Things to do in London in August 2020

Join revellers at Europe’s biggest street party in August in London, while families can discover plenty of child-friendly activities during the school summer holidays.
  • 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 Prudential RideLondon
  • 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.

Children are on school summer holidays during August, so there are always plenty of family-friendly things to do in London. 

Look out for children's activities at many London attractions, and take the kids to a top West End play or musical for free this month during Kids Week.

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

Top London festivals

August bank holiday weekend in London

  • Europe's largest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, comes to west London with a huge Caribbean party. Join more than one million people for three days of colourful floats, parades, music and dance over the August bank holiday (public holiday) weekend.

Find more things to do on the bank holiday weekend.

Unmissable London events


For more things to do in August in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London. And catch the best of the London stage with our guide to London theatre. Fancy a spontaneous break to London? Find out what you can do this weekend and what is on today

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London weather page.

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