IP’s Guide to London this August

This week’s rain has had our eyes rolling 9-5, and without Love Island we’re still not sure what do with our 9pms. But August is set to be sunnier, which means it’s about time you unstick from the sofa, put on an IP crop, and get yourself busy. This is our complete collection of things to do, places to drink, and places to be hungover in London this month.

Suncream up and jump on the overground – Hackney Flea Market is back exclusively this weekend at Abney Hall, 73A Stoke Newington Church Street, from 11-6pm. 30+ curated vintage sellers, lots of food, and live DJs sounds a lot like our ideal saturday afternoon setup.


When you’re stocked up, get yourself down to VISIONS Festival, a one day fessie happening over eight venues around London Fields. They had us at ‘enter your own dog’ show, but there’s also a lot of live music, a food market, zine fair and tattoo exhibition.


SUNFALL festival is back for a second year at Brockwell Park, brought to you by the people behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox, as well as Outlook and Dimensions festivals. They call themselves a ‘celebration of the underground’, and music includes house, drum & bass, disco, hip hop and soul.


We know instagram-ing your brunch is a bit 2012, but for this one we’ll make an exception. Go West at Lights of Soho, 33 35 Brewer St, and treat yourself to a hair of the dog bottomless booze brunch at Summer pop-up Fiz. Sunday slots are 12-2, or 2.15-4.15 if you need a low key recovery morning.


London’s summertime day parties are in full swing, and there’s plenty to choose from this weekend. RA top picks here span Last Days of Shoreditch, the Bussey Building, Mick’s Garage Hackney, and Brixton Jamm.


Rooftop film club are back this summer, and our pick is Romeo and Juliet. Pick up tickets for the Sunday evening screening at the Bussey Building and indulge in the teen Leo that inspired our most recent collection.


Carnival outfit bought, customised and laid out waiting, line your stomach to prep for the big weekend ahead at Foodies Fest, Alexandra Palace. Eat away your post- Love Island blues from 11am-5pm.


See you at Notting Hill Carnival – glad-rags on, not your new trainers, and hold on to your bladder.


Words by Rosie Byers

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