There’s never a dull moment in London – there’s always something happening! And this summer is no exception. London offers plenty of exciting events to choose from. Here’s a guide over what’s happening, what to see and where to be.
City of London Festival 2010
At this summer festival you can catch a range of different events and concerts. City of London Festival offers jazz concerts, dance performances, film screenings and numerous of free indoor and outdoor events.
Love Parks Week
Bring a blanket, buy some strawberries, play croquet in the sun and enjoy a day out with your family and friends at one of London’s great parks. Love Parks Week organises several events suited for families, live music, theatre shows and much more from 24th July to 1st August.
Rude Britannia: British Comic Art
Laugh your way through the largest exhibition of British comic art. This is British humour at its best, here you’ll find everything from the big classics to the modern contemporary. The exhibition is open until 5th September 2010.
Kenwood House Picnic Concerts
Outdoor concerts featuring Will Young, Jamie Cullum and Diana Krall. From 26th June to 21st August you can either enjoy your own picnic basket or order a mouth-watering gourmet Carluccio’s picnic while listening to live music.
Grace Kelly: Style Icon
If you’re into fashion and style – this is an exhibition you don’t want to miss! At Victoria and Albert Museum you can see Grace Kelly’s clothes up-close, including dresses she wore in many of her films, haute couture gowns designed by her favourite designers and plenty of pictures and film clips.
On 27th July , the Queen opens the doors for visitors. Take a tour of this impressive royal palace, get a glimpse of Rembrandt’s painting, stop and smell the roses in the garden and do some dance steps in the beautiful ballroom.
Have fun in London!
Summer is approaching and with it all the music festivals. Britain is probably the best place in the world for pop music festivals with several huge events during the Summer. Some of them attract over 100 000 visitors. Here are a few of my favorite festivals this Summer:
Rentless Wakestock – North Wales
When: 2nd – 4th of July
This is Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival. It’s announced that artists such as Wiley, Maxïmo Park, Tinie Tempah will be performing at the festival. Besides from listening to the music you can watch international wakeboarders from all around the world showing off their latest tricks.
Hyde Park, London
Glastonbury Festival – Pilton
When: 23rd – 27th of June
Massive Glastonbury, England’s largest outdoor festival, have revealed headliners for this year’s festival, which is so far topped by U2, Snoop Doog, Stevie Wonder, Muse, Ray Davies, and Mos Def.
T in the Park – Balado, Scotland
When: 9 – 11th of July
The Scottish festival T in the Park is in its 17th season and American rapper Eminem and Britain’s own Muse and Kasabian pops up as the features. Others lined up are the Echo and The Bunnymen, Babyshambles, Julian Casablancas, Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Madness, The Prodigy, Vampire Weekend and Wolfmother.
Eden Sessions – Cornwall
When: Series of one-day live music festivals in June and July
The Eden Sessions are held in Cornwall and the line-up includes Jack Johnson, Mika, Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini and Doves.
Please note that all the line-up may change. Tickets tend to sell out rather quickly so hurry up!
Are you planning for an autumn visit to beautiful Devon? Throughout the month, over 240 food and drink events are taking place from Bristol to the tip of Cornwall, making it the biggest food festival of its kind in the UK. The Celebration is taking place for the first time this year in Somerset, Bath and Bristol and has been running for seven years in Devon and four in Cornwall. This years festival features markets, special “Eat Out 2 for £10” offers, cook-along, and a lot more.
When the summer-tourists have left this part of Britain, food lovers take the chance to try out local food like Ploughman Platters, cider and pastries. Who said Britain can’t cook? I would sure try it out myself. Check the website for more information about program and offers.