London this August promises to be a spectacular place. Take your pick from whats on including park pillow fights, carnivals, BBC proms and open air film screenings. There is something for every individual, couple and family here in London this August 2016.
As always we are here to suggest a few key events that should definitely be part of your stay in London this August.
The Royal Family At Buckingham Palace
Now you might not be able to meet the royal family face to face, however you can see one of their residences up close and personal. Buckingham Palace opened its doors to ticket holders on the 23rd of July. Even although this incredible opportunity is running through all the way to the 2nd of October, tickets are selling out fast.
The tour allows you to personal explore the lavishly furnished state rooms, containing some of the greatest treasures and possessions of the royal family.
Items available to be seen include:
- Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude
- Sculpture by Canova and Chantrey
- Exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain
- Some of the finest English and French furniture in the world
Even with this tour being available for a limited time every year, each year is special. Every year, the Palace’s summer opening features a special exhibition. This exhibition is always unique and this year it is a celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Notting Hill Carnival 2016
London’s biggest street party is not just big in London as The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964. Music, food and lots of amazing food is exactly what you need this summer in London.
With the perfect scheduling you can fit so much into the August bank holiday weekend. With sightseeing Friday and Saturday and the energetic carnival Sunday and Monday have the greatest experience this August in London.
The Carnival floats and bands set off at 9am on both Sunday and Monday mornings, running roughly until 7pm both days.
If you are thinking about joining London for this fabulous event or want to know more information, click here.