You can live in London for 30 years and still find something fresh to do every day – and this summer is no exception.
The Household Division’s Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade starts on the 6th June – a spectacular evening of music and military precision drill, including horses and fireworks. If you can’t make that, be sure to head down to London for the Queens’s birthday on the 9th June – there’s nothing quite like Trooping the Colour.
And if you’re a foodie, get ready to eat your fill at the Taste of London festival in Regent’s Park, where London’s top chefs show off their skills and serve up delicious food 13th – 17th June.
Summer festivals in LondonAll Points East presents a new 10-day festival (taking place in East London’s Victoria Park) with incredible headliners including LCD Soundsystem and The XX and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Enjoy comedy, film screenings, street food, music and much more.
Field Day at Brockwell Park (1st June – 2nd June) also brings you a top-notch line-up. Field Day has undoubtedly become one of London’s very best music festivals, especially with the exceptionally jazzy Friday line-up, featuring the cream of London’s ripe jazz scene, and the starry Saturday bill too.
Experience the city’s incredible grassroots music scene as the Sounds Like London festival takes over the capital this month 1st – 30th June or celebrate the capital’s LGBT+ community with events and activities, including theatre, dance, art, cinema and parties during Pride 9th June
London sports events this summer
Admire the world’s top teams as they battle it out at Twickenham Stadium during the incredible HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on the 2nd and 3rd June. England competes alongside South Africa, Fiji, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia, who are each looking for a good start to the season. It’s the final chance to see the teams in action in London, before they compete in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in July.
Experience two weeks of first-class tennis, strawberries and cream at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships – the world’s longest-running tennis tournament and one of four annual Grand Slams. If you weren’t lucky in the ballot this year, grab one of a limited number of tickets available daily by joining the queue at the Gate 3 turnstiles. Several thousand ground admission tickets are also available each day. These give you the chance to watch games from unreserved seating and standing areas on Courts 3 to 19.