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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 in celebration of Afternoon Tea Week during August. Indulge in a carefully crafted selection of sandwiches, savouries and sweet delicacies in celebration of Afternoon Tea Week during August.. Follow in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde Lounge at Hotel Café Royal, or take tea at The Langham’s elegant Palm Court, where the tradition of luxury afternoon tea first started.

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, from hampers crammed with summer treats, to tips on where to buy picnicware that’s sure to impress.

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  with a tasteful tipple or two at one of Regent’s Street’s rooftop bars. From the colourful flagship terrace at Aqua Nueva to Treehouse Hotel London’s boho-styled The Nest, you can tuck into small plates and cocktails at these al fresco spots long into August evenings.

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 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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