Are you spending your spring bank holiday in London? Then make the most of it! Here are four things you can do with your long weekend in the capital city.
Eat, drink and be merry at Skylight
With several pop-up bars appearing across the city ready for summer, Skylight at the Tobacco Dock is probably the best of the bunch. Opening Thursday 25th - just in time for the bank holiday – you can join in with a game of bowls, croquet or pétanque while sipping on your spritz.
For those more interested in the eating part, there’s amazing street food available from Yiro (including Greek gyros), and We Serve Humans, offering a selection of gourmet burgers and hot dogs.
Appreciate some art at one of the city’s galleries
As you probably already know, London is home to lots of wonderful art galleries. There are so many interesting and inspiring exhibitions on over the bank holiday weekend – you really are spoilt for choice.
Chris Ofili’s Weaving Magic showcases some beautiful tapestries, which you can find in the National Gallery. Picasso’s Minotaurs and Matadors are currently up in Mayfair’s Gagosian Gallery, and if you’re a fan of David Hockney’s work, there’s an exhibition waiting for you at the Tate Britain.
Take a springtime stroll
What better time to appreciate one of London’s wonderful parks than on a bank holiday weekend? Whether you choose Hyde Park with its pedalos and rowing boats or Richmond with its majestic resident deer, you’re guaranteed a great day out, no matter who you might be spending it with.
If you fancy learning some trivia while you walk, there are plenty of themed walking tours; learn about London’s fascinating history and gruesome past, or for those who prefer something more light-hearted, spot locations used in films such as James Bond and Harry Potter.
Step back in time at Hampton Court Palace
One for the kids! From this Saturday (27th May) until 3rd June, Hampton Court Palace will be hosting The Best of Barmy Britain as a part of the Horrible Histories live on stage series. Discover the stories that lie behind some of the past’s biggest figures, including Henry VIII, Guy Fawkes and Queen Victoria.
If you fancy making a day of it, you can combine your show ticket with a trip to the house and gardens, where you can walk in the footsteps of the real-life Henry VIII.
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