How to Make the Most of Your Bank Holiday Weekend

Need ideas of things to do over the August bank holiday weekend? Check out our recommendations and how to save money on parking with Stashbee.

Yay! Our favourite weekend of August is almost here. Yep, we’re talking about the bank holiday weekend. It’s the perfect time to pack your bags, meet your friends, and make the ultimate summer plans (fingers crossed it’s a sunny one!).

Whether you’re wondering what to get up to this August bank holiday weekend, interested in making some extra money, or simply looking for somewhere to park, find out how Stashbee can help you out.

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When is the August Bank Holiday in 2023?

Nobody wants to show up to work when they’re supposed to be off, so keep Monday 28 August 2023 blocked from your calendar. Now that you know the when, it’s time to decide on the what. There’s loads of things to do over the bank holiday weekend - but if you have no clue what to get up to, we’ve got some ideas.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about finding a place to park during your travels as you can easily rent a parking space through Stashbee. Or, if you’ve got a spare space, why not rent out your parking space? It just might earn you some extra money!

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Things to Do This August Bank Holiday Weekend

From nature walks to days out at the museum, here are our favourite things to do during the 2023 bank holiday weekend.

1) Enjoy the great outdoors

If the weather is good, it’s always nice to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch (don’t forget the blanket!) and find a spot in your local park to sit back, eat, and relax.

If you’re based in London or planning a trip to London, we love Richmond Park. Not only are there expansive green areas to enjoy, but you should be able to spot the deer roaming around the park too. Alternatively, Battersea Park is always good fun, especially if you’re up for a treetop adventure at Go Ape.

Looking for parking near Battersea Park? You can expect to pay as little as £3.80 per day. As for parking in Richmond, pay as little at £3.20 per day. If you’ve got a parking space in these areas available, list it with Stashbee to rake in some pocket money without lifting a finger.


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2) Head to London for a day trip

Whether you live in London or not, it can be quite nice to play the role of tourist on the bank holiday weekend and visit the capital. Say hello to Big Ben, see all the attractions, and head to the parks... you can do it all (or at least try to)! Maybe even ride the London tour bus to get a close-up view of all of the city’s major attractions. Oh, and don’t forget to head down Oxford Street for some retail therapy and lunch.


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Book a short-term parking space in London with daily parking starting at £2.80 per day. That way you can enjoy the day without worrying about an expensive parking ticket!

View of the Big Ben and Houses of Parliament with a double decker bus in front of them

3) Soak up the weather at the beach

Who doesn’t love the beach? If the weather is good, you should plan a trip to the UK’s coast for some much-needed sun, sea, and sand (or pebbles). Whether it’s lively Brighton or the Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth that catch your eye, there’s nothing better than a summer bank holiday weekend spent by the beach.

It shouldn’t be hard to find beach parking - and with Stashbee it really isn’t! Don’t get caught out with parking tickets when parking in Brighton (from £3.80 per day) or Bournemouth (from £1.80 per day) by storing your car securely with one of our Stashbee Hosts.

4) Check out the Natural History Museum

There’s a wide range of fun museums to visit in London, but the Natural History Museum is definitely one of our favourites. There’s plenty for families to enjoy here, like coming face to face with dinosaurs, rockin’ and rollin’ in the earthquake room, and exploring a variety of interesting exhibitions. But perhaps the most exciting news? Entry to the museum is completely free!

If you fancy visiting the Natural History Museum, find parking in South Kensington with us for as little as £4.60 per day.


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5) Enjoy a drink (or two) at a beer garden

There’s nothing better than spending the bank holiday weekend with some friends. Add in a couple of drinks (if you’re not driving), a really nice beer garden, and you’re all set. The Prince in Earl’s Court is not only the city’s biggest beer garden, but it’s also beautifully decorated and totally Instagrammable. Plus, if you’re feeling peckish, there’s a rotation of food vendors that’ll keep you filled up on tasty delights.

Designated drivers can book a parking space in Earl’s Court. It’ll cost you as little as £8.00 per day.

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There’s plenty of ways to enjoy the August bank holiday weekend. And you don’t even have to give up driving, thanks to great prices on parking from our Stashbee Hosts. Plus, if you just have a spare parking space available to rent, there’s never been a better time to list it with us - right in time for the long weekend!

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Updated 19th Apr 2023

Written 6th Aug 2021