Shock, horror! August is over and the end of summer is fast approaching … But before you head back to bed for the winter hibernation, order Deliveroo and put on your latest Netflix obsession, we bring you the top 10 things to do in London this month!

There’s still loads going on in the city this month, you wouldn’t want to miss out, would you? …

1. Meat, eat and be merry at Meatopia

If you’re a carnivore at heart then Meatopia may well be your idea of heaven. Founded in the U.S, the festival of high-quality, ethically sourched meat, was brought to the U.K by chef Richard H Turner. Come along to tuck into the tastiest of cuts, lovingly cooked by some of the world’s top chefs over ethically sourced wood and charcoal. A weekend filled with meat, drink, fire and music – what’s not to like?

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Where? Tobacco Dock
When?  1st – 3rd September 
How Much? Tickets £16 
Nearest Station? Shadwell 

2. Cruise along the canals at Angel Canal Festival 

Just a short walk from Clink261 and Clink261, Angel Canal Festival is a fun day out, celebrating North London’s waterways. There’ll be live music, street theatre, Bell-Boat racing and plenty of stalls selling hot and cold food, drinks, books, clothes, jewellery and crafts. You can even try your hand at Pottery or have a go at canoeing!

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Where? Islington
When?  3rd September
How Much? Free Event
Nearest Station? Angel 

3. Cocktails and Karaoke Night at ClashBAR

If you’re staying with us in London, come shake off those Monday blues and start your week right with a good dose of Singstar karaoke and delicious cocktails! Unleash your inner Beyonce, rap like Eminem, or belt out classics like ‘Purple Rain’ – the floor is all yours so you decide… Join us in ClashBAR for a fun night of karaoke and make the most of cocktail deals all night long!

Where? ClashBAR
When? 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
How much? Free
Nearest Station: N/a 

4. Get your glitter on at ‘Disco Yoga Brunch’

We’ve always kind of felt that yoga could do with that little something extra … We couldn’t quite put our finger on it until ‘Disco Yoga Brunch’ came along, and then it was clear – glitter was the thing that was missing! Sign up for an hour of flow-style yoga followed by a tasty brunch. And don’t forget to arrive 15 minutes early to glitter up!

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Where? Check their website for locations
When?  5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September
How Much? Tickets £16 
Nearest Station? N/a

5. Soak up the music at ‘On Blackheath’ Festival

If you’re looking for an excuse to venture south of the river, then this could be it! On Blackheath is a two day festival of music, food and fun times! Pitching itself as a weekend for ‘the discerning music and food lover with a bizarre yet wonderful fringe entertainment,’ this could be your perfect escape from city life!

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Where? Blackheath
When?  9th and 10th September
How Much? Weekend tickets £99 (day tickets also available)
Nearest Station? Blackheath

6. Grab a bargain at ‘King’s Cross Classic Car Boot Sale’

If you’re a bargain hunter that loves a classic motor then get yourself along to the King’s Cross Car boot. The King’s Cross area has seen a lot of regeneration over the past few years, making room for unique events, just like this one. At just a short walk from both our London hostels, wander along and you’ll be able to browse a carefully picked selection of young designers and makers and up-cyclers along with vintage clothes, homewares and accessories.

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Where? Lewis Cubitt Park
When? 9th and 10th September
How much? Tickets £4
Nearest Station: King’s Cross

7. Explore the creative area of SE15 at Peckham Festival

Peckham is well known as a creative corner of London, with many artists, makers and creators calling it home. Peckham Festival is a celebration of the SE15 creative community, with various events running across 4 days in different locations around the area. There’ll be writing workshops, performances, live music walks and talks, open studios and guided tours of some of Peckham’s architectural gems.

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Where? Peckham, South London
When? 14th – 17th September
How much?
Nearest Station: Peckham Rye 

8. Find out all about Pink Floyd

Delve into the dark side of the moon with this spectacular audio-visual journey through the extraordinary world and work of Pink Floyd. This V&A retrospective chronicles the music, design and staging of the iconic band, right from their debut in the 1960’s right through to the present day.

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Where? The V&A
When? Now until 1st October
How much? Tickets £20 – £24
Nearest Station: Peckham Rye

9. Get nosy at ‘Open House London’ 

Ever wondered what lies behind the doors of some of London’s most impressive buildings? Now’s your chance to find out! At Open House London, an array of architectural venues across London open their doors to the public – private homes, government buildings, historic sites and more – all yours to wander around at your leisure.

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Where? Various locations
When? 16th – 17th September
How much? Free
Nearest Station: N/a 

10. London Design Festival 

London is well known as one of the world’s creative capitals and The London Design Festival is an opportunity to see lots of what it has to offer. There’ll be various design-related events running throughout the city, celebrating all kinds of design, from the local to the international.

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Where? Various locations around London
When? 16th – 24th September
How much? Varies, check website for details
Nearest Station: N/a 

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