Bank Holiday Event Guide

The bank holiday weekend is pretty much amongst us and it is at times like these we struggle to find plans! We need to make sure we make the most of this weekend and of the very indecisive British weather! So do not fear… Your ultimate guide to the bank holiday weekend is here!

SATURDAY 26th AUGUST 

OUTCHEA PARC

12:00 – 21:00

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“An outdoor all dayer festival similar to your Wireless, Glastonbury, Vfest just to name a few... comprising of music, food, drink, games and social networking. We call this an Urban Creative Arts Festival bringing all of these different elements in designated areas in the park! think of a theme park map with attractions specifically targeted and celebrating urban culture. We're fortunate enough to be just a day before all the carnival celebrations so expect carnival focused attractions on the day”

 

Price: £15, Tickets available here

 

SATURDAY 26th AUGUST

SBTV SUMMER COOKOUT 2017

13:00 - 23:00

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With live performances from Daniel OG, Knucks, Novelist, Artan, Lancey Foux, House of Pharaohs, Miraa May, Mina ft Nané, Santino Le Saint, Luke Marzec, Ralph Hardy, Jack Dat, Kamakaze, Alia Loren, Tanika, Emmavie, Giorgia Lo, Elisa Imperilee x Srigala and other special guests. The day will also consist of music, food, art and fantastic vibes.

 

Price: £25 

You must register for tickets via SB.TV here

 

SATURDAY 26th AUGUST

CHICKEN N BEER: HIPHOP ROOFTOP PARTY - FREE CHICKEN!! 

13:30 - 23:30

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A super cool event on top of Old Street Roundabout (Shoreditch) providing you with some summer party vibes and great food with our ChickenNBeerDJs & special guests. To mark their birthday, they are throwing their coolest party yet and will be giving out FREE CHICKEN!

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Location: Located literally in the middle of Old Street Roundabout and accessed via a secret staircase inside the tube station, The Magic Roundabout is London’s most unique pop up venue, offering award winning street food, artisan coffee, beautiful cocktails and craft beers.

Price: £12 

Tickets available via resident advisor here

 

SATURDAY 26th AUGUST

KOPPABERG PARTY 18+

17.00 - 22:00

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Sweden’s leading fruit cider creators are bringing a party with a scandi-twist, with the arrival of the Kopparberg Recycling Rig. Attendees will be able to sample complimentary Kopparberg fruit cider and lager, before exchanging their empties to power the music for two exclusive DJ sets from Pixie Geldof and DJ Yoda. 

 

Price: FREE

 

SUNDAY 27th AUGUST

BBK TAKEOVER

14:00 - 23:00

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The multi-venue festival will give those who attend full access to the Bars, Restaurants, cinema with other events such as 5-a-side football, roller disco, skateboarding taking place throughout the day. Of course lets not forget the music. The amazing line up includes:

 

BBK (Skepta, JME, Wiley, Jammer, Maximum, Solo 45, Frisco, Shorty), A$AP Rocky, Bassboy, Blue Daisy, Bok bok DJ set, CASISDEAD, Chip, Cosmo Pyke, Connie Constance, Cosima, DJ Argue & Slimzee, Donae’O, Dre Skull, Ghetts, House Band, J Hus, Kojey Radical, Logan Sama, Mabel, Mornings Unfiltered with Cham, Ms Banks, Plastician, PMontana and Hemah, Poet presents Vibbar, Preditah, President T, Radar Radio + special guests, SK Vibemaker, Slowthai, Snoochie Shy with 67 and Bempah, Steel Banglez, Suspect, Tim Westwood, The Joints show with Big Zuu, Todd Edwards, TQD, Work It.

 

The event will run from 2pm-11pm with festival site spaces open from 2pm and the main arena doors for music opening from 6pm. Tickets are still on sale but there are few left!. all day fun packed event and a good vibe I’d say this is not one to be missed! amazing value for your money.

 

Price: £42.75 - £86.75

Tickets available via AXS here

 

SUNDAY 27th AUGUST

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

09.00 - 20.00

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Noting Hill carnival is a 2-day festival which is part of London’s tradition since 1966. It always falls on the August bank holiday and is there to celebrate and embrace Caribbean culture through live music, food and beautiful parades.

 

Don’t be put off by the scare stories! Carnival is generally a very safe well policed events where everyone can come and enjoy themselves and vibe off everyone else!

 

expect to hear Reggae, Calypso, Dancehall, and Soca amongst lots of other genres such as Afro Beats, House, dubstep and more. definitely not an event to miss!

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Tips:

  • Drink lots of fluids throughout the day

  • Stay close to your friends (There are around 2 million people who attend carnival across the weekend so as you can imagine it would be very easy to lose your friends along the way, due to crowds there is also hardly any signal which is why we highlight that you stay close to your friends as it is very difficult to contact and find people during the carnival).
  • Aim to get there early to beat the crowds and to also make the most of the days
  •  Bring CASH! There usually aren’t any cash machines working on the day so it is important you bring cash to buy whatever you may need such as food, drinks and TOILET (people who live in the area tend do hire out their toilets for public use for around £1-£2)
  •  Wear colourful clothes and comfy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty or destroyed!
  • And finally, take basic precautions, Don’t take all your expensive things with you and enjoy yourself!
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Location: West London. Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park

The nearest tube stations are Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park and Ladbroke Grove.

Price: FREE!!

…and AGAIN on Monday 28th August

 

WEATHER

 Weather across the weekend is looking very sunny but as we all know we would be stupid to ignore the fact that British weather is incredibly unreliable so be smart and don’t forget a jacket or a brolly! 

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TRAVEL

 Over the Bank holidays travel has been predicted to be disrupted all over London, plan ahead to avoid disappointment and frustration 

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TUBE

Some stations around the carnival site will be exit-only or close early on Sunday and Monday. Stations may shut temporarily to prevent overcrowding. Be patient and consider strolling to a station a bit further away as part of your journey home. Here's info on some key stations:

Ladbroke Grove
Station closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
Latimer Road
On Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday the station will close at 11.30pm.
Notting Hill Gate
On Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday the station will be exit only between 11am and 7pm. Between 11am and 7pm Circle and District line trains will not stop at this station on Sunday or anytime on Bank Holiday Monday.
Westbourne Park
Exit only between 11am and 6pm on both days. The station will close at 11.30pm on both days.
Holland Park
Exit only from 7pm on both Sunday and Monday.
Royal Oak
Exit only between 11am and 6pm on both days. The station closes at 6pm on both days.
Bayswater
On Bank Holiday Monday between noon and 7pm, it may be advisable to use this station as Circle and District line trains will not stop at Notting Hill Gate.
Paddington (Hammersmith and City and Circle lines)
On Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, it may be advisable to use this station instead of Notting Hill Gate/Royal Oak as both these stations will have entry restrictions.O
Other nearby stations that aren't affected
High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines), Queen’s Park (Bakerloo line) and Shepherd’s Bush (Central line).

 

OVERGROUND

Queen’s Park, Kensal Rise, Kensal Green and Shepherd’s Bush stations will be running a normal timetable as will the majority of the London Overground network on Sunday. A Saturday timetable will run on Bank Holiday Monday.

 

BUS

While extra services will be in operation on routes 2, 36, 205, 436, 2X, 36X, 205X and 436X, no buses will enter the Carnival area from first thing Sunday morning until the first service on Tuesday morning.

Night buses in the area will also be subject to diversions. On both Sunday and Monday, bus services begin from Notting Hill Gate in the south and from the Prince of Wales on Harrow Road (close to Elgin Avenue) in the north. Bus stops within or adjacent to the area will carry displays about diversions or disruptions.