The month of August comes with hundreds of things to do in London, from the biggest street party in Europe to indoor and outdoor family-friendly attractions and events to keep children entertained through the summertime.
August is one of the warmest months of the summer in London, so you might want to be on the lookout for open-air activities to make the most of the period. Children are on holidays in August, so that means there are many family-friendly activities happening around the city. Set out with your family and friends and visit some of London’s most iconic sites and monuments, check out all the games arenas and parks, wine and dine at some of London’s best rooftop restaurants and bars. Don’t forget the Notting Hill Carnival and the Meltdown Festival.
There is absolutely no shortage of things to do and places to visit, so we decided to make a roundup of some of the most fun things to do in London whether you are a local or a visitor.
Crazy golfing has become a popular activity for the holidays for everyone from kids to adults. The best part is that anyone can take on the 9 crazy holes at any of the Plonk Golf venues across London. There are both indoor (with golf simulators) and outdoor crazy golf venues from Shoreditch to Camden, so if you are looking for the most fun, exciting and challenging 9-hole mini golf, Plonk Golf is where you should be. The venues are designed for fun seekers and people who love a bit of outdoor or indoor adventure. If you are in London in August and looking for some fun, enjoy a round of crazy golf at plonkgolf.co.uk
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
If you are a lover of art, then you should write down the dates for the Van Gogh exhibition that will be taking place at Tate Britain in August. Van Gogh’s works of art have remained popular for many years and have found their way into pop culture and he can be considered one of the most referenced artists in the modern history of art. This is your chance to see “Starry Night” as well as other popular works of the legend.
Outdoor Cinema in London
Make some time to see some of the classics including Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Bohemian Rhapsody, The greatest Showmanand dozen and many more in August. Several screenings are happening around the capital from Backyard Cinema: LA Nights to Luna Kids Cinema, Leicester Square Summer Screenings, and many more.
Notting Hill Carnival
The Notting Hill Carnival is arguably the biggest street party in Europe. If you are looking for a wild time out in the capital, look forward to joining more than one million people in West London for the huge Caribbean party. The parades are colourful and amazing, the music is fantastic, and it makes the perfect timeout for the August bank holiday weekend.