Summer in London: Top things to do and see

There’s nothing quite like the buzz of London during summer. With these grey rainy days finally put behind us (most of the time!), the whole city comes out to play. Excitement ripples through the streets, with festivals and events around every corner. Our leafy green parks invite picnics and sunbathing sessions and beer gardens and rooftop bars become the city’s hotspots.

Visit London this Summer with Buckingham & Lloyds: Stay in the heart of the action with B&L, our aparthotels are perfectly positioned overlooking Hyde Park and within walking distance to many of London’s main attractions such as the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Kensington Palace and the V&A. Enjoy the freedom and privacy of your own apartment, with the convenience and service of a five-star hotel, including our world-class concierge service giving you access to London’s most exclusive and even sold-out events.

15% off Summer Stays (15th June – 31st August) when you book before 1st May using code SUMMER15.

Discover London’s Summer Events: There’s lots to look forward to in London this summer. If you’re planning your trip, here are a few key dates for summer events in London to spark your imagination..

Open Air Theatre: 10th May 2023 – 16th September

For a unique theatre experience, head to Regent’s Park for the annual Open Air Theatre. This outdoor venue hosts a range of plays and musicals throughout the summer, including performances for children and families.

Creator: Alastair Muir | Credit: Alastair Muir

Chelsea Flower Show: 22nd May 2023 – 27th May 2023

If you’re a fan of gardening and horticulture, the Chelsea Flower Show is a must-see. This world-renowned event showcases the best in floral design and landscaping, with stunning displays from top gardeners and designers.

Creator: Luke MacGregor | Credit: RHS

Royal Ascot: 20th June 2023 – 24th June 2023

For a taste of the high life, head to Royal Ascot. This prestigious horse racing event is a highlight in the social calendar, with top hats, fancy dresses, and champagne flowing freely.

Creator: Neil Hall | Credit: EFE

BST Hyde Park: 24th June 2023 – 8th July 2023

Just over the road from us at B&L, BST (British Summer Time) Festival in Hyde Park is a must in any music lover’s Summer calendar. The popular event is held over a few weeks and features a diverse lineup including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, P!nk, Take That and Guns N’ Roses. Contact our team to arrange your tickets and your stay.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships: 3rd July 2023 – 16th July 2023

One of the most famous sporting events in the world, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are held every summer at the All England Club. Whether you’re a die-hard tennis fan or just enjoy the atmosphere, Wimbledon is an unmissable event this summer.

We are offering our guests complimentary VIP transfers from B&L to and from Wimbledon whilst staying with us during these dates, book now to avoid missing out!

BBC Proms: 14th July 2023 – 9th September 2023

If classical music is more your thing, don’t miss the BBC Proms. Held over several weeks in the summer, this world-famous festival features a packed schedule of orchestral and choral concerts, recitals, and other performances. Many of the concerts take place at the Royal Albert Hall, just a short five minute stroll from B&L, with other events often held at other venues around the city.

Notting Hill Carnival: 27th August 2023 – 28th August 2023

This celebration of Caribbean culture takes place on August bank holiday weekend and is filled with music, dance, food, and costumes; with a colorful parade winding its way through the streets. The Notting Hill carnival guarantees a lively party atmosphere, and is a great way to experience the diversity of London’s communities.

Creator: Dan Kitwood | Credit: Getty Images

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