Things to do in London in August - 2017
August is the most affordable month to visit the UK for students that are on a summer break. It’s also a month with good weather if you consider the average weather in the UK throughout the year.
Not everyone is a student, but everyone wants good weather. And if you want good weather and are considering going to London this August, London has a lot to offer.
Here’s a list of some of the most interesting things to do in London this August.
Watch the First Premier League Fixture
The most popular football league in the world is returning this August. Every team is starting off with zero points. Every team is looking to have a great season. Everybody wants to win. Fans have been waiting to see their team again. That adds to the atmosphere of the first fixture.
Teams play their best. Fans cheer their best. If you are looking for a sporting event with an atmosphere, the first fixture of the Premier League will satisfy you regardless of what match you will attend.
And London has the most teams (5) that play in the Premier League too. That means that you are more likely to get a ticket to a game in London than anywhere else.
If you are planning to stop in London for just a match, then leave your luggage at a train station as you will not be allowed to bring it with you mostly for safety reasons.
But if you are carrying valuables and are looking for something with insurance then consider using LuggageHero. You get free insurance up to €670 for every piece of luggage that you have. And you will always know if someone looked through your luggage because of a security seal that is placed on every item. It’s also very affordable with a cost of just €1 per hour.
And if you are always worried about the safety of your luggage, read about how you can keep it safe while travelling.
Here is the list of matches that London teams are playing at home during the first fixture:
- Arsenal v Leicester City
- Chelsea v Burnley
- Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town
If you are looking for things to do in London in August and love sports, then this might be something you will be interested in.
Dates: Friday 11 August 2017 – Saturday 12th August
And if these dates don’t suit you, no problem. There’s going to be a lot of matches in August.
Visit the Africa Fashion Week London
Not everyone likes sports. Everyone does, however, belong to a certain culture and Africa Fashion Week London allows us to explore a culture that we don’t get to see every day through a medium of a fashion show.
Africa Fashion Week London is the largest event of its type when it comes to African design and designers.
This is an event that allows us to experience different styles and engage with people that we don’t necessarily get to engage with every day.
The only Premier League matches that are held in London during the first fixture are on the same day as this event, and that’s a perfect opportunity for you to experience football and fashion during just one weekend. Football one day. Fashion the second day.
Dates: Friday 11 August 2017 – Saturday 12th August
Experience the Notting Hill Carnival
If you are not into football or fashion, then hopefully you enjoy music or partying. And when it comes to music and partying, there’s nothing better than a carnival with a tradition. Notting Hill Carnival started in 1960’s and it’s the biggest street festival in Europe. It’s also free. The great thing about free events is that you don’t feel guilty if you leave early because you are not paying anything at all.
You will certainly not want to carry your luggage while at a festival if you want to enjoy yourself. There are only several train stations in London. There are over 120 shops that support LuggageHero. If you want to keep your luggage nearby, LuggageHero could be useful.
If you are looking for things to do in London, this is one of those events that will allow you to experience music.
Dates: 26th August 2017 – 28th August 2017
Enjoy your night with Comedy Carnival
Laughing lowers our stress levels. It does so by lowering the levels of certain hormones while increasing others. It also distracts us.
We are also more likely to laugh around others. Attending a comedy show is one of the things to do in London if you are looking to get rid off some stress.
Comedy Carnival hosts some of the most prestigious artists in the world. And it does so daily. Regardless of when you are visiting London, there will probably be a show on. And there are not many shows that manage to keep entertainment at such a high level as the Comedy Carnival.
Dates: Almost all of August
Conclusion – Is That All of the Things to Do in London?
If you are looking for things to do in London in August, these are just some of them. London is massive. There are several million people living there. If there were only four events each month, then it would be a boring city. There’s a lot more to do.
Regardless of wherever you go, make sure you that you have everything that you need and that you know the rules. Entering certain places with luggage can be problematic at times. It could result in people searching through your luggage which can be a problem if you spent two hours trying to zip it.
Leave your luggage at a train station if you feel like you will need to. If you don’t want to go all the way into a train station, then visit a local shop that supports LuggageHero. It’s all done through an app and you are guaranteed that there will be space for your luggage.
It’s August already. Start planning right now.