With much of the UK already experiencing a heatwave, it looks like Summer has officially arrived.
And this can only mean one thing: everyone is busy making big summer plans - including planning weekends away. While there are plenty of good holiday spots up and down the UK, London is a brilliant destination for those looking to get the most out of summer 2023. Here are just a few reasons why London should be your next summer retreat:
Taste of London
Attention all foodies! Don’t miss your chance to indulge in some unforgettable grub at Taste of London: the UK’s biggest and best food and drink festival. Running this year from June 14th to June 18th, culinary connoisseurs can lose themselves in rows of pop-up bars and restaurants, tasting their way around thousands of delicious and sumptuous dishes.
You don’t have to be a tennis fan to have heard of Wimbledon. Every year, thousands of tennis fans book their train to London to watch the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Apart from witnessing some of the greatest players in the world at the top of the game, attendees can immerse themselves in the tournament’s other traditions like eating plates of strawberries and cream, wearing an all-white dress code, or even spotting members of the Royal family!
Tennis not your thing? How about cricket? For the third year in a row, The Hundred (an action-packed 100-ball cricket competition hosting world-class players and massive names from all over the world) returns to London on Tuesday 1 August. If cricket’s your sport, this is definitely one not to miss.
The BBC proms
The BBC Proms is a classic music festival with a rich history. Back in 1895, founder-conductor Henry Woods set out to bring the best of the genre to the biggest possible audience, uniting both die-hard fans of classical music, and those that aren’t quite sure it’s for them. Either way, there’s something they’ll enjoy in the Proms’ eight-week stretch of concerts…
Notting Hill Carnival
Summer isn’t complete without carnival, and there’s a reason this incredible Caribbean festival has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of Notting Hill…For the ultimate party of music, colour and non-stop dancing, don’t skip Notting Hill Carnival. This year held on the 27th and 28th of August, this is a party you definitely won’t forget in a hurry.
Wondering where to spend most of summer 2023? Look no further than London. With prestigious sports events, huge food and drink festivals, world-renowned classical music concerts and spectacular Caribbean carnivals, there’s more than one reason why London should be your next summer retreat.