Bank Holiday events in London

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24 August 2016 | Location

It's the last Bank Holiday weekend of the year, so make the most of your leisure time this August.

Follow our guide to help make your plans for the long weekend in London.

Feel the rhythm of the beat at the Notting Hill Carnival

Known as the largest street party in Europe, the world famous Notting Hill Carnival is set to be another spectacle of sights, sounds and cultural heritage.

The carnival, which began in 1964, is a celebration of Caribbean culture, and brings carnival music, dancing, and food stalls to the streets.

Taking place on Sunday (28th) and Bank Holiday Monday (29th), event and travel information can be found on the carnival's website.

Stations: Notting Hill Gate or Holland Park

Watch board game champs in action

Exercise your mind at the Mind Sports Olympiad - The Annual Board Games Festival - which takes place at Jewish community centre JW3 on Finchley Road over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Players will compete in over 60 different board games - from classics like Scrabble, Bridge and Chess to newer games.

Players have already registered for the competitive events, but anyone can come along to view the events - see a full schedule here and more details here - and play for fun.

Stations: Finchley Road & Frognal OvergroundFinchley RoadWest Hampstead

Relax in the summer sun

With a sunny Bank Holiday weekend forecast, why not head to the Urban London Beach at the Emirates Royal Docks to take in the sights of London's landscape, eat ice-cream and build sandcastles - or simply laze the day away in a deckchair.

It's free to enter, and open each day between 10am and 8pm.

Station: Royal Victoria (DLR)

Re-live memories of a champion

Visit the O2 Arena to see the late, great Muhammad Ali's memorial exhibition 'I Am The Greatest'.

There is plenty to see, with featured exhibits of Ali's boxing career, as well as photos, videos and a bio of his life.

Be quick to buy your tickets for this one, as the exhibition will close on 31st August. Ticket prices start at £9 for children, and a family ticket will cost £36.

Station: North Greenwich


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