The best things to do in London this summer 2018

In the summer months, things really get into full swing in London.

With so many events going on each summer, it’s hard to pick what to do and where to go.

Here at the Danubius Hotel Regents Park, we have picked out favourite things to do in the capital in the summer.


Frieze Sculpture at Regent’s Park (5th July – 8th October)

(Image credit: The Art Newspaper).


Explore a free sculpture garden as Frieze’s summer exhibition returns to Regent’s Park, just across the road from us.

This year, the exhibition brings together the work of 25 enviously talented artists, representing countries all over the world. UK favourites like Tracey Emin, Larry Achiampong, and Richard Woods have all chipped in a piece, and the sculptures range from giant penguins to holiday homes.

For a full list of works,please check the official website.

Admission: free

Nearest tube stations: Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line)


Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (from May to September each year).

(Image credit: Open Air Theatre)


Enjoy theatre and comedy under the stars at London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

With one of the largest auditoria in London, the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain. It offers a range of theatre, music, comedy and film events each year from May to September.

Click here for more info and tickets.

Where: Inner Circle, Regent’s Park – NW1 4NR

Nearest tube: Baker Street (Jubilee, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle line).


British Summer Time Festival (6th July – 15th July)

(Image credit: BST- Hyde Park)


Experience the award-winning festival Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park in central London (if the current heatwave and blazing sun don’t put you off).

This year, the festival kicks off on 6th July with headliner Roger Waters and closes on 15th July with the legendary Paul Simon. Bruno Mars, Michael Buble’, The Cure and Eric Clapton are also headlining.

Prices for adult tickets start from £62.95.

Where: Hyde Park.

Nearest tube stations: Marble Arch (Central Line) and Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line).


Movies on the River (June – July 2018)

(Image credit: Time Out London).


Can you imagine watching a movie under the stars on the top deck of a boat on the river Thames? Well, you can actually do that, as “Time Out Movies on the River” is back for the whole summer!

Each night throughout June and July a movie boat will offer a food and drink-fueled sunset cruise from the Tower of London. After dark, the movie will play on a big screen on the open-air top deck of the City Alpha as the boat is moored in central London.

“Time Out Live presents Movies on the River with City Cruises” runs five nights a week (Tue-Sat) from mid-June to early September, starting on Wednesday June 13.

Film lovers will board at Tower Pier and cruise down the Thames to the Houses of Parliament before turning around and heading back down river where the boat will moor for the film.

Prices from £29 per person (adult tickets).

Tickets can be purchase online.

Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (District and Circle lines).


Notting Hill  Carnival (26th and 27th August)

Notting Hill Carnival London

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Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of west London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours.

Each year, close to one million people attend this two-day celebration of Caribbean heritage on the streets of Notting Hill. Celebrations include costume-clad Caribbean’s dancing to traditional reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba, and zouk music, and street vendors selling foods like seasoned jerk chicken, callaloo, and traditional goat stew.

Children’s Day: see young performers dancing and swirling through the streets to show off their elaborate costumes in the Children’s Day Parade; hear live music at dedicated stages in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance park and Powis Square, and make sure to enjoy the 38 static sound systems, delicious food stalls and family activities.

For more info, please visit the official website.

Admission: free.

Where: Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Grove, Westbourne Park and Kensal Road.

Nearest tube stations: Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle and District lines), Holland Park (Central line), Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park (Circle, Hammersmith and City Line).


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