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Summer in the City

July 25, 2016

With a wealth of exciting events planned in the city this summer, London really is the place to be.

Here are our top tips on what to see, and where to go.

East London Fringe Festival

Taking place on weekends until 7th August, this art, music and film festival is right on our doorstep. From comedy festivals and live music events through to pop-up cinema screenings at Hackney Rec Ground, there’s something to suit every taste.

Groundhog Day The Musical

Acclaimed Australian comedian and composer, Tim Minchin, brings a new twist to the early 90’s Bill Murray film by creating a stage musical of Groundhog Day. Currently showing at the Old Vic theatre until 17th September, this classic rom-com is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide

Queen Elizabeth Olympic park is now the home of the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide. It takes 40 seconds to travel from top to bottom and you’ll take in some of London’s iconic skyline – if you can keep your eyes open! Designed by Belgian artist Carsten Höller, the Orbit Slide has been named by TimeOut as the number one thing to do in London this year.

Notting Hill Carnival

A mainstay of the London event calendar, the Notting Carnival is now in it’s 52nd year. Taking place on the August bank holiday weekend, this vibrant and multicultural street party attracts over 1m people.

Notting Hill Carnival
Crowds of Notting Hill Carnival, largest in Europe, more than one million visitors are expected. Carnival takes place over two days in every August.

For more inspiration – check out TimeOut’s guide of must do things in London this Summer.

 

 

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