Pub gardens are overflowing, the skies are (mostly) clear, and Londoner’s have well and truly come alive. It’s the month of festivals, outdoor screenings and our favourite week dedicated to Afternoon tea, which can mean only one thing - Summer is in full swing!
Skyline Sessions (every Wednesday)
Prep for the weekend ahead, with our Skyline Sessions evenings in 12th Knot. Live music, good food, delicious cocktails, and of course that beautiful skyline. What more do you need on a Wednesday night?
Film4 Summer Screen(10-23 August)
Movie nights are always fun, but movie nights outdoors are even better. Returning for another year, Film4 are transforming Somerset House into the ultimate cinematic experience with beanbags, director’s chairs and the perfect hamper or dining package. So once you’d decided whether you want to watch Straight Outta Compton, Clueless or This is England, to name a few, grab your blankets and settle on in under the starry sky. Not able to venture to Somerset House in time? We’ve got you covered with Curzon!
Afternoon Tea Week (12-18 August)
Ain’t no party like a tea party, and us Londoners take afternoon tea so seriously that we’ve even dedicated a whole week to the delicious thing. And what’s even better is that we’re celebrating in style, with a whooping 25% discount off our £58 cocktail-led Fancy Tea. So get your friends together and prepare for an afternoon of savoury and sweet delicacies, and refreshing cocktails that’ll have you wishing afternoon tea week was every week!
Notting Hill Carnival (25 – 26 August)
If you ask any party-lover one of the key dates in their diary, you can bet that it’s Notting Hill Carnival. Being known as the biggest street party in Europe, it’s a celebration of the capital’s Caribbean communities, traditions and culture so expect plenty of colour, elaborate floats and costumed performers. And of course some of the best street vendors – you’ll find us where the jerk chicken is!
Kiss My Genders Exhibition (Until 8 September)
With multiple five-star reviews, Kiss My Genders is a group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. Showing at the Hayward Gallery, the Kiss My Genders is powerful exhibition, and a beautiful celebration of welcoming the differences of genders within our society.
Southbank Centre Food Market(until 1 September)
Food lovers unite, because some of the best street food in London is right on our doorstep this summer. With the venders committed to providing food bursting with fresh, vibrant flavours from across the globe, there’s no shortage of delicious tastes. The only thing left to debate, is which food to choose from…
Laurent-Perrier Sea Containers Terrace(Ongoing)
Champagne, seafood platters and views across the Thames as your backdrop – this is where you want to spend most of your summer. With a seafood inspired terrace menu, and Laurent-Perrier Champagne, your alfresco dining experience will almost have you thinking you’re beach side thanks to our Summer Terrace.
Tuesday Takeover with Ugly Dumpling(August)
Teamwork makes the dream work, and our latest Tuesday Takeover in 12th Knot, is well worth shouting about. We’ve had the talented team from Ugly Dumpling in the kitchen this July, serving up a mouth-watering menu, so much so that we asked them to stay for August. With both savoury and sweet dumpling delights such as aromatic duck, satay chicken, and strawberry cheesecakes, you’ll certainly want to make sure your Tuesday plans are based around Ugly Dumpling.
We’re taking full advantage of this sunny weather, and in general, the summer that we always long for. So if you’re able to pry yourself away from our vibrant Laurent Perrier Summer Terrace, there’s heaps to do in London this month, from colourful Pride celebrations to Wimbledon, and the start of festival season. Summer, we are fully invested in you!
Satisfying both the film buff and design lover, our intimate 56 seat screening room is where you want to be if you want to get out, without having to socialise (cause we all have those moments, right?).