5 August: Dizzee Rascal's London 2012 Olympics song released. Scream by Dizzee Rascal, the last of five official London 2012 Olympic Games songs, is released.
6 August: Victoria's Secret opens flagship store Bond Street, London. US lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret opens its flagship UK store on London's Bond Street.
7 August: CAMRA Great British Beer Festival begins Kensington Olympia, London. The biggest beer festival in the country with more than 800 British real ales, ciders, perries, and foreign beers showcased over five days.
8 August: Bank of England inflation report. Quarterly inflation report and press conference with BoE governor Mervyn King.
9 August: Edinburgh International Festival. The 66th Edinburgh International Festival, featuring 3,000 artists from 47 nations.
12 August: London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London. The closing ceremony is managed by Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry and directed by Kim Gavin, who was the creative brain behind Take That's Circus Live shows.