Giles Guide: Family time in London

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Are you searching for some fun ways to spend some quality time with your family in London, this summer? Then look no further, we have put together a list of some exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy during your next trip to the city. 

  • Japan: Myths to Manga: an exhibition filled with sculptures, objects, paintings and photographs await you and your family at the Young V&A museum. Immerse yourself into an atmospheric trip into the world of Japanese art, technology and design, as you learn about this exciting culture. 

  • Southbank Summer Market: over 60 traders waiting to greet you at this summer market. London’s biggest beer garden is transferred into this huge annual market featuring art, jewellery, fashion, children’s items and so much more. Free workshops, food vendors, sports streamed on screens around the venue and DJs helping to create an amazing atmosphere for your family day out. 

  • Hampton Court Palace Festival: experience the trip of a lifetime with tickets to the incredible musical performances within the 10 days of this sensational festival. With world famous headliners such as Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J, don’t miss this amazing experience during your visit to London.

  • Kew Midsummer Fete: with the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens, this festival is one not to miss this summer. You can expect a vintage fairground, dog show, over 100 different stalls and of course the infamous Kew Fete tug of war, as well as delicious food and drink stalls. All proceeds from the fair go to 14 local charities, and since 2010 over £200,000 has been raised for these charities.

  • West End Live: short performances from some of the most celebrated musicals as well as some brand new ones are showing at Trafalgar Square this summer. Watch some of the biggest stars and shows from the West End, but make sure you get there early as tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.

Why not make your trip even more special with a stay in one of our Signature Rooms, the newest of our modern and contemporary collection. Featuring a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, WiFi, and much more, we have everything you need right there ready for you. Book directly with us on our website to guarantee a comfortable and relaxing stay.