So the weather in London isn’t always the best, but there certainly isn’t a shortage of things to do come rain or shine.  Each week, there is a new event, exhibition, restaurant and so much more, just waiting to be explored.  Fill up your diary now, with these must-go-to Summer events that cannot be missed. 

1. Notting Hill Carnival 

An annual event happening in Notting Hill.  Vibrant costumes, impressive floats and steel pans fill the streets.  If you love some jerk, then this is the event to be at this Summer!
28th-29th August.

2. Beach East 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosts Beach East once again with over 2,200 square metres of sand, a huge paddling pool, funfair rides and two beach bars – enough to keep both adults and kids satisfied!  This year to celebrate the Olympics, they will have a Rio theme and if you’re looking for somewhere different to watch the Olympics, there’ll be big screens to watch it on from Aug 6-21. 

3. Buckingham Palace Summer Opening 

£20.50, £18.80 concs, £11.80 under-17s, free under-fives
While the Royals are away, each year Buckingham Palace opens it’s doors to the general public for a little snoop around.
Themed exhibitions at Buckingham Palace – this year’s theme ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’.  Highlighting her Majesties favourite British designers, including Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas. Not one to miss if you fancy feeling regal for the day.
23rd July – 2nd October.


4. Film4 Summer Screen

£18.35 to £26.90 per ticket
One for film lovers – this open-air film festival returns for another year with UK premieres, classics and Cannes award-winning films. Located in Somerset House with London’s largest screen.
Blankets, picnic hampers, food and drinks are welcome and also available to buy on site. Expect good vibes with a DJ playing until the film starts.
4 – 17 August 2016.

5. London Design Festival 

If you’re a lover of art or just have an appreciation for it, then this eight day festival is one for you.
Trafalgar Square will host a crazy golf course designed by top British creatives Paul Smith, Mark Wallinger, Tom Dixon and Zaha Hadid. Also lookout for a 20m moving metallic ribbon in the V&A’s Tapestry Gallery.

Venues: Brixton – for the first time this year along with Bankside, Brompton, Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Islington, Queen’s Park and Shoreditch.
17th – 25th September.

6. Meatopia

From £32.50, free under-14s (entry only)
Carnivores rejoice! This year’s meat feast includes Francis Mallmann, Yotam Ottolenghi, the Hoppers team, Ramuel Scully and more.
2nd – 4th October.

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