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Things to do in London in August 2022

Enjoy world-class music, sport and outdoor festivals in August in London, while the school summer holidays bring plenty of family activities.

August is one of the warmest months of the year in London, when you can enjoy the capital’s many outdoor and open-air activities and 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. 

You can make the kids' summer memorable by taking them to London's best theatre shows during Kids Week, when tickets are heavily discounted.  

What's on in London in August?

Iconic August events

The Royal Albert Hall with people sitting around the main stage during BBC Proms.

Shows to book this August

  • Sing along to your favourite ABBA songs at ABBA Voyage, the must-see state-of-the-art concert featuring virtual versions of the Swedish stars.

Find more musicals and shows this summer.

August bank holiday weekend in London

A carnival queen dressed in a white costume with red feathers, surrounded by red ticker tape dancing at the Notting Hill carnival

  • Join Europe's largest street festival, as the iconic Notting Hill Carnival, returns to the streets of west London this year.
  • Celebrate Black culture, food and music at Yam Carnival on Clapham Common.

Find more things to do on the bank holiday weekend.

Foodie festivals

Find more food and drink events this summer.

August sightseeing ideas

One of the cabins on the Emirates Air Line cable car moves in the air, with The O2 and river Thames in the background, on a slightly cloudy day.

August family activities

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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