1. A trip to Columbia Road flower market. I cannot recommend this enough, as a visitor to London, but also as a gardener, I have found some fabulous flowers and plants at great prices. There are lots of places to pick up breakfast and then wander in and out of the local shops – you will be leaving with more than just a flower! Top tip : Don’t rush your visit.
2. Horse lovers take note, Royal Hospital Chelsea are hosting the 12th leg of the Global Champions League with Britain’s top show-jumping heroes in action over 3 days 4-6 August. Remember how fantastic Greenwich looked during the Olympics, I think RHC could be looking just as good. Check out our Days Out for other ideas in the area
3. Notting Hill Carnival is a London staple for many over the last weekend in August, however, if you want to escape the crowds, but experience the Caribbean, head to the Rum Kitchen in Brixton, Carnaby Street for some rum fun. Our Days Out in Notting Hill, is a good refer to on any other weekend.
4. Comida Festival at Potters Field Park by Tower Bridge. Latin American street food with all the flair that goes with it over the weekend of 12-13 August. DJ’s, street food, dance performances and DJ’s sounds like it will be worth limbering up for!
5. Six Nations is over, but why wait until September to get down and dirty. Beach Rugby arrives on the Thames 4-5 August. Since 2013 they started off at London’s Covent Garden and have since landed at Canary Wharf, Finsbury Square and now Potters Fields Park hosts the 5 a side touch rugby tournament. If the sun shines, this will be a lot of fun, if it’s damp they are going to get a good exfoliation!
6. Luna Cinema hits London and there are some incredible venues to see old favourites as the sun goes down. Our top locations would be Kensington Palace 8-11 August, Westminster Abbey 15-17 August Check out their other locations all over Greater London & beyond!
7. On the cultural trail these are the exhibitions you should be catching;
Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy until 20 August
Feast of Matisse at Royal Academy opens 5 August
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at National History Museum until end September
Giacometti at The Tate Modern until 10 September
Balenciaga at the V&A until February 2018
Indian Treasures exhibition opens 2 August at Getty Images in Eastcastle St
London’s Southbank has an impressive line up of arts & theatre going on.
The Proms at The Royal Albert Hall is in full swing, and there are always tickets on the day.
Kids Week in London Theatres. Kids go FREE for the whole of August.
Some brilliant talks are lined up at the V&A in September, including Jane Birkin for the first time. Book now before it sells out.
Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day is 24 August. Click over and get the 20% off voucher code for your burger at over 750 locations in London.
Zip wire London’s Lambeth Palace Park who are in London until October.