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August Bank Holiday Sorted

August 20th, 2019 | by Ella Stern

August Bank Holiday Sorted

Finally, what we've been waiting for - another Bank Holiday. We don't want to jinx anything but by the looks of things, the sun may even have his hat on... 

Hat or not, there is fun to be had, films to be seen, dancing to be done and history to be discovered. So take a look what's on and let the good times roll.

  • Tales of a turn table

    Follow the beat back through time, as Eric and his grandfather take a trip through musical history at a dance and music show for all the family, by ZooNation Youth Company.

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    Southbank Centre
  • Culture Under Attack

    Culture Under Attack is a season of three free exhibitions, live music, performances and talks at IWM London that explore how war threatens not just people’s lives, but also the things that help define us. Telling stories spanning 100 years, Culture Under Attack reveals why some try to erase or exploit culture, while others risk everything to protect, celebrate and rebuild it.

    IWM London
  • Spiritland August Selectors

    Head to the music lovers joint and party till' the early hours. With a 2am license find Djs playing the cream of the crop. Over the bank holiday weekend you can find Wu-Lu (Touching Bass)  Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green.

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    Spiritland
  • London Comedy Allstars

    London Comedy Allstars at Underbelly is your one-stop shop for the biggest laughs, the best location and your new favourite night out. South Bank will be non-stop LOLs.

    Book tickets now. 

    Underbelly Festival South Bank
  • Hansard at the National Theatre

    It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital sparring quickly turns to blood-sport.

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    National Theatre
  • Peppa Pig: My First Concert

    Everyone’s favourite Pig family is back, leading an interactive introduction to live orchestra. 

    Book Peppa Pig live in concert now. 

    Southbank Centre
  • ROBERT CAPA: D-DAY IN 35MM

    This free exhibition displays 10 of the photographs taken by Capa during the assault on Omaha Beach, which have been loaned from the International Center of Photography in New York. Alongside the photographs will be personal accounts and objects related to Allied soldiers who landed that fateful day.

    IWM London
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea

    South Bank is the place to be if you're wanting afternoon tea. Whether you’re looking for the epitome of tradition or a very new interpretation the only dilemma you’ll face is choosing between them.

    Take a look at our guide and pick your favourite.

  • Disco Loco

    Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment with Disco Loco.

    The wild and wonderful family party welcomes revellers of all ages to an afternoon of DJing and performances.

    Southbank Centre
  • City Cruises Red Rover

    Why not enjoy the bank holiday on the water? The River Red Rover is all-day hop on, hop off Thames river pass offering unlimited access to the river for 24 hours. You can hop on and hop off at any one of four piers, with open passage on any City Cruises sightseeing boats for a full day spent exploring the sights of the Thames. 

    City Cruises
  • Cary Grant at BFI

    Cary Grant was the UK’s secret weapon in Hollywood, emerging from a troubled childhood into a suave, dapper movie star that everyone wanted to work with. Enjoy selected works at the two-month showcase.

    BFI Southbank
  • THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE EXHIBITION

    A selection of workshops and screenings, this immersive exhibition showcases puppets and props among the stunning sets. The exhibition has received multiple five-star reviews, including one from The Guardian calling it 'a gender-fluid blockbuster'.

    Find out more.

    BFI Southbank
  • Kiss My Genders

    Kiss My Genders is a group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.

    Southbank Centre

Find The Venues

  • 1 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 2 - IWM London

    Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ 

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  • 3 - Spiritland

    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

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  • 4 - Underbelly Festival South Bank

    Belvedere Road Coach Park
    London SE1 8XX

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  • 5 - National Theatre

    Upper Ground, South Bank
    London
    SE1 9PX 

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  • 6 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 7 - IWM London

    Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ 

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  • 9 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 10 - City Cruises

    Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7PB

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  • 11 - BFI Southbank

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XT 

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  • 12 - BFI Southbank

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XT 

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  • 13 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    London
    SE1 8XX 

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