August in London: Weather and Events Guide

What To See And Do In London In August

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August Weather

  • Average High: 71°F (22°C)
  • Average Low: 55°F (13°C)
  • Average wet days: 7 days
  • Average daily sunshine: 6 hours
  • Although July and August are the warmest months of the year, there can still be plenty of rain

What To Wear

  • You can hope to wear shorts most days, but do be prepared for rain showers at any time
  • Sunglasses will be needed
  • Always bring an umbrella when exploring London!

August Highlight

  • Notting Hill Carnival (last weekend of August). Europe's biggest street festival is a colorful celebration of London's Caribbean communities that dates back to 1964. The annual two-day street party features live music, dancing, vibrant parades, steel bands and classic Caribbean street food including jerk chicken and fried plantain.

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    August Annual Events

    • Summer Opening of Parliament (August and September). During the parliament's summer recess, U.K. residents and overseas visitors can buy tickets to tour the historic houses. 
    • Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (August and September). Peek inside the Queen's London residence and explore the State Rooms, the Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews.
    • Great British Beer Festival (early August). This celebration of British beer takes place at Olympia every August and showcases over 900 real ales, ciders and perries. Cheers to that!
    • Carnaval del Pueblo (Sunday in early August). This annual festival takes place in Brockwell Park in southeast London and is Europe's largest outdoor Latin American event. Expect live music, dancing, street food and plenty of activities for kids. 
    • Camden Fringe (throughout August). Launched in 2006 as an alternative to the Edinburgh Festival, this annual arts event runs for four weeks and takes place across a number of eclectic venues in Camden. 

    Ongoing Events

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