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Top 6 things to do this August in central London


Looking for the best things to do in central London this August? Look no further.

Visit Regent Street for an endless summer of al fresco tipples, savoury nibbles and hearty giggles. Whether you’re looking for things to do with kids, friends, a loved one or planning a self-care day in your own, wonderful company, we’ve got something for you.

1. An afternoon tea masterclass

Indulge in a carefully crafted selection of sandwiches, savouries and sweet delicacies – all while swotting up on afternoon tea etiquette at Hotel Café Royal. Take a seat in the refined Oscar Wilde Lounge and absorb your tutor’s extensive guidance as you listen to the tinkering notes of the grand piano – a truly quintessential British afternoon!

2. Picnic in style

For when the sun’s got its hat on, nothing beats an afternoon spent snacking on a picnic blanket in one of central London’s green spaces. Peek into our ultimate picnic guide for all your picnic essentials. Hungry for an extra special experience? Enjoy a selection of Pizzeria Mozza dishes accompanied by a glass of Moët champagne delivered straight to your picnic spot from SUPPER in the Park.

3. Catch a film

Can’t bear the heat? Head inside the historic Regent Street Cinema for the very best of modern, classic and foreign cinema. What’s more, with its ‘Choose Days’, you can choose to pay either £6, £8, or £10 a ticket every Tuesday – your film, your choice.

4. Find your flavour-ite ice cream

There are ice cream options aplenty in central London. From Knickerbocker Glories to Italian gelato and dairy-free delights, get the scoop on London’s best frozen fancies in this handy ice cream guide.

5. Raise a toast on a summer terrace

Celebrate the return of long summer nights and 250 years of Veuve Clicquot with a tasteful tipple or two on its new flagship terrace at Aqua Nueva – transformed to embody the ‘solaire nature’ of the iconic Champagne House. Tuck into perfect pairings of innovative tapas and Veuve Clicquot Champagne on this sunshining terrace.

6. Book a staycation

Torn between jetting off or staying put? We’ve made your decision easy with our guide to the best staycation spots from which to explore the capital. Enjoy a day of unmatched shopping, followed by dinner and chic cocktails from new favourite in this year’s Michelin Guide, Upstairs at The George. Book into a show at the Jermyn Street Theatre or Theatre Royal Haymarket for an authentic West End London staycation.

Still looking for inspiration? Plan the perfect getaway with our holiday essentials guide. Or make the most of the sunshine and book an al fresco lunch or cocktails this August. 

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