As one of the world’s most vibrant cities, you are spoilt for choice on what to do so here’s our top picks of the hottest shows in town.
5 – 23 Aug, The Hungry Eye
29 members of Hampstead Photographic Society have embraced the idea of ‘never seeing nothing’ for this fantastic collection of snapshots of the year.
4 – 30 Aug, London Shh..
The secret lives and legacies of London’s famous residents in a series of talks and days out at 11 historic homes including Keats House and Freud Museum London.
12 Aug, Proms on the Roof
Kensington Rooftop Gardens
New Orleans Jazz, Latin Harp and Sultry Opera, what better way to enjoy this eclectic mix that with cocktails and bar food?
9 Aug Voices of Flowers
Japan’s Ensemble Canon present a summer evening concert featuring the soprano talents of Toshiko Matsudaira and Nobu Yamada.
21 Aug, Romeo + Juliet
Luna cinema, Hampton Court Palace
Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary imagining of Shakespeare’s classic is as relevant and thrilling now as it was when it was first released in 1996.
22 Aug, From Cathedral to Commerce
St Paul’s Churchyard
Cast your eye over London’s historical architecture and recent rise of towers and skyscrapers accompanied by an expert tour guide, Owen Hopkins, architecture program manager at the Royal Academy of Arts.
25 Apr – 27 Sept, What is Luxury? Exhibition
Victoria and Albert Museum
Only the V&A would question the nature of luxury with such playful style. The exhibition hosts examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship, not to be missed.
29 June – 14 Oct, Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective
Stuck for something to do with children who are bored with the summer holidays? The interactive exhibition features beloved characters from Judith Kerr’s children’s books. Visit and you may find yourself taking tea with a tiger.
22 August, Street Food and Craft Beer Festival
Foodie and craft ale aficionado heaven in a stunning setting. What better way to spend a leisurely summer’s day?
5 – 31 Aug, Hamlet
Sherlock superstar Benedict Cumberpatch stars as Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner’s production of Shakespeare’s eponymous tragedy. Book early to avoid disappointment.
29, 30, 31 Aug, BBC Good Food Festival
Hampton Court Palace
Just in case you can’t get enough of the Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood will be sharing the secrets of his kitchen in this three-day food extravaganza.