Head To London This Summer

London tips

With the summer set to be a scorcher, why not plan a visit to London and with rates starting at just £99 per room at Kensington House Hotel now has never been a better time to explore the city. This great value package includes; overnight accommodation, continental buffet breakfast and a bottle of house wine.

Here is our top picks. 

Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall – 1st – 12th June
Dancers from the English National Ballet perform in Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake. The production caused a sensation at its world premiere in 1997 and has since been enjoyed by over 500,000 people, captivating audiences worldwide. True love triumphs over evil in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score played by the English National Ballet Philharmonic. With 60 swans, stunning costumes and sensational lighting, experience a choreographic kaleidoscope as the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into a magical lake for this unrivalled dance event. From the lakeside seats to the top of the Hall, this in-the-round production of the world’s favourite ballet combines sensational spectacle, compelling drama and touching intimacy.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – 18th – 28th June
Over 10 days in July 2013 – during one of the UK’s hottest summers since records began – The Royal Parks presented the inaugural Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, a totally unique and world class event which entertained over 350,000 fans in London. Again in 2015, each live music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek programme of diverse entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy. From Monday to Thursday, the entire site, save for the main stage, will give visitors the chance to get involved with smaller, more intimate events offering film, music, literature, sport and a specific family day that will expand the experience to genuinely appeal to the whole family.

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 – 25th June – 18th October
Over the past 15 years the Serpentine Pavilion has become an international site for architectural experimentation, presenting inspirational temporary structures by some of the world’s greatest architects. A much-anticipated landmark in London each summer, the Pavilion is one of the top-ten most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world. Spanish architects SelgasCano are designing the 15th Serpentine Pavilion. The award-winning studio, headed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano, is the first Spanish architecture practice to be asked to design the temporary Pavilion on the Serpentine’s lawn in London’s Kensington Gardens.

Wimbledon – 29th June – 12th July
Always guaranteed to have on the edge of your seats, the Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon is the oldest lawn tennis tournament in the world and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in London, since 1877. Who will take the cup home this year?

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – 30th June – 5th July
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2015 will once again bring you all the fun and excitement of a spectacular summer festival, in a historical setting. After a hugely successful 2014, look out for the famous Rose Marquee, brilliant show gardens and great family attractions in 2015.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A – until 2nd August
Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe.

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