London’s best outdoor swimming spots

When:Throughout June, July & August

Outdoor swimming and London temperatures don’t always go hand in hand. However, visit in August and there’s a good chance that you’ll need somewhere to cool down. London has a great collection of outdoor pools, ponds and lidos which provide wonderful refuges from the heat of the city. Our top spot outdoor swimming spot is […]

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Party time at the Notting Hill Carnival

When:30-31 August 2020

Get ready for London’s biggest street party! The Notting Hill Carnival sees the atmosphere crackle with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. This is Europe’s biggest street festival and certainly one of its most colourful. Join the crowds of spectators to watch a dazzling parade of elaborately costumed dancers and performers wend their way through London’s […]

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Watch a movie under the stars at Somerset House

When:13-26 August 2020

The Film4 Summer Screen programme at Somerset House is as popular with Londoners as tourists. Watch a series of red carpet premieres, classic, cult and contemporary films for two weeks in August. A state-of-the-art outdoor screen, with full surround sound, displays the films in the magical setting of Somerset House’s stunning courtyard. Take your own […]

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Kids Week at London’s theatres

When:1-31 August

Calling all drama queens …. Kids’ Week is a superb (month-long) London initiative every August that encourages young people to get involved in theatre. It offers free and reduced kids’ theatre tickets across the city throughout the month. The offer entitles each full-paying adult to qualify for a free kids’ (under 16) ticket. Additionally, there is the […]

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