Upcoming Events This Week In London

London is always abuzz with a plethora of events that makes it one of the most exciting holiday destinations to visit. Apart from its world class attractions, the city has one of the most active social and cultural scenes playing host to a variety of festivals, events and activities of all genres.

If you have planned a trip to London, the location you choose to stay is crucial to enjoying a memorable holiday. Location wise central London is ideal to stay with a Hyde Park boutique hotel the perfect option. It is in close proximity to the city centre and all the major attractions of London.

If you are looking for premium accommodation at an affordable price the Park Grand London Hyde Park Hotel is the place. It offers the best of amenities and facilities and is a popular choice of accommodation with travellers to London.

Some of the top events to look forward to on a trip in the forthcoming period to London are:

Shubbak Festival: The Shubbak Festival offers an interesting insight into Arab culture and is a biennial event held this year from 01-16 July, 2017. The sixteen day event features 60 different events that range from visual arts to dance. Some of the famous theatres that are a part of the line-up this year include The Bush Theatre, The Arcola Theatre and The Young Vic. It offers Londoners a rare glimpse into the best of Arabic talent ranging from theatre performances to movies at various venues across the city.

Summer Streets (02nd to 23rd July): This month the popular Summer Streets series will be held for four consecutive Sundays when traffic is banned for the event on Regent Street. Each Sunday will feature a varied theme that includes fashion, transport, health, leisure etc. with a host of activities and events to cater to varied tastes. Going by last year’s events that included exhibits of transport over the decades, health and fitness events and an exciting garden party with the best of British music and food you can expect this year’s events to be as spectacular.

Wimbledon Tennis Championship: The most popular of the Tennis Grand Slam Tournaments Wimbledon is on from the 03 July -16 July. It attracts tennis fans from across the globe who arrive to watch all the action at the All England Tennis Club. Those who do not get tickets to the event can watch the live action unfold on massive screens at Murray Mound and other venues across the city. Tickets are available through the official website with a ballot system. Another option is to get into a queue early in the morning before the matches start. With just 500 tickets available for the centre courts you would need to camp overnight to stand a chance of securing a ticket.  It is well worth the effort as you get to see some of the biggest names in the tennis players in action. Getting to Wimbledon is not a hassle as it is well connected from most parts of London.

Royal Opera: The Royal Opera began its 2013-14 season with the spectacular Turandot that is a captivating opera of Puccini. It was the event where Lise Lindstrom made her debut at the Royal Opera House. This season in 2017, she returns and shares the limelight with Christine Goerke in the principal role. The fascinating story is based in the Orient with a riveting display of drama and dance. The story is that of Prince Calaf who is besotted with Princess Turandot and makes up his mind to win her affection or relinquish his life in the process. The performances are spellbinding and complemented by superb choreography and stunning set designs. The event is on from 05-16 July, 2017.

Zip World London: 06 July-01 October: Adrenaline junkies will love the experience of zipping through the sky over London at speeds up to 50 miles on the specially installed zip wire in London. It is located at Archbishop’s Park at a height of 100 feet and transport riders across 225 metres in an impressive 30 seconds to the other end. Along the route you will literally catch a glimpse of the Houses of Parliament, The Thames River and Big Ben as you zip across incredibly fast. This is a first for London with Zip World London bringing the experience to the city, after their resounding success in Wales. There are restrictions with kids needing to be eight years and those in the 8-15 age group needing supervision.

Somerset House Series:  Held from 06-16 July, The Somerset House Series will feature multiple Grammy winner Norah Jones, along with Goldfrapp and Foster The People that are the highlights of the event this year. Also displaying their musical talents will be the Tom Misch, Warpaint, Birdy and The Cinematic Orchestra all of whom will be part of the musical fiesta held within the central courtyard of Somerset House. A terrific way to spend the summer evenings it is an eleven day events in idyllic surroundings. Once dusk begins to set and a gentle breeze drifts in from the Thames, you will be transported into a musical paradise far from the din and clamour of city life in London. The experience is enhanced within the spectacular location of eighteenth-century Somerset House. Other artistes scheduled to perform include Songhoy Blues, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Mashrou Leila and Damian Marley.

A Tale of Two Cities: A new take on the classic A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, it is a part of the Open Air Theatre season. Adapted by Matthew Dunster it is a Victorian era saga of a familiar theme of the wealthy getting wealthier, while the poor continue to suffer and endure poverty. The play is of great social relevance with austerity in the post Brexit era, the increasing social disparities in Europe and immigration being such a controversial issue now. The play is on from 07 July to 05 August, 2017.

Did you like this? Share it:
Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed.