Dolphin Square SW1

With the royal baby stealing much of the limelight we thought it fitting to round up some of the best events happening in your city this August minus the pitter patter of tiny feet…….


Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Buckingham Palace Image courtesy of  Leonard Bentley

Every summer, lucky visitors get the chance to peep inside London’s glorious Buckingham Palace and admire the interiors. Visitors are granted access to the nineteen State Rooms which are still used by the Royal Family on ceremonial occasions  Marvel at masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

Where: Buckingham Palace, Victoria

How Much: £19 (Adults), £17.50 (Concs), £10.85 (Children Under 17), FREE (Under 5s), £50 (Family)

 3rd August to 29th September


The Great British Beer Festival

Beer Festival OlympiaBeer Festival

Our national tipple is celebrated by over 66,000 people flocking to this massive celebration which features over 700 real ales, ciders, perries and beers from around the world. Not just an occasion for a cheeky two or three, tutored tastings are on offer for anyone who wants to learn about the delicate art of making a great tasting beer. There are lots of activities including traditional pub games, live music and hearty English grub.

Where: Olympia, Kensington

How Much: From £8.00

When: 13th to 17th Aug


Historic Guided Walks of Pimlico

Old Pimlico Map

Experience yesterday’s Pimlico with these guided walks which navigate using only historic maps. Each walk celebrates everyday London and the many unsung local heros who have contributed to the richness of this great metropolis. Encounter a Lost River, Jennie’s Whim and a Church that was described when built as a lily among weeds. This is perfect for those familiar to the area who are looking for a new perspective or tourists who want to get an authentic taste of the city.

Where: Pimlico, SW1

How Much: £10 (concessions £8) book by emailing 

When: Saturday 17th August. 11am lasts about two hours


Lollibop Festival

lollibop Festival

Known as ‘Glastonbury for the under 10s’ this festival takes place in Regent’s Park with live music, circus fun and appearances from favourite children’s’ characters. Don’t forget to stop by the arts and crafts tent which always proves popular for a spot of homemade delight.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST

How Much: From £18. Under 12s go free.

When: 16th, 17th and 18th August



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