Say hello to the Bank Holiday weekend with a special bottomless brunch at Bluebird Chelsea - a favourite with the Made in Chelsea cast. Guests will be able to choose from an array of delicious dishes including New Yorker eggs, pastrami, pickled cabbage, hollandaise; sweet potato hash, shitake, kale, poached egg and baked egg, spinach, ricotta, fresh datterini tomatoes and for one weekend only, there will be the option of adding bottomless prosecco.
The beautiful courtyard out the front of Bluebird is the perfect place to drink copious glasses of prosecco and will away any Sunday, especially when you know you have Monday off.
For an extra exciting bank holiday weekend head to the Crystal Maze attraction in London or Manchester. Friends and family can challenge themselves in four exciting zones - Aztec, Industrial, Futuristic and Medieval - with the aim of working together to win crystals. Just like in the TV show, the more crystals you earn, the more time accumulated for the team in the final challenge - the Crystal Dome!
The Crystal Maze London have also just released another three months worth of tickets from October to December, in case you're too late for this weekend.
THATMuse: Treasure Hunt At The Museum
A treasure hunt in the Victoria & Albert museum - who could resist? This Friday 25th August, THATMuse are organising a treasure hunt for children and adults alike, inviting guests to seek out treasures from the Silk Roads, Crusades and Grand Tour throughout the museum. Teams must work together to decipher clues, pose for a snap next to their findings and complete light-hearted bonus challenges along the way, as they race against the clock to be the winning team.
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London's first bubble-waffle and cocktail bar is the perfect place to try the delicious craze that began in Hong Kong. The bar is an Instagrammers dream, complete with swings for seats, and whether you choose a savoury or sweet waffle, they are cooked fresh to order and you can enjoy with one of the bar's bespoke cocktails. Our favourite waffles ranges from the the Oreo Delight and the Funky Cereal Club, filled with bubble gum gelato and topped with rainbow cereal.
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Gourmet Picnics in the Park with Butler Service
Bank Holidays are all about relaxing, catching your breath and seeing loved ones, and with the glorious weather forecast for this weekend, there's no better time to book in an extra special outdoors treat - a gourmet picnic in the park with butler service. DUKES LONDON hotel have created luxury picnic hampers bursting with culinary treats, from chorizo and goat's cheese scotch egg, spiced chicken brochettes, new potato salad and poached salmon, to artisan cheese and chutney and lemon posset.
The highlight? A personal butler will be on hand to set up and serve your gourmet picnic in Green Park, just a short stroll from the hotel - talk about royal treatment! With your feast laid out before you and a glass of bubbly in hand, you'll be the envy of fellow picnickers in no time. And did we mention how Instagrammable it all is? Enjoy!
From 26 August the smash-hit family movie Trolls is available to stream on NOW TV, and to celebrate, they are inviting families to experience their very own Troll transformations as they open the UK's first Troll inspired pop-up beauty salon.
Located under a bridge in Shoreditch, the salon's Troll-ific stylists will offer free candy-coloured makeovers inspired by beloved troll characters - Poppy, Guy Diamond and Smidge. With rainbow colour palettes, rosy noses and plenty of gorgeous glitter, styling will include face paints, fun hair accessories and bright quirky wigs.
So, whether it’s Poppy's positively pink look, Smidge's luscious blue locks or Guy Diamond's glitterific get-up, it's time to let your hair down… by putting it up. Both children and parents can book in for hair and make-up styling and visitors will also be able to follow their art and get involved in some lively Trolls movie-themed activity sheets and scrapbooks while they wait their turn to get the Troll look.
For more information visit nowtv.uk/trollsalon
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There's no better place to celebrate Kobe Week from 28rd August to 3rd September than at Sushisamba, home to mouthwatering Japanese dishes. Located at Heron's Tower, the restaurant is introducing a special menu for the week, showcasing truly inventive Kobe dishes. Kobe sirlion, Kobe slider, Kobe English breakfast, Kobe mini taquitos and more are all on the menu, as is a delectable Kobe cocktail, a classic riff on an Old Fashioned.
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Pergola Paddington Central
Pergola Paddington Central will be throwing the ultimate Notting Hill Carnival warm-up party on Saturday 26th August. Resident street food traders will be adapting their menu to give their twist on Caribbean classics for the bank holiday weekend. Expect fried plantain tacos from DF Mexico and a jerk spiced lobster bake from Decatur. Rinse FM DJ Jade Avia will be hitting the decks to provide top tunes all evening.
Starting from 30th August, PizzaExpress Live is adding comedy nights and talks with top celebrities to its repertoire at its High Holborn restaurant. Guests will be able to combine delicious pizza, a glass of wine and a gig from some of the biggest names in comedy on the same evening.
Johnny Vegas will kickstart a season of comedy with an intimate gig on the 4th September, whilst national treasure Michael Palin and legendary journalist Michael Buerk are among the names to pioneer the 'An Audience With' evenings of conversation.
Covent Garden is a haven of beauty brand stories, and is celebrating this by hosting a marathon celebration of all things beauty and skincare! Head over there to join in on a host of workshops, talks and plenty of offers! Brands joining in on the celebration include NARS, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and more!
Highlights at the Beautython include a preview of Chanel's new Gabrielle Chanel fragrance, a two-hour workship from Atelier Cologne and arm and hand messages from Molton Brown and Jo Malone.
Queens Notting Hill Carnival After Party
Notting Hill Carnival is back this weekend and there are all kinds of parties being thrown across the city to celebrate. After you catch some of the legendary parade, head to Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl for their epic Caribbean Carnival Party. DJs from Island Records will be in charge of the decks from 11am to 11pm, and your £18.50 ticket will include an Island Records beer, a burger from MEATliquor, unlimited ice-skating and a game of bowling.
Regent's Park Open Air theatre has a sound reputation for putting on fantastic shows, and its production of Jesus Christ Superstar might be one of their best yet. Not only is the rock musical visually stunning – with a smoking cross as a platform across the sparse stage, the show's cast – from its leads – Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley to the chorus – are all immensely talented, fantastic performers. The show is on until 23 September so hurry up and get your ticket!
There's still more than 15 weeks left until Christmas but tickets are already on sale for the universally-acclaimed, quintessential Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker.
The family-favourite show will grace the world's most famous stage for seven performances from 28 to 31 December 2017, and this year will be even more special.
The innovative production premieres complete with a magical transformation scene, 75kg of artificial snow and ground-breaking new projections from the award-winning 59 Productions.
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: "We're so excited to announce this unique festive treat for 2017: the world's favourite Christmas ballet, specially adapted for the world’s most famous stage.
"There's no place like the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate Christmas, and being able to welcome such a respected, well-loved and innovative production as part of our celebrations is a real thrill."
For tickets visit royalalberthall.com
Too late to get tickets for the bank holiday parties and festivals? There are still some available for next weekend's Sundown Festival in Norwich, held on 1st to 3rd September. The perfect way to close the busy summer festival season, Sundown will host the biggest and best in pop, dance and urban acts including Craig David, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Kurupt FM, Louisa Johnson and John Newman across the weekend.
Neverland London's Bottomless beach brunch
Hang on to these last few weeks of summer with a prosecco, cider and cocktail soaked day at Neverland London. Complete with entertainment, photobooth and DJs for Sunday afternoons with dates in August and September, guests will also be given £10 to spend at one of the many street food vendors for a relaxed three-hour session!