Here are some fantastic events taking place in London this summer
London in summer is life at its best, so here are key summer events to look out for! We’ve picked two for each month – although some events last until September.
1 – Taste of London
The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival, Taste of London is held at Regent’s Park from June 14-18. A must for all foodies, this is your chance to sample and celebrate the incredibly diverse cuisine of the British capital and meet some of the city’s leading chefs. Browse delicious foods from artisan producers, dine at a pop-up restaurant, go wine tasting, and watch a cooking master class. See some of the most famous names in the British food scene, from West Country-born chef Tom Kerridge to Masterchef winner Ping Coombes.
This is also an ideal place to get some culinary inspiration and ideas on what you could enjoy at your next event in London.
2 – Open Garden Squares Weekend
On the weekend of June 17-18 you can explore more than 230 private and little-known gardens in 27 boroughs across London. Just one ticket is all you need to take advantage of this unique opportunity. The event also includes numerous guided walking tours, family activities, cycle rides, music, poetry readings, fêtes and plant sales.
1 – Lovebox
Taking place at Victoria Park on July 14 and 15, Lovebox is one of the highlights of the national music calendar, celebrating the best British and international performing arts talent. With leading acts including Jess Glynne, Sampha, Jamie XX, Annie Mac, and much, more more, it’s a must for festival lovers.
2 – Pride Parade
Guaranteed to draw in hundreds of thousands of spectators, the annual Pride Parade will be held on Saturday July 8 and is the largest LGBT+ parade in the country. The route includes a large procession, beginning at Portland Place at 1pm before continuing through the West End and finishing at Whitehall Place.
1 – Notting Hill Carnival
One of the world’s greatest carnivals, the Notting Hill Carnival takes place on August 27 and 28. The biggest street party in Europe, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, and includes a magnificent Caribbean procession which is observed by around million spectators each year.
2 – Robots
Held at the Science Museum in South Kensington until September 3, this special exhibition examines the history of humanoid robots over the last five centuries. Perfect for families, it’s an excellent opportunity to learn about the Industrial Revolution – and you can even interact with some of the robots!
Planning an event of your own this summer?
Then get in touch with the friendly team here at Oxo2. Whether you’re thinking of a summer party in London, a wedding reception, a corporate dinner, or a conference in the City, let us know and we can arrange a visit to your desired venue.