8 of the Best Things to do in London this Bank Holiday Weekend

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Have a bank holiday blowout with London’s latest offering of street food, art, a traditional Oomph band and cracking cocktails. Here’s what’s on this weekend

Words Helen Brown

Try the New Brunch Menu at Heliot Steak House

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This month the award-winning steak restaurant, Heliot, launches its new brunch menu. It’s a meat lover’s dream with a range of classic dishes and the the restaurant’s famed 28-day aged USDA prime steaks. The Meat Mountain Stack is a must-try dish. Six American style pancakes are stacked with a prime rump steak, bacon, sausages and a fried duck egg. It’s topped off with lashings of maple syrup. To complement the menu, the bar team has played with the classic version of the much-loved Bloody Mary. Try the Mamasita – a mix of mescal, tequila, homemade ‘Mary’ mix and tomato juice. Also available are the Clear Bloody Mary and the Bloody Hell. Available on Saturdays and Sunday from 11.30am to 4pm.hippodromecasino.com

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up at ROKA

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ROKA are welcoming cherry blossom season with the return of their Sakura installation. Londoners are invited to Shochu, an intimate basement bar set below ROKA Charlotte Street, to drink and dine under the spectacular canopy of blossom. A Sakura-inspired cocktail menu will be available, along with the full delicious ROKA menu. 26th April – 7th June, Monday to Saturday 5:30pm – 11:30pm, Sunday 5:30pm – 10:30pmrokarestaurant.com

Plymouth Boat Pop-Up

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. To celebrate, Rivington Greenwich have teamed up with Plymouth Gin to create a bespoke gin cocktail menu. The summer terrace is the perfect location to enjoy one of the specially created tipples, inspired by the rich maritime heritage. Tickets available here.

Margarita Rumble

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Fiesta like there’s no mañana at the Margarita Rumble this bank holiday.  Over 15 bars send their mixologists to compete for the title of Best Margarita. Café Pacifico is taking part and is a firm favourite in the running. Sample their concoctions against a soundtrack of live music to keep you la bamba’ing.londonmargaritarumble.com

Yo! Sushi Pop-Up

Bank Holiday

With an innovative, bold and flavour-packed menu inspired from across Japan, YO! will bring brand new food trends to Croydon. This new venture for YO! launched this week, re-crafting traditional Japanese recipes for the pop-up environment. Don’t miss ‘Ramen-In-A-Roll’ and crispy panko chicken-thigh sandwiches.

German Bierfest London

Bank Holiday

Get to Mile End for London’s biggest ever beer garden. The 2,000 seater Biergarten opens for German Bierfest, is free to enter and promises wurst, DJs and an Oomph band. bierfest.london

Ylva Kunze Solo Show

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Kunze exhibits in both London and Stockholm and her work is inspired by the landscape she knows so well. Dynamic movements on large canvases invite you into the woodland of her native Småland. She catches glimpses of light, air and movement between the trees or on the surface of the water. For Kunze these are mystical spaces that speak of earthly polarities. Her paintings capture forever the moment of a millisecond.Sunbreak: Between the Poles: Ylva Kunze runs between 27th – 30th April at Republic Gallery

Field Day at Dinerama

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In two months Field Day will take over Victoria Park for a jam-packed line-up of London’s best music, food and drink.  Ahead of the big day, Field Day is teaming up with street food pioneers Street Feast for a bank holiday blowout. Dinerama are starting the party with food from Lagom, Yum Bun and six other traders. There’s also killer cocktails, craft beers and wonderful wines. As well as this, the Five Points Brewing Company will be serving a special Field Day Citrus Pale beer. Field Day at Dinerama, Shoreditch takes place April 30th between 12pm – 10pm. Tickets are £8 and include a Field Day Five Points beer on entry, available here. 

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