Preparing for summer vacation? You won’t regret taking the trip to London as we bring you our guide to some of the top worth seeing events and exhibitions taking place this July in the Royal city. From carnivals to musical concerts, RHS flower show, Wimbledon for sport lovers and family-friendly attractions.
1. NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL.
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of Notting Hill, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea each August, lasting for over two days.
In 2018, the dates of the festivities are between 26th and 27th of August. The event attracts up to 2 million attendees annually, making it one of the world’s largest street festivals, and a significant event in Black British culture. Best bet for any party lover, the Carnival weekend is one date to keep in mind. If you are looking to visit with children, it’s best to do so on Sunday or ‘Family Day’. Though still busy, fun and noisy, but it’s much more kid-friendly than the main parade on Monday.
2. FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS.
Family-friendly attractions keep children entertained during the school summer holidays. The Harry Potter Studio Tour is one fun and fantastic place to be as you go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to explore the enchanting props and costumes, and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters. Take the bus from central London for this magical full-day tour of the Warner Brothers Studio and have a lifetime fun experience with your family.
3-Hour Bike Tour.
With experienced guides escorting riders along the riverside of the Thames, down side roads and alleys to discover London’s heart, enjoy a morning cycle ride around central London and see the city’s legendary sights from the saddle of a comfortable bicycle. Admire the amazing feat of the London Eye, experience the changing of guard at Buckingham palace, Watch some street theater in the central piazza of Covent Garden and so on.
Within the zoo is hosted a silent cinema session where visitors have some viewing fun.
The London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour is the perfect way to kick-off your summer visit. One of the best ways to get around all the top attractions in London by learning all about London’s culture, history with entertaining narration along the way while enjoying a birds’s-eye-view of the streets below from an open roof famaous london bus.
3. LONDON MUSIC FESTIVAL.
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park (BST Hyde Park) is a music festival held over two weekends once a year in London’s Hyde Park and features a wide range of musical genres. Held over two weekends in summer, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time brings a line-up of international musical artists to Hyde Park such as The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie, Neil Young, The Libertine and The Who. Past headliners have included the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and Blur. In the week between performances, come and enjoy open-air film screenings, street food, daytime DJs, pop-up bars and entertainment.
Lovebox is a two-day music festival. The event was founded by British electronic music duo Groove Armada in 2002 and has featured stars such as Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg among others. In 2018 Lovebox festival will be held in Gunnersbury Park, London.
So are you a lover of music? head to west London’s leafy Gunnersbury Park for a two-day celebration of dance, hip hop and pop music.
Witness a breat-taking circus, music, theatre festival with Arcadia in the atmospheric Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This jaw-dropping spectacle of DJ sets and electronic artists are accompanied by high-octane circus performers and laser shows from the giant, flame-throwing mechanical spider.
For spotrs lovers out there, the Championships, Wimbledon Tennis tournament is just around the corner. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts .Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments among others and it’s held in All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom. The all-star event takes place this year between Monday 2 July and Sunday 15 July, 2018.
5. RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a 6 day event to be held from 3rd to the 18th of July 2018 at Hampton Court Palace in Guildford, United Kingdom. This event showcases products like gardening, soil softeners, lawn-mowers, watering equipment, clippers, foils, greenhouses, Landscaping, Nursery, Garden Care etc. in the Horticulture & Floriculture industry. Displays on either side of the Long Water is the largest flower show in the world. It features show gardens, floral marquees and pavilions, talks and demonstrations.
6. BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
Explore the beauty and elegance of the Queen’s official London residence. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.
It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing. Here you have the luxury to to see the Changing of the Queen’s Guard ceremony experience, have a styled portrait session around Buckingham Palace, see the State Rooms which holds paintings (Van Dyck and Canaletto), sculptures (Canova), rare porcelain and fine period furniture among others.
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