London’s starting to heat up, not just with the weather but with the awe-inspiring range of events counting down as summer draws nearer. Whether it’s the interstellar line up of musicians playing throughout the summers firebrand good time festivals or it’s the exhibitions in the wide range of galleries across the city, there is plenty to flood your own personal Thames barrier with as the summer draws closer. If it’s a pick me up you need from the same mundane tourist traps whilst staying at the London Suites by Montcalm, then you’ve certainly come to the right place. Below is a low down of just some of the great events taking place over the summer period this year.
Get in the sunrise this summer and soak in some exercise. In the legendary sky garden, you can see in the day with amazing views which promise to be as refreshing as the various therapeutic exercises you’ll be taking part in.
British Summer Time Festival
This year the Hyde Park July extravaganza brings a range of acts over two weekends at the beginning of July. The family friendly and multi stage music festival brings legendary acts year after year, and 2018 is no different. With the likes of Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, The Cure and Bruno Mars playing this year, there truly is something for everyone.
BBC Proms in the Park
Throughout August and September, you can find BBC Proms bringing a more classic edge to proceedings in the iconic Hyde Park. Hyde Park is a perfect setting to see some great classical London music attractions, all streamed and handpicked by the best classical music heads in the business.
Camden Fringe Festival
Based in Camden, this alternative to the Edinburgh Fringe gives anyone who can’t make it up to the iconic Fringe Festival in Scotland a chance to see some top acts in the theatre, comedy and cabaret world making a name for themselves down in London. Whether you’re looking for a laugh, some spoken word poetry or a raucous drag act, Camden is the place to be during late July and August.
The Underbelly Festival on the Southbank is another celebration of all things performance. Whether you’re looking for comedy or theatre, or you just want to hang out in the beautiful beer garden overlooking the South Bank and the River Thames, then this is the perfect tonic for your day.
Boisdale Summer picnic
The Boisdale Summer Picnic takes place on the terrace of the glitzy Canary Wharf and provides the opportunity to partake in a hassle-free summer picnic all cooked and prepared by the wonderful Boisdale company.
Screen on the Green at Somerset House
Somerset House is already a must-see venue at any time of the year, and any guest at the Montcalm Royal London would be mad to miss this beautiful summer event. On selected nights of the summer, you can find blockbusters and classics played in the atmospheric Somerset House courtyard, alongside freshly brewed lagers and compered by wold class DJ’s.