The summer is here, the sun is shining and London has truly come alive. Visitors to the capital will find a treasure trove of attractions and events to keep them entertained and occupied during the warmer months.
- The city welcomes a highly-anticipated theatre event this summer, as the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show opens its doors. Tickets for the original run sold out in seconds when they went on sale last year, but with the show now extended through the summer and beyond, fans will have the chance to catch the story of a now middle-aged Harry as his son Albus starts his studies at Hogwarts.
- After taking in a show, visitors to London may want to grab a bite to eat at the capital’s most exciting new restaurant, Bao. The Taiwanese eatery opened its second London site this summer and it really is an absolute treat.
- Those with a head for heights will want to check out an attraction in the capital which is one part modern art, one part thrill seeker’s dream. The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a stunning-looking slide that has been erected at the Olympic Park. Designed by Belgian artist Carsten Höller, the sculpture stands 114.5 metres tall and features a 178 metre slide intertwined around its distinctive tower. Unsurprisingly, with figures like those, it is the world’s tallest and longest slide.
- Coming back down to ground level, art lovers will want to pay a trip to the newly-opened Tate Modern. The gallery’s Switch House extension opened its doors in June, which means it now boasts 60 per cent more space for exhibitions.
- Always a must-see event, the Notting Hill Carnival returns in all of its glory this August. Held over the bank holiday weekend, Europe’s largest street festival brings a dazzling array of colours, sights, sounds and smells. From processions and live music to dancers and street food, Notting Hill really does burst into life and provides a stand-out moment of the summer.