Outdoor events in London August 2017

Outdoor events in London in August

Our guide to outdoor events in London during August 2017.

Talk in London at Speakers’ Corner

Free 

Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Free event in London at Little Venice

Free 

Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
 
Highgate Cemetery

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Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

PickFree 

Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
 
Free event in London at Spitalfields City Farm

Free 

Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
Free event in London at Parliament Hill

Free

Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
 
Childrens event in London at Hackney Marshes

Free

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Cheap event in London at St. James’s Park

Cheap

to St. James’s Park Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
 
Childrens event in London at Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Guided tour in London at The City

Cheap

The City Explore some of the prettiest and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London, on this 2-hour walking tour.
 
Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queen's gardens as well?

That’s all the outdoor events, but there are plenty more days out in August including:

Jason’s Trip, from Little Venice to CamdenAugust 2017Jason’s Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent’s Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.

Dinner cruise on the river, with Bateaux LondonAugust 2017Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat, as it sails serenely down the Thames.

Thames Clippers, from Putney to GreenwichAugust 2017Thames Clippers offer one-way, return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich.

Guided tour of London, on a bicycleAugust 2017Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike… and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.

See London by night — on a sightseeing busAugust 2017The ‘See London By Night’ bus tour will show you London’s most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.

11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing busAugust 2017If you don’t fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there’s a much cheaper alternative… the No.11 bus.

The Ferryman — at the Gielgud TheatreAugust 2017Sam Mendes will be directing a production of Jez Butterworth’s ‘The Ferryman’ at the Gielgud Theatre.

Hokusai exhibition — Beyond the Great WaveAugust 2017The British Museum will be putting on an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Hokusai, most famous for his ‘Great Wave’.

Candlelight tour of Sir John Soane’s MuseumAugust 2017On the first Tuesday of each month they open Sir John Soane’s Museum in the evening, bathed in atmospheric candlelight.

 
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