The best things to do in London on the August bank holiday weekend 2020

From sightseeing to thrill-seeking, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in London during the long weekend. Here are our top picks.

For musical lovers: 

Sleepless: A Musical Romance

Get your musical theatre fix with a trip to see Sleepless, an enchanting new romantic musical comedy based on the romcom classic Sleepless In Seattle. Socially-distanced performances are now playing at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre for a strictly limited season until 27 September. 

Tickets available from only £17.25 on Saturday & Sunday. Book tickets now.

For film fanatics: 

Bring back the nostalgia of the 1950s and the golden age of Hollywood at The Drive In. 

The Greatest Showman

Saturday 29 August – 5.45pm. Book tickets.

Queen & Slim

Saturday 29 August – 9.45pm. Book tickets.

Back to the Future

Sunday 30 August – 8.45pm. Book tickets.


Monday 31st August – 7pm & 10:30pm. Book tickets.

Browse all screenings.

For families: 

Dinosaur World Live

Experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in a roarsome interactive show at The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water.

Tickets from only £28 per car on Saturday and Sunday. Book now & save 42%.

Madame Tussauds

Get up close and personal with more than 250 lifelike figures of your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds, with plenty of new additions for you to discover and enjoy in 2020.

Tickets from £28.50. Book tickets.

Shrek’s Adventure! 

Join the search to find Shrek this weekend! A brilliantly bonkers interactive and immersive walkthrough experience. Tickets from £21. Book tickets.

For the sightseers:

The London Eye

Enjoy views as far as Windsor Castle on the UK’s most popular paid attraction this weekend.

Buy standard tickets from £24.50
Buy fast track tickets from £37.50

The London Eye River Cruise

Take a tour of the city’s most popular riverside landmarks from the perspective of our famous river. Buy tickets from £13.

The Shard

Experience unrivalled 360 degree views over the city for up to 40 miles at The View from The Shard, the premium visitor attraction located at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building.

Tickets available from £37.40 on Saturday & Sunday. Book tickets.

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College

Based in Greenwich, The Painted Hall offers one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe. Tickets only £12 across the bank holiday weekend. Buy tickets now.

For thrill-seekers:

Thorpe Park 

Take a trip to Thorpe Park this weekend and enjoy over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events. 

Tickets from £39 on Saturday & Sunday
Tickets from £33 on Bank Holiday Monday

The Crystal Maze 

Test your skills, solve mysteries, and overcome both mental and physical challenges at The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience. Buy tickets from £66.

What’s on outside of London: 

If you’d prefer to get out of the city, why not make a weekend of it with a trip up north?

Explore the world of Van Gogh with the immersive experience in York, take on the Crystal Maze in Manchester, or discover the story of British Music at the British Music Experience in Liverpool.