Bring on the sunshine! Nothing beats a beautiful summer’s day in London. This English capital city comes alive in the summertime – from music festivals and exhibitions to family events and quirky parties all over the city. It can be tough to decide what to do and where to go when you’re spoiled with endless choices. To make it simpler for you guys, we’ve narrowed down the options to some of our favourite summer activities in London. If you’re planning a trip soon, make sure you book your stay with ENTERTAINER getaways for 60% off hotel rates! Meanwhile, check out our list of the best things to do in London this summer 2018:
An Outdoor Cinema On The Beautiful River Thames
When – 13 June to 21 July 2018
Where – Tower Millennium Pier
Swap your regular movie night in for an outdoor cinema experience on the River Thames. Unwind on the rooftop of a sprawling boat and catch your favourite old and new classics roll on the silver screen as the city skyline twinkles in the distance. There are plenty of movies to cater to every taste – from Dirty Dancing and The Shape Of Water to Jaws and Back To The Future. Being outdoors on a summer night doesn’t get any better than this. Since City Cruises and Time Out have teamed up to bring you the best of outdoor movie screenings, it’s time to make full use of it.
The Lovebox Music Festival
When – 13 July to 14 July 2018
Where – Gunnersbury Park
Known as one of the coolest festivals on the block, the Lovebox Festival is back this summer 2018 with an even better lineup. Catch Childish Gambino live, alongside Skepta, SZA, N.E.R.D, Wu-Tang Clan, Bonobo, Diplo, Annie Mac and Anderson Paak. Did those names excite you? If not, these things will; indie food stalls and quirky pop-ups like the Lovebox wedding chapel. Did you also know that the Lovebox Festival is one of the most stylish festivals in town? Well, now you do! Gear up and get ready for some major style inspiration.
Learn More about Frida Kahlo At The Victoria & Albert Museum
When – 16 June to 4 November 2018
Where – Victoria & Albert Museum
Don’t miss out on a chance to learn more about the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, at the Victoria and Albert Museum this summer. The exhibition is entitled Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up. It presents an extensive collection of Frida Kahlo’s clothing, artwork, her prosthetic leg, self-portraits and cosmetics. After being locked away for 50 years after her death, Frida Kahlo’s personal artefacts are finally being exhibited outside the borders of Mexico and showcased at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. This rich collection closely follows Frida Kahlo’s incredible and harrowing life journey.
Summer Streets On Regent Street
When – 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July 2018
Where – Regent Street
This July, Summer Streets On Regent Street is back with its annual traffic-free street event! To celebrate the season, London’s iconic Regent Street will be pedestrianised from Oxford Circus station all the way to Piccadilly Circus station. The Summer Streets On Regent Street series is created to let both locals and tourists enjoy the best of a summer festival-style atmosphere in the heart of London, with plenty of activities, entertainment and delicious food and drink stalls to enjoy from, instead of regular traffic. There’s no better way to celebrate summer than on this famous architectural curve!
Moretti Gran Tour
When – 9 July to 12 July 2018
Where – Hyde Park
The Moretti Gran Tour is a festival that celebrates the beautiful Italian culture. This summer, the Moretti Gran Tour will offer you a rich experience of Italy – enough to send you on a sensory overload! Explore Italy through an array of aromatic stalls, starting from the scented orange groves of Sicily, to the rolling hills of Tuscany, the sights and sounds of an Emilia Romagna market and finally ending in a traditional Trattoria in Udine. As the journey unfolds, you get to enjoy scrumptious dishes native to each region, paired with drinks from the Birra Moretti range. Can we all agree that a summer spent indulging yummy food is a summer well-spent.
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