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8 fun things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend

With a nice long weekend approaching, don’t sit at home and binge watch a serial on Netflix, get out and enjoy the city. We have searched the interwebs and come up with 8 fun things to do this Bank Holiday weekend.

1: Kyoto Garden in Holland Park
The garden first opened in 1991 as a gift from Kyoto to commemorate the long friendship between Japan and Great Britain. The design reflects key traits of Japanese gardens including stone lanterns, tiered waterfalls and plenty of Koi fish. The sound of water flowing over the tranquil waterfalls is often combined with squawks of nearby peacocks that wander through the park and all makes for a relaxing, interesting day out. Find out more information by clicking here.

2: Putt in the Park
If you find yourself in Wandsworth, Battersea or Acton this weekend, why not play a nice game of mini-golf? Whether you want to get the family out at the weekend and enjoy some wonderful coffee, delicious cakes and a hearty lunch or head down with friends and make the most of their fully licensed clubhouse – just turn up and play! Find out more info by clicking here.

3: Take a trip on the Thames
It may not be a fancy yacht out in the Mediterranean, but seeing the city from the Thames can be relaxing and exhilarating. If you are looking for a morning, afternoon or evening trip, there are cruises to fit your timetable and desires. Click here for more information.

4: Portobello Road Market
If shopping for unique gifts and eating exotic foods is more your speed, why not head to Portobello Road, the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible. For more information click here.

5: Changing the Guard
Few things scream British louder than the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Now if haven’t seen it, why not do it this weekend? The show starts at 11:30am, and lasts 45 minutes, but be sure to get there early as crowds tend to gather. For more details click here.

6: The Science Museum
Immerse yourself into a world of imagination. The museum is designed for you to touch, interact and learn. This is perfect for children and adults alike to lose yourself in the fun and interesting environment. For more details click here.

7: Speaker’s Corner
Celebrate eccentricity from around the world at Speaker’s Corner, the last corner of the world where truly free speech is aired. Sure, you’ll hear some outrageous rubbish being spouted, but you might just catch something quietly revelatory, too. Either way, the beauty of Speaker’s Corner is the absence of the kind of hysterical self-righteous rage which plagues Twitter. Learn more about Speakers Corner and its history click here.

8: Hackney City Farm
There are few places in London where you can interact with pigs, donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, geese and more. So if getting dirty and hanging out with animals are more your thing, click here to get more details.

With the long Bank Holiday weekend nearly upon us, hopefully one of the above tickles your fancy. But if you do plan on just being lazy all weekend, we wouldn’t blame you.