Fun Things to do this Summer in London | Festivals, Food, Theatre and More...

Sunday 16 June 2024

Summer in London is always brimming with vibrant events and 2024 is no exception. Whether you're a music lover, theatre enthusiast, or just looking for a fun day out, there's something for everyone. Here's a roundup of some must-see events happening in the city this summer.

Taste of London Festival: From 12th-16th June the Taste of London festival is back at Regent’s Park, featuring top chefs, interactive workshops, and a variety of gourmet delights. This event is perfect for those looking to explore the culinary scene and try new dishes from some of the best restaurants in the city.

BST Hyde Park: BST Hyde Park is back and bigger than ever. This year's lineup is stellar, featuring Robbie Williams, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue, and Stevie Nicks among others. The festival promises not just incredible music but also gourmet food, drinks, and a posh VIP area for those looking to splurge a bit. It's happening across weekends in June and July, so mark your calendars!

Somerset House Summer Series: From July 11-21, Somerset House will host its Summer Series, offering a magical experience in the heart of the city. Expect performances from Pip Millett, Corinne Bailey Rae, and legend Patti Smith, among others. This series is known for its eclectic mix of artists and intimate setting in the iconic courtyard. A perfect summer outing!

Kaleidoscope Festival: Taking place on July 13 at Alexandra Palace, the Kaleidoscope Festival is a treat for those who love a mix of music and more. The lineup includes Soul II Soul, Ministry of Sound Classical, and Erol Alkan. Beyond the music, enjoy comedy, science workshops, and acrobatics. It's a festival that truly lives up to its name and offers a colourful array, suitable for every interest.

Wireless Festival: From July 12-14, Finsbury Park will be buzzing with the sounds of Wireless Festival. With headliners like Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, and 21 Savage, it's a haven for hip-hop, R&B, and grime fans. Expect high energy, massive production, and plenty of surprises.

Mean Girls the Musical: Running until October 27, Mean Girls is finally in the West End. This adaptation of the classic film by Tina Fey is just as hilarious and entertaining. It's a must-see for fans of the movie and anyone looking for a good laugh. We loved it on Broadway!

Kew the Music: Kew Gardens will be hosting its annual Kew the Music series from July 9-14. This year's lineup includes fantastic artists like MIKA, JLS, and Beverly Knight. Enjoy an evening of great music in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens. Bring a picnic or indulge in the delicious food and drink stalls on offer.

Zoo Nights at ZSL London Zoo: For something a bit different, check out Zoo Nights at ZSL London Zoo, running until July 26. Enjoy live music, street food, and after-hours tours of the zoo. It's a unique way to experience the zoo and learn about its nocturnal inhabitants.

Hampton Court Palace Festival: Just outside London, the Hampton Court Palace Festival from June 11-22 offers an enchanting setting and a fantastic lineup, including Tom Jones, Sam Ryder, and Paloma Faith. With the historic palace as a backdrop, it's a concert experience like no other.

Battersea Park in Concert: This August, Battersea Park will transform into an open-air concert venue featuring classical (Proms in the Park), West End (A Night at the Musicals), and jazz music (Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra). Perfect for a summer evening, attendees can enjoy live music while indulging in delicious food and drink​.

London's summer calendar is packed with incredible events that cater to all tastes. Whether you're into music, theatre, or unique experiences, you'll find plenty to enjoy in the city this summer. So, grab your tickets and get ready for an unforgettable season!

If you have an event happening between June and August that you'd like added, just send us an email, we'll be updating this post throughout the Summer.