21 Aug What To Do In London This Bank Holiday Weekend
What To Do In London This Bank Holiday Weekend
With summer drawing to an end, the August bank holiday is the perfect excuse to get out of your comfort zone and do something very different and even more fun in the capital. So we have rounded up a few highlights of what is on offer in London this weekend to end the summer with a bang.
The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course has come to Alexandra Palace. With 32 obstacles across 272 metres, this is every 90’s game show fantasy turned into reality. Running from Friday to Monday you’ve not got long to get involved. And with the addition of some of London’s best street food vendors, craft beers and prosecco on tap and a top DJ set, you can really make a weekend of it.
You may have heard of Comic Con, but have you been to the Super Comic Con? It’s a bit like the others but so much bigger and better. The one to see this year is Brian Michael Bendis, author of ‘Invincible Iron Man’ and ‘Spider-Woman’, and the man credited with reshaping the Marvel comic universe over the last 20 years. Taking place at the Business Design Centre and on Saturday, the Con will spill out into the 02 Academy Islington for the Gotham After Midnight club night.
Set over two days at Tower Hamlet’s Cememtery Park, Shuffle Festival is back to celebrate the community and culture. The festival is bursting with films, talks, walks, performances, installations, music and food. Highlights include a ‘Trainspotting’ double-bill with Q&A from director Danny Boyle and the Campaign Against Living Miserably, a talk on The Pyschology of Space, a self-guided Sound Walk and a Paint Bombs and Potatoes workshop for little ones.
Now in its 18th year, this gory and gruesome tribute to international fantasy and horror films is now a five day event in London. The film festival has previews, personal appearances, signings and some surprises that go bump in the night. Expect a mixture of short films, premières and cult classics.