Top 7 Things to do in August

by Nina Christopoulou

Every month the events guide for London gets richer and richer. August is no exception, with many exciting new things to do and see! We’ve gathered our top picks, although we do have to admit it was tough narrowing the choices down to just seven.

7. Zip Now London

How do you feel about the possibility of zooming mid-air pretty high up above London? If you are up for it, Zip Now London and its 225-meter zip line are awaiting your arrival. The views are majestic, but consider yourselves warned: this is not an activity for the faint of heart!

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6. Movies on the River

Are you a movie freak? Then we have just the experience for you! Head down to Tower Millennium Pier and welcome aboard the floating cinema of your dreams. Take a cruise while watching the famous classics of the likes of “Jaw” and “Dirty Dancing”. You still have time until mid-September!

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5. BBC Proms

BBC Proms is one of the most renowned classical music festivals, bringing us two whole months of informal concerts in collaboration with Royal Albert Hall and other venues across London. Its aim is simple – bringing classical music at affordable prices and informal settings for all to enjoy. So have a look at their schedule asap!

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4. Film4 Summer Screen

Somerset House is mesmerizing to gaze at, that’s probably why whenever it orchestrates an event people flock to it. The Film4 Summer Screen could not have been any different – but perhaps the fact that it is London’s largest outdoor screen also helps. So pick your favorite movie, bring a picnic and enjoy the summer vibes!

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Credit: @Somerset House

3. Underbelly Festival

The Underbelly Festival has been going on for some time now, and will stick around with us until the end of September. So there is still plenty of time left to enjoy the various activities it has prepared for us: circus, theatre, cabaret, comedy and of course music among many others are all included in the festival which takes place at South Bank. Head to their website to see when the best time for you to pop in is!

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2. Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup is a must-see. The Rugby League season with all its ups and downs culminates in the final battle among the country’s best two teams at Wembley Stadium. The fast-paced on-field action is bound to turn you into a rugby enthusiast in no time (August 25th!).

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1. Notting Hill Carnival

London’s famous Notting Hill carnival is back! The annual extravaganza takes place on the streets of West London each year on the last weekend of August. This year that would be on the 25-27 of August, and we suggest you make your way to the Carnival to enjoy the colorful floats and performers, the intriguing music and food stalls!

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