1.Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.
2. BBC Proms – the world’s biggest classical music festival
The Proms is an orchestral classical music concert series that runs for eight weeks of the summer season. The annual event series was first held in 1895 and has since become a significant staple of British culture. Most of the concerts occur in Royal Albert Hall, with smaller concerts taking place in Cadogan Hall or outdoor venues. The concert series also features ballet and opera performances for kids and special events showcasing musical genres outside of the classical realm.
3. Carnaval del Pueblo
Carnaval del Pueblo is held in Burgess Park at the beginning of every August. It is a very popular event that celebrates the culture of Latin America. The parade showcases a colourful, vibrant assortment of brilliantly designed floats, fantastic costumes, and talented performers and musicians representing the Latin American diaspora.
4. The Notting Hill Carnival
The Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most popular August events in London and one of the highest attended street festivals in the world. This three-day festival features dazzling, flamboyant costumes, tasty West Indian food vendors, and a mix of live Soca, Calypso, steelpan, and dancehall music played in a club-like atmosphere that urges a diverse, multi-ethnic crowd to keep on dancing.
5. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
The Open Air Theatre, located inside Regent's Park, hosts numerous performances throughout the month of August. Guests may be able to catch a comedy, a reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare's classic dramas, a musical, or an educational event in Great Britain's oldest professional amphitheatre.