5 things to do (and ways to save money) this August Bank Holiday Weekend

notting hill carnival london

The August Bank Holiday weekend marks the end of British summertime, and for many, it signals a return to school, a return to work and a return to dark morning commutes and gloomy evenings spent wrapped in winter coats, trudging through damp Autumn leaves.

But before we succumb to the cooler seasons and pack away our summer wardrobes and garden furniture for another year, let’s embrace the Bank Holiday weekend and give summer 2015 one last blast.

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Newsflashyou CAN have a good time this weekend without breaking the bank!

Why not make the most of these amazing discounts and voucher codes we’ve gathered to help you enjoy this weekend for less? There’s something for everyone in our top 5 things to do this Bank Holiday weekend…

1. For trendy Londoners

Make the most of the last of the warm weather and embrace the bike. Why not cycle on down to London’s Notting Hill Carnival – Britain’s biggest street party – and revel in the smells, sounds and tastes of Africa! There will be road closures so check where your nearest docking stations are located.

And for avid cyclists, now is the best time to invest in new bikes, clothing, helmets and accessories as many people begin to trade two wheels for four to escape the changing weather. So take advantage of Evans Cycles Discount Codes and bag a serious bargain in time for the weekend.

cycle in london

2. For spontaneous jet-setters

Most people think that bank holiday vacations are a sure-fire way to burn cash quickly as travel companies pump up prices to capitalise on the fact that everyone wants to make the most of the long weekend. But booking a last minute, spontaneous trip or short break over the three day weekend doesn’t have to be expensive.

In fact, we’ve teamed up with Travelodge and Lowcostholidays to offer huge savings on August Bank Holiday stays, so treating yourself really doesn’t have to cost the earth!

weekend breaks

3. For pamper-worthy princesses

What better way to mark the end of a fabulous summer than to kick back at your local Spa or Fitness Club? Don’t let the weather decide what you do this weekend – take your plans into your own well-manicured hands and book yourself in to one of Groupon’s 679 Beauty and Spa resorts, AND save yourself up to 70% with these top Groupon deals.

spa weekend

4. For house proud primp-ers

Decorating can be a pain and if you’re short on time, you could find yourself coexisting amongst paint pots, wallpaper rolls and dust sheets for weeks on end. So why not make the most of the long weekend and have an interior decorating blitz?

Take the plunge and try out that new colour or pattern you’ve been considering. Introduce that vibrant red or channel true catwalk style by incorporating oriental florals into your new home furnishing and home accessories collections.

And to help you have a homely weekend for less, Laura Ashley is offering 30% off all home accessories for a limited time only, and Frances Hunt is offering 10% off orders over £400.

laura ashley design

5. For fashionistas

You’ve accepted the seasonal change with enthusiasm because it means that the latest clothing lines are appearing in stores; giving you the green light to update your wardrobe with the deep burgundy knitwear, beautifully tailored coats and chic boots you’ve been lusting after forever.

Ease yourself into next season and save big on Boohoo clearance items and Topshop deliveries this weekend.

How will you spend your August Bank Holiday weekend?

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