As the Capital heats up, its arts and culture heads outdoors. From opera under the stars at Opera Holland Park, to delicious food at Taste of London in Regent’s Park, there’s a sparkling array of outdoor attractions to experience in the city this June. If you’re visiting one of our London hotels, then rejoice in summer’s arrival at some of these outstanding events.
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! at The Serpentine
Renegade ceramic artist and cultural commentator, Grayson Perry presents a bold collection of his new work as part of The Serpentine’s summer programme of events. Perry’s exhibited pieces will touch on themes such as art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape. This exhibition is an exciting opportunity to witness the celebrated British artist’s witty take on traditional ceramic pots.
The Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, 8th June – 10th September 2017 serpentinegalleries.org
Henley Royal Regatta
The Henley Royal Regatta is one of the UK’s most celebrated rowing events. Each year, teams from around the world gather on the banks of the River Thames to take part in 200 races over five days, cheered on by thousands of spectators. As well as being a key sporting event, it’s a star-studded social affair too, so dress to impress.
River Thames, 28th June – 2nd July 2017, hrr.co.uk
Taste of London
London’s dining scene is rich and diverse thanks to a wealth of international influences. Discover some of the Capital’s finest flavours in one place at Taste of London in Regent’s Park. Every season, the food festival unites many of the top local restaurants, chefs and producers for a gourmet celebration. Visitors can sample international cuisine, watch cooking demonstrations and shop for gourmet souvenirs.
Regent’s Park, 14th – 18th June 2017, london.tastefestivals.com
Opera Holland Park
Experience the crème de la crème of the world’s operatic talent under the stars at Opera Holland Park. An unmissable al fresco arts experience, silhouetted by the beautiful Holland House, the temporary auditorium hosts an extraordinary programme of events. Highlights include Puccini’s heart-rending La Rondine and performances from the Royal Ballet School.
Holland Park, 1st June – 9th July 2017, operahollandpark.com
London Festival of Architecture
London’s skyline is always evolving, with innovative new constructions cropping up in contrast with the city’s historical buildings. A must-see for architecture enthusiasts, the London Festival of Architecture celebrates the capital’s architectural accomplishments through a month-long series of city-wide events and activities.
Various locations, 1st – 30th June 2017, londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
Chestertons Polo in the Park
Attracting some of the best polo teams from around the world, Chestertons Polo in the Park is a great opportunity to see the pinnacle of polo talent battle it out on the pitch. Experience a live match and mingle with stylish spectators at the annual three-day tournament held at Hurlingham Park.
Hurlingham Park, 9th – 11th June 2017, polointheparklondon.com
Fahrelnissa Zeid at Tate Modern
The life and work of Turkish artist, Fahrelnissa Zeid, is being celebrated at the Tate Modern’s latest retrospective. Known for her abstract works inspired by Islamic and Byzantine art, the colourful exhibition offers a rare opportunity to rediscover many of Zeid’s avant-garde pieces from the 1950s, alongside figurative paintings from her later career.
Tate Modern, 13th June – 8th October 2017, tate.org.uk
A glamorous art, antiques and design fair dedicated to the finer things in life, Masterpiece London is a is a must-see for art lovers and collectors. Visitors are invited to explore works presented by over 150 leading galleries and dealers from around the world – It’s fast becoming one of the hottest art tickets in town.
South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, 29th June – 5th July 2017, masterpiecefair.com
If you plan to visit London to explore its arts, culture and sporting highlights this summer, stay in the lap of luxury at one of our London hotels.
Image Credits: Main Image – Royal Ballet at Opera Holland Park © Johan Persson. Grayson Perry © Stephen White. Henley Royal Regatta © Henley Royal Regatta. Taste of London © Taste of London/Switched On Comms. London Skyline © iStock/mbbirdy. Chestertons Polo in the Park © Chestertons Polo in the Park. Fahrelnissa Zeid © Raad bin Zeid Collection. Masterpiece London The Bridgwater House Porphyry Dolphin Tables © Ronald Phillips