The English capital is a year-round destination but for many, the best time to visit is arguably the summer season. Days filled with sunshine, outdoor activities galore and long-standing summer traditions are just a few of the reasons why. When planning your summer in London trip, take on a few of these must not miss activities and events.
Summer in London: Things You Shouldn’t Miss
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
London loves its theatre. After all, the most famous playwright known to man has his plays performed on a everyday occurrence. That’s why Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the must-do summer in London activities. Now on its 85th year, locals and visitors staying in London alike can experience a premiere production of shows and musicals akin to that of the West End.
The Luna Cinema
In almost any major city, outdoor movie screenings are a staple activity, particularly in the summer months and London is no different. The difference is that the English capital does theirs at a much larger scale; securing some of the most iconic London locations like Westminster Abbey, the Kew Gardens, and Victoria Embankment Gardens; making it a must do for anyone spending summer in London. This season’s Luna Cinema lineup include recent Oscar-winning film La La Land, the romantic British comedy set in London, Notting Hill, and the longstanding classic Casablanca.
Somerset House Summer Series
Right smack in the middle of Central London, amidst the backdrop of the Somerset House, a beautiful Neoclassical-designed building that overlooks the Thames River, is a gathering place for some of the best outdoor music concerts. The Somerset House Summer Series, occurring every summer in London, is 10 consecutive days of musical performances from a variety of artists. Tickets sell out quickly so check out this season’s calendar and get your tickets if you haven’t already done so.
The Championships at Wimbledon
Nothing says summer in London to me more than the start of The Championships at Wimbledon. The most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, known for its history and traditions, welcomes the best players in the world, both men and women, to vie for the only major title played on grass. It’s also the only major tournament in tennis that sells same day tickets to show courts. If you’re a tennis fan like myself, experiencing all that there is associated with The Championships – strawberries and cream, Pimm’s, even queuing – are definitely worth it.