Things to do over the August Bank Holiday

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Things to do over the August Bank Holiday
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The Bank Holiday weekend is almost here and now that the sun is out there is no doubt that you will want to be experiencing the best that the City has to offer. Not too sure what to do this weekend? Well, we have picked some of the best ways to enjoy the weekend. Why not give it a try? I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.

Mama Shelter celebrates carnival with a family brunch

Launching its family-friendly get-together, Mama will be serving up a delicious Brunch for all the family. To surprise and delight the children, Mama will also be hosting some expert face painting, allowing little ones to become their favourite animal or character for the day, alongside professional balloonist entertainment.

Fun and free arcade games and foosball tournaments are also available, providing hours of fun for the whole family. For those looking to ramp up the experience, Mama’s Karaoke rooms will be available for free from 12pm to 3.30pm offering all starlets the chance to bust some moves whilst singing their favourite Disney hits.

Mums and dads can enjoy delicious dishes, including Eggs Florentine in a Hole, Shakshuka, Waffle Croque Monsieur and Stacked Pancakes with streaky bacon, maple syrup and blueberries. Alongside flowing Prosecco, classic cocktails are served including Bellinis, Chandon Garden Spritz, Mama’s Bloody Mary or Classic Negronis.

Mama Shelter London Shoreditch’s Carnival Brunch takes place on 26th August and is available to book between 12pm and 3.30pm.

Mama Shelter London E2 8PP

West End Drag Brunch

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Prepare for an afternoon to remember with sequins, feathers, sass and spectacular vocals. If this sounds appealing, why not head down to The Otherist by Drake & Morgan, a short walk from Liverpool Street station.

The brunch will be running on select Saturdays and Sundays, the series starts this Bank Holiday, Sunday 27th August, with the option to add bottomless drinks too.

Led by Ruby Murry, Mercedes Bends, Luna Bundy and Paige Three performing theatre show-tune favourites and more, the variety of acts means no two shows are the same.

For £49.95 per person, as well as experiencing glorious performances, enjoy a two-course brunch and a welcome drink, with dishes such as fried chicken & malted waffle. Although, there is the option to upgrade to bottomless cocktails including Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys, Mimosas or Porn Star Martinis for 90 minutes for an additional £25 per person.

The event runs from 1pm – 4pm.

The Otherist by Drake & Morgan EC2N 1AP

Enjoy the sunshine

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Now that the sun is out – why not grab a few of your friends or the family and head over to one of the wonderful parks within the City of London. There are no shortage of amazing parks within the City and whether it’s Festival Gardens or Portsoken Street Garden, all you need to do is grab your favourite pair of sunglasses and start making plans.

St. Paul’s Churchyard EC4M 8AD

Try a new restaurant

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If you’re looking to try a new restaurant this Saturday night, head over to Origin City, a family run restaurant, in West Smithfield.

The summer beets, pickled pear, goats curds and pecans is perfect to start. Or if you’re after something a little meatier, the grilled Morteau sausage is fabulous. If you’re still feeling peckish, then the Angus sirloin is a great shout. The food here combines British fine dining and old family traditions with a touch of Scottish ruggedness and Provençal art de vivre. They also have a great choice of wines to try but if cocktails are more your thing, then you won’t be disappointed either.

All of the meat comes from the family’s 600 acre organic farm in Argyll, Scotland, with traditional heritage breeds such as Black Aberdeen Angus, Large Black and Tamworth outdoor-reared pigs, and Texel Lamb. One to try this weekend!

12 W Smithfield EC1A 9JR

Play some crazy golf

Swingers City, will celebrate its 7th birthday on Bank Holiday Monday August 28, with free crazy golf all day, unbeatable street food, and an exclusive birthday cocktail.

Crazy golf enthusiasts can head to Swingers City from 12pm – 10pm and bag a free crazy golf slot, which will be allocated for walk-ins on a first come, first served basis.

To get the party started, sip on a limited-edition birthday cocktail. A birthday party is not complete without a delicious bite to eat, so hungry crazy golfers will also be spoilt for choice. What are you waiting for? It’s time to grab your besties and head on over to Swingers City.

8 Brown’s Buildings EC3A 8AL8

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