How to spend your summer holiday in London

by Greenport Kitchen

Posted on Jul 05, 2019 by Greenport Kitchen

Wondering what to do this summer? Well, we have the London summer events just for you! With theatre productions, festivals and more, you are sure to find just the activity you're looking for.

The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

Follow the classic Disney story at the Lyceum Theatre with the Lion King hitting the stage this summer! The award-winning musical is a spectacle that will redefine your expectations of the theatre.

Follow Simba’s epic journey with the most amazing theatrical experience with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. Watch as Simba develops from a young, naïve pup into the King of the Pridelands.


Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

With beautiful sets, breathtaking special effects and amazing costumes, Aladdin has proven to be a dazzling performance daily in London’s West End.

Featuring all the classic songs from the Academy Award®-winning film, including all the favourites like A Whole New World, Prince Ali and One Jump Ahead. So, get your tickets and prepare yourself for the most incredible performance to grace the Prince Edward Theatre.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

The extraordinary world of witches and wizards will be taking over the Palace Theatre.

The story of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on around Harry’s second Son, Albus Severus as he goes to Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry for the first time. Facing the fear of being placed in house Slytherin, Albus must carry Potter family name. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on stage will see magnificent special effects guaranteed, jaw-dropping backdrops and the classic costumes.


London National Park City Festival

London’s National Park City Festival is here for you to uncover the amazing outdoors of London with hundreds of free events across the city. With wildlife wonders, outdoor fitness sessions and water events, there is something for all the family.

The event will run from the 20th to the 28th of July.


Zoo Nights at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has invited you to experience the zoo like never seen before with a mix of unique city life and wildlife every Friday night over the summertime.

New to this year the zoo will be launching a new guided tour where you can discover all the strangest animal facts that you are yet to discover and won’t forget. Also, back by popular demand, experience the after dark Birds and the Bees Tour where the experts will unravel the mysteries of the animal kingdom.


Underbelly Festival in South Bank

The Underbelly Festival brings a wide range of fun activities and performances to the South Bank. With things like kids shows, drag acts, comedy performances and much more, there is something for everyone.


Buckingham Palace Tour

In the summer of 2019, you will be able to visit the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace. Some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection are lavishly furnishing the rooms. Whilst you are exploring the Palace, you can also witness the Changing of the Guard which is one of the most recognizable ceremonies connected with Buckingham Palace.


Notting Hill Carnival

Every summer the Notting Hill Carnival returns to London for one of the world’s largest street carnivals. The celebration of Caribbean heritage is greeted by close to one million people per year. The celebration includes traditional reggae, Caribbean dancing and street vendors selling traditional foods.


The Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Returning to the west end, The Gruffalo will be back in the Lyric Theatre over the summer season. The family-friendly theatre production is filled with silliness and interactive songs. With it’s short running time, it is perfect for young minds with short attention spans.

The Gruffalo is guaranteed to be another delightful summer hit at the Lyric Theatre!


Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre returns this summer with two major headlines productions. Shakespeare's fantastical fable, a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Evita as well as many others. There will be many different types of food stalls for you to eat, drink and enjoy the theatrical productions.

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