Some might see the summer as being halfway over, but optimists in London see that there’s still plenty of summer fun left! They’ve had a season full of beer gardens, outdoor movie screenings, and food truck feasts… but the fun has just begun! Here’s a list of events in that you can still catch in London this summer.
1. Street Feast
Foodies rejoice! Every Friday and Saturday through September 27th you’ll find a fleet of street food vendors at Dalston Yard, participating in London’s pioneering night market. From 5pm to midnight enjoy feasts from some of London’s top street food vendors, chefs and restaurants along with specialty cocktails, craft beer and fine wine in this unique food fest. Each weekend features a rotating line up of some of London’s favorites including Rola Wala’s Indian street food, Smokestak BBQ and Breddos Tacos.
2. Notting Hill Carnival
What better way to celebrate a banking holiday than taking to the streets during Europe’s biggest street festival! August 24th through the 25th brings Caribbean style celebration to West London. The festival finds its origins in the Trinidad Carnival and has kept with the spirit of its Caribbean roots. This diverse festival features live steel bands, Calypso music and exotic food vendors. The Notting Hill Carnival will have about 50,000 performers and is expecting to see over 1 million attendees during the Carnival weekend.
3. Film4 Summer Screen
In what is hailed as London’s most beautiful open-air cinema, the Film4 Summer Screen hosts a variety of movie screenings in Somerset House’s meticulously designed courtyard. From August 7th through August 20th watch classic, cult, contemporary and never before seen films on London’s largest screen with full surround sound.
4. Camden Beach
You won’t have to leave London to enjoy a day at the beach! This pop-up attraction comes complete with deck chairs, beach huts, arcade games, an ice cream truck along with two restaurants as well as a bar. Camden Beach is open from July 27th to August 24th and has special events scheduled throughout the summer including live music and DJ performances.
5. Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle
For an entire weekend, the roads around central London are closed to regular traffic so that bicyclists can be unleashed; free to bike the city in a safe spin around town. But it’s not just about biking freely for an entire weekend. On August 9th and 10th the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle hosts events throughout the day including races for young Olympic hopefuls as well as professionals. There’s also a 100-mile route for amateur cyclists. It’s free to join in the fun, but you must register in advance at www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/freecycle.