Musical Entertainment At Covent Garden
Throughout the summer, in Piazza there are many musicians, jugglers and comedians performing live. Nothing beats kicking off your summer holiday than enjoying a cold beer while taking in one of London’s performances. Lose yourself in the crowd and embrace the live atmosphere. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, head up to one of the local pubs and enjoy an intimate, fun setting; ‘Punch and Judy’ and ‘The Print Room’ rarely disappoint.
Experience A Spiral Slide
The ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide in Stratford will be one of the more innovative sculptures in the Olympic Park this summer. From 24 June onwards, visitors will be able to purchase tickets to slide down the longest and highest spiral slide in London; designed by Belgian artist Carsten Holler.
Thames River Cruise
Summertime cruises usually get booked up well in advance, so you can’t afford to wait when booking your Thames River cruise. Enjoy a leisurely journey along the London canals or the River Thames; you’ll witness the majestic beauty of historical sites such as the Tower of London, London Bridge, The London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Houses of Parliament, The Elizabeth Tower (most commonly known as Big Ben) and many more.
Attend An Exhibition At Kensington Palace
If you’d like to delve into the lives of the British monarchy, head towards the childhood residence of Queen Victoria and home to the late Princess Diana. You can sit in the sun with friends or family in the stylish palace area of Kensington Palace, not to mention relaxing in their charming gardens.
Picturehouse Central In The West End
Surprise! For all those who are passionate about films, premieres and festivals, Picturehouse is a fantastic destination. The Sundance Film Festival will be held at Picturehouse Central cinema this summer, with some of the hottest UK-based documentaries and movies, over a long weekend from 2 – 5 June 2016.
Dance Away The London Summer
Hyde Park is one of the capital’s eight royal parks. Millions of Londoners, as well as tourists, visit this alluring park every season. This year you can cut loose at Hyde Park, where renowned stars from around the globe will perform in front of huge crowds. Event information will be published on 1 July 2016.
Tantalise Your Taste Buds
We all have amazing stories about our favourite restaurants; the meals we’ve enjoyed and the memories we’ve made there. If you’re planning on staying frugal and hitting the streets of London, home to many national cuisines, you simply have to check out some of the best restaurants in the world. For example, Taiwanese steamed bun maestro, ‘Bao’, is opening their second branch in June. You’ll find their original location, Bao at Lexington Street, another convenient place for international cuisine lovers.
Don’t Forget Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is a place where you’ll find unique street exhibitions, performances, novelty stores and more. With a cute café in the square, surrounded by galleries, museums and cultural spaces, the square has become the central point for both free-to-the-public and high-dollar, open-air events. Spending an afternoon of your trip to London at this event hub is definitely a must.
18 Holes Of Fun
Golfing is a fun activity and can have several benefits for your mental and physical well being. If you’re heading to London for a relaxing trip, you absolutely need to pack your golf equipment. The Walton Heath Golf Club is open to visitors and consistently ranks among the top country clubs in London. Dating back to 1903, the Club has hosted multiple generations of British royalty and a variety of prestigious tournaments for its members. Missing out on a trip around the course would be a serious omission from your travel plans. Before you head off to the golf course, read through these tips by Golfsupport that will help balance your mind and body to perform your best.
The Most Spectacular Staged Event Of 2016 In London
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth adventure of Harry Potter, will officially open in London at the Palace Theatre in July 2016, with previews starting from the end of May. Based on an original story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, it will undoubtedly be the biggest stage event of the year. If you’re in London this summer, do not miss the opportunity to hit the theatre and join the adventures of a middle-aged Harry, along with his son Albus, striving to begin a new life at Hogwarts.