The best days of summer have arrived in London and now we’re all looking forward to the beautiful months to come full of leisurely strolls through lush royal parks, outdoor theatre and fun events. Here’s a look at just a handful of the best events in London this summer that you won’t want to miss. There’s just so much to do! Even better, you can book now during our Last Minute Slash Sale that is offering incredible savings up to 20% off summer stays from now through August. But hurry … dates are booking quickly during this rare summer sale!
Open Air Theatre in Regent Park
Theatre enthusiasts will love the classic London experience of picnicking and enjoying a great show in Regent’s Park during their summer Open Air Theatre season. This year promises not to disappoint with Jesus Christ Superstar, Henri V and Pride and Prejudice on the program. Find out more here and book your tickets in advance here!
June 27-July 10, 2016
Is it that time of year again? You bet it is! The Wimbledon Championships are back at the All England Lawn Tennis Club and tickets will be going fast. It’s going to be a heroic few weeks of epic highs and soul crushing lows for the tennis greats who will be gracing the courts. Find out more about Wimbledon here.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
June 7, 2016–May 27, 2017
The biggest theater event of the year—and, dare we say, of all time—begins this June in London. Harry Potter and his friends are returning with a brand new adventure! Picking up nineteen years after events in the Deathly Hallows, this epic two-part stage play by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany is the eighth official Harry Potter adventure, and revolves around a middle-aged Harry and his son Albus as he starts life at Hogwarts. No self-respecting Potterhead would miss this. Find out more and book tickets here.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
June 30-September 17, 2016
Truman Capote’s famous novella is brought to the West End with Pixie Lott starring as Holly Golightly, the enigmatic socialite who originally stole our hearts in the award-winning movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This new adaptation from Richard Greenberg will feature songs from the era as well as original music from Grant Oldling. Directed by the new head of Leicester Curve, Nikolai Foster, this is a theatre event you won’t want to miss! Book tickets in advance here.
Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern
July 6-October 30, 2016
From her paintings of New Mexico to her portraits of erotic flowers, Georgia O’Keeffe helped define American modernism. And in July, the landscape painter and feminist artist’s work will grace the Tate, a century after her New York debut. This ambitious exhibition is not only the first important solo showcase of the artist’s work in the UK for a generation, it also reviews O’Keeffe’s work in depth and reassess her place in the canon of twentieth-century art. Find out more here.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
July 5-July 10, 2016
This high-summer event returns and explodes over 34 acres in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Featuring world-class gardens as well as work by some of the country’s leading designers and nurseries, there are many opportunities to buy plants, fresh produce and gardening equipment. Packed with new features like a magical butterfly display, this flower show is sure to be fun for the whole family! More details available here.
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
July 30-September 25, 2016
Since the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year, it’s only fitting that the exhibition will be devoted to her and her royal wardrobe. “Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe” will use dresses, jewelry and accessories to chart royal fashions from the 1920s to the present day. The exhibit will also highlight some of Her Majesty’s favorite British designers and will include outfits worn at weddings, christenings, coronations and other family celebrations. Find out more and your tickets in advance here.
Find out everything that’s on in London this summer at the links below. Don’t forget to book your stay during our last minute sale to save up to 20% on your London Perfect vacation rental this summer!