That thing that only happens once every four years has come around again… it’s a leap year! The 29 February is an extra day to fill in all of our diaries, so why not let us give you a round-up of some fun ways to spend it? It’s all about making the most of it and doing something a little different. Here goes…
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Denim Leap Year Party – VAULT Festival
The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN
28 February, 10.30pm
First things first, celebrate! Whilst the 29 February lands on a Monday, that shouldn’t stop the partygoers amongst us from dancing our way into the extra day of the year! So this is your warning to book that Monday off work and make it an excuse to enjoy yourself. After all, it’ll be another four years until you can party your way into a 29 February duvet day! Let’s not forget to mention the best thing about this event – it’s full of cabaret acts, underground bands, drag performers AND it’s denim themed! So don your Britney and Justin circa 2000 outfits and enjoy!
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Yogasphere City of Lights
The View from the Shard
29 February, 7.30pm
On the more relaxing end of the scale, why not try a City of Lights yoga class right at the top of the Shard? Experience an incredible view of the capital lit up at night from your seat in the sky, whilst you practise a yoga session led by one of Yogasphere’s professional teachers. Further info and booking details are here.
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The Athenaeum Leap Year Offer
116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BJ
Maybe it’s your birthday on the 29 February and you’re looking for a special way to celebrate your once-every-four-years day? The prestigious Athenaeum Hotel is offering discounted stays at their hotel, with suites, apartments and superior rooms up for grabs at discounted prices. It’s still a pricey affair, but it’s worth it if you’ve got a birthday (or even a leap year proposal from your girlfriend!) to celebrate. Book here.
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White Water Rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre
27, 28, 29 February
Various times available
If you’re really looking for something extraordinary that you’re probably not going to be doing again anytime soon, get down to Lee Valley White Water Centre and get stuck into a white water rafting activity! If you’re an adrenaline-seeker and up for an action-packed activity, it’s a choice you should explore for the leap year weekend! Why not grab your mates and do something a little more crazy than your usual catch-ups? Activities and booking details can be found here.
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28 February, 12pm or 3.30pm
If you want to get your heart pumping, why not take the opportunity to do something a little different and get involved in a city-wide game in London? Undercover is an immersive real-life game experience which takes you into a world of spies, missions and surveillance to see how you fare against a bunch of other real-life players! It may be on 28 February, but we think you’ll need a day to recover after all the excitement! With two events happening on the Sunday, jump into an alternative reality and take part in a game this leap year weekend. More info and tickets can be purchased here.
Do you have any other ideas for spending leap year weekend? Let us know in the comments below!