A guide to August Bank holidays in London

The mid-summer August Bank holiday is one of the best time periods to enjoy parties and festivals in the city. It takes place between the 29th and 31st August and Londoners typically use the time to recharge their batteries by enjoying some active relaxation at any number of the summer venues in the city. Typically, this is one of the busiest periods in the summer.

For an excellent accommodation, consider one of the many budget accommodations London has to offer. The Park Grand Paddington Court London is an example of such a venue, and it’s known for its classy interiors and impressive range of suites.

While London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, with discounted package deals you can stay here for less than you might expect. By all accounts, London isn’t a typical dream summer destination. Beaches are non-existent, and the weather is a mixed bag – even in the summer. To do that end, you’ll want to visit the city only if you know what you’re after. Whether its culture, art, shopping – luckily, you’ll most certainly find it here.

Notting Hill Carnival
Picnics are a family favourite in the summer. But if you’re after exciting festivals and events then we have to recommend the famous Notting Hill Carnival. Thousands litter the streets to partake in the biggest festival in London, which celebrates the city’s Caribbean culture. It takes place over the streets of W10, and the nearest stations are Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park, and Ladbroke Grove. If you’re staying in Paddington, you should be able to get there with ease.

If you’re looking for an alternative experience, consider the Mind Sports Olympiad. The annual festival of the mind features more than 60 different board games; including chess, scrabble, and monopoly. Registration opens in June, and the event will be taking place between the 21st and 29thApril and take place at the Jewish community centre in Finchley Road.

For those of you, who are looking for something entirely different, consider the festival of love at Southbank Centre. It’s a summary collection of activities, pop-ups, performances that celebrate the emotion of love. It takes place on Belvedere Road near Waterloo at the Southbank Centre. Whatever you decide on doing during this bank holiday, you’ll have a plethora of options – making it likelier that you’ll be able to find something that’s worth enjoying. Book your stay in London this summer, and discover the excitement that waits!

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