You’re never short of things to do when visiting London but there’s often so much going on it’s difficult to know where to start. We’ve picked out some of the capital’s top events taking place this summer to give you a bit of a head start when planning your short break in London.
Sports in London
Olympia, The London International Horse Show combines world class competition with thrilling displays to make the perfect festive day out!
The show hosts world class competitions in Driving and Show Jumping so you can expect to see some of the best equestrians battling it out! Displays including The Pony Club Mini Major and Shetland Pony Grand National will keep everyone on the edge of their seats plus Father Christmas himself will be making an appearance. With over 200 stands it is also the perfect place to find all those Christmas gifts! The show also has an extensive shopping village with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Experience the drama of a Premier League game with one of our Tottenham Hotspur Match Day Experience packages which include tickets to some of Tottenham’s biggest games this season plus a central London hotel. Featuring some of England’s World Cup heroes including Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier; Spurs will be looking to build on last seasons success and push for the league title this year. Match Day Experiences start from just £128pp and include all home fixtures until the end of the 2018-19 season.
The London Soundtrack
Some of the biggest names in music come together in London this year as the O2 Arena’s Bluesfest returns bigger and better than ever. The man behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jon Fogerty takes to the stage alongside Steve Miller – famous for massive hits like ‘Abracadabra’ and ‘The Joker’. The following night features two musical heavyweights in Van Morrison and Robert Plant and Bluesfest is rounded out by the Zac Brown Band and Counting Crows.
Great for the Family
If you’re heading to London with the family this year, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied.
A London Christmas fixture, Disney on Ice returns to The O2 in 2018 with Dream Big. Travel to the kingdom of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and Olaf in a dramatic retelling of the sisterly love that saved a kingdom. Jump into amazing adventures with Aladdin as he seizes his chance to outwit his adversaries in the marketplace of Agrabah. Discover uncharted worlds with Rapunzel and Jasmine. Dive under the sea with headstrong Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves and is willing to risk it all for curiosity and the thrill of adventure. And with even more stories beside, this is sure to be a treat for Disney fans big and small!
And since it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, there’s plenty going on in the capital during the holidays. Hogwarts in the Snow returns to the Warner Bros. Studios Tour this winter and runs until the end of January 2019. See the iconic sets from the Harry Potter film series decorated for Christmas including the Great Hall and the enormous model of Hogwarts.
Another London festive institution is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Featuring hundreds of stalls, rides, games and attractions this is the perfect Christmas day out in the capital. Check out our range of festive breaks in London and further afield including Christmas markets, Christmas hotel breaks, New Year parties and more.
London’s world class museums, galleries and historic buildings make the city a cultural haven at the best of times. But this summer, some extra-special events are sure to draw the crowds in search of cultural enlightenment!
To coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday, the ground-breaking On The Wall exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. The exhibition will bring together the works of over forty artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.