- Summer is in full swing in August with plenty of open-air entertainment on offer.
- August events include the Notting Hill Carnival, Film4 Summer Screen and Kids Week.
- There are lots of family-friendly activities during the summer holidays.
- The capital's main football season begins this month.
August is one of the warmest months of the year in London. Enjoy the capital’s many outdoor and open-air activities to make the most of the warm summer days.
London's main football season kicks off in August. Experience one of London's great sporting passions during your visit by getting your hands on good-value tickets and soaking up the atmosphere at one of the capital's football clubs.
August events in London
Summer events in London
- Enjoy a summer evening at London's open-air cinemas, such as The Luna Cinema in iconic London locations or on the capital's largest outdoor screen with Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House.
- Buckingham Palace opens up its magnificent State Rooms to visitors with tours and special exhibitions, while the Queen is away on her summer holidays. 21 Jul-30 Sep
Europe's largest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, comes to west London with a huge Caribbean party. Join more than 1 million people for 3 days of colourful floats, parades, music and dance over the August bank holiday (public holiday) weekend. 25-27 Aug
Top London festivals
- Experience the best of south Asian culture with ZEE London Mela in Southhall Park. 18-19 Aug
- Head to the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms classical music festival. Until 8 Sep
- Make your way to the south bank of the river Thames for the Underbelly Festival. Until 30 Sep
- Check out another one of London's top music festivals this August.
London sports events
- Head to Royal Hospital Chelsea for 3 days of showjumping fun at Longines Global Champions Tour. 3-5 Aug
- See world greats compete during the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup. Until 5 Aug
- Cheer on your favourite as 2 of the country's best rugby teams go head to head this month in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. 25 Aug
WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London weather page.
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