Amazing events in August in London

Things to do In August

Aug 5-7: Bugsy’s 40th Birthday Bash

You will find friendly events like exhibition of “Bugsy Malone”, screenings, and talking as a part of celebration of Bugsy’s birthday. So enter Fat Sam’s Grand Slam and enjoy the various, amazing programmes.

Aug 5-14: This is going to be a thought-provoking exhibition on the plight of sex workers revolving around exploitation and empowerment. The Objects of Desire is the name of the exhibition.

Aug 6-7: A series of festivals titled as Night of Festivals is being celebrated for the Rio Olympics which is round the corner. So these family-friendly events will have a tinge of Brazilian and Latin American themes.

Aug 11: Streak for Tigers is a charity event that runs through London Zoo. This event is a fund-raising programme for the global conservation. So if you like watching tigers and getting naked too, do register for this event.

Aug 11: Intoxicating Sensory Soirée: This is going to be a fragrant event at the Chelsea Physic Garden. It will open scent-themed event and Nick Bailey who is the Head Gardner will be there to let you learn about the scented displays. The guests will be afforded an opportunity to make herb bags. The guests can also discover their individual scent profile in the English Perfume house called Penhaligon’s.

Aug 12-14: London Craft Beer Festival: This is going to be the fourth edition of the festival and is being hosted at Oval Space. The event will display a big line-up of international breweries. So all those avid lovers of beer- be right there at Oval Space.

Aug 13: River Rat Race: This event entails running, jumping, kayaking, swimming, and climbing for Shelter. This event garners a large crowd of Londoners every time.

Aug 13: Holi Festival of Colours Wembley: this event apes the Holi’s festival of colours. The Park gives an excuse to enjoy a good, colourful time against beautiful tunes. You will enjoy throwing paint powders on your friends.

Aug 19-20: The Summer Shindig: This will be conducted at Hornsey Town Hall. This is a fun packed event to make most of your time in London’s summer. The Event is organized by Time Out for two days. The venue, Hornsey Town Hall is a beautiful and unique place to enjoy this programme.

Aug 27-28: Sunday Papers Live: you will see how beautifully the reading materials are personified via workshops, talks, walks, and armchairs. You will also get Sunday Roasts.

Aug 28-29: Notting Hill Carnival: this is said to be Europe’s biggest street party which is held in west London during the time of August Bank Holiday. Tourists halted at Park Grand Paddington Court can conveniently reach the carnival’s spot which is just a ten-minute walk away.


Rum Kitchen Brixton: This is Brixton’s branch is located on Coldharbour Lane. This popular restaurant cum bar of Notting Hill boasts delicious Caribbean food and drink.

Chicama: The team which anchored Pachamama, has now come up with a modern Peruvian seafood restaurant. The place takes inspiration from the seafood of Peru. There will be no meat on the menu and mostly have fish catch of the day.

Cure & Cut: The team which opened Tante Clair, Kettner’s, Brasserie, and Bibendum has now started it’s another venture called Cure and Cut. The menu brags off freshly made sandwiches and home-smoked pastrami.

Yosma: this is a Turkish restaurant by the duo that was behind the Good Food Society.

Blanchette East: the menu of the place has Southern French and North African food. The place has a beautiful decoration of Parisian Belle Époque and urban tinge of east London.

Killer Tomato: it is a taco and burrito joint that serves dishes such as cheeseburger tacos and avocado tostadas.

Tourists can find many restaurants and Hotels near Paddington Station to enjoy a good, hearty meal.

Events and pop-ups:

From Aug 1: Shotgun BBQ’s Rooftop Residency Dine: you can get to this pop-up on the roof of John Lewis. You will have brisket and pork belly, bacon jam to compliment juicy pretzel roll with a pig filing.

Aug 3-Sep 20: Sipsmith Summer Terrace: you will get some picturesque views of Canary Wharf, River Thames, and Greenwich Peninsula. This is the best place for drinkers and is located at Craft London. The pop-up has a cocktail menu and you will see bartenders making gin and vodka special drink.

Aug 5, 12: London Beer City: Beer City’s celebrations are undertaken by London Beer Factory and include a 100- can guideway. This takes place on Friday, 12 August.

 Aug 6: Wray’s Jerk Fest: Bussey Building’s rooftop bar will host Jamaican vibes for non-stop 9 hours. You will be surprised with the boozer party organized by Rum brand Wray & Nephew. The alfresco party will also host free challenges, expert DJs, and graffiti mural.

Aug 12: Free Pad Thai at Rosa’s: This is a Thai Café which is celebrating Queen Sirikit of Thailand’s birthday. This will take place at restaurant’s Carnaby branch so expect a lot of free grub. Pre-booking your presence is essential and you have to wear blue to get the offer.

Aug 14-15: Spirit of Tiki: This Greenwich Roof beach will host two days of tiki fun. A village of 15 bars will exhibit their own collection of cocktails at £5 a pop.

Aug 20: Wing Fest: this event apes the festival of National Buffalo Wing which is held annually in Buffalo. The festival displays a good selection of chicken wings on offer.

Aug 27: Pizza-Pocalypse: you will get delicious slices of pizza, ice creams of Sorbitium and craft lagers from Frontier.


Aug 1-10: Yerma Billie Piper: Stars will perform the Lorca classic, directed by Australian director Simon Stone.

Aug 1- Sep 17:  Groundhog Day: it is a new musical based on a 1993 hit film which displays that the Old Vic is anything but stuck in the past.

Aug 12-Oct 1: They Drink It In the Congo: it is satire on patronisation in Africa and liberal guilt.

 Aug 20-Nov 12: John Osborne is starred in Kenneth Branagh’s West End. The work was a classic, reviving Olivier’s career.

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