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Things to do in London this Summer!

20 May 2019

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Now it is Summer Term and the weather is getting better (we hope), it is a good opportunity to go out and enjoy the best of London before the academic year is over! Diplomacy, Business and Trade MSc student, Kyle, has written this blog on some things you can do in London in the upcoming months!

#1 Riverside Picnic Spots

The BBQ Club is on the South Bank from 3 May 2019! You can find them outside the Southbank Centre, and you can now book spaces for Patch and Picnic and dinners here. Besides good food, there is also Giant Jenga Boules, Skittles, Beach Tennis and Swingball.

#2 Concerts

Many fantastic concerts are going on in London this month including Take That, Mariah Carey, Spice Girls and BLACKPINK!

BLACKPINK are performing at SSE Arena, Wembley on 22 May 2019. Mariah Carey will also be performing between 25-27 May 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall!

#3 Sky Garden

Hang out with some plants at London’s highest public garden. Sky Garden is three storeys of lush landscaped gardens on the thirty-fifth floor of a City skyscraper. Plus, it is free to go up there!

Find out more here.

#4 History lesson at the Tower of London

The Tower of London remains one of the capital’s best and most well-known historical attractions. Plus, it’s situated next to the iconic Tower Bridge, so you’d be hard pushed to miss this medieval spectacle. You can book tickets here.

#5 Museums

London has a wide range of museums, including the Science Museum which features seven floors of educational and entertaining exhibit of space, scientific discoveries and technology. The Science Museum is also free to attend!

You can find other top free museums to visit in London here.

#6 Chelsea Flower Show

Between Tuesday 21 May and Saturday 25 May is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This is a garden show where 500 exhibitions are tending to their most prized plants for the held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London.

#7 Open Air Theatres and Cinemas  

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre runs from May to September. Performances include Hansel and Gretel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Evita.

Launching 30 May 2019 is Summer By the River – entertainment for all ages. With an open air cinema and theatre, big screen summer sports, live comedy and music performances, this is the ultimate London experience this summer.

Enjoy the best shows in the West End when they put on a free, open air performance in Trafalgar Square. This year’s West End Live is 22 to 23 June 2019!


Thank you Kyle for writing this blog. Find out more about Loughborough University London on our webpage.

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