After a very thrilling July, highlighted by the Football World Cup and record temperatures, August is about to start. London still reserves tons of amazing summer events able to satisfy everyone’s taste.
We decided to help you make the most of this month through a list of the most exciting events and things to do in London in August 2018.
Notting Hill Carnival
Experience some Caribbean vibes at the London Notting Hill Carnival 2018!
Taking place in West London over the summer bank holiday, the Notting Hill Carnival has become a major event that attracts every year more than one million people. Considered one of the icons of England, this sensational street festival is the largest in Europe. Led by London’s Caribbean community, the Notting Hill Carnival offers not only a colourful parade made up by dancing performers with their impeccable costumes, but also awesome live music and delicious street food.
Our tip? After having danced at one of the sound systems and filled your bellies with mouth-watering Caribbean specialities, don’t forget to join one the numerous after-parties!
When 25, 26 and 27 August 2018
Where Notting Hill
Eastern Electrics Festival
Every year London presents a variety of music festivals during the summer, but the Eastern Electrics Festival remains a must-do for all techno and house lovers.
The festival owns a well-deserved fame for bringing to London the magic of techno music with a hint of Ibiza vibes. Located in a lovely park just half an hour from central London, this year the Eastern Electrics Festival boasts an impressive number of musical artists such as Jamie Jones, Alan Fitzpatrick and other appraised DJs.
Enjoy a weekend of dancing and chilling surrounded by other techno music enthusiasts!
Tickets start from £30
04 and 05 August 2018, gates close at 6pm
Morden Park, SM4 5QU
More info @ http://easternelectrics.com/
Rooftop Film Club
The Rooftop Film Club combines the possibility of enjoying a remarkable view of London with the advantage of a superior outdoor cinema experience.
This summer the club is broadcasting both iconic and new movies from three of the capital’s most alternative rooftop venues in Peckham, Stratford and Shoreditch. Yet in August only two locations, Peckham and Stratford, seem to offer film screenings. Titles vary from older cult movies such as Notting Hill, Back To The Future, and The Breakfast Club to new releases (Three Billboards, Lady Bird, and Isle of Dogs).
You need another reason to go beside the movies and the sunset? Bottomless popcorn can be purchased included with the tickets!
almost every day in August
Bussey Building, SE15 4ST (Peckham) or Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, E15 1BB (Stratford)
More info @ https://rooftopfilmclub.com/london/
London Halal Food Festival
Love halal food? Or never tried it before?
The London Halal Food Festival is your chance to join more than 20000 other food fans and spend a fabulous day exploring the very best of international halal cuisines. With halal referring to what is permitted by the Islamic principles, this festival celebrates Muslim culinary culture and it is open and inclusive for everyone.
This is the right place if you want to enjoy delicious dishes and live entertainment in a vibrant and family-friendly atmosphere.
11 and 12 August 2018
Tobacco Dock, E1W 2SF
More info @ https://www.londonhalalfoodfestival.com/
East London Vintage Kilo Sale
If you are a fan of affordable vintage fashion, you surely cannot miss the East London Vintage Kilo Sale!
Furnished by the largest European vintage wholesaler, the East Vintage Kilo Sale offers a huge array of retro items from the 70’s to the early 2000’s. You will find not only branded and non-branded menswear and womenswear, but also accessories including shoes and sunglasses. As the name indicates, here you will get charged per kilo (£15), and the good news is that there is no minimum spend!
Join other vintage lovers and get ready to dig through tonnes of retro items!
Tickets start at £1.50
05 August 2018, from 10am to 4pm
York Hall, E2 9PJ
More info @ http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk/events/east-london-vintage-kilo-sale-4/
Mostly Mozart by Candlelight
To conclude our list of things to do in London in August 2018, we want to suggest one of the best cultural events taking place in the capital. For those of you thrilled to experience an alternative, romantic night in London listening to some cult pieces of classical music in a lovely church, Mostly Mozart by Candlelight is the perfect choice. The admirable Belmont Ensemble orchestra will perform in candlelight the concert with Peter G. Dyson as a conductor.
Listening to Mozart’s Piano Sonata n° 8 in this architectural jewel is surely alone worth the price of the ticket.
10 August 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ
More info @ https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/whatson-event/mostly-mozart-by-candlelight/