Whether you are visiting the capital city of London or happen to live there, getting out and about to the many events that are taking place is always exciting. London is a city of culture and action. Whatever you are into, you’ll find plenty going on.
So, let’s look at what’s on in London this weekend and in the near future.
1. Notting Hill Carnival 2023
Famous across the globe, fishes Notting Hill Carnival takes place on the bank holiday weekend of August 27 to August 28. The traditional parade, which is a riot of colour, music and movement, takes place on Sunday, August 27, but throughout the whole two days, you’ll find plenty of other exciting events to take part in, and you can even sample some of the street stores selling food from across the globe, including Jamaican jerk chicken and Guyanese pepper pots.
2. Greenwich + Docklands Festival
It is kicking off on the 25th of August and running through to the 10th of September. The Greenwich and Docklands Festival is an outdoor spectacle that is free to visit. On the Thames this year, one of the main attractions is some splendid luminous animatronic swans that are best seen by night. Again, there is plenty to do for the whole family, and the festival is well worth a visit if you’re in the area then.
3. South London Wine Fair
Also taking place on bank holiday Monday, the 28th of August. Crystal Palace wine club will host the South London Wine Fair on a laptop stage at the Crystal Palace Bowl. Visitors can look forward to sampling well over 100 winds, and there will be many exhibitors who are experts in wine production from around the globe.
4. Hampton Court Palace Food Festival
Starting on the 26th of August, Hampton Court Palace Food Festival commences and runs through until the 28th. There will be over 150 food stalls offering all sorts of speciality cuisines, and you can also experience cocktail-making classes hosted by Bone Idyll, a local distillery. Local musicians will be showcasing their tunes from the bandstand, keeping you entertained, and there is plenty for kids to do too.
5. Capital Crime Festival
Something a little more low-key, the Leonardo Royal Hotel in St Paul London Will be hosting the capital crime festival from Thursday, the 31st of August, to Saturday, the 2nd of September. Over 100 of the best crime and thriller writers will be hosting various book readings, discussions and signings, so if a good whodunnit is up your street, grab some tickets.