By Lauren Harmes
Summer in London is one of the most spectacular times of year, and while you can’t always rely on the weather, you can surely rely on Londoners to put on some fantastic events to while away the summer days and long nights.
With that in mind, check out our list of the top things to do in London this August:
Notting Hill Carnival
Where: Notting Hill
When: 24th – 26th August
What: The Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s largest street festival and almost one million people flock to the neighbourhood every August bank holiday to celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage with bright costumes, amazing dancing and traditional Caribbean food and drink. Best of all – it’s free!
Where: Royal Albert Hall
When: 19th July – 14th September
What: BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world, hosting eight weeks’ worth of concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, culminating in a BBC Proms in the Park performance in Hyde Park with spectacular fireworks, music and festivities.
Get your tickets here: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms/bbc-proms-2019/
Coral Challenge Cup Final
Where: Wembley Stadium
When: 24th August
What: If rugby is more your bag, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Challenge Cup Final. Two of Rugby League’s biggest teams will go head-to-head to be crowned champions at the famous Wembley Stadium.
More information and tickets here: http://www.rugbyleague.com/tickets/ladbrokes_challenge_cup_tickets
The EY Exhibition: ‘Van Gogh and Britain’
Where: Tate Britain
When: Now – 11th August
What: Taking in a bit of culture on a summer’s day is a dream – and this summer sees Tate Britain hosting an exhibition on one of the world’s most famous artists. Van Gogh and Britain brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired artists.
Get tickets here: https://shop.tate.org.uk/ticket/date?cgid=7065
Magic Mike Live
Where: The Hippodrome Casino
When: Now – January 2020
What: The heat is on anyway this summer, but it’s about to get even hotter with this Channing Tatum-crafted dance spectacular where you can watch a bunch of hot guys stripping and dancing for your pleasure…oh my!
Get tickets here: https://www.magicmikelondon.co.uk/book-tickets
Fulham Beach Club
Where: Neverland, Fulham Beach
When: Throughout summer
What: If you can’t make it the South of France this summer, then Fulham Beach Club is the next best thing. Deckchairs, beer pong, cabanas, shuffleboard, wine and cocktail bars and a cinema – you’ll be forgiven for spending hours upon hours at this city escape treasure.
More info here: https://www.neverlandlondon.com/
London Margarita March 2019
When: 17th August
What: When the sun’s shining and you need a bit of ‘refreshment’, what better way to cool down than with an ice cold margarita? And what if those margaritas were served at eight of London’s leading bars all day? Just buy your ticket and visit the yet-to-be-confirmed bars for your free cocktails!
Get tickets here: https://www.margaritamarch.com/london