham Palace

Take a tour of one of the most iconic and regal buildings in the world. Buckingham Palace welcomes people into its 19 wonderful state rooms. Available in many languages, this recorded tour offers you a chance to get a taste of royalty.

Buckingham Palace

Strictly Summer Ballroom

This one at the South bank Centre promises to be a laid-back and leisurely Monday after two days of fun and action. Listen to some amazing live music and enjoy doing rumba and tango in the Royal Festival Hall. And yes, it simply doesn’t matter how good or bad are your moves. The rhythm here will certainly bring out the best in you.

BBC Good Food Festival (Aug 23-25)

Hampton Court Palace

With chefs like Gregg Wallace, Lisa Faulkner and John Torode, BBC brings to you bunch of some star chefs offering cooking demos while you relish the summer dishes. That isn’t all! Kids can also be part of the cooking classes offered here.

So, take your pick and make the most of the August Bank Holiday, the big bash to have a fabulous long weekend.

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