We’ve handpicked some of our favourite things to do in London in August, from lounging in lidos to watching films under the stars, see our top 5 below.
What better way to enjoy the hot weather then a good old rooftop bar? Skylight is home to three floors of bars, street food, croquet and pétanque with some unparalleled panoramas of the city skyline. Book tables, pre-order drinks or book court games.
Location: Skylight is located at Tobacco Dock –Pennington Street Entrance
Pennington St. Car Park Entrance
London E1W 2S
Enjoy a hot summers day swimming and lounging at Brockwell’s 50-metre pool. Its surrounded by art deco Grade II-listed buildings which house the Lido Café, where you can grab a selection of snacks, full meals and drinks.
London SE24 0PA
To mark the 70th birthday of The Prince of Wales this year, the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (21 July – 30 September 2018) will include a special display of over 100 works of art personally selected by His Royal Highness. The Palace has 775 rooms, but only 19 of them, the State Rooms, are open to the public. These are the grand spaces, where the Queen hosts receptions and entertains guests. the palace opens for ten weeks only, when the Queen is away – but you will get to wander around the Throne Room and ogle the Ballroom’s glittery chandeliers.
Buckingham Palace Rd
The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark – a firm fixture of summer in the city, providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park. The wonderfully unpredictable nature of outdoor theatre makes each visit here extraordinary and thrilling, there’s plenty on offer this summer.
Location: Just a 10-minute walk from Baker Street underground station. Plan your journey by visiting tfl.gov.uk using postcode “NW1 4NU” as your destination.
Bring a picnic and settle down for a movie on London’s largest outdoor screen set against the spectacular Somerset House until 22nd August this summer.