Now the summer months are upon us, we can finally spend some time outside - hurrah! But what has London got to offer while the sun is (hopefully) shining? We’ve rounded up the best and brightest things to do in the capital this summer. But do take your brolly with you - just in case…
The Great British Outdoors
This summer London will host a range of quintessentially British attractions and events for the summer season:
- Buckingham Palace summer opening - July - October
Each year Buckingham Palace opens its doors to 19 of its State Rooms as well as the Palace Gardens to visitors.
- Wimbledon, 1st - 14th July
One of London’s biggest sporting events (alongside this year’s Cricket World Cup) returns. While ballots for tickets have closed, some return tickets are available online or you can join the queue for ground passes on the day. Strawberries and cream anyone?
- Shakespeare’s Globe Summer Season, Southbank, April - October
London’s historic open-air theatre hosts performances from April to October each year, with tickets starting at just £5.
- Experience London: A National Park City
This summer the London National Park City launches, with festivals and events taking place in green spaces all over London. Highlights include the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Kew the Music at Kew Gardens, and the London National Park City Festival.
While London festivals are nowhere near as muddy and wild as Glastonbury and the like, there are some great outdoor Music and Performance events going on this summer with no need to pack your tent or leave the urban jungle:
- British Summer Time (BST), Hyde Park, 5th - 14th July
With performances from Florence and the Machine, Robbie Williams, and Stevie Wonder.
- Underbelly, Southbank, 5th April - 29th September
Bringing the best of circus, cabaret, comedy and music to London’s southbank.
- Citadel festival, Gunnersbury Park, 14th July
With performances from Bastille and Catfish and the Bottlemen.
- Notting Hill Carnival, 24th - 26th August
One of the world’s biggest street carnivals, celebrating Caribbean heritage in London.
Just a stone's throw from campus...
If you plan on visiting campus this summer and fancy checking out what there is to do nearby, look no further:
- Regent Street Summer Streets (20 min. walk), 14th July - 15th September
- Leicester Square Summer Screenings (10 min. walk), 8th - 11th August
- London Pride, Trafalgar Square (14 min. walk), 6th July
- Somerset House Summer Screen (13 min. walk), 08th - 21st August
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