What’s on in London for August 2018

The weather has been great, so let’s hope it continues in this way, as this will help you enjoy all the special summer events that are taking place this month. Lots to see and do, so don’t miss out, if you are in London during August, then take a look at our top ten” whats on”, there is a little something for everyone. If you are finding it hard to get tickets for any of the events mentioned then contact Harmony Cars on 07976374498 or email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com and they should be able to help you. They can also help provide chauffeur cars to the O2 centre and bring you home.

No 1. 3rd August 2018 “BBC Proms 2018: Prom 27: Folk Music Around Britain And Ireland” at Royal Albert Hall.

Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, along with The Unthanks, Alaw, Sam Lee, Jarlath Henderson and Julie Fowlis, to celebrate the rich folk culture in Britain and Ireland. Tickets: £9.50 to £50.

No 2. 7th to 11th August 2018 “Great British Beer Festival” at Olympia.

The Great British Beer Festival is returning to Olympia London this summer Packing the halls with revelry for the seventh year in a row, The Great British Beer Festival will be living up to its reputation as ‘Britain’s ultimate beer festival’. With over 900 real ales and other craft beers, real ciders and perries, fine wines and gin served from over 30 bars, there will be a drink for everybody. If that wasn’t enough, you can attend tutored tasting sessions to learn more about the brews you’re sampling while enjoying some fantastic street food. Visitors can also listen to live music and partake in pub quizzes, and be the first to find out who this year’s Champion Beer of Britain winner is at one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. The Great British Beer Festival is one of the biggest, most exciting and well-known events in the beer and cider world, and is certainly an unmissable event this summer. Get your tickets now for up to five days of fun at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival 2018! For more information, check out their website: http://gbbf.org.uk   Tickets: £11 to £39

No. 3. 9th to 22nd August 2018 “Film4 Summer Screen” at Somerset House.

The stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court provides the setting to London’s largest screen set against Somerset House, which itself has provided the backdrop to many movies. Choose from a mixed programme of UK premieres, old favourites and Cannes award-winning films in full surround sound. Before the movies start, enjoy DJ sets inspired by the films, an exclusive screening of a short film commissioned for the festival, special guest introductions on selected nights, and plenty of food and drink options; or you can even bring your own picnic.

Film4 Summer Screen 2018 highlights. See actress Glenn Close and director Björn Runge introduce their drama The Wife, which makes its UK premiere on the opening night of the festival. 9th August. Enjoy a double bill as family adventure Labyrinth is followed by timeless classic The Wizard of Oz. 11th August. Venture into the mind of a movie legend with cult hit Being John Malkovich, starring Cameron Diaz and John Cusack. 13th August. Enjoy two classic fairy tales with Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et La Bête and much-loved sequel to Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein. 17th August. Expect plenty of thrills and spills as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is trailed by sci-fi horror A Nightmare on Elm Street. 18th August. See one of the hits of 2017, as Academy Award-wining romantic drama Call Me By Your Name plays out on the big screen. 20th August. Book a spot for the final night of screenings, as a group of naïve student criminals attempt a heist of their college library in American Animals. 22nd August.

Tickets: From £19.75 to £26.75.

No.4. 10th to 11th August 2018 “Iron Maiden” at The O2.

The London-formed rock collective who have countless awards to their name – including a BRIT and Grammy – perform songs from their extensive repertoire. Tickets: £58.75 to £73.25. If you need tickets contact Harmony cars 07976374498 or email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com

No.5. 14th to 19th August 2018 “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular” at The O2.

Meet a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Stegosaurus and more at Walking with Dinosaurs.

Learn more about the dinosaurs, watch them walk and hear them roar in this popular family show that has been seen by more than nine million people around the world.

The show features 18 life-sized creatures, that use cutting-edge technology, to create a realistic dinosaur experience in London.

Tickets: From £36.08 to £60.08

If you need tickets contact Harmony cars 07976374498 or email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com

No.6.   20th August 2018 “Big Girls Don’t Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons” at Lyric Theatre.

The iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons recreated in this feel-good concert with four phenomenal singers and a fantastic live band.

This fun show is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles. Featuring many hits from both sides of the Atlantic: Sherry, Grease Is The Word, Bye Bye Baby, Stay, Silence is Golden, Working My Way Back to You Babe, Oh What a Night, plus many, many more. A night not to be missed. Tickets: £21.50 to £62.

No.7. 24th to 26th August 2018 “Britney Spears: Piece Of Me” at The O2.

The American pop superstar, dancer and actress brings her Las Vegas show to London as part of her world tour. Tickets: £60.50 to £137.50.

No.8.  25th to 27th August 2018 “Hampton Court Palace Food Festival” at Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace Food Festival is back for its 5th year in the stunning grounds of Hampton Court Palace. As the summer holidays come to an end, the Hampton Court Palace Food Festival is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food and drink with friends and family. There’s nothing quite like it! With over 100 producers of speciality foods to discover, feast on delicious street food, enjoy afternoon tea, sip on cocktails and champagne from pop-up bars and so much more. Experience live music, kids’ entertainment, masterclasses, cookery demos, talks and book signings from a fantastic line up of the UK’s top chefs and experts. Plus, all tickets include free entry into the beautiful Hampton Court Palace. It’s simply the perfect family day out this summer! Tickets: £19.20.

No.9. 25th to 26th “South. West. Four” at Clapham Common.

SOUTH. WEST. FOUR.

Three simple words synonymous with the August Bank Holiday Weekend in the greatest city in the world! After twelve illustrious years, South West Four has become a pilgrimage for electronic music enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, with two days of explosive DJ sets and live electronic acts officially marking the end of the summer in the Capital.

Featuring a wealth of festival exclusives, there will be rare pairings performing for the first time in the UK, all in conjunction with globally respected arena hosts, this eclectic ethos is crowned by the biggest headlining acts in SW4’s history. Supported by jaw dropping production and bespoke light and laser shows. 2018 is set to be their most ambitious production yet, as SW4 continues developing into one of Europe’s most respected dance music events.

Goin back to the Common, revellers are sure to re-create the trademark atmosphere and beaming faces that have come to symbolise the UK’s premier inner city festival. Sunglasses at the ready, be prepared to dance the night away.

No.10. 25th to 27th August 2018 “Notting Hill Carnival”.

Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of west London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours.

Watch elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the route.

The festival kicks off on Saturday evening with a steel band music competition, Caribbean-themed outdoor entertainment and street food during Panorama. Entry is free and the event takes place between 6pm and 10pm at Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park (Bosworth Road W10).

Get up early on Sunday morning to experience the traditional Caribbean carnival opening J’Ouvert. Join the parade or watch on as revellers march through the streets covered in mud and colourful paint between 6am and 9am. The procession starts and ends at Canal Way (Ladbroke Grove W10).

Children’s Day (Sunday Parade) takes over during the day and evening. See young performers dancing and swirling through the streets to show off their elaborate costumes in the Children’s Day Parade; hear live music at dedicated stages in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance park and Powis Square, and make sure to enjoy the 38 static sound systems, delicious food stalls and family activities.

On Monday see colourful dancers, performers, steel bands and mobile sound systems fill the streets of Notting Hill for the Grand Finale (Monday Parade). Plus, tuck into delicious treats from the many food stalls in the area, and enjoy even more entertainment at the 38 static sound systems along the route and live stages in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance park and Powis Square.

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