August is an ideal month to visit London as the weather is conducive for enjoying many outdoor and open-air activities. It is the height of summer as well as the peak time for enjoying different events. One of the main events in August is the Notting Hill Carnival which is the biggest street party in Europe. There are also a whole lot of summer festivals that take place as well as family-friendly attractions that are ideal for the entertainment of kids during their school summer holidays. Moreover, with the main football season kicking off in August, you can get the feel of London’s great sporting passions by visiting one of the football clubs. Some of the main events in August include the following.
Notting Hill Carnival:
Taking place over the bank holiday weekend in August, this is the largest street festival in Europe. It takes place in West London where a huge Caribbean party takes place in which more than one million people participate in a three-day festival of music and dancing, colourful floats and parades.
Ham Yard Roof Terrace Summer Sessions:
A series of summer events are scheduled for August again this summer at the exclusive roof terrace of Ham Yard. It is a lovely drinking spot that will be hosting three themes this summer that relate to rose, botanicals grown in their garden, and classic summer concoctions.
Secret Theatre Project Mayhem:
Project Mayhem is a unique secret event taking place in one district in London, offering those who are willing to get an immersive theatre experience, a chance to be taken through one of the notorious party neighbourhoods of central London and have a unique journey like never before. When you get a ticket, you will also be given the secret locations and the relevant instruction.
For enjoying your stay in London it is best to stay at one of the Montcalm Hotels as they are located strategically close to most places of interest and offer most comfortable rooms embellished with state-of-the-art facilities and pampering services.
Outkast: A full Choir Performs Speakerbox/The Love Below:
At the XOYO, which is a familiar venue for hosting a big night out in London, huge night outs are regularly held and this August, a 21-person strong choir is being invited along with a live band to perform Outkast’s Speakerbox/The Love Below album, live on stage. This event will certainly leave you with a spring in your step as it will feature everything from Roses to Hey Ya!
By becoming a member of the Montcalm Club, you will be privileged to enjoy The Montcalm Club Packages that will enable you to avail of attractive discounts, plenty of incentives and freebies as well as increase your eligibility for higher club membership.
Black Cat Cabaret:
Making a grand return at Underbelly Festival on the Southbank, Black Cat Cabaret promises to deliver yet another seductive night. You can join the performers and enjoy an exotic night full of high-jinx and mischief featuring acrobats, comedians, dancers and even aerialists.
Rivoli Pop-up Cinema:
Visit Rivoli Pop-up Cinema, one of London’s oldest ballrooms and get an unforgettable cinema experience. Film screenings are done throughout the year, with many iconic films coming up such as Rocky, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge.
The London Shuffle Club: Summer on Worship St:
This club is back with its interesting game that has become very popular. The club offers six indoor courts, two table shuffleboards and plenty of pizza and cocktails and is an ideal place for you to visit with your friends, get to know the rules and then hit the court after having danced to disco tunes.
A Banquet in Toad Hall:
This August, the Literary Club will be hosting a Wind in The Willows-themed supper club that will feature the entire range of your children’s favourite characters. On arrival, guests are served a delicious welcome drink and then they can enjoy an amazing 5-course meal with all of them referring to E, H, Shepard’s famous novel.
A 16-Piece Orchestra Performs Daft Punk’s Greatest Hits:
Daft Punk’s band, which is one of pop’s most important bands, is credited with having devised many of the sounds that are played on the radio nowadays. A 16-piece live orchestra band will be playing the hits at XOYO, to celebrate the anniversary of ‘Homework’.
In the month of August, BallieBallerson will draw out the kid in you. London’s first ever adult ball fit has been opened at the venue that offers guests the opportunity to feel free and dive head first into a pool of multi-coloured balls. To add to the fun, the team is also offering sweet-inspired cocktails and ice-cold beer behind the bar in the midst of the DJs spinning all the favourite party tracks together.
The Luna Cinema:
At the Luna Cinema, you can watch all your favourite films this summer ranging from classic romantics through to hilarious comedy. It will be a big line-up of films that will be screened by the company in beautiful locations such as Brockwell Lido, Kew Gardens and Alexandra Palace or on London’s largest outdoor screen with Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House.
Londinium Season of Events: The series of events this month will transport you back to Roman London as you can see realistic gladiator games and open air screenings of Roman-inspired films along with archaeological tours and free family activities.
Visit Buckingham Palace: When the Queen is away on her summer holidays, you can take a tour of Buckingham Palace and see its magnificent State Rooms and its special exhibitions.
The IAAF World Athletic Championships: In August 2017, you can watch track and field events in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and cheer the athletes racing in the Marathon and Race Walks in Central London.
You can also go to the south bank of the River Thames for the Underbelly Festival and Southbank Centre’s Summertime Festival or to the BBC Proms Classical music festival at the Royal Albert Hall.