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Visiting London In August – The Definitive Guide

London is an important city and also the largest in the whole of the European Union. its charm stems from a variety of things: the iconic monuments that dot the city, the pristine waters of the River Thames, and the unpredictable weather. With people of mixed origins living and thriving here, it's a global melting point of cultures and a truly cosmopolitan city. August is one of the best times to visit London because of pleasant weather - you're in for warm and sunny days that are perfect for sightseeing and exploring iconic landmarks. If you’re planning a trip to the city, read on to know all about London in August!

What makes London in August Special?


London in August

London in August is a treat for the senses as its primetime summer. Warm and sunny mornings with about six hours of sunshine in a day translates to a peaceful day of sightseeing, followed by alfresco dining and a mug of beer! There's plenty of outdoor festivals lined up in August - especially for live music and food. Large crowds, open spaces, and a festive atmosphere promises to be a fiesta of sorts that you don't want to miss out on.

It's also a great time to explore the city on foot, and you can sign up for some heritage walks and learn all about the history of the capitals intriguing past. The best part about visiting London in August is the fact that it's not raining, so you get to witness unobstructed panoramic views of the city from the top of majestic landmarks such as the London Eye / Shard.

London in August : Weather


August is an ideal time to visit London as the city sees a temperature high of 21 °C and lows of 14 °C, with an average of 6 hours of sunshine in a day. The best thing about this season is that chances of rain are pretty low making it convenient to travel around.

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Visiting London in August : Things to do


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ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide

London in August - Buckingham Palace


Get your hands on a skip the line ticket and climb atop London's tallest structure at 114 feet for a picturesque view of the cityscape. If you're ready for a surge of adrenaline, take the topsy turvy slide on your way down - brownie points for bravery as it's the world's longest and tallest slide!

August Timings
Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Location

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD,
UK
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The Shard

London in August - things to do - The Shard


Explore the heavenly panoramic views of London atop The Shard and watch the cityscape of building separated by the Thames River snaking its way past the city. Combine this with a river cruise package, and you’re set to enjoy the best of London in August!

August Timings
Daily 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

Location

32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG,
UK
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Buckingham Palace

London in August - Buckingham Palace


Nothing speaks of royalty than the residence of her Highness itself - the majestic Buckingham Palace, which is open to visitors in August and September. Get passes to admire the regal interiors of this mansion and be privy to the Changing of the Guard Ceremony - a real honor indeed.

August Timings
09:30 AM to 06:30 PM

Location

Westminster, London SW1A 1AA,
UK
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British Museum

London in August


The British Museum Guided Tour is a blessing for History lovers the world over as it’s a culmination of 6000 years of history. With nearly 8 million artifacts, divided into 10 separate sections, this 2-hour tour with a professional guide is a fascinating and informative experience!

August Timings
Open Daily: 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Location

Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG,
UK
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Westminster Abbey

London in August - things to do - Westminster Abbey


A UNESCO World Heritage, The Westminster Abbey is a famous landmark that had served as the seat of coronation or hall of weddings for the Royal family in England. Highlights of this tour include the striking Gothic architecture, the stained glass windows, an audio guide, and the coronation chair.

August Timings

Mon - Sat: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Timings are subject to change regularly; visit the official website for confirmation.

Location

20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA,
UK
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London Eye

London in August - Tower of London


The bird’s eye view of the city with its famous monuments is a sight to behold from atop the 30-minute ride on The London Eye that offers a splendid 360 ° vista of London. You can enjoy priority access, or combine this with another monument to get the best of the deal!

August Timings
Open daily in August but timings vary from 10:00 AM to 08:30 PM to 11:00 to 06:30 on some days

Location

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road,
UK
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Stadium Tour

London in August- things to do - stadium tour


A dream come true for sports fanatics, a trip to the Wembley Stadium or the Wimbledon Stadium + Museum Tour is a motivating experience. Here, you can witness the making of great history on the pitch and salute the true spirit of sportsmanship.

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West End Theatre

London in August - things to do - West End Theatre


London’s West End Theatre is an entertainment destination that’s the hub of several best-selling plays. Whether you're in for classics: Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera or choose musicals to re-live your childhood with The Lion King or Aladdin, it's bound to be a magical few hours!

Location

40 Bloomsbury Way Lower Ground Floor, London WC1A 2SE,
UK
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The Lion King
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Aladdin
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The Phantom of the Opera
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The Book Of Mormon
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Mamma Mia
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Matilda The Musical
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£30
Wicked
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£42
Les Miserables
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£72
School Of Rock
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£33
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
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£25.8
Bitter Wheat
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£30
Big The Musical
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£31.8
Mary Poppins
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£30
Joseph
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£24
Fame
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£21.6
Dark Sublime
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£30
Citysong
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£18
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
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£22.8
Actually
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£24
Sweat
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£15
9 to 5: The Musical
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Only Fools and Horses
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
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£42
Waitress
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School Of Rock
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Wicked
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Mamma Mia
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The Phantom of the Opera
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The Lion King
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Aladdin
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The Mousetrap
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The Play That Goes Wrong
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The Lehman Trilogy
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£42
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
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The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway
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The Night of the Iguana
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£21
The Starry Messenger
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The Woman in Black
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Bitter Wheat
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Present Laughter
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Aladdin
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Thriller Live
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The Woman in Black
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Sweat
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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Four!
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Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras: Sombras
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Natalia Osipova: Pure Dance
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Another Kind of Blue: Flirt with Reality
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Heartbeat Of Home
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The Woman in Black and Dinner at Fire & Stone
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Warner Bros. Studio - Harry Potter Tour

London in August - things to do - Warner Bros Studio Harry Potter


With multiple packages to choose from to make your visit to the Potterverse special, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Warner Bros Studio. Visit set locations of Platform 9 ¾, the Great Hall, or Diagon Alley and learn about the intricacies of filmmaking here, it's a spellbinding adventure for sure!

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Daily - 9:30 AM to 08:00 PM

Location

Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden WD25 7LR,
UK
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Thames River Cruise

London in August - things to do - Thames Cruise


London in August would be the best time to explore the city on a river cruise at the Thames. It’s a whole different feeling to sail across the tranquil waters and view the famous monuments from a new angle. Combine this with a meal and some Jazz, and you're set for a blissful evening!

Location

Pipers Island, Bridge St, Reading RG4 8AH,
UK
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River Thames Lunch Cruise
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River Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise
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London in August : Events to Look Out For


London in August events

The BBC Proms

19th July to 14th September, 2019
Participate in the 125th edition of the world’s biggest classical music festival with BBC Proms held across many venues in London intending to expose music to the broadest audience possible. With a myriad of events: concerts, workshops, and talks, it’s a brilliant experience for all.

London in August events

Underbelly Festival

2nd April to 30th September, 2019
The Underbelly Festival is a one-of-its-kind pop-up festival that takes place in the heart of London. Live entertainment such as circuses, comedy, music, and cabaret come together in different rhythms, and you get to experience the infectious festive energy on the banks of the Thames.

London in August events

London Craft Beer Festival

9th-11th August, 2019
The seventh edition of the Craft Beer Festival sees beer aficionados unite with the best of breweries at Tobacco Dock to celebrate the very nature of the modern beer. Combined with food from some of the most amazing restaurants and live music mixed by famous DJs, this festival is set to be a riot of craziness.

London in August events

London Dessert Festival

17th-18th August, 2019
If you have a sweet tooth, you can rejoice in glory at the first experiential festival that seeks to celebrate sensory indulgence through desserts. The London Dessert Festival uses scents, flavors, textures, sights, and sounds to take your senses on a voyage of gastronomic discovery.

London in August : 5-day Itinerary


London in August : Essentials


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London Weather in August

Clear blue skies, warm sunny days, and a breeze that plays hide and seek with you as you make your way around town - that’s London for you in the summers of August. With temperature ranging from 23 to 14 °C, it’s an ideal time for a vacation in this majestic city!

Where to Stay in London during August

Af you’re planning a trip to London in August - it’s a great idea to stay in Central London as you’ll be in the vicinity of plenty of public transport options and won’t waste too much time traveling. Here are a few popular properties in London for different budgets:

What to Pack for Visiting London in August

If you’re packing for London in August, carry your typical summer wear clothes and accessories such as sunglasses, scarves, and hats! Pack a tiny umbrella too in case of London’s unpredictable showers. The temperature may dip to about 14°C in the evenings so you can stock up on some warm jackets to layer up.

Getting Around London in August

London has the most efficient public transport and the Underground Metro is a testament to this. However, give the tube a pass in case of rush hours and holidays.
Ride on the city’s original red double-deckers if you’d like to experience the typical London feels! Besides buses and the metro, you can also explore the Hop-on Hop-off buses especially meant for tourists who are visiting the many monuments. Feel free to book a cab if you’re traveling to and from the airport with too much luggage as it can be a hassle on public transport.

Must-Try Dishes While Visiting London in August


london in August - Food
Full English Breakfast

The classic meal to be savored while in London, the English Breakfast comprises eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, and baked beans served with toast. Sumptuous and filling, make your way to The Ivy for a gourmet experience with one of the best breakfasts in town.

london in August - Food
Black Pudding

A traditional dish that originated in the UK and Ireland, Black Pudding is often called blood sausage made from pork blood, pork fat, beef suet, and cereal that's usually oatmeal or barley. Black Pudding is slowly becoming a breakfast staple in the city, and you can sample one at Regency Cafe.

london in August - Food
Sunday Roast

Visit The Harwood Arms and partake in the traditional meal on a Sunday afternoon: the Sunday Roast! You can choose your meat from chicken, pork or beef for your roast and savor this with roasted potatoes and vegetables served with Yorkshire Pudding (an English bread of sorts) and delicious gravy!

london in August - Food
Shepherd’s Pie

A savory pie consisting of minced meat and a layer of mashed potatoes on top came to be called Shepherd’s Pie after using lamb meat instead of beef! Dine at The Windmill if you’re up for a flavorful blast of this delicacy.

london in August - Food
Fish & Chips

It wouldn’t be fair to talk about the food scene in London without mentioning the ubiquitous Fish & Chips: batter-fried fish served with steaming hot fries are a staple in many Commonwealth nations. Grab a bite of this tasty goodness at any of the popular outlets or try a gourmet one at Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack.

Tips for Visiting London in August


  • London in August is full of surprises because of the warm weather, general holiday cheer, and a host of outdoor events happening across town. Enquire at your hotels for pop-up festivals and secret parties while you plan your days here, and you’re sure to come up with some great stuff.
  • Keep your walking shoes handy - there’s no better way to explore a new city than by foot!
  • Outdoor cinemas are a thing in London, and you could watch some classic movie screenings under the beautiful skyline - so be sure to check with your hosts!
  • While the weather is predominantly sunny in August, it’s not a bad idea to keep a small umbrella handy in case it pours!
  • Always book in advance, and book online to get the best offers, besides having everything arranged, you’ll also end up waiting less in the crowded tourist hotspots.

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