London – The Reawakening
From theatres to exhibitions, iconic London institutions to unique cinematic experiences, discover our top suggestions to experience the capital without the crowds as the city gradually comes back to life.
31st July 2019
Hollywood’s greatest movies and classical music combine at the BBC Proms on 9 August. Taking place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, this performance by John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra includes music from Hollywood’s golden age. From Calamity Jane and Harry Potter to A Streetcar Named Desire, relive some of cinema’s greatest moments through a classical lens.
For anyone who loves tasting different beers, from big name brands to craft beers, this is the festival for you. Hosted in Kensington Olympia from 6 to 10 August, expect beer tasting, games, book signings and more.
This ongoing project in the Royal Parks aims to enrich the wildlife in these green spaces. Since all other wildlife relies on invertebrates, people of all ages are being invited to come along to get involved in activities helping these tiny creatures. Most activities are family friendly, with a Mission: Invertebrate Roadshow visiting most Royal Parks in August.
Buckingham Palace opens its doors every summer when the Queen goes away for her holidays, but this year is extra special. Queen Victoria’s Palace is a special exhibition that celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, showing the impact she had on the transformation of Buckingham Palace. The exhibition is on throughout August.
Nurture the whole family’s interest in literature and performance arts by embarking on a family tour of the famous Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets include entry to Bottom’s Book Market, an immersive storytelling space.
Visit the world famous St Paul’s Cathedral after hours in this series of special events throughout August. Taking place every Thursday evening throughout the month, gain perspectives of the cathedral you wouldn’t normally get.
This participatory adventure by Fire Hazard Games sets you a challenge, and you’ll have two and a half hours to complete it. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days, you’ll roam around London solving clues and completing surprise challenges! The experience is available to do throughout August.
Enjoy open air cinema screenings in London’s heart of the red carpet! This four-day free festival takes place in Leicester Square from 8 to 11 August. Watch everything from Moana and Ghostbusters to E.T. and Mary Poppins Returns in the heart of the square where all the biggest film premieres take place.
This festival by music legend Nile Rodgers is taking place at the Southbank Centre from 3 to 11 August. As well as a special performance by Nile Rodgers and CHIC, expect performances by a range of incredible artists.
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