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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 »

Notting Hill Carnival – 25-27 August

Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of west London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. Watch elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the… Read more »

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. Our festival programme… Read more »

ZEE London Mela at Southall Park

Gain an insight into London’s south Asian cultural scene, as ZEE London Mela heads to Southall Park. Taking place in the south-west London neighbourhood of Southall, home to London’s largest south Asian community, this varied festival celebrates multiculturalism in the capital. Watch British, Asian and international artists performing urban, classical and Bollywood music styles, as… Read more »

Ten brilliant beaches near London

City life getting you down? These sandy sanctuaries are less than two hours from London. If you’re after a slice of seaside action, then you don’t really have to leave the city. During the summer months London is awash with urban beaches that let us indulge our deck chair fantasies between bus-hopping to work. But… Read more »

Hyde Park

It remained a private hunting ground until James I came to the throne and permitted limited access. The King appointed a ranger, or keeper, to take charge of the park. It was Charles I who changed the nature of the park completely. He had the Ring (north of the present Serpentine boathouses) created and in… Read more »

Caravan

Caravan city is a multi-terraced all-day dining restaurant, coffee and cocktail bar with a flexible working & events space. the menus combine signature favourites with new creations, showcasing flavours from around the world, inspired by a lifetime of travel. open from 7am on weekdays and 10am on the weekends, food is served from three menus- breakfast… Read more »