If you’re thinking about visiting the capital soon, you might be wondering what’s going on right now. While there’s always plenty of fun things to do in London, it truly comes alive around this time of the year. The Tti School compiled a really useful list of summer attractions, but don’t worry if you’ve missed some of them. Here’s what’s coming up this August and beyond.
Experience Notting Hill Carnival
Featuring an abundance of reggae, soca, and calypso tunes backed with the smell of jerk chicken, goat curry, and fried plantain, Notting Hill is London’s biggest street party. Every year, the two-day event takes place over the August bank holiday Monday and preceding Sunday. The Notting Hill Carnival has a rich history that dates back to the mid-1960s. In fact, what started as an opportunity for members of the capital’s Caribbean communities to celebrate their culture and traditions has now become an iconic date in the British calendar that people from all over the country look forward to taking part in.
Get Ready for Festival Season
For music fans, Notting Hill Carnival isn’t the only thing to look forward to though. We’re heading right into the heart of festival season with both the Visions Festival in Hackney and 51st State in Trent Park set to take place in August. The former features a host of up-and-coming acts from a variety of different genres while the latter is a must-experience for anyone interested in classic US house music. While both festivals are in their relative infancy, with Visions set for its fourth year and 51st State returning for its second, they’re quickly building a reputation as the highlights of the summer.
Try Something New at the Craft Beer Festival
Finally, when it’s time to wind down, why head down to the Craft Beer Festival at the Oval Space on August 12th? Both local and international manufacturers take part, including Brewdog, Beavertown, and Magic Rock, so whether you’re a long-time connoisseur or someone just looking to try something new, there’s sure to be something to satisfy your taste buds. Tickets are available from just £25 and give you an unlimited sample of small pours, an exclusive festival class and a programme detailing tasting notes and information on what each of the different breweries have on offer.