Stuck for something to do in London over the coming weeks? How?! Here are five of the best things to do in the capital city this month.

Stuck for something to do in London over the coming weeks? Well, we’re not quite sure how that’s possible… Here are five of the best things to do in the capital city this August.

1. Explore a world of robots at the Science Museum

The Science Museum’s latest exhibition explores the history of robots, telling a tale that dates back further than you might think. With each of the five sections covering a different time period, the beginnings of humanoid robots go right back to the 1500s.

Learn how robots have been shaped by religion, the Industrial Revolution, popular culture and our visions of the future; you may even get to interact with one of the 12 working models that the museum has on display.

2. Celebrate the arts at Camden Fringe

The Camden Fringe is back, and it’s brought with it an amazing selection of theatre, comedy, cabaret and more for you to enjoy – and all performances are at reasonable prices, too!

With more than two weeks of the festival left, there’s still time to book yourself in for a performance that takes your fancy. Make the most of a night of entertainment that doesn’t involve you binge-watching a Netflix original, and discover what London’s impressive local talent has to offer. Camden Fringe closes on August 27th.

3. Wander the halls of Buckingham Palace

If you’ve ever walked past Buckingham Palace and wondered what the iconic building is like on the inside, now is your chance to find out. With the Queen away on her annual holiday, the Palace is opening its doors to the public, offering a glimpse into the life of Britain’s Royal Family.

Although you can’t explore the whole Palace, you get to see the famous State Rooms and take a sneak peek at the Royal Collection, which includes artwork from Rembrandt, Poussin and Clause, and some of the world’s finest examples of English and French furniture.

4. Enjoy some open-air theatre

Do you enjoy visits to theatre? Love getting some fresh air? Then a trip to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre could be just the thing for you! From today, you can catch Olivier Award-winning production, Jesus Christ Superstar, for as little as £25.

Named Best Musical Revival in this year’s prestigious awards (and Best Musical by the Evening Standard Awards), where better to watch this fantastic show than under the stars in its original home - just pray that it doesn’t rain! The show’s run finishes in late September.

5. Have a feast at the Foodies Festival

If you’re a fan of food (let’s face it, who isn’t?), there isn’t a better place to be on Bank Holiday weekend than Alexandra Palace, which is set to host the popular Foodies Festival from 26th or 28th August.

From afternoon tea to wine tasting, there’s enough to keep you entertained and indulged all day. Street Food Avenue will be jam packed full of delicious snacks, and you can treat yourself to some take-home goodies from the Artisan Market, which will offer all types of products from local producers. Tickets are available to buy online.


If you’re in the city, why not come and visit us at one of our Open Days? Come for a campus tour and find out more about our courses. Our Open Days are taking place on August 23rd and 26th.

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