August Events in London

 
 

August promises to be one of London’s hottest months both for events and, hopefully, weather. From sophisticated evenings spent with the Bard to the marvellous mayhem of the Notting Hill Carnival, the foodie heaven at Hampton Court Palace to the thought-provoking installation at the Roundhouse, you can enjoy all the August events in London at

 

31st July 2015

Red Carnation Hotels

HEader RCLondonAugustEvents BBCGoodFoodFestival2 credit RiverStreetEvent

August promises to be one of London’s hottest months both for events and, hopefully, weather. From sophisticated evenings spent with the Bard to the marvellous mayhem of the Notting Hill Carnival, the foodie heaven at Hampton Court Palace to the thought-provoking installation at the Roundhouse, you can enjoy all the August events in London at your leisure with a stay at one of our beautiful boutique London hotels. After all, there’s nowhere like London in the summer.

Much Ado About Nothing 

RCLondonAugustEvents MuchAdoAboutNothing credit

Don’t miss the chance to watch Much Ado About Nothing at The Globe before the performance goes on its European tour © The Globe

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” will take to the stage at the iconic Globe Theatre once again this August. This critically acclaimed production wowed audiences in 2014 and is set to be one of the sure fire hits of the summer.

From 10th – 15th August 2015.
Much Ado About Nothing

Notting Hill Carnival

RCLondonAugustEvents NottingHillCarnival4 credit  photo courtesy dmcportfolio com

Grab a costume and prepare to dance at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival © dmcportfolio.com

There are few August events in London more hotly anticipated than the annual Notting Hill Carnival. Featuring great food, wild dancing and plenty of music and colourful costumes, this is one of the largest street festivals in the world and one of the most vibrant events in the British capital. 

From 30th – 31st August 2015.
Notting Hill Carnival

David Byrne’s Meltdown

RCLondonAugustEvents DavidByrneMeltdown credit DannyNorth

Music legend David Byrne is curating this year’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre © Danny North

Musician David Byrne is the mastermind behind this year’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre. With a mix of music, art, and film, including performances from Estrella Morente and Benjamin Clementine, it’s set to be one of the best August events in London.

From 17th – 30th August 2015.
David Byrne’s Meltdown

BBC Good Food Festival

RCLondonAugustEvents BBCGoodFoodFestival6 credit RiverStreetEvent

This year’s celebration of all things food will take place at Hampton Court Palace © River Street Event

A key event in any foodie’s calendar, this year’s BBC Good Food Festival, held in the regal surrounds of Hampton Court Palace, will offer up delicious food, live entertainment and music, and appearances from some of the country’s finest chefs and cooks, including Paul Hollywood and Hemsley + Hemsley.

From 29th – 31st August 2015.
BBC Good Food Festival

AJ Bell London Triathlon

RCLondonAugustEvents LondonTriathlon3 credit AJBellLondonTriathlon

The triathletes will compete in cycling, running, and swimming races at the London Triathlon © AJ Bell London Triathlon

The largest event of its kind in the world, the London Triathlon is also one of the most important annual sporting events in London so grab yourself a prime spot and cheer the athletes on to the finish line.

From 8th – 9th August 2015.
AJ Bell London Triathlon

Hamlet

RCLondonAugustEvents HamletAtBarbican3 credit Tim Gutt  Poster Art Direction Shona Heath

Benedict Cumberbatch on the London stage? All hail the Barbican © Tim Gutt/Shona Heath

Benedict Cumberbatch will perform the role of Shakespeare’s great tragic hero at the Barbican for an exclusive 12-week run this summer. Not just one of best August events in London, this production of “Hamlet” is one of the hottest London theatre tickets of 2015.

From 5th August – 31st October 2015.
Hamlet

Utopia

RCLondonAugustEvents UtopiaAtRoundhouse credit

Bold and wild, Utopia at the Roundhouse will be a theatre experience to remember © The Roundhouse

Created by renowned artist and filmmaker Penny Woolcock and the minds behind Glastonbury’s after-hours stage Block9, Utopia is a wildly different storytelling experience centred on London and created especially for the Main Space at The Roundhouse.

From 4th – 23rd August 2015.
Utopia

Serpentine Pavilion

RCLondonAugustEvents SerpentinePavilion2 credit IwanBaan

Don’t miss this year’s colourful Serpentine Pavilion © Iwan Baan

Spanish architects selgascano are the design team behind this year’s bright and bold structure, which marks the 15th anniversary of the Serpentine Galleries’ Pavilion commission. Watch out for the secret stained-glass corridor.

From 25th June – 18th October 2015.
Serpentine Pavilion

London Craft Beer Festival

RCLondonAugustEvents LondonCraftBeerFestival7 credit

The London Craft Beer Festival is a must for any beer lovers © London Craft Beer Festival

From local London ales to American brews, there’s plenty of beery goodness on offer at the London Craft Beer Festival. Indulge in as many small pours as you can manage and enjoy the festival’s food, fun, and live music.

From 13th – 16th August 2015.
London Craft Beer Festival 

RideLondon

RCLondonAugustEvents RideLondon credit3 PrudentialRideLondon

Crossing the finish line at RideLondon © Prudential RideLondon

Over 95,000 cyclists, both professionals and amateur, will be taking part in this two-day festival of cycling. And with five events to choose from, whether you want to join in the FreeCycle or cheer on the racers during the Grand Prix, there’s plenty of bike-based entertainment to enjoy.

From 1st – 2nd August 2015.
RideLondon

After a day enjoying all the best August events in London, make your way back to the luxurious surrounds of one of our well-appointed London hotels to wind down with some decadent dining, and perhaps a celebratory flute of Champagne.

Header image © River Street Event

Related Articles

The Design Museum Kensington
5 reasons to visit The Design Museum in Kensington

Exploring fabulous design in everything from fashion to buildings to household items, discover 5 reasons why you should visit the Design Museum.

12th November 2018

Oceania Royal Academy
Behind the scenes of Oceania at the Royal Academy of Arts

250 years on from Captain Cook's first journey to the Pacific, discover the beauty of Oceanic art in a new exhibition.

12th November 2018

Montague Ski Lodge
4 ways to enjoy winter at The Montague's Ski Lodge

Be transported to an Alpine wonderland, complete with real snow and tasty festive food and drink.

09th November 2018