The August bank holiday is almost upon us, with the glorious long weekend stretching from Saturday August 27 to Monday August 29 .

With a whole extra day to enjoy in the sunshine we've rounded up some of the best events going on over the extended weekend from around west London.

Pick your favourite and enjoy a fun event during your well-deserved break.

Festivals

Notting Hill Carnival : Sunday August 30 and Monday August 31

London's most hotly-anticipated Carnival is coming to town this August bank holiday! Get your Carnival outfit on and enjoy music, dance and delicious Caribbean food at this festival.

Officially, the parade will take place over two days, however, there will also be children's events across the weekend.

Keep up-to-date with all of our Notting Hill Carnival coverage on our dedicated page .

Theatre

Legally Blonde: Thursday August 25 to Saturday August 27

Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the movie, Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Tickets cost £16 for adults and £14 for concessions.

The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE - 020 8561 8371

Bugsy Malone: Until Saturday September 4

This classic musical is brought to you live with talented young local actors, all under-25! Enjoy your favourite tracks, Fat Sam's Grand Slam, My Name is Talulah and many more.

Tickets range from £15 to £40.

Lyric Theatre, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith , W6 0QL - 020 8741 6850

Museums

Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature: Daily

Discover how the entwined histories of colour and vision have filled the natural world with the vibrant hues and shades we see today.

Follow a 565-million-year journey through the eyes of nature. Uncover how vision first evolved and how colour in animals suddenly became the difference between life and death.

The exhibition features more than 350 rarely seen specimens, from beautiful birds to fossils of the first organisms with eyes!

Tickets cost £10.80 for adults and £5.40 for concessions

The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington , SW7 5BD - 020 7942 5511

Art and Alcohol: Daily

Visit a fabulous display at The Tate Britain museum in Westminster to examine the UK's relationship with alcohol from the 19th century to the present day.

A spokesman for the exhibit said: "Cutting across time, generations, class and gender, reflecting changing tastes and attitudes, alcohol and its consequences are shown to exert a catalytic effect. Never have the nation's drinking habits been so captivating."

The Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster , SW1P 4RG - 020 7887 8888

Film

Jurassic Park outdoor screening by Nomad Cinema: Saturday August 27

Enjoy an outdoor film event in a stunning location as Nomad Cinema brings 90s family classic Jurassic Park to Bushy Park in Hampton.

Grab a blanket or two, bring some delicious picnic food and sit under the stars with this brilliant classic movie.

Tickets cost from £7.50 to £30

Bushy Park, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EJ - www.whereisthenomad.com

Comedy

Bill Bailey's Limboland: Friday August 26

Have your final chance to see legendary comedian Bill Bailey after his sell-out tour Limboland; this show will be the DVD recording show, so all tickets are £20.

The Evening Standard said: "An uproariously funny show. Huge laughs."

The Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QH - 020 8563 3800

The Comedy Store Players: Sunday August 28

Enjoy a hilarious night of laughs at The Comedy Store as they present their night of players.

On the bill are Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, and Lee Simpson.

Tickets cost £17 for adults and £12 for concessions.

The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon Street, Soho, SW1Y 4EE - 0844 871 7699

Dance

No Fit State/Motionhouse: Block: Saturday August 27

Twenty massive blocks of varying shapes are arranged for performers to play on, move around on, and explore with terrific dance and circus skills in this Jenga-style game that is sure to make for captivating viewing.

Head to Bell Square in Hounslow to witness this incredible performance about the challenges of living in the city.

Bell Square, High Street, Hounslow, TW3 3HH - 020 8232 1019

Art

Exhibition by the Village School and Andrew Omoding: Daily

A sculptural and textile display by students at The Village School in Brent , in collaboration with Action Space artist Andrew Omoding.

The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden , NW10 2SF - 020 8937 3400

Samara Scott: Developer: Daily

Samara Scott has created a 'liquid painting' in the iconic site of the Pleasure Garden Fountains in Battersea Park.

With bio-degradable dyes, Scott has coloured the Mirror Pools to create a pretty art display that shifts and changes with the flow of water.

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, Wandsworth, SW11 4NJ - 020 8871 7530

Children

Free face painting at intu Uxbridge: Saturday August 27

Head to intu Shopping Centre in Uxbridge for a free face painting session!

Turn into a beautiful butterfly or scary tiger from 11am to 5pm with no need to book; this event is going on throughout the year.

intu Shopping Centre, High Street, Uxbridge , UB8 1LA - 01895 819400

Fancy doing something more adventurous this bank holiday? Check out our listings for camping destinations close to London .