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August Highlights

Forget any plans you had for August, unless they involved the many brilliant events, festivals and cultural happenings we’ve rounded-up below. There’s plenty going on to keep you entertained. Make sure you hit a music festival or two (or more) in August, and take advantage of the sunshine by getting involved in some outdoor events and eating at… Read more »

Festival of Love – Friday July 25 to Tuesday August 29 2017

Festival of Love is a celebration of the force that makes the world go round, and how love can make good changes in the world. The Southbank Centre site is transformed by installations and pop-up eateries, along with one month of love-related performances, talks and free events. Last year it had been a great time… Read more »

South West Four

The mighty SW4 – Clapham Common’s bank holiday dance music explosion – returns for another weekend of big drops, club anthems and arms in the air. If you’re longing for big beats but can’t afford Ibiza and are loath to spend the last days of summer in a dark room, head to SW4 for your… Read more »

Gladiator Games

Brought to you by the Museum of London and staged by Britannia, the collective that worked on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator film, each one-hour show is based on research into 1st-century gladiatorial combat. Taking place alongside each game is a Roman festival, which showcases what life was like in the bustling Roman town of Londinium founded… Read more »

The Sarastro

On first approaching Sarastro, the eye is enchanted by the voluptuous floral displays which adorn the exterior of this Grade II listed Victorian building. Closer to, the intriguing ‘old curiosity shop’ interior can be glimpsed through the semicircular paned glass windows; drawing visitors into the heart of the restaurant to exclaim with joy at the… Read more »

IAAF World Athletics Championship

In August 2017, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will light up for a spectacular Summer of World Athletics. It will be the biggest global sporting event of the year – and you’re invited Over 10 magical days, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic stadium that saw Mo Farah, Jessica… Read more »

Film 4 summer screen

The stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court provides the setting to London’s largest screen set against Somerset House, which itself has provided the backdrop to many movies. Choose from a mixed programme of UK premieres, old favourites and Cannes award-winning films in full surround sound. Before the movies start, enjoy DJ sets inspired by the… Read more »