The streets of West London are set to pulse with steel bands and Calypso music for Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival. Colourful floats and costumed performers will wind their way through the streets for this Caribbean festival, which is expected to attract more than one million revellers. The main parade takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, while Sunday is Family Day. 29-31 Aug
Love is in the Air
The Southbank Centre's Festival of Love is culminating in a Big Wedding Weekend, in which 30 couples will tie the knot, renew their vows or convert their civil partnership into marriage. The celebrations are open to everyone with free music, dancing, and arts and crafts. Love-themed food pop-ups include Bloody Oyster (serving up cocktails and oysters from a double-decker bus) and Snog frozen yoghurt. There are also oodles of free installations and performances to enjoy. 29-31 Aug
Part Godfather, part Breaking Bad, the new re-imagined version of the epic Greek saga Oresteia has been billed as the unmissable theatrical event of the year. The original of all family dramas, Aeschylus' greatest and final play has been transferred to Trafalgar Studios following a sellout run at the Almeida. 22 Aug-7 Nov. Book now.
Travel Back in Time
Calling all Jane Austen fans! Wannabe Elizabeth Bennets can enter their very own Austen-land at Regency Weekend at Apsley House. As part of the bicentenary celebrations for the Battle of Waterloo, visitors can relive the heyday of the Prince Regent by engaging in period marching, dance classes and etiquette lessons. 29-30 Aug
Be a Good Sport
Watch world-class sport in a family-friendly environment by checking out the EuroHockey Championships. Showcasing eight of the best field hockey teams, including Germany, Netherlands and Belgium, the action will take place at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, which played host to the Paralympic Tennis tournament during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Until 30 Aug. Book Now.
DEAL OF THE WEEK: Beautiful Musical and a Hotel Stay
Save 43% when you book a show and hotel package with us. Stay at the elegant Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, including breakfast, and see the musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical for just £75.50. Book Now