Things To Do This Weekend in London

Updated Friday 19 August 2016

Are you looking for ideas for what to do in London this weekend? Check out our pick of the best things to do in London this Bank Holiday weekend. Whether you want to see a hot new show, catch the latest exhibition or spend a fun family day out in the capital, discover what’s on in London this weekend with our guide.

Notting Hill Carnival

The streets of West London are set to come alive with the tastes and sounds of the Caribbean for Europe’s biggest street party. Sunday is Family Day and will feature a Children’s Parade, where performers will be dancing through the streets. The Grand Finale will take place on Bank Holiday Monday and will see 60 groups dancing to the sounds of steel bands and mobile sound systems. There will also be food stalls selling Caribbean food and drink. 28-29 Aug. Read more    

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final

Calling all rugby fans! See Hull FC compete against Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium in one of the Rugby League’s oldest tournaments. Alongside world-class sport, there will be plenty of family-friendly entertainment. 27 Aug. Read more

The BFG Dream Jar Trail

Grab your last chance to see the magical giant dream jars that have been placed in iconic locations across the capital to celebrate the launch of The BFG movie. Follow this family-friendly trail to find the giant jars that contain the dreams of big-name celebrities and artists, such as film director Stephen Spielberg, model Sophie Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake. Share your photos of the jars using the hashtag #BFGDreamJars for your chance to win a prize. Until 31 Aug. Read more

The BFG Dream Jar Trail: Dream Jars 

Summer in the City

Make the most of the end of the school holidays by checking out our ideas for the most family-friendly things to do in London this summer, from dining at the Rainforest Café to playing in the fountains at the Southbank Centre as part of the Festival of Love. Read more

This Week’s Offers

Deal of the Week: Buckingham Palace Packages

Book our Buckingham Palace bus tour package and get a free 24-hour hop on hop off bus ride. Book now


Thriller – Live

Save up to £25.50 on tickets to see Thriller - Live, a musical tribute to Michael Jackson who would have been 58 years old on 29 August. Book now  

Top Four London attractions from just £45!

See four London attractions from just £45, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and Shrek’s Adventure! London. You have 90 days to use all four tickets. Tickets cost £45 for children and £55 for adults. Book now

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