With the sun finally shining over London, it's time to make plans for the long weekend ahead. And, as always, it looks like our vibrant city won't let us down. Read on for our round up of what's hot in the Big Smoke this Bank Holiday weekend.

Canalway Cavalcade 2013

If you're getting withdrawal symptoms from all the fun you had along the Thames last year at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, have no fear. The Canalway Cavalcade has taken place in Little Venice every year since 1983 and this year is set to be just as exciting as ever. The quintessentially British event sees around 130 boats moored along the stretch of canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent. The occasion allows old friends to catch up as bands play, boat trips take place and stalls and refreshments are available for those who decide to say close to the land.

Sat May 4th - Monday May 6th Little Venice Between Blomfield Rd, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent, London, W9 2PB Click here for more info

North London Vintage Market

If you're after affordable vintage homewares and interiors, look no further than the North London Vintage Market. Put together by two experienced Spitalfield's vintage dealers, 23 handpicked stallholders will come from all over the capital this weekend to display their eclectic wares. From vibrant fabrics to retro furniture, the popular market has a huge fan base of around 10,000 vintage-loving visitors. Want to know what all the fuss is about? Head over to the North London Vintage Market this weekend for the next event.

Cranley Gardens

United Kingdom


N10 3AH

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SPIN London

This weekend, the world's first ever urban-focused bicycle consumer show and festival debuts in East London. Set in the historic hub of cool street culture, The Old Truman Brewery, SPIN London is set to be a dream come true for all cycle enthusiasts and traders. According to the festival's official website, "SPIN London sharpens the focus on the urban cycling scene by embracing the most progressive, forward thinking international brands & smaller independent makers in Fixed gear, Single Speed, custom & BMX bikes." The festival will also feature the capital's best emerging DJ talent who will be playing music live throughout the show and festival.

The Old Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane


E1 6QL

Admission: From £5

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