5 summery attractions not to miss this month

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With August being one of the warmest months in our capital city, London really starts to come to life with these summery events that you won’t want to miss!

Whether you’re coming to the city with family, friends or as a romantic getaway with that special someone, there’s so much to see and do!

Here’s our top five summery attractions for anyone coming to London this August!

The Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Europe’s largest Caribbean inspired street carnival comes to the West End for three days of music, dancing, floats and full on explosions of colour over the August bank holiday and is not a spectacle to be missed!

Over a million people will join the throngs of revellers lining the streets for this world-renowned celebration, so getting to the heart of the action at peak times can be a little tricky as some road closures are expected. However, if you’re staying at one of our hotels near Gloucester Road Tube station then getting to Notting Hill is a breeze as trains run to Notting Hill every ten minutes.

The proms

Albert Hall

If you’re celebrating a special occasion, then tickets to the BBC Proms classical music festival are an ideal way to make things extra memorable. Held at the famous Albert Hall, the Proms are as much an English institution as the building they are held in and are the perfect highlight of a couple’s weekend away.

Why not take a look at some of our London hotels romantic packages if you’re really looking to spoil your significant other?

The Underbelly Festival

Underbelly Festival

Combining the very best in comedy, music and circus entertainment, the Underbelly Festival on London’s Southbank is a truly family friendly event that everyone is sure to enjoy. The festival runs from early April until the end of September this year, so there’s plenty of time left to make a reservation at the Park Grand Kensington Hotel London to join in the fun!

Movies on the River

What could be better than seeing a movie under the stars? Seeing a movie under the stars on a boat of course! Movies on the River are screening different films on various dates until the end of August, so it’s the perfect ways of enjoying these warm summer nights and doing something a little bit different too. Don’t forget your popcorn!

Zip Now London

This summer activity is most definitely not one for the faint-hearted. Grab your craziest friends and head to Archbishop’s Port to try out the biggest and fastest city zip line in the world!

225 metres of adrenaline pumping terror await once you’ve gone through all of the rigorous safety checks and procedures with the Zip Now safety team, so make sure you hold your nerve on the way up to the launch platform.

The Zip Now London zip line is in town until September this year, but as it’s sure to be very popular with thrill seekers visiting the capital, it would be a good idea to book in advance to avoid disappointment.