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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 – FREE 25-27 August

It comes every summer. London sets aside the days encompassing their ‘bank holiday’ for one of the world’s largest street carnivals, Notting Hill Carnival. Each year, close to one million people attend this celebration of Caribbean heritage on the streets of Notting Hill. Celebrations include costume-clad Caribbeans dancing to traditional reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba, and… Read more »

15 Beautiful Beaches Near London For A Seaside Day Trip

Looking for a sunny getaway, but can’t afford the flight? Beach, please! There are stunning beaches within two hours of London, so grab your flip flops and sunnies for a day trip to one of these beauties. (For a swim in the city, check out our guide to London’s best lidos.)Event Website: www.southbankcentre.co.uk Believe it or… Read more »

The Secret London Guide To The Globe

For some 500 years, London has been a thriving hotbed of theatre, filling the playhouses with the work of playwrights new and old. In terms of sheer spectacle though, nowhere can best The Globe, the stunning replica of an Elizabethan playhouse that premiered many of Shakespeare’s best-loved works. Famed for their outdoor performances of The… Read more »

London Bar Bus

This Open Top Bus Tour Doubles Up As A Gorgeous Floral Bar. Sightseeing bus tour company, The Original Tour, have branched out into the booze bizz, launching the first ever London Bar Bus.Perfect for locals and tourists alike, the London Bar Bus is a dreamy alfresco drinking spot – combining the city’s best bits with… Read more »

Bateaux London

Bateaux London’s fleet includes two handsome boats, River Room and Glass Room, specially designed for dining and celebrating on the water. With an experienced captain at the helm, our boats sail daily for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. You can also arrange to hire a room or the whole boat for your event. River views… Read more »