London is always the scene of great events and 2018 has been one of the most exciting years so far. Learning from past experiences, it’s safe to say that the best is yet to come. The line-up of events in the next few months is nothing short of sensational. So clear your schedules and get ready to have the time of your life in London!
It’s summer and that can only mean one thing – it’s music festival time! The season is packed with concerts to suit all tastes: Southport Weekender, Hampton Court Palace Festival and Meltdown are scheduled this month, while British Summer Time Hyde Park, Wireless and Lovebox will come to the capital in July. Big names of the music scene such as Beyonce and Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Eminem are all performing this summer.
Cinema lovers can enjoy screenings in the most unusual way, floating on the Thames, and adrenaline junkies must try Zip Now London, a 225-metre zip line that will have you flying past the Houses of Parliament. The Queen’s Birthday Parade and the first new production of the Swan Lake by the Royal Ballet in 30 years are not to be missed.
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July is a sight to feast your eyes and Wimbledon, one of the biggest sports events of the year, will bring some action in the city. The Buckingham Palace will open its doors during summer, giving everyone the chance to visit the lavishly decorated interiors of the Queen’s official residence.
In August, Film4Summer Screen at Somerset House will bring film fans together in a spectacular setting, while the colourful and lively Notting Hill Carnival will revive your senses.
The Open House London is a great opportunity to visit some of London’s most impressive houses and Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival will cheer up the atmosphere on the capital’s streets, both events taking place in September. The Underbelly Festival in South Bank is ideal for family-time fun.
October is the month of the London Restaurant Festival and the time to visit museums and galleries during the Museums at Night event. Halloween spooky attractions and scary activities are also on the list.
The month of November must be remembered as it is the time of Bonfires and amazing fireworks displays across the city. The Regent Street Motor Show and the wonderful parade for Lord Mayor’s Show are must-see events.
December is a magical month when you can get lost in London’s winter wonderland. The Christmas markets in Hyde Park, Leicester Square or Southbank Centre, the numerous skating rinks across the city, the Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square, and the thousands of lights sparkling everywhere will carry you into a fairytale world.
There aren’t enough hours in a day to enjoy all the things this wonderful city has to offer in 2018, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from trying to experience life in London to the fullest.