Things to do in London in August

August is the one month of the year that Brits expect to be beautifully sunny. For that reason, it’s one of the most active of the calendar year, with tonnes of outdoor events and summer-themed attractions across London. With this year’s unprecedented weather, Londoners are going to be out in full force.

Let’s take a look at some of the fantastic events going on this month in the sunshine. Things to do in London in August

Film4 Summer Screenings

Somerset House on the Strand is a fantastic location to visit on a normal day. Add in Film4’s fantastic selection of outdoor movie viewings and you’ve got an evening to remember. From kaleidoscopic thrillers like Inception to off-the-wall romps like Being John Malkovich, this year’s line up is inspired by the internal world of dreams.

Notting Hill Carnival


This annual event is always big news – it’s the street party to end all street parties in one of London’s coolest neighborhoods. As a loud and proud celebration of Carribean culture in London, this festival features unforgettable costumes, music, and some of the best street food you’ll find in the city.

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

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Every year, Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public so that everyone can enjoy the incredible collection of fine art and furniture that makes up the Royal Collection. The State Rooms are so-called because they were used as the public chambers of the Palace. See what it really means to live like a queen!

Scoop Ice Cream Exhibition

Chocolate Ice Cream in Sweet Cone

If you’re looking for a way to cool off from the heat, or you simply have a bit of a sweet tooth, don’t miss out on the Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World exhibition happening at King’s Cross. You’ll learn the history of ice cream flavours and discover how the treat was made over the years.

Crafty Fox Market

Here’s something a little bit different for those who love to shop. Fashionistas will be lining up to visit The Crafty Fox Market in Newington for some of the finest craft wares and up-and-coming artists in the capital. Explore stall after stall of one-of-a-kind products and gifts that you won’t be able to buy anywhere else, from handmade jewelry to homewares and curiosities.

London Craft Beer Festival

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The British are known globally for the quality of our beer. If you’re excited to explore everything we have to offer, the London Craft Beer Festival is your chance. Brewers from all over the country take the time out of their busy schedules to showcase some of the country’s finest pints. The festival plays host to over 90 breweries, with a few excellent London food purveyors thrown in for good measure.

Abbey Road Lectures

This is an event for music lovers that’s not to be missed. This summer, the famous Abbey Road studios is giving members of the public the rare opportunity to step inside the studios for a series of lectures on the history of the legendary studios. We highly recommend booking this for just after a day out on our London Rock Tour.

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