Spend Summer In The Capital


As a heatwave hits the capital, you may be looking for the ideal place to spend it. We’ve put together the top five events not to be missed in London this summer. 

Notting Hill Carnival

It’s back, finally. After a three year break (thanks Covid), the Capital’s most famous carnival and  one of the world’s biggest celebrations is making a return to the streets of West London. See the colourful world of Mas, Soca, Calypso, sound systems and so much more in a two-day-long celebration over the August bank holiday weekend.

Location: Notting Hill, London

All Points East Festival

All Points East is a festival in London’s iconic Victoria Park. The three day event runs over the Thursday-Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend with music from Tame Impala, Disclosure, Charli XCX, The National and more exciting acts. Gather your friends together and head to the park for a day filled with live music and (hopefully) sunshine. 

Location: Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London E3 5TB

Greenwich Docklands International Festival

One of London’s largest free outdoor arts festivals, Greenwich Docklands International festival boasts open-air theatre, circus, dance, art installations and music all in one brilliant East London location. Taking place from 26th August to 11th September 2022.

Location: Royal Greenwich, London

Barbican’s Outdoor Cinema

Barbican’s outdoor cinema is the perfect place to catch a movie with a picturesque backdrop, boasting a week of open-air screenings, all set within spectacular architecture. From Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo to David Lean’s holiday romance, Summertime, there is something for everyone to see between 23rd and 28th August this year. 

Location: Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS

Somerset House - This Bright Land Installation

Somerset House are set to transform their magnificent courtyard into a ‘Bright Land’ wonderland open to all, with day-and-night performances, music, dance, talks, workshops and more. Created by Somerset House Studios artists Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl, This Bright Land will include bold attractions including a 35m observation wheel and open-air Vogue Balls, 

Location: Strand, London WC2R 1LA

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