As we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel of pandemic restrictions, attractions like events, festivals and performances should all be going ahead this summer, (dependent on the vaccine roll-out, of course). In anticipation of good times ahead, we’ve put together the hottest London attractions and culture hotspots you should be visiting in summer 2021.
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Roll up, roll up, the London Wonderground fair is coming to town this summer! Based in Earls Court, the fair will boast live performances from comedians, actors and circus groups to immerse yourself in, vintage fairground rides to whizz around on and even a beach to sunbathe (if we’re lucky).
There will also be plenty of food and drink on offer throughout. Guess what’s even better? It’s free to enter! Performances are ticketed so head over to the website to sign up to the exclusive list for ticket release information; so you’re ready to hit the fun.
Dates: 15th July – 26th September 2021
Price: Free to enter. Tickets will need to be purchased for performances.
Book now – www.londonwonderground.co.uk
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All About Dogs Festival
One for the dog lovers. Make space in your diary for The All About Dogs Festival at Blenheim Palace. From arena displays, have-a-go activities, fun dog shows and even advice from the trainers for those naughty pups, it has everything you need. There will also be a whopping 150 exhibitors, so plenty of time to splash the cash on your furry friends. Tickets are on sale now so don’t miss out on seeing the paws at the palace.
Dates: 3rd July – 4th July
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The Big London Bake
On your mark, get set, bake. Challenge your friends this summer at London’s multi-award winning bake off! You’ve got 90 minutes in the tent to whisk, bake and decorate your best creations to win the star baker prize. There’s no time for soggy bottoms here so make sure you’ve got your baking heads on!
Dates: Various dates from 17th May
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HotTub Boats UK
Behold, the world’s first hot tub boat. There’s no experience necessary to drive the Skuna boats, so no need to be digging out that sailor license. The hot tub boats are completely electric, easy to drive and wood-fired so you and up to six friends can keep warm whilst sailing down the Thames (pretending you’re in the South of France of course). If you don’t fancy putting your swimsuit on just yet, there’s also the option of a BBQ boat. Head over to the website to book now, it would be rude not to.
Dates: Open now 7 days a week
Price: £150 – £225
Book now – https://www.skunaboats.com/book-canary-wharf
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The Art of Banksy
Making its mark on London, the art of the mysterious Banksy will be coming to Covent Garden this summer. The exhibition will be showcasing pieces donated by private collectors which are rarely seen in public (hello snooping at other people’s art). There will be prints, sculptures, limited edition creations and even some ionic pieces such as HMV Dog and Girl With Balloon. If you don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime culture vulture opportunity, head over to the website and book your tickets now.
Dates: 20th May – 21st November 2021
Price: £21.50 – £49.50
Book now – https://artofbanksy.co.uk/tix.html
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Bump and Brunch
What more could you want than waffles, cocktails and dodgems?! This summer Somerset House will be hosting Bump and Brunch every weekend; with two whole hours of unlimited dodgems, live DJs and the option to drink cocktails and eat waffles. What a way to celebrate those summer weekends in style. Tickets are available on the Somerset House website. Dodg(em) the queue and get in there quick.
Dates: 15th July – 22nd August
Price: £34.50 per person
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