May Bank Holiday and other dates Little Venice, near Paddington, will be all a-bustle this May Bank Holiday. As ever, for the past 30 years, there will be boats with bunting in abundance, processions and pageants, a variety of music, plenty of kids’ activities, competitions, trade stalls, a real ale bar, a wide variety of snacks and food...and loads more. Cavalcade has become a local institution. It is a national waterways festival and a fun day out for residents too, with entertainment for all the family. There are plenty of linked events and festivals taking place all over London: Rickmansworth Canal Festival 18th to 19th May; Ware Festival 5th to 7th July; IWA National Festival at Watford 19th to 21st July; Olympic Park Event 10th to 11th August; Angel, Islington 1st September; and Slough 7th to 8th September. Do not miss any of them! Check out the events at