Skip to main content
Search
The Postal Museum Borough Market Sadler’s Wells Horniman Museum and Gardens House of Commons The Royal Institution of Great Britain Sky Garden 10-11 Carlton House Terrace ArcelorMittal Orbit RSA House British Library Two Temple Place The National Gallery Chiswick House and Gardens Goldsmiths' Centre, The Somerset House Sir John Soanes Museum Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe Science Museum Saatchi Gallery Royal Opera House Royal Museums Greenwich The Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Hospital Chelsea Whitechapel Gallery Royal Horticultural Halls Westminster Abbey Wellington Arch Royal Geographical Society Wellcome Collection Events Spaces Southbank Centre Wallace Collection Royal College of Physicians Royal Albert Hall Victoria and Albert Museum Twickenham Stadium Royal Air Force Museum Trinity House Royal Academy of Arts Tower of London Tower Bridge Old Royal Naval College Tate Modern Tate Britain Syon Park St Paul's Cathedral St Martin-in-the-Fields Southwark Cathedral Spencer House Natural History Museum National Theatre Museum of the Order of St. John Museum of London, Docklands Museum of London Museum of Brands Middle Temple Madame Tussauds LSO St Luke's Lord's Cricket Ground London Zoo (ZSL) WWT London Wetland Centre London Transport Museum London Museum of Water & Steam Coca-Cola London Eye Leighton House Museum Laban Building Kew Palace Kew Gardens Kensington Palace IWM London (Imperial War Museum) Lincoln's Inn HMS Belfast Harrow School Hampton Court Palace Guildhall Gibson Hall Garden Museum Foundling Museum Dulwich Picture Gallery the Design Museum Cutty Sark BFI IMAX BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Banqueting House Benjamin Franklin House Churchill War Rooms Central Hall Westminster Freemasons’ Hall Spitalfields Venue

3 ideas to set your summer sizzling

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:00

At the height of midsummer, London springs to life, with all sorts of cultural events and performances on offer to tourists and residents alike. Here are 3 ideas to start your summer sizzling...

The Great Outdoors

London has a wealth of outdoor spaces, each one with its own very distinct character. From the landscapes parklands of Syon Park and Chiswick House & Gardens to the lush and exotic Kew Gardens, there’s always something to entrance and delight green-fingered Londoners. For those looking for something a little different head to leafy South London and stroll around the intimate gardens of Dulwich Picture Gallery or marvel at impressive setting of the Royal Observatory and Royal Museums Greenwich.

Silver screen sunshine

Luna cinema returns for another year to the immaculate gardens of Kensington Palace. Across four evenings (2-5 August), cinema-goers are invited to bring their rugs and picnics and watch films within the stunning backdrop where kings once wandered. This year Spectre, The Breakfast Club, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Some Like It Hot will grace the iconic screen. If you fancy a bit more of the royal treatment, the Orangery restaurant will be offering a special pre-show meal, before you take your seat under the stars. Once again, Somerset House will play host to one of the hottest tickets in town, Film4 Summer Screen, which will run throughout August in the breathtaking, neo-classical Edmond J Safra Court. Cinematic gems on offer include: Sunset Boulevard, Trainspotting and 10 Things I Hate About You. For more information click here.

Excellent exhibitions

There’s plenty to keep London’s art lovers happy this summer, especially at the Royal Academy of Arts where legendary British artist David Hockney is exhibiting ‘79 Portraits and two still lifes’, an intimate collection which depicts friends, family and acquaintances on canvas. Tate Modern is also celebrating the works of another contemporary great, Georgia O’Keeffe, landscape painter, flower painter and feminist artist. Prolific and widely reproduced, this retrospective aims to reconcile her many facets of this powerful personality.  The Museum of London is, appropriately, turning up the heat with ‘Fire! Fire!’ commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, rare artefacts and hands-on exhibits will give visitors an insight into this catastrophe which ravaged the capital and shaped the current layout of the city.

For more information on booking your next event with Unique Venues of London click here.