As temperatures rise in London, so too does the number of hot new openings in the UK capital. This month sees several exciting pop-ups, including the Paloma Parlour summer escape and a special Midsummer’s Night Dream afternoon tea and gin pop-up from Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe. August is also a great month for free cultural events in the city, including the eagerly awaited Notting Hill Carnival and Leicester Square Summer Screenings, which will see films shown in the iconic square. Those looking for date-night ideas in London this summer should be sure to check out the new Swingers Open crazy golf competition, while the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House offers the perfect recipe for romance, with an open-air screen and a night under the stars at one of London’s coolest venues. Discover our round up of the best things to see and do in London this August, including new restaurant openings, summer pop-ups and fun cultural events.