5 Events Not to Miss in London Summer 2015

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There’s always something going on in the capital, but if you’re looking to visit London this summer and want to know what’s coming up, look no further! From premier sporting events to full-on foodie festivals, as always, the capital’s got it covered…

Notting Hill Carnival

This annual celebration gets even bigger this year, as 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival. A feast for the senses, you can dive into the Caribbean culture and experience an atmosphere like no other event can provide. Happening over August bank Holiday, you can enjoy everything from international Calypsonian artists, poetry and storytelling to the main event – the Grand Finale Parade. You can see the Notting Hill Carnival route 2015 below.

Be ready to Samba with the finest on the 29th & 30th August 2015

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Notting Hill Carnival Route 2015

Henley Royal Regatta

The best known regatta in the world (or so they say), this event draws hordes of visitors to the Thames every year. Lasting for five days, there are head-to-heads and knockout competitions galore, offering spectators a real thrill as they cheer on the rowers from the river banks. As a premier event, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the finer things, including exceptional food and wines in the hospitality suites.

Don’t miss out on this year’s event, July 1st-5th 2015.

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Henley Royal Regatta draws thousands of visitors every year

Hampton Court Flower Show

Pay a visit to the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace and witness the world’s largest annual flower show. Perfect if you love the great outdoors and is a must see if you class yourself as a passionate gardener. With incredible Conceptual Gardens by up-and-coming as well as established gold medal winning designers, you must remember your camera! There’s also a fabulous panoramic view of show ground from the Allium Restaurant.

Taking place between the 2nd and 5th of July 2015.

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Red Bull Air Race

Now in its 12th year, the Red Bull Air Race World Championships return to London set to wow spectators once again. Witness death-defying flying as the pilots push themselves and their planes to the limit, winding through assault courses and pushing through speed barriers. For adrenaline-junkies this is an absolute must see, and is truly one of the most impressive events to happen in the capital each year.

Get yourself there on the 15th & 16th August 2015.

Matthias Dolderer of Germany performs during the training of the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 12, 2015.

Matthias Dolderer of Germany performs during the training of the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 12, 2015 – image courtesy of redbullairrace.com

Grillstock

Not heard of it? Well if you a good BBQ you need to be at Grillstock London 2015! This American import is a celebration of all things that grill, plus great music (this year’s headline act is Razorlight!), eating competitions and of course, plenty of beers to wash it all down. It’s a festival experience like no other, and definitely something to tick of your bucket list of ‘things to do in London’.

A feast for the mind and taste buds, keep the 5th-6th September 2015 free! 

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Grillstock Festival lineup for summer 2015

There you have it…five events you absolutely cannot stand to miss over the next few months. – like you need a reason to go to London! If you know of any other great things happening in London this summer, let us know by commenting below!