Ten things to do in London this bank holiday

The best activities on offer in the capital this weekend

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Top 10 things to do this bank holiday in London

Are you spending the bank holiday in the capital but at a loose end as to what to do?

Don't panic because there are hundreds of activities on offer for people of all age groups in London this weekend.

Try your hand at trampolining, get back to nature outside (if you don't mind the cold wet weather!) or take in an exhibition, there's plenty going on.

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Along with help from our friends at Great Northern & Thameslink, we've put together a list of the top 10 things you can do in London this weekend.



Top 10 things to do in London this Bank Holiday

1. Mayday Festival at Kentish Town City Farm

If you're looking for a fun activity to enjoy with the kids this weekend then get yourself down to Kentish Town City farm on Sunday for their Mayday Festival. Kids can enjoy pony rides, goat grooming, face painting and a number of other activities while parents can grab a bite to eat at the barbecue and enjoy the live music. Tickets: Adults £1 / Kids 40p
Visit ktcityfarm.org.uk for more information on this weekend's activities.


Top 10 things to do in London this Bank Holiday

2. London Zoo
Does spending the day with monkeys, tiger and penguins take your fancy? Well you can do all that and more at ZSL London Zoo this bank holiday! Adult tickets are usually £24.95 but this special deal is available as part of a 2 for 1 train deal provided by Great Northern & Thameslink railway through their Hello Spring offers. Tickets: From £28.10 for adults Find out more information about the zoo at zsl.org.


Top 10 things to do in London this Bank Holiday

3. Go to London's biggest waterside festival
Celebrate London's waterways with the city's biggest waterside festival this weekend, IWA Cavalcade. The event runs from Saturday to Monday and visitors will get the chance to admire a host of decorated boats that will be in the pool. Once you're done there you can take in a Punch & Judy show or watch the competitions and parades. You can grab a bite to eat and a drink at the real-ale bar before you leave too. Tickets: Free. Find out more at waterways.co.uk.


What to do in London this Bank Holiday

4. Go to the Gorilla Circus
The Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School will be returning to Regent's Park from 1 May this year. Learn to 'fly' in a one or two hour drop in class. Students start with warm ups before moving on to the low trapeze bar and the session will end with attempting a trick on the Flying Trapeze. Tickets: from £24. You can find out more about the classes and sessions at royalparks.org.uk.


What to do in London this bank holiday weekend

5. Have a Knightmare time at Southbank Centre
Knightmare Live is a brand new concept where each room holds a new challenge and the question is, how long will you last? Head down to the big purple Udderbelly on Southbank to see how far you get in this intriguing game. Tickets: £15.50. Find out more information about the event at southbankcentre.co.uk.


What to do in London this Bank Holiday

6. See Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Get your hands on a golden ticket this weekend and treat yourself to a night at the theatre. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently running at London's famous Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. This family favourite is a real joy for adults and kids alike. Tickets: from £23. Go to charlieandthechocolatefactory.com to find out more about show times.


Top ten things to do this Bank Holiday

7. Try Oxygen Freejumping in Acton
What could be more fun than a trampoline park with 150 connected trampolines, an obstacle course, a foam pit, basketballs hoops and an airbag? If all that fun sounds right up your street then make your way to Oxygen Free Jumping in Acton this weekend for a fun-filled, energetic day out! Tickets: from £12.50 (based on 4 for 30 mins session) Go to oxygenfreejumping.co.uk for more information on classes and activities.


Top 10 things to do in London this Bank Holiday

8. Visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at The Natural History Museum
Marvel at the wonder of nature at this glorious photography exhibition. The gallery showcases some of the best work from photographers all over the world. Whether you love monkeys or insects, lizards or birds, there's photographs to capture a whole range of wildlife. Tickets: from £15.00 for adults
Find out more about the museum on their website nhm.ac.uk. This deal is available as part of a 2 for 1 train offer provided by Great Northern and Thameslink railway through their Hello Spring offers.


Top 10 things to do in London this Bank Holiday

9. Take part in the Days of Poland Festival
The Days of Poland festival will be returning to Potters Field Park in the heart of London's South Bank this May. This Polish festival celebrates Polish culture and there will be 20 food stalls, three bars and 40 traders on show this weekend. Tickets: Free entry. Head to daysofpolandlondon.com for more information on the festival.


Top 10 things to do this Bank Holiday

10. Go back to nature at Camley Street Natural Park
For those that want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city this bank holiday then why not head to one of two unique acres of wild green space right in the heart of the capital. Camley Street Natural Park was created from an old coal yard in the 1980s and is right in the middle of King's Cross. It's become a natural habitat for birds, butterflies and amphibians and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Tickets: Free entry

You can find out more about the park at wildlondon.org.uk.

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