What to do in London this summer - 5 events not to miss

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Want to make sure your social calendar is full for the remaining summer months? Here are 5 cool events happening in London this July and August. The Beavertown Brewery

You've done Shoreditch, Dalston and Hackney - you've even done Peckham, so what's next? Discover the hidden gems of Tottenham. The Beavertown Brewery in North London has an event on every Saturday called Taproom Saturdays, offering between 10-15 different beers fresh from the tap. Sit in their beer garden outside and enjoy the sunshine. Visions Festival in Hackney

A festival in the heart of Hackney - Visions festival is celebrating it's 3rd anniversary. The eclectic lineup of music give this event some extra edge with acts like Camera Obscura, Fat White Family and Toy. You will have the opportunity to explore 4 venues and two outdoor spaces. There will also be some non-musical activities such as markets, street food and exhibitions. Don't miss this cool festival for only £30, get tickets here. Redbull air race [caption id="attachment_5596" align="aligncenter" width="640"]

Kirby Chambliss of the United States of America performs during the finals of the fifth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Ascot, Great Britain on August 17, 2014.[/caption] One not to miss this summer is the Redbull Air Race in Ascot. Situated in the beautiful British countryside just outside London, this is a golden opportunity for a weekend out of the city. Two days filled with real life action. Watch the best compete to be crowned world champion. London Mela

The London Mela is taking place on Sunday 6th of September in Ealing - a great way to end your summer. It's the biggest mela in Europe, pretty cool right? It will have 6 different stages, live music, dancing and of course lots of opportunities to treat your tastes buds with great South Asian culinary delights. Early bird tickets will be on sale from July 17th. Be sure to save the date. Notting Hill Carnival

Every year the Notting Hill Carnival draws the masses out onto the streets of London for the biggest street party. Two solid days of celebration, dancing, drinking, Caribbean food and lots of colourful costumes - how could anyone resist. The event starts around 9am on Sunday 30th August with the first bands marching down the streets of Notting Hill. It's one of the biggest events in the UK this summer - and it's free. Definitely a winner for anyone who enjoys a big street celebration.

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