Our team are always the first to know about exciting new events in London! This summer, Tammy, Rebecca, Astrid, Bex, Ben and Chloe are all looking forward to some fantastic new festivals, theatre productions and the return of a few of their summer favourites. Here are our recommendations for an epic summer in the capital.
Tammy: Twelfth Night at the Globe
If you’re a theatre lover like Tammy you’ll be thrilled at what the unique South Bank playhouse dedicated to all thinks Shakespeare is doing this summer: The Globe presents Twelfth Night. Expect cross-dressing drag queens, hijinks and bittersweet hilarity as Emma Rice directs Shakespeare’s timeless, soulful and irrepressible comedy staring Le Gateaux Chocolat. Get your tickets here.
Rebecca: Pergola on the Roof and Frank’s Bar, Peckham
Nothing says summer like a trip to one of London’s top rooftop bars. Rebecca chooses London’s latest in Paddington which is home to the Pergola on the Roof, a stunning destination for summer cocktails. And of course, it wouldn’t be a London summer without a trip to Peckham favourite Frank’s Bar – if you haven’t yet visited this fantastic bar on the top of a Peckham multi-storey car park you need to go! Rebecca will see you there.
Astrid – The Wind in the Willows, The Literary Hour
Astrid chooses The Literary Hour, which is bringing the spirit of the Wind in the Willows to life with a multi-sensory dining experience inspired by the picnics, banquets and delights of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved novel. This event is billed as The Literary Hour’s biggest, boldest and badgeriest dinner yet. Guests will be able to try Ratty’s Riverbank picnic and a Banquet in Toad Hall as well as all the usual top secret Literary Hour surprises. Book here.
Bex – GoBoat London
Bex likes the look of GoBoat, a revolutionary new concept aiming to make London’s waterways accessible to all. Hire a self-driving GoBoat this summer and get started on your own adventure! GoBoats can carry up to eight people, with no previous boating experience required. The boats are powered by electric engines, and designed to create a sociable atmosphere. Bex says it’s a fantastic way to explore the capital on a summer’s day.
Ben – Elrow Town London
Ben will be heading to East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this August to discover the ultimate London party with Elrow. The fully immersive, open-air show sees two stages of music housed within a pop-up metropolis, on Saturday 19th August and Sunday 20th August. Expect sumo wrestlers, stilt-walkers, a Spanish fiesta and confetti galore. Tickets are available here.
Chloe – London Shell Co
Always on the look out for London’s finest food Chloe will be heading to the London Shell Co – a floating restaurant aboard the Prince Regent. The beautiful canal boat has been serving London’s waterways for 30 years, and now it’s the place to go for delicious modern British seafood. The boat is located in Paddington Central, moored alongside Sheldon Square. Book your table here.