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Things to do - August 2023

August is a great time for things to do in London due to its vibrant summer atmosphere, offering a wide range of outdoor festivals, concerts, and cultural events across the city.

Let Lady PA help to plan your day trips, and book restaurants, events, and activities - get in touch.


Dates to Remember

  • World Elephant Day 12th August

A day to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non- exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection.

  • World Photo Day 19th August

World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities. Find out more on the official site.

  • Summer Bank Holiday 28th August

Today is the last bank holiday in England and Wales before Christmas. It marks the end of the summer holidays for school children and is the weekend when the famous Notting Hill Carnival takes place.


Culture Hits

  • Notting Hill Carnival 27th - 28th August

Notting Hill Carnival is an extraordinary celebration of Caribbean culture and diversity that takes place annually in London during August. With its dazzling parade of colourful costumes, infectious music, and delicious Caribbean cuisine, the carnival creates a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere that brings people from all walks of life together in a joyous and unforgettable experience. Check out Notting Hill Carnival for all the details!

Image from: Timeout London

  • Step Inside Abbey Road Studios: 4th - 13th August

Go behind the scenes of the spot where some of the Beatles' best songs were created. Tickets are still available at Visit London.

  • Hampton Court Palace Food Festival 27th - 29th August

The Hampton Court Palace Food Festival is a delectable culinary extravaganza held in August, where food enthusiasts can indulge in a wide array of gourmet delights set against the backdrop of the historic Hampton Court Palace. From celebrity chef demonstrations to artisan food stalls the festival offers activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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  • London Craft Beer Festival 12-13th August

The London Craft Beer Festival in Tobacco Dock is a must-visit event for beer enthusiasts, offering an unparalleled experience to savour an impressive selection of handcrafted brews from both local and international breweries. With its lively ambiance, knowledgeable brewers, and a chance to discover new and innovative flavours, this festival provides the perfect opportunity for beer lovers to expand their palate and celebrate the artistry of craft beer. Check out the website to buy tickets today!


Sporting Events

  • Rugby Union: New Zealand vs South Africa at Twickenham Stadium (All Blacks) 25th August

History will be made on the 25th of August when the mighty All Blacks take on reigning world champions the South African Springboks at the iconic Twickenham Stadium - Home of England Rugby. Viewings will take place across different establishments all over London and tickets are still available for the game on Twickenham's Official Site.

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  • The Roehampton Cup Tournament at Ham Polo Club 6th - 20th August

Fancy a spot of polo? The premier tournament at Ham Polo Club, one of the oldest polo trophies in the UK and a huge achievement to win. Expect some of the most

exciting polo of the season. League games are played at Black Bears polo grounds in Henley and finals are held at Ham in front of a huge crowd. Head to the official site to submit your entry form.

  • FIFA Women's World Cup 20th Jul - 20th August The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is being hosted by Australia and New Zealand. 32 nations compete on the international stage, with some of the best footballers in the world competing for their national teams. Head to the website for fixtures. Boxpark is just one of the many places in London holding a viewing of all games at their venues in Croydon, Wembley, and Shoreditch. Picture from Skysports.

  • Women's Netball World Cup 28th July - 6th August This is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. You can watch on Sky Sports and the BBC will be covering from the 31st July. Find the fixtures here.


With longer daylight hours and pleasant weather, visitors and locals alike can enjoy exploring iconic landmarks, lush parks, and a bustling arts scene, it's no wonder August is a great time to spend time in London outside.

Check out TimeOut London for all the details of popular events in the City!

Let Lady PA help to plan your trips, book restaurants, events and activities - get in touch.

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