London in the summer is surprisingly entertaining, despite the fact that it is an almost-always cold city. The bustling city of London, with its streets and the River Thames, is never empty, never boring. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate student residing in London, you will find the event or the festival that will melt all your studying stress away. This vibrant city leaves nothing to chance; everything is planned ahead.
Students attending The Bartlett at the University College London, or architecture students in general, will surely be interested in this festival. London Festival of Architecture will be held this June in various venues around London. This festival has a theme of strolling tours, negotiations, exhibitions, as well as various family-friendly events. The spotlight this year goes to the speeches of the three major global architectural: Sir David Adjave, Daniel Libeskind, and Lord Richard Rogers, in addition to the screening of discussions on the New Covent Garden Market. The series of events will start on the first of June 2017 and will come to an end by the 30th of the same month. For more details about the festival, you can click here.
Popular food writers Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles created the programme of London Food Month being held this June, to celebrate London’s various culinary. Numerous events will be occurring, from breakfasts to a late-night supper club. The highlight is the Night Market event, selectively collecting up to 50 restaurants, trucks with foodies, and bars in one place. The best 50 places to eat in will be announced by Fay Maschler. The series of events will start on the first of June 2017 and will end on the 30th, and it will take place in various venues. For more details, click here.
Aphex Twin, Run The Jewels, Arab Strap, Death Grips, Flamingods, Nicolas Jaar, and numerous other bands will be lined-up in the Field Day Music Festival taking place in Victoria Park on the 3rd of June this year. The closest tube station is the Mile End, and the prices range from £54.50 to £74.50.
On the very same day, Camden Rocks- a one-day hard rock and metal festival, will be spreading rock and metal bands, whether they are popular or talented underground ones, all over Camden. This year’s line-up includes The Damned, Orange Goblin and Ruts DC. The nearest tube is Camden Town, and the festival starts at 12 AM, and the tickets are for £35.
Simple Minds are performing their new album’s acoustic music in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday 4th June 2017. It is not only one of London’s oldest theatres, but also the most enviable. Prices range from £36 to £76, and VIP tickets are for £129. Their performance will embody how energetic and lively rock n roll gigs should be.
To fall in love with London in the summer a little bit more, Guns N' Roses will be playing some of their recent album in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic stadium, however, they will perform their oldies, of course, to get the audience cheering and hopping. The gig will be held two days in a row, on Friday, June the 16th and on Saturday, June the 17th at 6:15 PM. Prices range from £75 to £95. But the Olympic Stadium did not stop there since Robbie Williams will be singing there on Friday, 23rd of June at 5 PM too. Prices range from £65 to £99. The nearest tube station is Stratford.
Best for last the pop star, Adele, who dominated the BBC Music Awards for two consecutive years, will be running her own music venue at Wembley Stadium on June the 28th, 29th, and on July 1st & 2nd at 7 PM. You are the luckiest if you got tickets for this one! The prices start at £45, and some are for £95, whereas the Golden Circle’s ticket is for £175. Wembley Stadium the national stadium of the England football team.
If you have money shortage you do not have to grief about it because London is also offering some FREE events/festivals, so you will only pay for transportation. Greenwich and Docklands International Festival revives Greenwich like no other. The two-week festival will be starting on the 23rd of June with its street performances, whether artistic or dancing. In this year’s festival opening, a story will be recited about the dockworkers and illegal migrants pursuing the American dream: A View from the Bridge. Shri Sriram will be composing the closing of the festival’s soundtracks accompanying the massive colourful wheels rolling the streets of Woolwich: The Colour of Light. Do not miss the Rear View show being presented from a double-decker bus. Greenwich borough of London is situated on the south bank if the River Thames. The nearest railway station is Maze Hill.
Feeling nostalgic? You can reach for the Flea at Flat Iron Square: a vintage market with antiques, clothing, books, bikes, cameras, and homeware to inspect or buy from. The market opens every Sunday at 10 AM and is completely for free unless you decided to buy this Double Stroke camera you fell in love with! The nearest tube station is London Bridge.
If you and your friends are more into exploring the city’s cuisines, go for The Food Market Chiswick in Shepherd's Bush. The prices start at just £1, and the entrance is for free. It will be held on Sunday, the 4th of June at 10 AM.
The River Thames is always full of surprises, as it will host the London Dragon Boat Festival with its dozens of dragon racing boats. The annual festival is not limited to the river, but also on land, you can grab a bite from the South-east Asian street food, inspect the martial arts displays, watch the traditional Chinese lion dancing, and dance on the live music, in addition to more activities. The event will take place at the London Regatta Centre on Sunday, June the 25th at 10 AM. The nearest Docklands Light Railway is Royal Albert.