5 Things to do in August

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

1. Picturing Forgotten London, London Metropolitan Archives, 1 August – 31 Oct:

Check out long-gone landmarks, vanished streets and neighbourhoods that are no more at the London Metropolitan Archives' exhibition 'Picturing Forgotten London'. Through drawings, photographs, engravings, maps, films and contemporary recollections, discover pieces of London that have been lost over the years, from 'The Devil’s Acre', which used to lie next to the Palace of Westminster, Columbia Market in Bethnal Green, London’s first Chinatown in Limehouse, the Great Wheel in Earl’s Court and Wyld’s Monster Globe in Leicester Square.This is the story of London’s forgotten buildings.

2. London Craft Beer Festival, Tobacco Dock Wapping, 3-5 August:

If you can name us a trio of habits more commonplace in the capital than drinking craft beer, eating street food and getting stuck in an east London backstreet after missing the last train, you win a bottle of beard oil. The London Craft Beer Festival is moving into a bigger, badder venue at Tobacco Dock so you’ll have more breathing space in between the 65 breweries you’ll be jostling for.

3. Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, London, England, throughout August—See link below for times:

Every summer, the beautiful Fountain Court at Somerset House hosts a most impressive open-air cinema: Film4 Summer Screen. The series features a range of films, all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound.

4. European Championships 2018, Glasgow, Scotland, 2-12 August 2018:

Glasgow 2018 is part of a brand new multi-sport event combining the existing European Championships for aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon - plus a brand-new Golf Team Championships. During 11 days of exhilarating sporting action, 3,000 of the best athletes on the continent will compete. At the same time, Berlin will host the European Athletics Championships.

5. Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol, south-west England, 9-12 August 2018:

Europe's largest hot air balloon event sees more than 150 hot air balloons take to the skies at dusk and dawn from Ashton Court Estate's beautiful grounds. The free event is an incredible spectacle and attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year. Visitors can also enjoy helicopter and balloon rides and family entertainment, including acoustic music and fairground rides.