Summer in London is jam-packed with events, so we have hand pick a few of our favourite goings on in the upcoming months.
OPEN AIR THEATRE: The season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre runs from May-September. It kicks off this year with family favourite Peter Pan, followed by The Turn Of The Screw, As You Like It, Little Shop Of Horrors and Dinosaur World Live. The theatre is tucked away in the centre of Regent’s Park, and feels like a secret!
UNDERBELLY: Circus, comedy, cabaret and kids’ shows can all be found in one location for the duration of the summer; Underbelly Festival. Even better, the shows take place inside a giant upturned purple cow, surrounded by bars and food stalls, making for a pretty decent festival atmosphere. 6 April-30 September
TOTALLY THAMES: Just when you think London’s winding down after the summer, along comes a month-long festival on the river. Totally Thames celebrates London’s river through exhibitions, art installations, talks, walks, quizzes and more. Some events are usually free, and a high proportion of them are family-friendly. 1-30 September.
LONDON TRIATHLON: Can’t pick a sport? Mix three up by taking part in the London Triathlon. The swimming takes place in the docks at ExCel, followed by a run to Canning Town, and then a cycle to Westminster. You can also cheer participants on along the route. 4-5 August
THE MONSTER: Kids, it’s time to move over and let the adults have fun. The Monster is a giant inflatable obstacle course popping up at Alexandra Palace — and it’s only for adults. The 300m long course is surrounded by bars, street food stalls and live DJ sets. 24-27 August