Things to do in London This Weekend – Aug 26-28

Looking for something to do this weekend? This is your definitive guide which will come every week, telling you what’s happening this weekend. As you know, this can range from one off events, long running events, or just cool places or good clubs to visit.

After a bit of a break, let’s kick things off in style with something unique – the National History Museum Lates.

This is a monthly event where you get to wander the National History Museum after hours, checking out the exhibits alongside some great food and drink.

“With a different theme each month, Lates let you explore the Museum after hours. See the world-famous collection, from dinosaurs and Neanderthals to meteorites and mammals, and relax with fabulous food and drink. Delve deeper at the pop-up science stations hosted by Museum scientists and experts throughout the Museum, and take a stroll through our special exhibitions.”

This is taking place on Friday, and every last Friday of the month (apart from December), and entry is free. You may need tickets for some of the special exhibitions, though.

Get more details here.

Next up, we have something for the night owls out there in the form of Trouble Vision.

“This August we’re back at Corsica Studios for our annual Carnival Warm Up. Comfortably one of our best parties of the year we couldnt be more excited and with an all-star line-up to boot it’ll be the perfect way to kick start the bank holiday weekend.”

This takes place on Friday night at (you guessed it) Corsica Studios, near Elephant & Castle and tickets are £15-£20. Get more info here.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then maybe Afrobeach Bank Holiday Beach Party is just what you’re looking for to ring in the bank holiday weekend.

This is pretty much what it sounds like, a beach themed party complete with drinks, beach huts and a carnival soundtrack.

“An all day pop-up beach themed party playing the best in AfroBeats, Dancehall, Reggae, Soca and more. We’ve got the best resident DJs, great food, drinks and beach give-aways.”

This is on Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park starting at 12pm. Tickets are £6.96 – £16.52, so get more details here.

It seems every week there’s a new beer festival (and who’s complaining!) so this time we have the The Priory Arms Bank Holiday Beer Festival.

They have over 100 beers, 11 keg beers, 20 real ales, 6 real ciders and over 70 bottles over four days at the Priory Arms pub on Lansdowne Way. This is on all weekend, from Friday – Monday (for those wanting to make the most out of the bank holiday) so check out their website here.

If you’re after one last blast of colourfulness before summer truly begins to draw to a close, then the Notting Hill Carnival might be what you’re after.

“At the roots of the Notting Hill Carnival are the Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century – a particularly strong tradition in Trinidad – which were all about celebrating the abolition of slavery and the slave trade.”

“The very first carnival was an attempt to showcase the steel band musicians who played in the Earls Court of London every Weekend. When the bands paraded through the streets of Notting Hill, they drew black residents out on to the streets, reminding them of the Caribbean homes they had left behind.”

The carnival begins on Sunday and ends on Monday, and starts in the W10 area of London. Get the details here.

Sadly, there is not much happening in the metal/alternative scene this weekend (what can I say, they’re all tuckered out after Bloodstock Festiva), so that’s it for this week.

Whatever you decide to do, have a great weekend from all of us at Pride Life.

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