This summer in London will be one to remember for the ages. With an array of key events and activities occurring from July right through until September, London is the place to be this summer.
We have outlined our key events that take place across the capital, with some helpful insight as to how you travel to the events from the hotel and much more.
The Wimbledon Championships is the pinnacle event in the international tennis calendar. With our fantastic Wimbledon offer, you can enjoy a package which includes:
This is the perfect opportunity to stay in the heart of London and easily access the SW1 tournament.
Easily accessible from Waterloo station and the District and Circle line, the Strand Palace Hotel is perfectly located to allow you to travel to and from the Wimbledon Championships with ease.
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a fun-filled celebration of summer in a stunning setting. The show highlights various new planting features, new show garden categories and is a great day out but still close to the city.
From one palace to another, you can easily get to the flower show from The Strand. A short walk or tube ride to Waterloo station, you can get to Hampton Court via a direct train which takes roughly 35 minutes. Then it is simply a short walk over Hampton Court Bridge and you will have arrived.
Henley Royal Regatta is arguably the best-known regatta in the world, which is held in high regard by those whose affection with rowing is both active and retired. starting from 3 July through to the 7th, it is a fantastic day out and only a short distance from the Strand Palace.
Make your way to Paddington Station via the Bakerloo line at Embankment station, and from the renowned Paddington station make your way to Twyford. From here a short 12-minute train to Henley On Thames. Then enjoy a short walk down the to the Thames and you are set for an enjoyable day.
Hyde Park plays host each year to some of the world’s greatest musicians, bringing crowd favourite artists to the capital. Whats not to like, meeting with friends and family at an outdoor concert in the heart of London in the glorious summertime weather. This year, the likes of Paul Simon, Bruno Mars, Micheal Buble, Eric Clapton, The Cure and Roger Waters bring an array of fantastic support acts to
Dependent on the weather, if it is a glorious day and you fancy stretching your legs, you can walk to Hyde Park in 30 minutes from the Strand Palace. Simply head down the Strand, past Trafalgar Square and then down the Mall where you can see Buckingham Palace. Head down Constitution Hill until you reach Hyde Park Corner. Alternatively, if you would rather save your energy for the gigs, you can take the number 9 bus which takes you to Knightsbridge and then you can walk from there to Hyde Park.
The BBC Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and in recent years has explored new venue spaces. Its aim is to bring the best in classical music to the widest possible audience, and there truly is something for everyone. Whether you are a classical music enthusiast or are not that big of a fan, there is surely something for everyone in the 8 week stretch of concerts, workshops, talks and family events.
With the various locations spreading the Proms across the nation, we have focused on getting to the Royal Albert Hall. Like getting to the British Summer Time Festival, take the number 9 bus from Savoy Street, roughly arriving every 7 minutes and wait for 12 stops to reach Royal Albert Hall (Stop RC).
The Farnborough International Airshow is a world-renowned event in Hampshire that attracts aerospace enthusiasts from all over. Nowhere will you see such a diverse range of aircraft on display. From vintage to fast jets and aerobatics to large airliners, all aircraft will showcase the latest in innovation and technology.
Farnborough can be accessed from Waterloo station directly to Farnborough. From Farnborough station, you can then get a taxi to the event.
Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Not to mention, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth official London residence.
Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer and on selected dates during winter and spring.
Our location is perfectly suited for getting to and from Buckingham Palace with ease. Simply walk down the Strand past Trafalgar Square and then down the Mall to reach Buckingham Palace. The visitor’s entrance is down Spur Road heading towards Victoria Station.
The Women’s World Cup is already the most spectated women’s sport event in UK history! With over 100,000 tickets applied for in 2017, the Final and other key sessions are already sold out. If you are lucky enough to have claimed your place at the tournament, this will be the first time England has hosted a Hockey Women’s World Cup, and it’s going to be the biggest stand-alone hockey event the United Kingdom has ever seen.
It is recommended you reach the venue at least 90 minutes before the spectator gates open. Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is England Hockey’s legacy venue at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. You can access the venue via the Central Line to Stratford Underground Station and walk through Westfield to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House returns for two weeks in August, with a carefully-curated and distinctive selection of classic films, contemporary hits, cult favourites and red-carpet premieres, presented under the night sky. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity, just minutes from the hotel’s front door.
Somerset House is located just 2 minutes down the Strand and is a central hub for culture and arts.
Given that an estimated 2 million people attended last year, Notting Hill Carnival totally deserves its reputation as Europe’s biggest street festival. A yearly celebration of London’s Caribbean communities, their culture and traditions, which has been taking place since 1966.
Simply take the Central Line from Holborn station, a 12-minute walk away, to Holland Park. From there you can explore the area and take in all that the carnival has to offer.
The open-air concert features a range of musical stars. In a new addition for this year the traditional Last Night anthems will be performed live on the Hyde Park stage by Proms in the Park favourites, the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe.
Dependent on the weather, if it is a glorious day and you fancy stretching your legs, you can walk to Hyde Park in 30 minutes from the Strand Palace. Simply head down the Strand, past Trafalgar Square and then down the Mall where you can see Buckingham Palace. Head down Constitution Hill until you reach Hyde Park Corner. Alternatively, if you would rather save your energy for the concert, you can take the number 9 bus which takes you to Knightsbridge and then you can walk from there to Hyde Park.
Open House London is a fantastic opportunity to gain access and insight into some of London’s famous normally closed doors. Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year. This is a great way to see London from an alternative angle.
The various buildings spread across the city, meaning that a day travel card would come in particular use for this event. Either using contactless or a day travel card are both suitable.
Winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell The Musical has audiences ‘taking to their feet for full-blown standing ovations’ (The Mirror) night after night at London’s Dominion Theatre.
What’s more is that you can enjoy the musical with exclusive savings for all Monday to Friday performances until 30 September 2018. The perfect way to spend a hot summer night, book now and ‘surrender to the sheer pounding energy’ (Financial Times) of Bat Out of Hell The Musical. To book go to https://www.nederlander.co.uk/whats-on/bat-out-of-hell/dates and enter Promo code BATSUMMER
You can either walk through Covent garden and past Seven Dials which roughly 16 minutes, or take the northern line from Charing Cross to Tottenham Court Road.