Need something to occupy yourself or the children this Bank Holiday weekend (Friday August 26 to Monday August 29) whether it's a day out or an evening at a concert?

The annual Notting Hill Carnival is coming to west London for the traditional bank holiday parade; enjoy delicious Caribbean food, dancing and the gorgeous parade this weekend.

There's also a whole host of other events going on, from exhibitions to plays, all across west London.

Pick your favourite and enjoy a fun weekend!

Visit the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival!

Notting Hill Carnival

London's Afro-Caribbean communities have been celebrating their culture and traditions with the two-day festival since 1964.

Around 500 people came then, and now around one million people attend the carnival annually, with the event getting bigger and better every year.

Why not head down to the carnival this August bank holiday?

Where: Around the area of Notting Hill, including Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove

When: Sunday August 28 to Monday August 29

Cost: Free

Visit: Our dedicated Notting Hill Carnival page for more information

See the hilarious Isy Suttie as she comes to Soho Theatre

Isy Suttie: The Actual One at Soho Theatre

The Actual One is Isy Suttie's brilliantly funny new show about that moment in your late 20s when you suddenly realise that all of your friends are growing up without you; featuring stories, songs and readings from the new book of the same name.

Isy Sutte is an award-winning comedian, writer, songwriter and actress, best known for her roles in Peep Show, Shameless and Skins.

Where: Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, Westminster, W1D 3NE

When: Monday August 15 to Saturday August 27

Cost: Tickets cost from £10 to £17.50

Call: 020 7478 0100

See an amazing dance and circus performance for free!

No Fit State/Motionhouse: Block at Bell Square Hounslow

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.

Where: Bell Square, High Street, Hounslow, TW3 3HH

When: Saturday August 27, 12.30pm and 3.30pm

Cost: Free

Call: 020 8232 1019

See a stunning outdoor classic film in Bushy Park

Jurassic Park outdoor film screening by Nomad Cinema

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.

Where: Bushy Park, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EJ

When: Saturday August 27

Cost: Tickets cost from £7.50 to £30

Visit: www.whereisthenomad.com

See legendary comedian Bill Bailey as he comes to Hammersmith!

Bill Bailey: Limboland at the Eventim Apollo

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."

Where: The Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QH

When: Friday August 26, 7pm

Cost: All tickets £20

Call: 020 8563 3800

See everyone's favourite musical, Legally Blonde!

Legally Blonde at The Beck Theatre

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...

Don't miss out on the chance to see the live performance!

Where: The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE

When: Thursday August 25 to Saturday August 27

Cost: £16 for adults, £14 for concessions

Call: 020 8561 8371

See some hysterical live comedy

The Comedy Store Players at The Comedy Store

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.

Where: The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon Street, Soho, SW1Y 4EE

When: Sunday August 28

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

Call: 0844 871 7699

See an amazing liquid installation in Battersea Park

Samara Scott: Developer at Battersea Park

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.

Where: Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, Wandsworth, SW11 4NJ

When: Exhibition runs until Sunday September 25

Cost: Free

Call: 020 8871 7530

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