Make the most of the British summertime with these epic London festivals
If you’re staying in London for the summer break then why not make the most of the fun festivals and exciting events on your doorstep? Here you can find out what dates you should put in your diary to avoid missing out.
Fire and Feast
For £55 you can tuck into a delicious five-course set menu at The London Dungeon to mark the new show, Escape The Great Fire. The unique dining experience combines food, theatre, music and design in one of the city’s must-see attractions.
If you’re looking for an evening that will take you through The Great Fire of London in a truly different (and tasty) way then be sure to book tickets for Fire and Feast.
When: 14th-25th June
Where: The London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, City of London, Greater London SE1 7PB
West End Live
The West End can be expensive, but not if you wait for it to return to Covent Garden’s Trafalgar Square for an outdoor extravaganza. The beauty of this event is it’s completely free; all you have to do is get yourself there!
West End Live is packed with outdoor dancing and sing-a-longs by some of the best musical theatre stars in London. Whilst the line-up hasn’t yet been announced, this annual event is always a huge success, that’s why it’s back for its 12th year running! Therefore you’re certain to enjoy West End Live.
When: 18th-19th June
Where: Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N 5DN
You won’t be able to resist the line-up at this year’s Wireless Festival. Calvin Harris, Chase & Status and J Cole are just a few of the big names that will headline, plus there are plenty of lesser-known acts to get excited about including Future, Miguel and Anderson Paak.
So, what are you waiting for? Tickets start from £59.50 for a day ticket but if you study hard until the end of term then your Wireless Festival ticket will be well-deserved.
When: 8th-10th July
Where: Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Rd, N4 2NQ
Lovebox never fails to disappoint and this year is no different. In fact, this festival is one of the highlights of summer 2016 thanks to headliners LCD Soundsystem, who are playing their first London show since their reunion, and Major Lazer. Plus, one of London’s premier clubs is putting on their first ever festival stage – how exciting is that?!
Be sure not to miss out on two days of nonstop festival fun at Lovebox. Get these dates in your diary and celebrate the very best of British and international music this summer. Tickets start from £49.50, making this festival an affordable one.
When: 15th-16th July
Where: Victoria Park Rd, E3 5SN
Notting Hill Carnival
Britain’s biggest street party is back over the August bank holiday, so if you’re looking for a spectacular way to end your summer then Notting Hill Carnival is your best bet.
Expect the streets to come alive as costumed performers, calypso music and steel bands put on a vivid performance as they parade through West London. This Caribbean carnival is not one you want to miss, especially as the food stalls serve up the most amazing jerk chicken!
Notting Hill Carnival is free and definitely worth checking out this summer.
When: 28th-29th August, the streets of West London
Where: Notting Hill