Summer Bank Holiday is here again, and if you're looking for things to do, here's some great ideas on how to make the most of the long weekend in London...

Lead Image: Skylight, Tobacco Dock

1 Swingers City's Sixth Birthday, City

Come bank holiday Monday, crazy golf just got crazier, when Swingers City opens its doors for free crazy golf, all day. But wit, there's more. You've also got a special birthday cocktail to slurp down and half price Perrier Jouet Champagne to quaff too, as well as £6 dishes available from Swingers' street food vendors. The free slots are for walk-ins only and on a first come, first served basis.

Date: Monday, August 29

Time: 11am-10pm

Price: Free

Address: 8 Brown's Buildings, EC3A 8AL


2 Get On The Floor at Louche Soho

Bank Holiday Sunday is looking good at three-storey music and performance venue, Louche Soho. The venue is putting on Get On The Floor, a funk and disco special featuring DJ Matman playing party tunes and good time bangers. House of Burlesque dancers will be put on shows throughout the night, including Bootsy Bonafonte and Mimi Sugar Pill's 70s themed performance.

Date: Sunday, August 28

Time: 10pm-2am

Price: TBC

Address: 5 Greek Street W1D 4DD


3 Carnival Brunch at The Laslett, Notting Hill

Notting Hill Carnival is the undoubted star of the bank holiday and to celebrate its return, The Laslett is hosting a Carnival Brunch on Sunday and Monday August 28-29. Book ahead to bags your spot on the newly-launched terrace, so you can watch the passersbys and feast on the likes of the Laslett burger or French toast, and sip on a rum welcome cocktail.

Date: Sunday & Monday, August 28-29

Time: 12pm-3pm

Address: 8 Pembridge Gardens W2 4DU


4 Bread-Making Workshop at Sauce by The Langham

If, since the lockdowns, you've let your bread-making skills go a little, you can now brush up on the delights of dough making. The Langham's state of the art cookery school, Sauce, has launched breadmaking classes, in which participants make freshly baked focaccia, milk buns, tiger bread and soda take home, along with your knew skills.

Date: Saturday, August 27

Time: 9.25am, running for a half day

 Price: £150 per person, including a welcome tea or coffee, a light lunch and wine

Address: 1C Portland Place, W1B 1JA


5 All Points East, Victoria Park

Nick Cave, Michael Kiwanuka, Aldous Harding, Anna Calvi, Kae Tempest and Joan as Police Woman - this year's line up is a doozy. Always a good festival for music lovers and trashbags, All Points East wraps up this year in spectacular form - fingers crossed the weather holds.

Date: Sunday, August 28

Tickets: £74.15

Address: Grove Road, E3 5TB


6 Skylight, Tobacco Dock

Grab your date or a bunch of mates and head to Skylight Tobacco Dock for a Sunday afternoon session. The Wapping rooftop bar has 50 percent off games of croquet or pétanque for the rest of summer, so if you're after an excuse to visit, there you go. There's also table tennis and shuffle board, or a bar full of cold beers and a kitchen whipping up street eats, if you just want to relax while soaking up the view.

Date: Sunday, August 27

Address: Tobacco Dock E1W 2SF


7 Skylight, Peckham

Over in Skylight's younger south London sibling, you've got a BBQ brunch which you can make bottomless. On Bank Holiday Sunday head to the this roof bar to get stuck into a smokey Portuguese feast - either meaty or vegetarian - to start your mid-morning with. Bottomless options come with beer, fizz or cocktails.

When: Sunday, August 28

Cost: £16 or £39.99 for bottomless

Address: Theatre Walk, 120 Peckham Hill Street SE15 5JT


8 Notting Hill Carnival

Back for the first time since the pandemic, London's ultimate street party will light up west London with dancing, floats and music, oh so much music. Bigger than Glasto, so they say, and with equally colourful outfits and positive vibes, get swept up in the raucous fun and roll along with the day. For families, there's a stage that's suitable for those with children in tow.

Dates: August 27-29


9 Barbican Open Air Cinema

Bask in the Barbicans' concreate brutalist splendour while watching Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke or Daughters of the Dust - a story about female relationships and the film which inspired the look of Beyoncé's Lemonade clip.

Dates: Sunday, August 28

Time: 8.30pm

Tickets £18

Address: Silk Street EC2Y 8DS


10 The Cadogan Arms Summer Series

The King's Road pub has launched a music series filled with summer time vibes. Opened last year, and recently celebrating it's first birthday, the pub now hosts live music every Saturday until August Bank Holiday. Enjoy an acoustic session from 9pm, which is then followed up by a DJ playing tunes until late.

Dates: Saturday August 29

Time: Acoustic from 9pm; DJ from 10pm

Address: 298 King’s Road SW3 5UG


It's still early days, this guide will be updated...