What’s On… Spring Bank Holiday 2016

At last, the Spring bank holiday is upon us and we have a three-day weekend to look forward to. Make the most of your time out of the office by heading to one of our top ten events this weekend.

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Brighton: Brighton Fringe

A colourful celebration of home-grown talent, Brighton Fringe is back and promises to be as memorable as ever. From theatre, arts, dance, music, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

London: Africa at Spitalfields

Head to the historic Spitalfields Market to enjoy this annual African-inspired retail pop-up. Expect fashion, street food, music, interiors, art, and literature celebrating the vibrant and distinctive cultures of Africa and the Diaspora.

London: Soapbox Science

On a mission to bring science to the people, the leading female scientists behind Soapbox Science will transform London’s Southbank into a hub of scientific learning, demonstrations, and debate.

Manchester: Pitch to Pixel: The World of Football Gaming

The world’s first exhibition dedicated to the world of football gaming has arrived in Manchester, and it promises to be a showstopper. Try your hand at retro games from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s, and see how they compare to some of this year’s biggest titles.

Newcastle: Whitley Bay Town Carnival

Get into the carnival spirit this bank holiday and head to Whitley Bay. The spring carnival is back, and it’s sure to be a fun-filled day full of colour, music, and dancing.

Edinburgh: Hidden Door Festival

Showcasing an array of talent, including theatre, music, spoken word, cinema, bars, street food, and much more, Hidden Door is set to deliver nine days and nights of unforgettable events in the heart of Edinburgh.

Birmingham: Spring Food & Craft Fayre

Set in the beautiful Weston Park, the Spring Food &  Craft Fayre will feature 60 stalls offering unique gifts, delicious food, local produce, and homemade crafts. The house, park, and gardens will be open to explore.

Belfast: Spring Continental Market

Taking place in Belfast City Hall, the Spring Continental Market will host stalls from all over the world. Sample traditional goodies from all over Europe and beyond, as well as local Irish produce.

Glasgow: Southside Fringe Festival

With over 200 events in 50 venues across Glasgow, the Southside Fringe Festival is not to be missed! The biggest community organised event in the city will feature art installations, live music, theatre, and activities for all the family.

Liverpool: Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool’s home-grown annual music festival is back, and has one of the best line-ups to date, including The Coral, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Peter Doherty, as well as new talent. Tickets can still be purchased online.


If you’re planning a city break this Spring, whether for business or leisure, contact our team of accommodation specialists today. At Serviced City Pads, we supply over 10,000 carefully selected serviced apartments in more than 100 locations throughout the UK & Ireland, and are committed to providing you with a hassle-free booking service, tailored to meet your specific requirements.