As summer approaches and the school holidays draw closer, more and more people will be making their way to the nation’s capital in search of entertainment and excitement. London is a city buzzing with activities and attractions and whatever your tastes, you’re sure to always find something to do. If you are planning a trip to London then you may have taken advantage of the hotel deals in Lancaster Gate by booking a room at the Park Grand Hotel. If so, you are situated in an ideal location that’s close to numerous attractions and tourist hotspots. If you’re planning your trip ahead of time in order to make sure you get the most out of what the city has to offer, read on. We’ve rounded up the biggest events for summer 2017, so no matter when you visit, you’ll find something amazing to see and do.
Field Day has grown to become one of London’s biggest and best musical festivals, with crowd sizes increasing every year. The festival features a wide variety of music styles including some of the world’s best alternative acts. You can expect to see everything from Pop-rock to underground dance and folk music. If you love music, then this festival is perfect for you. Confirmed acts include Aphex Twin, Run The Jewels and Arab Strap, so you’re sure to hear something you can dance or sing along to. The festival will take place on June 3 at Victoria Park, Mile End, with tickets prices ranging from £54-£74.
July means that the most iconic tennis tournament in the world will be appearing on our TVs again. For those who will be in London during the Championships, there is a chance to watch the event live. People from all over the world come to support their favourite player and enjoy Pimms, served up with a decadent bowl of delicious strawberries and cream for the two week duration of the world’s most famous tennis tournament. If you have hopes of attending this year, you’ll need to be prepared to get to the All England Club early and be prepared to wait in line. Many people bring a tent and camp out overnight in the queue in order to get a ticket. This year’s event will take place from 3-16 July and will showcase some of the biggest names in tennis.
One of London’s biggest parades promises to be even more exciting this year as residents and local businesses come together in support of equal rights for LGBT. The event will take place over two weeks, starting on 24 June. Pride Parade will consist of a wide selection of performances from dancers, singers and comedians, as well as art exhibitions, public demonstrations and much more. The streets of London will be full of life and laughter during this event, so be sure not miss out.
Notting Hill Carnival
London will once again host Europe’s biggest street festival, which is a must-see event if you’re in the city during the last weekend of August. The famous carnival is a celebration of the culture that runs through the city’s Caribbean communities. Running for two days, it will feature soca floats and steel drum bands, as well as an abundance of live reggae and salsa style music. After working up an appetite from dancing and singing, you can enjoy your fill of traditional Caribbean food and drink.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical will be performed at the Open Air Theatre in over the summer, in a 42 day run. The award winning show has been featured on stages across the world and is returning to Regent’s Park. For any musical fans, this is not to be missed.
West End Live
Trafalgar Square will host a line-up of live performances from some of the best West End stars this summer. Famous titles such as Lion King, Matilda and Phantom of the Opera will take to the stage in a public performance that is totally free for spectators. If you are in London on 24 or 25 June then you have the chance to see performances from your favourite musicals without having to pay the ticket price.
Now that you know how much there is to see this summer in the city, browse our superb hotel deals in Lancaster Gate to get your trip off to the best possible start.