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August Highlights

Featured Event: Notting Hill Carnival – Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. It’s also a vital date in any party-lover’s diary Visit Camden Beach – Head up to the roof of Chalk Farm’s lovely Roundhouse and claim your spot on Camden Beach, an impressively big and often gloriously… Read more »

Featured Event: Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. It’s also a vital date in any party-lover’s diary. Which weekend does Notting Hill Carnival take place? Carnival starts on Sunday August 28 (also referred to as ‘Children’s Day’) and continues into Monday August 29. Where does Notting Hill… Read more »

Visit Camden Beach

Head up to the roof of Chalk Farm’s lovely Roundhouse and claim your spot on Camden Beach, an impressively big and often gloriously sunny pop-up sandpit. Relax in a deck chair with a rum cocktail, play a little ping pong, grab some food from the barbecue or build a magnificent sandcastle. Entry is free but… Read more »

Travel Photographer of the Year

Explore the world without getting on a plane at this free exhibition of awe-inspiring images. The winning entries of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 are on display at the University of Greenwich’s new building, next to Greenwich Park. What began in Chris and Karen Coe’s kitchen in 2003 has grown to become a… Read more »

Rio Olympics in London

Rio de Janeiro, the location of the Olympics Games, might be bloomin’ miles away, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the city to catch a glimpse of it. You can get in on all the Rio Olympics 2016 action and atmosphere via the capital’s copious coverage of the big event on little and… Read more »

Great British Beer Festival

You had better arrive thirsty; with over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers to try, the Great British Beer Festival has something for everyone and to suit every taste. Many of Britain’s most recognisable breweries will run their own bars at the event, including Charles Wells, Fuller’s, St Austell and Wadworth. You’ll also… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try Sosharu, Farringdon

The latest Jason Atherton restaurant, serving pimped-up Japanese ‘pub’ food.  They’ve done the smart thing and carved up the room’s industrial proportions using suspended wooden beams (kind of like eating in a giant four-poster bed) and Oriental lattice screens for intimacy. Do check out the counter bar (outstay your allotted two hours and you’ll be… Read more »