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What's On in London? August 2023

London is bustling in August with the warm summer sun, open-air activities and fun-filled spectacles for the whole family to enjoy.

Think world-class music, sport and outdoor festivals, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained during the school holidays.

So, what are you waiting for? Show some love for London and the amazing places that make up the city, by reading our ‘What’s On’ guide below:

Covent Garden Ice Cream Festival

From 20th August, Covent Garden’s much loved annual ice cream festival The Covent Garden Cool Down will return to the pedestrianised heart of London; turning the Piazza, Market Building and surrounding streets into London’s coolest place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend

With over 40 varieties of ice cream, sundaes, sorbets, frozen drinks, gelato and more, it’s too difficult to say no (especially in this year’s heat wave!).

Distance From The Hari: 2.0 Miles
Photo Credit: Covent Garden

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

Searching for romantic and unforgettable evening?

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons, by candlelight in the beautiful setting of St Mary Le Strand, London from the 5 August 2023.

The programme will also include Mozart’s exquisite Divertimento in B flat major. A hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style.

Distance From The Hari: 2.5 Miles
Photo Credit: St Mary Le Strand

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is the UK’s first Zero-Waste Theatre, and moves around London to show audiences how easy it can be to live, work and socialise in a sustainable way, and will also allow audiences the chance to connect to the natural world around them this summer.

The Greenhouses final location for summer 2023 will be Battersea Power Station, showcasing an exciting programme of shows, events, workshops, and their brand new, zero-waste bar from Monday 7th August.

It’s guilt free… So, what’s not to love?!

Distance From The Hari: 2.8 Miles
Photo Credit: The Greenhouse Theatre

Two Temple Place Family Day

On Friday 18 August, head to Two Temple Place for a family day out!

Guests can follow the Green Man and Little Red Hood along an interactive family trail, exploring the historic building and the stories hidden within its walls along the way. Feel free to take lots of yummy snacks too, as there’s a picnic area to enjoy a well-deserved break under the summer sun. You can choose between one of the following trails:

  • The Green Man: Bring a smartphone and follow the interactive trail using a QR Code as The Green Man and his friends tell you stories throughout the building.
  • Little Red Riding Hood: Follow Little Red Riding Hood and her paper trail, as you engage in fun-filled activities, such as colouring and drawing games along the way.

Distance From The Hari: 2.6 Miles
Photo Credit: Two Temple Place


Step Inside Abbey Road Studios

One for The Beatles fans! Don’t miss your chance to Step Inside Abbey Road Studios this Summer.

For just two weekends in August (4 – 6 and 11 – 13), they are opening the doors to let you step inside Studio Two for a series of exclusive talks exploring the past, present and future of the world’s most famous recording studio.

Led by ‘Recording The Beatles’ authors Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew, the lectures will tell the story of Abbey Road Studios by exploring the iconic rooms, the legendary equipment, the talented engineers and the renowned artists who have defined music history and popular culture for over 90 years. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience!

Distance From The Hari: 3.2 Miles
Photo Credit: Abbey Roads Studios


London Craft Beer Festival

Raise a glass to the world’s best craft beer festival at the iconic Tobacco Dock, from 11-12 August.

This all-inclusive beer festival, means you’ll have the opportunity to try 700+ beers, from 100s of world-class breweries! There’ll also be delicious dishes from some of London’s top restaurants plus a live music line-up to get those festival vibes going. It’s a brilliant opportunity to explore your favourite beers, with your favourite people.

Distance From The Hari: 5 Miles
Photo Credit: London Craft Beer Festival


BucketRace Summer Scavenger Hunt

Get creative this summer with (your not so ordinary) scavenger hunt!

Teams will complete a range of tasks across the center of London, and explore the hidden gems our city has to offer, while competing in seasonal challenges. These include a crab walk across a zebra crossing, wearing an oversized sun hat, eating a berry with a straw, and riding a pool inflatable!

BucketRaces goal is for participants to discover new places, activities and hidden gems within London, while meeting like-minded people and competing in a fun and friendly environment.

Distance From The Hari: 1.7 Miles
Photo Credit: BucketRace


Frameless Immersive Art World in Marble Arch

Go beyond reality at Frameless, the UK’s largest permanent multi-sensory experience.

Enjoy 42 masterpieces within 4 experiential art galleries in Marble Arch, all included in the price of one great value ticket. Each gallery presents some of the world’s most iconic works of art in new and unique ways, with artists including Cezanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Dali and Van Gogh.

Whether you’re visiting with friends or taking the whole family, Frameless offers something for everyone to enjoy within it’s 30,000 sq. ft. culturally rich and multi-dimensional London venue. Adult tickets start at £25 and it’s £15 for kids, whilst those under 5 go free!

Distance From The Hari: 1.8 Miles
Photo Credit: Frameless


The Roundhouse Comedy Festival

Ready for some laughs this Summer?

From 5 – 23 August, head down to the Roundhouse – an institution of live music and performance, as they partner up with an award-winning live comedy production, Berk’s Nest, to catch performances by top comedy talent.

Headline stars include Katherine Ryan, Dylan Moran, Nish Kumar and James Acaster with his latest live tour Hecklers Welcome!

Plus The Roundhouse is an attraction on it’s own. The iconic Grade II* listed building in Camden has seen the likes of  Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Motörhead, James Brown, and Jay-Z to name a few!

Distance From The Hari: 1.7 Miles
Photo Credit: BucketRace


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