We're here to help if you're still struggling to decide what to do this long weekend. 

Unfortunately, we will not have the best weather this year. According to Met Office, Saturday (May 25) will be relatively warm and sunny. But the forecast for Sunday (May 26) and Monday (May 27) appears to be rainy and cloudy. 

So it's best to plan any outdoor activities for Saturday, while Sunday and Monday may be better suited to indoor activities. 

Here are some of our ideas for the weekend: 

1. The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace

With some of the best international and home-grown artists attending, this is a fantastic opportunity to get tattooed from some of the very best artists in the tattoo industry.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, from 11am. Details: 020 8365 2121 alexandrapalace.com

2. Streatlife at Alexandra Palace

Streatlife is Alexandra Palace’s legendary free street food and craft beer festival. The festival features over 30 of London’s top street food vendors, craft beer bars, cocktails, Pimms and all sorts of tasty treats. Saturdays will feature epic DJ sets and live music acts and Sundays will have a more relaxed vibe, with sets curated by radio stations.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. Details: 020 8365 2121 alexandrapalace.com

3. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at The Queen's Gallery

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display.

Following an exhibition at 12 venues across the UK, the drawings will be brought together to form part of an exhibition of over 200 sheets at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years.

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA, Friday, May 24, to Sunday, October 13. Details: rct.uk

4. Wetlands Walk, Waltham Abbey

This week's walk in the park leads you round the tranquil lakes and rivers of the River Lee Country Park identifying and exploring the delights around Fishers Green Island.

Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Sunday, May 26, 11am. Details: visitleevalley.org.uk

5. Stick By Me at Southbank Centre

Stick by Me is a quirky show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things. Set in a modest playroom, the most ordinary objects become the most enchanting – all through the power of imagination.

With comedy, mime, movement and a spellbinding musical soundscape, this show for children is full of excitement and energy. Fantasies are created from the simplest of things in a funny and heartfelt take on childhood creativity.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX, Monday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 28. Details: 020 7960 4200 southbankcentre.co.uk

6. Agent Nitrate’s Spy-Tastic School Holidays

Agent Nitrate will arrange special training for you in forensics.

Can you keep a secret, and sift through the clues and solve the case? Each day there will be a mix of science, learning and fun to capture the attention of any budding spy with a variety of activities.

Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY, Saturday, May 25, to Sunday, June 2. Details: royalgunpowdermills.com

7. The Upbeat Beatles tribute band in Chelmsford

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none - powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.

The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Saturday, May 25, 7.45pm. Details: 01245 606505 chelmsford.gov.uk

8. The Oasis Experience vs The Ultimate Stone Roses, Harlow

The Oasis Experience capture all the raw power and stage presence of a real Oasis concert. The Ultimate Stone Roses, again a true likeness to Manchester heroes The Stone Roses, will be playing as support.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Saturday, May 25, 8pm. Details: 01279 431945 playhouseharlow.com

9. Forever in Blue Jeans music show, Hornchurch

A perfect feast of entertainment starring Carole Gordon with terrific singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in country music and rock ‘n’ roll.

This big-hearted show performs songs from Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters and Carol King, plus hits from the great Western musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Monday, May 27, 7.30pm. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk

10. Faust, Chelmsford

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod's opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Sunday, May 26, 2pm. Details: 01245 606505 chelmsford.gov.uk