1. Thursday 18th. Comic Relief
Start your Bank Holiday early with a double bill at 2 Northdown, the number one comedy venue in King's Cross.
2. Friday 19th. Long Lunch
I know it feels like a bonus weekday off in London should be spent doing something cultural but we all work hard enough as it is. So here are the best beer gardens in London for a long lunch this long weekend.
North - The Spaniards Inn. NW3. Dick Turpin's favourite pub has a sprawling garden at the base of Hampstead Heath. We'd order the ale-battered Fish & Chips.
East - Roof East. E15. This adult playground officially re-opens on 17th April, just in time for you to spend Good Friday practising your batting, bowling and putting. We don't know what we'd order yet but Roof Eats will no doubt be bringing all sorts of exciting new street food out this year.
South -The Ship. SW18. Right on the River, this pub has lots of outdoor seating but fills up fast. Think about booking if you are a big group. We'd order the Streaky burger with Curly Fries.
West - The Crabtree Riverside. W6. One of the best gardens in West London . We'd order the Chicken, bacon and waffles.
3. Saturday 20th. Culture Vulture
In case you do decide a little self-improvement is necessary, we recommend It's (Not) Only Rock'n'Roll, at the Barbican centre, a showcase of the best of Mark Allan's 30 years photographing the great and the (not so) good of music. The exhibition is free but closes at 4pm on Saturdays.
This summer is all about Cricket. But if you can't wait for the World Cup or the Ashes, then why not head to Lords for Day One of the London One Day Cup. Tickets start at just £22 for Adults or £5 for kids. Take a picnic and with no work on Monday, take advantage of Lord's being the only international cricket venue in the world where spectators can bring alcohol into the ground.
5. Monday 22nd. Gaming
Monday is your last chance to catch Power Up at the Science Museum. This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event features the very best video games and consoles from the past 40 years. From Pong to Pacman and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just want to beat your family at Mario Kart. Tickets start at £10 for adults.