Summertime in London sizzles with events and activities including Europe’s biggest street party, musical festivals, and an alfresco summer feast. This summer, America’s favourite pastime comes to London – Baseball! – plus the weather is perfect (not too hot and certainly not cold) for sunset strolls along the Thames or quiet moment of zen in any of the city’s parks.
The Queen’s Official Birthday – 2nd Saturday in June
Queen Elizabeth’s Official Birthday is celebrated on the second Saturday in June with the Trooping the Colour parade! This summer don’t watch it on TV or on Instagram, come to London and join in the celebration. Enjoy the spectacular display as the parade goes from Buckingham Palace, down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade. Don’t miss the Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace and the RAF Fly-pass.
18 – 22 June, 2019
One of the highlights of Summer in London is Royal Ascot in Windsor. Five days of the world’s finest racehorses competing plus those fancy hats and an array of entertainment. For more details about Royal Ascot, please click here.
Taste of London – Regents Park
19 – 23 June, 2019
A favourite of our CEO – Abigail Tan-Giroud, the Taste of London is a yummy highlight of summer. Regent’s Park transforms into a foodie’s paradise for five days, featuring the best of the best of London’s restaurants and offering masterclasses, tastings and so much more deliciousness! For more details, please click here.
West END Live – Trafalgar Square, London
16 – 17 June 2019
Dubbed the world’s biggest outdoor celebration of free musical theatre, West End Live is a joy for fans of musicals! A not-to-be-missed tip from Kieran, our Front Office Manager at St Giles London hotel, a former performer himself (toured with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance). Be in London to enjoy free performances from popular West End shows in Trafalgar Square the 16 & 17 June 2019. For more details, please click here.
Delight in London’s Little Venice
As the name indicates, Little Venice is London’s picturesque’s version of the famous Italian city and an oasis of tranquility in the city. Cafes and pubs lined the canal and beautiful mansions provide a nice backdrop. Craig, our Head Concierge at St Giles London hotel highly recommends enjoying a relaxing boat ride from Little Venice to Camden Lock or a moment of zen in the nearby Rembrandt Gardens. Click to learn more about Little Venice.
Catch Baseball in London
29 – 20 June 2019
America’s favourite pastime is coming to London this Summer! Baseball is bringing the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox to London Stadium, a first in Europe. Bring your mitt and come root for the Yankees or the Red Sox – you may catch a keepsake ball! Don’t miss this historical occasion. Click here for more details!
British Summer Time Festival – Hyde Park
Festival season is in full summer mode with many of music’s biggest talents performing in Hyde Park London for the British Summer Time festival. This year, see Celine Dion on July 5, Barbara Striesand on July 7, celebrate life, love and music with Stevie Wonder on July 6, and dance the time away to Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas plus more on July 14. Click for more details!
Summer Streets on Regent Street
Every Sunday in July, Regent Street goes traffic-free for the popular Summer Street series. Highly recommended by our Marketing Coordinator – Eve, there is a happiness in the air as the usually crowded, hectic streets are transformed to a place of relaxation and fun with a festival like atmosphere. Plus there are lots of deals in the shops and of course, yummy food! Click for more details!
Dance in the Streets at Notting Hill Carnival
The ultimate street party, Notting Hill carnival is a Caribbean party in London with the colours, music and flavour of the Caribbean fused with London’s energy! A perfectly exciting end to Summer days in London. Come dance in the streets this August! For more details click here.
Our hotels in London are conveniently located near many of the top fun places and activities in London! Enjoy savings off our best available rate at St Giles London Hotel in Central London and St Giles Heathrow Hotel in Hounslow, London