This festival celebrates live music, fringe theatre and is now in it’s thirteenth year. There is a line-up of events in The Scoop (an outdoor amphitheatre) on London’s South Bank. It also has a giant screen showing Wimbledon tennis for fans and all events are FREE!
This 2 month long festival on London’s South Bank of the river is a celebration of how great the world is, with art installations, music, activities and performances all on the theme of love. There are evening going to be weddings held on the riverside and it’s all free. What could be sweeter?
Not a festival, but a celebration of tennis never-the-less! Guaranteed to make it rain in London, Wimbledon takes place over a month in SW19 (the south west) at the famous grounds. Just as famous for Pimms and strawberries, if you can’t get a ticket don’t worry – there are screens all over the city to watch your favourite players for free.
Two days of partying in Victoria Park in trendy East London with some of the best DJs and live bands in town. This year’s headline is Snoop Dog and Rudimental. There are also dance and performance art shows and always a load of ‘after parties’ for the cool kids.
This free celebration of the caribbean community in west London’s Notting Hill is famous for outrageous colourful costumes, dancing in the streets and lots of reggae and dance music! It’s the UK’s biggest street party and takes place over 3 days and is free to attend, all you need to do is eat some jerk chicken and be ready to dance! There is a programme of different dance schools, DJs and live music performances – make sure you have a map and catch some of the floats passing by as the costumes are amazing!
Also within easy reach of London are Eastern Electrics dance music festival (Aug 1st) and Wilderness music festival in Oxford (Aug 6-9th).
Equity Point Hostel
If you’re heading to a festival in London this summer then stay at Equity Point hostel. It’s central location is near all the sights, including the famous Notting Hill Carnival. Book your bed here
For a full listing of what is on in London this summer check out the official website Visit London