London is well known as one of the most exciting cities in the world. When it comes to art, culture and entertainment, the city caters to all tastes. Whether you’re after a cabaret act, an outdoors adventure or a ear melting gig, there’s plenty to do in London over the summer to keep you entertained. And that’s just the thing, having a summer in London can give you new ways to experience the summer, unearthing nooks and crannies which went unseen during the winter months. New spaces are given new life, and you’d be surprised at what springs up in the London summer.
Sculpture in the city
Sculpture in the City is now 8 years old. Having grown bigger and better for each year of its existence, the Sculpture in the City curate and collate some of the best sculptures by world renowned artists from across the globe. After choosing their sculptures, the selected are installed in the Square Mile of central London, not far from stellar hotels like The Piccadilly London West End. On a summer’s day, try out a scavenger hunt and see fi you can find all the pieces in the city centre.
BBC Proms in the park
Taking place throughout August and September, Proms in the park is the perfect way to spend a cool evening in the company of beautiful music. Based in Hyde Park, a stone’s throw from hotels in Craven Hill London, the BBC Proms in the Park bring some of the best international musicians to London playing a range of contemporary and traditional classical pieces. With Hyde Park as a backdrop, Proms in the Park is an internationally televised experience which never fails to bring magic back into one of London’s most revered parks.
Somerset House Screen on the Green
Brought to you by the cinephiles over at Film4, the Screen on the Green is one of the most exciting film experiences in the city. Often accompanied by live music intros and light shows, this Somerset House extravaganza brings both contemporary and classic films to the beautiful courtyard. Whether you’re looking for a golden oldie or a London premiere of a festival circuit favourite, then the Screen on the Green is the place to snuggle up and lose yourself in film.
Notting Hill Carnival
With many great Hotels in Notting Hill, tourists visiting during the last bank holiday of August would find it hard to miss the Notting HIll carnival festivities. Started as a celebration of Afro Caribbean culture and the cultural significance of Black British art and music. With some of the best DJ’s in the world playing at a wide variety of stages, as well as a parade which truly brightens up the street, the Notting HIll Carnival is one of the funnest parties in the London calendar.
Get a ticket for the Globe Theatre
London is well known for its long standing history of theatre and performance. What better example is there than the Bard himself? The Globe Theatre on the banks of London is a recreation on the spot where Shakespeare’s Globe once stood. Here you can find accurate stagings of Shakespeare and his contemporaries works, complete with costume and no lighting, performed on a daily basis, a definite must for theatre lovers around the world.