How To Make The Most Of Being In London This August

Whether you live in London and know the city like the back of your hand or you’re exploring it as part of a trip around Europe, here are five things you can’t miss out on this August…

To Watch: Pop Up Screens

Grab a deckchair and enjoy a range of classic films at Pop Up Screens‘ open air happenings across seven local parks in London this August. With a programme including La La Land, The Big Lebowski and Pretty Woman and BBQ catering available onsite, it makes for the perfect summer night out.

To See: Soul of a Nation at Tate Late

On 25th August, Uniqlo Tate Lates‘ series will take inspiration from Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power – a new show that explores the vital contribution of black artists to a dramatic period in American history. London-based creatives will lead a vibrant line up of live music, screenings, performances and street food, making this the most exciting (admission free) event this month.

To Read: The Muse by Jessie Burton

Set in London, The Muse is the perfect read for an August in the city. The story follows an aspiring writer on her journey to discovering the secret history of an old painting. It’s a tale of art, forbidden love, ambition and deception, and is updated with an even more beautiful front cover this summer…

To Do: Notting Hill Carnival

August in London wouldn’t be complete without Notting Hill Carnival. Held over the course of the bank holiday weekend, the Caribbean festival is the ultimate way to enjoy the last few days of summer with incredible music, parades and authentic food.

To Eat: Bubblewrap Waffle 

Bubblewrap waffles – the latest food craze from China – has finally made it to London. Head to the brand new shop in Chinatown to try the egg waffles filled with ice cream, fruit and other treats. The most popular flavours are “Matcha Break”, “Oreo Crunch” and the savoury “Avocado Egg” option…

 

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