Posted: 30 June 2015 by Higgins Homes
London is a lively place all year round but during the summer months the schedule of events and happenings really ticks up a notch. Whether you’re an opera lover, a dedicated foodie or you’re just looking for somewhere to get out and make the most of the sunshine there are plenty of options to keep even the most active of Londoners happy.
Supper clubs and food markets go into overdrive in the summer months, as do the numerous food festivals that have sprung up around the city. From the spit roast pork at Forza Win in Peckham to the ‘gastronomic Glastonbury’ that is Taste of London, via street food markets such as Street Feast in Dalston and the Brixton Night Market. The taste of summer can be anything you want it to be this year.
When the sun shines, the only place to be drinking is outside and London has plenty of al fresco options. From random rooftops such as the Red Lion on Hoxton Square to the luxury of Boundary you can find an outside drinking spot that works for you whatever your in the mood for.
Gone are the days when music in the open air meant trudging into a field and setting up camp in the mud for four days. Now, urban festivals bring an exciting schedule of artists and DJs pretty much to your doorstep. Opt for Wireless if you’re looking for big names like Drake and Rita Ora, Lovebox for big dance names like Rudimental and Mark Ronson, or try the free and up and coming festivals like Walthamstow Garden Party and Camden Lock Live.
Summertime exhibitions always begin with the Serpentine Pavilion, which this year is a thoroughly bold and colorful affair. There’s a wild array of exhibitions to see in London over the summer months in 2015, whether your passion is photography, watercolour or shoes. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is always showcases great variety or make for the V&A for exhibits that have a fashion edge.
The open-air cinema has somewhat revolutionised film watching and there are so many to choose from in a city like London. The Hot Tub Cinema in Shoreditch is a completely unique experience or you can opt for something that doesn’t require a swimsuit like Somerset House’s Summer Screen. Alternatively, look out for the Royal Opera House Live, which will be broadcasting Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House performances onto big screens in locations such as Trafalgar Square.