The summer is finally here and if you're looking for ways of making the most of it, read on.

From gigantic dinosaurs to pop-up cinemas, there's something for all ages.

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Fulham

Community Health Fair:

There will be a community fair in Fulham on Sunday August 20. Attractions include a bouncy castle, arts and craft activitie, juice tasting, massages, health books and health care professionals to give free health checks. Address: Normand Park, Lillie Road, Fulham, SW6 7ST. When: Sunday August 20 from 11-4pm.

Barnes

Music at the Bull's Head:

Rhythm & Blue Martyn will be playing at the Bull's Head
Rhythm & Blue Martyn will be playing at the Bull's Head
  • Anita Wardell Showcase: Featuring songs from Anita’s forthcoming new CD, “A Strange New Street” due to be released this summer. The highly acclaimed Australian jazz vocalist will be singing covers such as Stevie Wonder's 'I Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer' and 'It Might As Well Be Spring'. Saturday August 12, 8.30pm.
  • Rhythm & Blue Martyn aka The Fallen Heroes: Expect to hear an interesting mix of originals plus some hot rhythm & blues, swinging jazz & a dash of ska including numbers from Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. Saturday August 26, 8.30pm.

Advanced booking here. Address: The Bull's Head, Lonsdale Road, Barnes SW13 9PY.

Ruislip

Face painting fun

A family fun day is being held in Ruislip to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Fire.

There will be children's fairground rides, stalls and face painters.

There will also be a charity football match between the current Wealdstone Youth Team Coaches and the parents.

Tickets: £2.00 per adult and children are free.

Address: Wealdstone FC, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip.

Date: Sunday August 27. All money raised will go to the Grenfell Tower Appeal.

Notting Hill Carnival

Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival

A sea of vibrant colours and Caribbean rhythms will fill the streets this summer for the annual Notting Hill Carnival .

Events will take place in London throughout the August bank holiday weekend, with music, family fun, food and, of course, the grand parade.

The party kicks off on Friday August 25 at the London Calypso Tent in Powis Square off Portobello Road, with a showcase of storytelling, poetry, political commentary, humour and more.

Take a look at our guide here.

Ealing

Dress up as a pirate

Ealing 135 Summer fun is running every Friday in August at Northfields Community Centre.

There will be indoor and outdoor activities, including arts and crafts and play dough.

Each week there will be a different theme including, Trip to the Zoo, Pirates and Mermaids, Dinosaurs and Seaside with indoor and outdoor craft and sensory activities centred on these.

Address: Northfields Community Centre, Northcroft Road, Ealing,W13 9SS.

Website: www.ealing135.org.uk/about-us/membership.

Kensington

The real blue whale skeleton is 126-year-old

Natural History Museum: To celebrate the arrival of the blue whale to the main hall and the start of the museum’s oceans season, the Natural History Museum will be delving underwater and revisiting some of the most favourite deep sea blockbusters.

From Finding Nemo to Jaws, the water-related films will be screened during the month of August.

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More information here.

Donations fill up the outdoor pitches at Westway Sports & Fitness Centre on the day after the Grenfell Tower fire, with the stricken building in view in the background

Free sports classes: The sports complex which was used as a humanitarian site to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster will host a free community open day.

The special day at Westway Sports & Fitness Centre on August 5 is being held as a way of saying thank-you to the community after it rallied together.

For more information call 0333 005 0442 or the Everyone Active website.

Battersea

Battersea Power of Summer Festival:

Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village is hosting a bumper filled six week festival.

There will be a city beach, swing, hip-hop, boxing classes and roller discos.

Each week has a different theme.

Address: Battersea Power Station, Sopwith Way, London SW8 4NN.

Hammersmith

A pop up cinema is coming to Fulham and Hammersmith
A pop up cinema is coming to Fulham and Hammersmith

Pop Up Screens will return to parks in Hammersmith this August with a programme of classic films. Cinema-goers can relax under the night sky and enjoy an alfresco setting.

Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith

  • Doctor Strange Friday August 4.
  • Pretty Woman Saturday 5 August.
  • Ghostbusters Sunday 6 August.

Doors open 7.30pm. Film starts at 9.15pm.

Tickets: Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for under 10s. Weekend ticket costs £25. Book tickets here.

London Zoo

Are you brave enough to confront a Brachiosaurus?
Are you brave enough to confront a Brachiosaurus?

Colossal dinosaurs will descend on London Zoo in August.

Visitors to the Zoo will be taken back in time to a prehistoric world where they will come face-to-face with life-size, moving dinosaurs.

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From the giant but gentle brachiosaurus to the towering tyrannosaurus rex, the dinosaurs will roar at those brave enough to approach.

King's Cross

The vegan street food festival will take place at King's Cross
The vegan street food festival will take place at King's Cross

London will host a brand new vegan street food festival. Street food trailblazers, KERB, will take over the King’s Cross Canopy with the "Ultimate Vegan Rumble’ Livin' On the Veg" festival on Saturday August 18 and Sunday August 19.

Foodies can indulge in a whole host of delicious treats, as well as vegan beers, cocktails and wine at bars while listening to DJs playing music.

When: Friday 18 to Saturday 19 August.

Where: West Hanyside Canopy, Kings Cross N1C.

Time: Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 12-5pm, 6pm to 11pm.

Tickets: Ticket prices vary from £26.87 to £32.14, you can buy them here.

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