Things to Do in London in August 2016

July 20, 2016 8:56 pm

Get outside during your trip to London this August – there’s always plenty to do, see and explore. Take advantage of the summer weather by taking tours, cruises and sightseeing.

If you’re looking for things to do in London in August 2016, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including…

  • Hop-On Hop-Off London Sightseeing Tour
  • Coco-Cola London Eye
  • Wembley Stadium Tour
  • London Bridge City Summer Festival
  • and more…

Save on Attraction Admission

Regular admission to a number of these popular London attractions are available on the London Explorer Pass.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 35% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

See all available passes, attractions & prices – Learn more.

Please note, the seasonal events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the London Explorer Pass.

If you want a bigger list of seasonal events, then check out our suggested things to do in London in the summer.

Hop-On Hop-Off London Sightseeing Tour and River Cruise by Big Bus

London Big Bus in front of St Pauls Cathedrals

This hop on hop off double decker bus tour is one of the best ways to sightsee in London and a great way to see many of the famous London landmarks, which are perfect photo opportunities to remember your trip by.

This route will allow you to see or stop at London’s most popular attractions: Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Market, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square, The Coca-Cola London Eye, St. Paul’s, etc.

Getting In: Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus London tickets are available on the London Explorer Pass.

Coca-Cola London Eye

Take a 30 min spin on one of the most famous attractions in the world, the London Eye observation wheel.

Located in the heart of the city opposite the River Thames, you can take in 360-degree views from 135 meters above the ground, that’s more than 425 feet!

Getting In: Coco-Cola London Eye tickets are available on the London Explorer Pass.

Wembley Stadium Tour

Take this 75-minute all-access tour of the iconic Wembley Stadium, home of the England national football team.

You see parts of the stadium that is not typically accessible by the public such as the Players’ tunnel, press rooms, etc.

Getting In: Wembley Stadium Tour tickets  are available on the London Explorer Pass.

London Eye River Cruise

Get out on the River Thames to do some sightseeing of London’s popular landmarks.

The 40 minute narrated tour is narrated and gives historical information about the city.

Getting In: London Eye River Cruise tickets are available on the London Explorer Pass.

Take a Cruise Around Town on a Bike Tour

London Bike Tours with the London Explorer Pass

Get to know the city of London on this 4 hour bike tour, which is fully narrated and guided.

Halfway through your tour the group will take a 30-minute break for free time and lunch at an English pub.

This is a great way to begin your time in London by getting acquainted with the city while having fun.

Getting In: Fat Tire London Bike Tours are available on the London Explorer Pass.

London Bridge City Summer Festival

1 June – 31 October 2016

London Bridge City is hosting a free festival all summer long with entertainment, food and drink.

There is free music 5 nights a week, live theater, and other events. Check out the schedule here for the different events happening all summer long.

Getting In: Admission to the London Bridge City Summer Festival is free.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in London in August.

Remember, many of these great attraction options are available on the London Explorer Pass, where you can save up to 35% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Please note, the seasonal events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the London Explorer Pass.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your August vacation itinerary.

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