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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 »

July Highlights

Ready for a scorcher? We mean the amazing line-up of July events, rather than the unreliable British summer, obviously. As well as the Wimbledon tennis finals, July also means we’re deep in music festival season Summer also means loads of new pop-ups, alfresco dining and hours spent lounging around London’s best rooftop bars. If you can drag… Read more »

Lambeth Country show – Saturday July 15 – Sunday July 16 2017

The Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 170,000 people attending in 2016, the show is one of the biggest public events in the UK. You can expect all the attractions of a traditional… Read more »

Sense of Unity

Giant light-up puppets from Germany will tell a story of togetherness and friendship with a storming drum soundtrack from Worldbeaters. Accompanied by their West African-inspired rhythms, Dundu’s ‘Sense of Unity’ takes the form of a procession down Bow’s Roman Road.Take the whole family outdoors for this magical free show. Giant light-up puppets from Germany will… Read more »

Pride Parade

The Pride in London Parade is the biggest LGBT+ parade in the UK, as many thousands of people march down the route. The event isn’t restricted to the LGBT community, and is frequently celebrated as one of the most inclusive events in the world. So if you’re thinking of attending here’s all the information you need… Read more »

Citadel Festival

After a storming debut last year, Citadel Festival returns to Victoria Park on Sunday July 17 for another outing of music, arts, culture, food and drink. This year’s line-up includes a London exclusive performance from Sigúr Ros alongside Lianne La Havas, Caribou and some excellent rising stars. There’s also comedy, sports and plenty more summer… Read more »

Hyper Japan

The three-day festival will bring colourful, passionate and exciting entertainment to the streets of London. It will celebrate every element of Japanese culture from mango to Cosplay, from food to dance. Guests can enjoy authentic cuisine and can even dress up in a traditional kimono so the event will appeal to people of all ages… Read more »

The Folly

A haven of escapism in the heart of the city. From their garden inspired lounge to the sanctuary of their private dining room, this botanical retreat is a perfect for all day drinking, dining and relaxing. The Folly is a unique space with a carefully crafted seasonal menu, quirky cocktails and fine wines that simply… Read more »

June Highlights

June is a downright joyful time to be in London. The sun is officially (hopefully) out, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are in full force and the music festival season is kicking off, with plenty of great London festivals proudly repping the capital. But even if you’re not into festival leggings or tennis balls, there’s still loads going on…. Read more »