Your Bank Holiday Weekend Guide – August 2016

It’s the last summer bank holiday before Christmas and with the lineup below you’re definitely going to have a festantical time in London! Head to one of the festivals below and share your bank holiday weekends with us using #uberlondonapartments.

Notting Hill Carnival

Britain is being treated to a three day weekend and what better way to make the most of it then heading out to Europe’s biggest street festival. Notting Hill Carnival is a vivid spectacle attracting thousands of people not just from other parts of UK but from around the world. It’s a must attend event by all party-lovers. Celebrating Caribbean communities and their traditions and cultures since 1964, this carnival has always been a huge success and one of London’s biggest annual event.

Expect two days of fantastic music bands playing reggae to salsa to dub with performers dressed in colourful costumes dancing their way through the streets. Elaborate floats, bands and performers will keep you entertained throughout the day. To top it all up, there will be some serious mouth watering food stalls selling delicious jerk chicken, fried plantain, and lots more tempting food stalls. If you’re headed to the carnival with family it’s best to attend on Sunday as that’s themed around families and kids. And if you are in the mood to get a bit crazy with friends, be there on the 29th of August for a memorable time.

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When: 28th & 29th August

Where: streets of W10 and W11, London

Festival of Love

If the carnival isn’t quite your thing, this is another super fun festival to check out this summer. Hopefully the lovely sunshine lasts till the bank holiday weekend so you can take your kids to Southbank’s little beach and enjoy their summery installations, performances and pop-ups celebrating human’s most overwhelming emotion. Some of the fun things to participate in include workshops on flirting, tips on writing love poems, and best of all a huge mass wedding being arranged at Royal Festival Hall for everyone to publicly declare their love as loud as they want. There will also be lots of free events you can catch at their roof garden or in their foyer with plenty installations around to marvel at. The event gets its inspiration from Nelson Mandela and his years of work as a human rights campaigner. After lots of fun you can always unwind and refuel in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars dotted along Southbank including a street food market, lots of summer pop-ups and of course the copaCABANA Beach.

festival of love

When: 25th – 29th August, 2016, 10am – 11pm.

Where: Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Night Tales

All we really need is lip smacking food and unlimited booze to have a good time! Forget festivals and carnivals, just head straight to Hackney Wick, and enjoy drinks and delicacies at one of London’s most famous pop-ups. Their new venue this year features a beautiful sun terrace with lots of great bars like Lazy Flamingo, Coco Rum Shack, and a few more that will be serving up some refreshing tropical delights like pina colada and more. Other delicious food to look forward to include jerk pulled pork burgers from Rudie’s, New York style pizza from Slice Guys, pastrami-cured short ribs from The Good Egg, slow cooked beef and ale croquettes from Nanny Bill’s and so much more.

There’s also a great DJ line up to keep you entertained through the evening. With likes of Eddie Richards, Norman J, Rudimental, and Maribou State, you’re definitely in for a great night!

If your looking to celebrate a special occasion there, they even offer private dining. Reserve a spot and enjoy a glass of bubbly on the house. Spaces can be booked for 10 to 100 friends to enjoy your exclusive area, drinks, food and dancing.

Night Tales

When: 26th – 28th August, from 2pm

Where: 1-2 Hepscott Road, London E9 5HA

Afrobeach Bank Holiday Beach Party

If for some reason you can’t make it to Night Tales, this is another great place to enjoy your bank holiday weekend in London. Arranged in The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, the venue features a stunning pop-up beach for a capacity of 3,000. To celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival, their giving fans a bit of a pre-carnival fun by throwing a huge bash. It’s a seaside inspired venue, with one thousand tons of sand, beach huts, 2 paddling pools, fun fair rides, giant games and summertime drinks and food around treating guests to an amazeballs time. Basement sounds, dancehall and afrobeats are going to be the highlight of the party. Click here to grab your tickets and have a fabulous time!


When: 27th August, 2016 from 12.00 pm

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Just Ditch

In celebration of summer in London, the Rumpus Room at the Mondrian London at Sea Containers is opening a rooftop bar for guests daring them to ‘Just Ditch’ whatever they’re doing and come up and join them for a drink in their beautiful venue under the sun. In the super sleek and posh Mondrian hotel, The Rumpus Room is one inspired by the 1920s bohemian party spirit. They describe themselves as a ‘magical glittering glass box perched atop the Mondrian’. It offers sweeping views of the city in the distance and is just the perfect spot to unwind from the city hustle and bustle below, enjoy gorgeous views, and sip on delicious cocktails while enjoying live DJ’s play on deck. It’s the most romantic spot in London to watch the sunset!

Just Ditch

When: every Friday, 2pm – 11pm

Where: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD


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