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As if it’s August already – boy 2019 is just flying by! Technically it should be the height of summer, although we’ve already had an epic heatwave, so who knows what weather we’ve got in store. Rain or shine, the food festivals will still be rolling into town, including a dessert fest, a Chinese food fest and the legendary Meatopia. And the summer screen will still be taking pride of place in the Somerset House courtyard. The biggest party of them all though? It has to be Notting Hill Carnival – it’s the only way to spend your Bank Holiday.

The Film4 Summer Screen is back at Somerset House with UK premieres, award winning movies and cult classics.

8th - 21st August 2019

After six years of hosting the National Burger Day party, Street Feast is amping things up this year by launching Bundance, the biggest burger bash in Europe

22nd August 2019

MEATLiquor W1MK II – the new version of the original MEATLiquor – is going all out for National Burger Day by staying open for 24 hours.

22nd August 2019

The Meals on Reels screening series at The Signal Pub in Forest Hill is continuing with an eat-a-long showing of cult classic Napoleon Dynamite

23rd August 2019

Timothy Sheader’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar returns to London, running at the Barbican

4th July - 24th August 2019

Between 2006 and 2016 over half of London’s LGBTQ+ venues closed and this exhibition looks at how redevelopement is changing the queer scene in London.

2nd April - 25th August 2019

Venice Beach is coming to Camden this summer courtesy of Backyard Cinema, who is taking over the Roundhouse with sand, palm trees and a retro beach bar

18th July - 25th August 2019

The Whitechapel Gallery is hosting the debut survey of renowned Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, to coincide with his display on the Fourth Plinth

4th June - 25th August 2019

The British Museum is hosting the largest manga exhibition ever held outside of Japan. The show explores the origins of manga through to its global appeal.

23rd May - 26th August 2019

The Barbican is hosting a major ‘festival-style’ exhibition on AI, exploring the developments in AI, both creative and scientific, as well as our relationship with the technology.

16th May - 26th August 2019

The Science Gallery is exploring the building blocks of the universe with this exhibition based on dark matter, which makes up 95% of the universe

6th June - 26th August 2019

Do you dare take on The Monster? Yes the ultimate inflatable obstacle course is coming back to Ally Pally bigger and bouncier than ever.

23rd - 28th August 2019

Jam Sessions is back at Second Home London Fields at the end of the month with a secret line-up of eight artists across a range of genres.

28th August 2019

A new street food market has launched next to the Leadenhall building so you can mix up your lunchtimes this summer if you work in the City

Until 30th August 2019

Swing by the Facebook Cafe, popping up at The Attendant in Shoreditch, for a privacy check-up and FREE drink whilst you’re at it.

28th & 29th August 2019

Goodbye: The (After)Life of Cook & Moore features some the pair’s best loved characters Derek and Clive, who are visited by other dead comics

9th - 31st August 2019

The Magnum Pleasure Store is back for another summer with its famous dipping bar, so you can customise your ice creams with a ton of sauces and toppings

1st July - 31st August 2019

After a sell-out run at the National Theatre, The Lehman Trilogy, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles, is transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre.

11th May - 31st August 2019

Nicholas Hytner is taking on another Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for the next immersive production at The Bridge

3rd June - 31st August 2019

Yauatcha is celebrating rosé with a special pairing menu, created in partnership with Château d’Esclans.

Until 31st August 2019

Ronnie Scott’s is turning 60 this year and as part of the birthday celebrations, the iconic venue is launching a pop-up jazz club called The Old Place

19th - 31st August 2019

Pulled pork, sticky ribs, juicy burgers and BBQ heaven…what’s all that about…MEAT! Yes the one and only Meatopia is back this summer

30th August - 1st September 2019

The Chinese Food Festival is coming back to the capital with vendors including Mei Ume, Chilli Legends and Master Wei.

30th August - 1st September 2019

London Bridge City is hosting Summer By The River, another season of free treats including comedy, theatre, fitness classes, music, sports and film screenings

30th May - 1st September 2019

Based on the major Paris exhibition of the same name, will be the largest exhibition on Dior ever held in the UK.

2nd February - 1st September 2019

This exhibition at the Barbican, the first major one on her in Europe for more than 50 years, celebrates the life and work of Lee Krasner.

30th May - 1st September 2019

Manolo Blahnik is teaming up with the Wallace Collection to present a personally selected edit of his designs, shown amongst the collection’s masterpieces

10th June - 1st September 2019

Heinz is turning 150 years old and to celebrate the very big birthday, it’s opening the Heinz Beanz Museum in Covent Garden.

30th August - 1st September 2019

Camden Town Brewery is having a Tank Party…an all-day event that includes guests drinking unfiltered Hells Lager directly from the 60 hectolitre tanks

7th September 2019

After a run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and a national tour, Ned Bennett’s version of Peter Shaffer’s Equus is transferring to Trafalgar Studios.

6th July - 7th September 2019

Dessert bar Treats Club is popping up inside Old Street station bringing its donuts and soft serve to commuters this summer.

12th August - 7th September 2019

The Tate Modern is hosting the first ever retrospective of Natalia Goncharova ever held in the UK, exploring her diverse range of inspirations and works.

6th June - 8th September 2019

Kiss My Genders at the Hayward Galley brings together over 30 international artists and over 100 artworks that explore gender identity

12th June - 8th September 2019

Not only is all the art in the Dog Show exhibition dog-related but the pooches who live with the various artists involved helped to pick out the pieces.

18th July - 8th September 2019

Forget firing up the BBQ in your back garden (or dragging a disposable one to the park) because you can now flip those burgers onboard a boat whilst cruising down the Thames.

Availble Mon-Fri

Cruise down the water whilst in the water….yes the floating hot tubs are here and they’re setting sail from West India Quay and Angel, giving you the chance to float down the river or the canal in a whole new way.

Available Mon - Fri

Sustainable lifestyle platform pebble is popping up with a free eco-living market in St James’s this autumn.

8th September 2019

Margaret Atwood is celebrating the release of The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, by speaking live at The National Theatre and it’s being broadcast in cinemas.

10th September 2019

Yoga meets art at this life drawing workshop held at Second Home London Fields, run by illustrator and yoga teacher Kate Philipson.

11th September 2019

Wine Car Boot is taking over Bloomberg Arcade with wines from around the globe. Cheers to that.

14th September 2019

Come From Away tells the true story of 7000 travellers who were grounded in a small town in Newfoundland, Canada in the wake of the 9/11

Until 14th September 2019

If you’re still not over the end of Fleabag then you’re in luck because Phoebe Waller-Bridge is bringing the one-woman show to the West end for one last run.

20th August - 14th September 2019

John Malkovich returns to the stage after a 33 year break to star in David Mamet’s new play Bitter Wheat about depraved Hollywood mogul Barney Fein

7th June - 14th September 2019

Get ready to fly! Zip Now London, the world’s longest and fastest city zip line is coming back to the Southbank for another year.

12th June - 15th September 2019

The Design Museum is hosting Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which has been touring the world and it’s jam-packed with archive pieces and original props.

26th April - 15th September 2019

Get Up, Stand Up Now, this summer’s major exhibition at Somerset House, is a celebration of Black creativity in Britain and beyond over the past 50 years.

12th June - 15th September 2019

The National Portrait Gallery is hosting major retrospective on US photographer Cindy Sherman, covering her work from the mid-1970s up to the present day.

27th June – 15th September 2019

Hennessy: For The Culture explores the grime scene and its place in mainstream culture, looking at why Hennessy has become synonymous with this music

12th June - 15th September 2019

Single-estate spirits producer Ramsbury is bringing the English countryside to central London with a takeover of Dalloway Terrace.

19th July - mid-September 2019

Pitched up on the South Bank is Applebee’s Fish pop-up bar and restaurant, with some of the best fish and chips (and views) in town.

Until 15th September 2019

Jimmy Garcia’s Sky High Dining is a pop-up restaurant on board the Emirates Air Line, the cable car suspended 90m above the Thames

12th June - mid-September 2019

Jamie Lloyd is taking the reins for this production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

2nd August - 21st September 2019

Take a peek around London’s hidden buildings at Open house, which is back for 2019

21st & 22nd September 2019

Clive Owen returns to the West End for the first time in 18 years to star in Tennessee Williams’s last great play The Night of the Iguana

6th July - 28th September 2019

There’s a whole festival dedicated to our favourite FRIENDS and it’s coming back to London after touring the UK.

20th - 29th September 2019

A bit of the English countryside is coming to Holborn as Rosewood London opens the Nyetimber Secret Garden in the courtyard.

31st May - 29th September 2019

Prepare to race around the world in 80 days with the immersive adventure game from the same team that created The Hunted Experience and John Le Carre’s The Circus.

11th July - 29th September 2019

Social Fun & Games Club is back at Roof East for summer and they’ve got a new look, new games and new street food.

17th April - 30th September 2019

For Las Mexicanas, the summer edition of their rooftop, Queen of Hoxton is taking inspiration from San Cristobal in Mexico

2nd May - October 2019

Get a taste of the Great British seaside in the heart of town at the Moet & Chandon Chippy in the City pop-up on the Fish Market terrace.

Until 30th September 2019

John Crowley is directing this Lucy Prebble adaptation of journalist Luke Harding’s book on Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko’s murder

20th August - 5th October 2019

Ola Ince is directing the UK premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ American family drama Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse.

16th August - 5th October 2019

Gregory Marchand is opening a bacon scone pop-up in Covent Garden, meaning you don’t have to book into Frenchie to get your fix.

11th June - October 2019

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate at the V&A explores how food goes from farm to table, how we enjoy it, and how we can help create a more sustainable food future

18th May - 20th October 2019

A coral reef and an ancient Egyptian pyramid are just some of the 50 models made of LEGO at the Brick Wonders exhibition at the Horniman Museum.

Until 27th October 2019

Depop has popped up inside Selfridges’ Designer Studio on the department store’s third floor, and it features products on a moving rail

Until 31st October 2019

Museum of the Moon, a six-metre model featuring incredibly detailed NASA imagery of the moon, is residing in the Natural History Museum

17th May - 1st January 2020

He’s brought the sun and the ice to the Tate Modern and now Olafur Eliasson is back at the gallery with a major exhibition.

11th July 2019 - 5th January 2020

Yes the Trotter family is going from Peckham to the West End thanks to Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan who are bringing Only Fools and Horses back to life

Until February 2020

It’s a celebration of the sixties at the V&A as the museum hosts a major retrospective of revolutionary fashion designer Mary Quant

6th April 2019 - 16th February 2020

The 1980 classic is hitting the West End stage courtesy of Dolly Parton herself, featuring that original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score.

Until 4th April 2020

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