Events in London – August 2018

London’s attractions will be packed with families in August, but you’ve got the Notting Hill Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday, lots of outdoor cinema screens, and the start of a new football season. The Prom concerts continue all through the month and Buckingham Palace throws open its doors to the public.


Music, comedy & film

The best bands and comedians performing in London this month


to BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Book yourself a meal and a night at the theatre this August

Teletubbies at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Get yourself down to the magical world of Teletubbyland and meet Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a kid's show full of fun and laughter.
Othello at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe Theatre's three-month production of one of Shakespeare's most tragic plays: Othello.

Family & Kid’s events

See all family, kids Here are some ideas if you’re planning a family holiday in London this summer


to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Medieval Banquet

to Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.

Art & Museums

See all art, museums A list of summer events and exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums

National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called 'On The Wall'.
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.

Royal & Religious

See all royal, religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Clarence House

to Clarence House Enjoy a guided tour around Prince Charles and Camilla's Clarence House, and be treated to a glass of champagne at the end.
Clarence House

to Clarence House Have a tour around Clarence House, home to Prince Charles and Camilla, which used to be home to the Queen Mother.

Political & Military

See all political, military Daily parades and political events taking place during August

Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
Speakers’ Corner

to Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.

Sightseeing tours

See all guided tours If you’re visiting London in August then try one of these sightseeing tours

Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
BrakeAway Bike Tours

to BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.

Classical music

See all classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during August

St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral Every Sunday St Paul's Cathedral invites one of the world's finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour.
Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.

Free events

See all free events Visit London on the cheap in August, by trying these great free events

Notting Hill

to Notting Hill The Notting Hill Carnival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is the biggest and busiest street festival in Europe, attracting over a million revellers.
National Gallery

to National Gallery Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.

Other London events

See all other events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during August

Middlesex at Lord’s

to Lord’s Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Sussex in a County Championship game at Lord's.
Middlesex at Lord’s

Lord’s Watch some T20 cricket at Lord's Cricket Ground, when Middlesex take on the Essex Eagles in a NatWest T20 Blast game.
England at Lord’s

to Lord’s Dust off your whites and get yourself down to Lord's for a cricket Test Match between England and India.
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