Tuesday, 20, August 2019
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Make the most of the 3-day weekend: the best activities to enjoy this August Bank Holiday
The sun is set to shine just in time for the Bank Holiday – here’s our guide to spending it in London
Not only is August the peak month of summer holidays, but it also plays host to a number of fun activities and events – all to be enjoyed across the summers final bank holiday weekend. Think jazz bars, brunches and museum sightings – here’s our guide to the ones you can’t miss, if you’re heading down to London:
Day 1: Saturday 24th
If you’re looking to travel with the whole family this bank holiday weekend, then why not simplify things and opt for the Doyle Collection’s Family Package. With access to The Bloomsbury, The Marylebone and The Kensington as part of their ‘London With Family Experience’ – families can enjoy all the added perks within this package, along with advice of activities to be enjoyed by all ages such as Madame Tussauds and London Zoo.
Decadently bold with a 1920’s twist and conveniently placed on the doorstop of The Bloomsbury, The Coral Room is the perfect setting to power start your bank holiday itinerary. Open from 10am onwards, indulge in all of your brunch cravings from a pick of buttermilk pancakes to an eggs Royale. No need to book as it operates on a walk-in basis. Don’t miss out on one of the bars signature cocktails too – they make the perfect bank holiday treat.
Ever wanted to fly? Gain your very own pair of wings for 8 minutes as you enter through ‘Fly’s multisensory virtual reality experience. Setup within the Saatchi Gallery, viewers are taken on an immersive journey – transforming you into a time-travelling pilot as you take a glimpse into the possible future of aviation.
via British Airways
Arguably a house destination in London to some of the best sounds in music – will on this night bring forth a roster of musical legends to be played back-to-back. Based in the core of north London’s Camden, the sounds of Motown and funk & soul will be hollowing through the walls of the Blue’s Kitchen. Take yourself along with a group of friends for a night filled with hand-crafted classical cocktails and live acts to get you dancing.
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Day 2: Sunday 25th
As far as picture-perfect brunch spots go, Dalloway Terrace is the place to be – not only for aesthetic, but to fulfil your food-fantasy pleasures. A late morning breakfast or an early morning brunch can be enjoyed in the restaurant’s newly decorated summer terrace of whimsical florals, bringing a little bit of outdoor magic to the inside of its summer terrace.
For a more chilled and relaxed Sunday evening, a film in the open air is just what’s needed. The Luna Cinema will be returning again to London’s Open Air Cinema in Regents Park, for your viewing pleasure. This day preview is the iconic Mary Poppins sequel – Mary Poppins returns, which is the perfect post energy-filled activity to bed down to. What better way to spend your evening than under London’s velvet-night sky!
via The Luna Cinema
Bring your night to a delectable end by dining at South Kensington’s Town House. Unveiling a new summer menu for guests to try and made up of seasonal dishes, including a daily changing Market Fish of the Day. Cosy down amongst the restaurants roaring fire and sumptuous ambience as you feast in pleasure.
Day 3: Monday 26th
What better way to start your day off than with a visit to Wimbledon Park’s Food and Drink Festival. Set across over 45 different food stalls hosting a food hub of desirable cuisines from all corners of the world including artisan pastries, cheeses and hot foods. This will be the festivals 6th year running – giving visitors a chance to experience new areas of their pallets on this taste adventure. Head down from 10am to 5pm for all the food-inspired fun.
What better way to top off a food-filled day than to end it that way. The V&A’s ‘Bigger Than My Plate’ exhibition, is a delicious but nutritious end to all the bank holiday fun. This exhibition will explore food and take you through a sensory journey of how various individuals are re-inventing the food cycle through ‘Compost’, ‘Farming’, ‘Trading’ and ‘Eating’.
Recharge and relax at The Marylebone’s Third Space spa & gym as you prepare to welcome the working week. Running fitness classes at all levels, guests can choose from a range of classes and levels to suit their interest. For some well-deserved pampering, the spa offers numerous luxury treatments from facials to massages – helping you escape the fast pace of city life. If you’re really wanting to indulge, why not opt for the spa’s 90-minute ‘Marylebone Experience Treatment.’