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What’s on: The best things to do near you this bank holiday

What’s on: The best things to do near you this bank holiday weekend

It’s finally bank holiday season and this is arguably the best of the bunch, with a four day weekend and endless amounts of chocolate on tap.

To help you make the most of your free time this Easter, we’re taking a look at some of the best things to do near you this bank holiday weekend.

LONDON, UK

‘Brunch to the Beat’ at The Piano Works, Farringdon

Tunes on request, glitter artists, bottomless drinks and a 2 course brunch – what more could you want? Running on Saturday from 12-4pm and Sunday from 12-7pm, this afternoon extravaganza is one not to be missed if you’re a fan of all things food, dance and drinks, and let’s face it, who isn’t? This is a ticketed event so make your reservation now if you don’t want to miss out!

Angel Easter Floating Market, Regent’s Canal, Islington

Drinks, records, cakes, vintage clothes and jewellery await at this floating haven, all accompanied by live music, comedy and performance pieces, as well as a respectable offering of craft beers, cocktails and other authentic drinks.

MANCHESTER, UK

Manchester Gin Festival, Victoria Baths, Chorlton-on-Medlock

Need we say more? The UK’s first gin festival comes to Manchester offering, you guessed it, gin, as well as live music, food and good vibes. The perfect way to welcome in the Easter weekend.

Makers Market, The Lowry Outlet, Salford

Happening across all four days, this is an event for all ages. Entertain little ones at the children’s activity zone whilst you enjoy DJs, food and gin. The dream. The event will be open from 10am until 6pm on Friday, 10am until 7pm on Saturday, 11am until 5pm on Sunday, and 10am until 6pm on Monday.

 

LOS ANGELES, US

Champagne Easter Brunch Cruise, Marina Del Ray

Two hour brunch buffet, free flowing champagne and live entertainment make this the place to be in LA this Easter weekend. There are two cruises leaving, one at 9.30am and one at 10.30am, so grab your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

The Museum of Selfies, N.Brand Boulevard, Glendale

Yes, you heard right. This pop-up museum is opening on Sunday April 1st. With over 15 exhibits, this interactive museum explores the history of the selfie, a cultural phenomenon with surprisingly historical roots. It’ll be open from 12-10pm and tickets are $25.

NEW YORK

The Macy’s Flower Show, Macy’s, Herald Square

A floral-filled exhibition, this “Once Upon a Springtime” flower show is like no other. The New York institution is draped with awe inspiring arrangements, depicting fantasy-esque settings and storybook scenes. With free entry, this is a spectacle not to be missed.

 

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Emily Flinders

Emily Flinders

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