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6 Fun Things To Do In London This Summer

The days are getting longer, the air is feeling warmer and it won’t be long until the capital is bathed in glorious rays of summer sunshine. With that in mind, let us provide you with some inspiration for your summer planning.

We’ve put together our top 6 things to do in the capital this summer for the foodies, the families, the culture seekers and the fun lovers. Spend your days soaking up London’s electric summer buzz and get involved with the fabulous activities on offer this year.

FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT

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Underbelly Festival, Southbank

5 April – 29 September

Comedy, circus, music and cabaret. Underbelly is an annual family friendly Summer pop-up festival overlooking the Thames at scenic Southbank. Book in for a show or simply stop by and visit the food and drink stalls as part of a sunny riverside stroll this Summer.

 

 


 

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Taste of London, Regent’s Park

19-23 June

One for the foodies – this biannual event is packed with all-things cuisine. You’ll be able to sample food from London’s top chefs and restaurants, whilst exploring exciting new dishes and delicious off-menu items as well as partake in masterclasses, watch demos and more; all the while enjoying the aura of Regent’s Park on a summer’s day.

 

 


 

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Luna Cinema, Kensington Palace

Screenings in July – August

Spend a balmy summer’s evening enjoying a film at an iconic London Palace underneath the twinkling stars. Luna Cinema host film screenings at a variety of magical locations across London, including the historic Kensington Palace.

 

 


 

ART AND CULTURE

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Olafur Eliasson, Tate Modern

11 July – 5 January

Renowned contemporary artist, Eliasson is set to return to the Tate Modern for an unforgettable exhibition this Summer: In real life. Catch one of the highlights of the art scene this Summer; it will be Eliasson’s first major exhibition in the UK with over 30 of his works on display as well as a special vegetarian menu on the Terrace Bar.

 

 


 

 

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Hampton Court

2-7 July 

Make your way to Hampton Court for a celebration of gardens and designers. The show is filled with colourful floral displays and beautiful garden designs, all set against the magical backdrop of Henry VIII’s favourite palace.

 

 


 

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Summer Series with American Express, Somerset House

11-21 July 

Treat your senses to a thoughtfully programmed series of open-air musical performances, featuring critically acclaimed and up and coming artists from a range of genres, in the beautiful setting of the Edmond K. Safra Foundation Court at Somerset House.

 

 


 

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