|London City Hall,J.Salmoral on flickr|
Defined by New York Magazine as the 21st century’s archetypical world
capital, it’s fair to say that London is a city with a lot going for
it. Indeed, with its endless array of cafés, bars and nightclubs, and
its plethora of parks, museums, shopping opportunities and cultural
events, there is something to amuse and entertain even the most
intrepid of explorers.
And although there is a large range of
permanent activities and sights to indulge in, it’s London’s
chock-a-block annual events calendar that packs the real punch. So, if
you’re stuck for something to do this summer, it definitely makes sense
to head to England’s capital.
playing a huge part in the city’s cultural scene, it is little wonder
that there are so many dedicated festivals and events taking place in
the sunnier months. In fact, from well known chart toppers and
experimental jazz performances, to live dance shows and rock concerts, London has it all. Get Loaded in the Park and iTunes Live are two festivals that shouldn’t be missed.
huge range of cultural festivals and street fairs are also well worth a
visit. And, with something happening every other day, you will be
spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which ones to attend. For
example, the Notting Hill Carnival
is one of the most famous events of its kind, and is renowned for the
wealth of entertainment on offer. Taking place over the August bank
holiday weekend, it promises to be a fascinating and dazzling
attraction, as well as one of the biggest street parties around!
|Thames Festival,ge'shmally on flickr|
The City of London Festival is also renowned for providing onlookers with a feast of live street theatre and musical performances, whilst the Coin Street Festival is great for experiencing a host of different cultures from around the world.
the weather is just too hot to participate in anything energetic, then
a great option is to head to one of the city’s many parks or lidos.
Bursting with a huge range of shady places to retreat and watery
refuges to cool off in - all whilst soaking up London’s electric
atmosphere - they are a great alternative to hitting the dusty streets.
Regents Park is a good bet, with the zoo housed within and Madame
Tussauds located nearby, whilst Brockwell Park Lido is excellent for
taking a cooling dip in a relaxed atmosphere.
So, with its
range of summer options just waiting to be enjoyed, the English capital
is most definitely the place to be this summer. And, in addition to its
huge cultural programme, there are also a number of exquisite eateries
to experience and fantastic London hotels to stay in.