Another bank holiday is quickly approaching, and if , like me ,you’ve completely forgotten all about it then fear not! We have made a list of some brilliant events and festivals happening over the long weekend, so you can really make the most of your extra day off.
Notting Hill Carnival
Location: Main parade Great Western Road finishing at Ladbroke Grove.
Dates: 25th-26th August 2019
Nearest Tube: Notting Hill
A free carnival? A free carnival that is also one of the largest street carnivals in Europe. Well it’s a no brainer really. This annual event celebrates London’s Caribbean culture and traditions, which last year about 2 million people attended. This parade takes up 10 neighborhood so please do download the handy carnival app before hand which will have loads of information and handy map and travel information for you! With live music , floats and gorgeous mas bands dancers you can understand why this is such a renown carnival, a true celebration of culture. On the Sunday they offer a more family friendly day , while Monday will more of a party. There will be traditional food and activities throughout the day so its caters for everyone!
Location: Clapham Common, Windmill Dr, London SW4 9DE
Dates: 24th-25th August 2019
Nearest tube: Clapham Common
Ticketed event so be sure to get your tickets in advance, tickets start from £62.50. One of the coolest festivals hosted by Capital FM with names such as basement Jaxx, Craig David, Idris Elba, Mabel and so many more. The line up has over 90 different artist and not one to be missed! Taking place over Saturday and Sunday , the gates open at 11:30AM and final entry is at 21:00PM but the event closes at 23:30PM. There will be food and bar stalls on site as well as five different stages, this is the perfect festival to enjoy over the long weekend.
Goodwood August Bank Holiday Races
Location: Goodwood Race course, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX
Dates: 23rd-25th August
Ticketed event taking place at the gorgeous Goodwood Race Course in Chichester this a real treat for the whole family. Children go free and adult tickets starting from £12 but there are family packages available. The gates open from 3:30PM on the Friday and 11:30AM on Saturday and Sunday, the first Race is at 5PM on the Friday and 2PM on Saturday and Sunday. Other than the amazing lives horse races there is loads to do , there is a traditional fairground with a Ferris wheel! There is also a petting zoo fr the kids and a gorgeous Fireworks display on the Friday evening. There is so much to do this long weekend but there is something magical about Goodwood that shouldn’t be missed!
Location: Neverland, Fulham Beach, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY
Dates: 25th August 2019
Nearest tube: Parsons Green
Haven’t been away this summer, than not to fear head down to Fulham Beach where you can put your toes in the sand and unwind in the sunshine without leaving the city. There is an entry fee from £5 per person and it recommended to book a table in advance. This summer party is the perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday Sunday so get your tickets before they sell out. Channel your inner celebrity and go all out for the Ibiza White Party at one of London coolest venues.
Location Wimbledon Park, Revelstoke Road, London, SW18 5NW
Dates: 24th – 26th August 2019
Nearest tube: Wimbledon Park
This is a ticketed event so please be sure you buy your tickets beforehand pricing starting from £6.The event starts from 10:00 and finishes at 7Pm. This is an event great for all the family with over 45 food stalls to choose from! There is will also be a ‘Festival Kitchen’ where there will be world renowned chefs doing live talks and demonstration. There will be activities and entertainment for the children, and in the evening there will be live DJs with craft beers , ales and gin on tap there really is something for everyone.
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