London is always rainy and there are no open air festivals in the big smoke in summer? Then you have a absolute wrong image of the British capital and definitely should travel to London as soon as possible. We recommend this summer 2015 for your London city trip.

You’ll be surprised how much is going on and how big your choice of summer events in London is. Check out the following list and let us know which festivals you would like to join?

Field Day

When? 6th – 7th June, 2015

Where? Victoria Park

What? London starts the summer with one of its best festival. The Field day takes place in Victoria Park, one of London’s most relevant historic parks, with great artists performing such as Patti Smith, Savages and many others. Music ranges from pop, indie, underground and folk musicians. The festival lasts 2 days and you can buy the tickets on-line.

How much? Depending on the ticket. Have a look here.

More info: Field Day

Trooping the Colour: The Queen’s Birthday Parade

When? 13th June, 2015

Where? Horse Guards Road

What? For the Queen’s Birthday London hosts the horses’ parade carried out on Horse Guards. The event is one of the oldest traditions of the capital of the United Kingdom and the spectators are each year more. The roots of the event are ancients dating back to the battlefields of the seventeenth century. The Queen’s Birthday Parade is one of the most awaited events and it is broadcasted live by the BBC. At the end of the parade, all the royal family appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

How much? Free

More info: Visit London

London Horse Guards Buckingham Palace

Glastonbury Festival

When? 24th – 28th June, 2015

Where? Worthy Farm

What? From pop to reggae and rock, the Glastonbury festival will host all different kinds of music for 5 days at the Worthy Farm. The event is one of the most awaited in the London’s summer and will show famous names performing such as: Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Florence And The Machine, Paul Weller, Pharrell Williams, Alt-J and many others. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see some of the best artists of the international music scene!

How much? £220

More info: Glastonbury Festival

Wimbledon Tennis Championship

When? 29th June – 12th July, 2015

Where? Wimbledon

What? The Wimbledon Tennis Championship is the most prestigious as well as the most ancient Tennis tournament in the world. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments and it’s held after the Australian Open and Rolland-Garros. The Wimbledon tournament attracts many spectators each year and its main characteristics are that it is the only played on the grass and the tennis players have to play each game with white suit. The defending champion is Novak Djokovic who won the Wimbledon 2014 Final against Roger Federer.

How much? Depends

More info: Wimbledon Tennis Championship

Wireless

When? 3th – 5th July, 2015

Where? Finsbury Park

What? The music festivals never end during the London’s summer! The wireless festival is held for the second year at the Finsbury Park and international names, such as Avicii, David Guetta, Mary J Blige, A$AP Rocky, Stromae and many others will be the protagonists. Don’t miss the occasion to see your idol during your stay in London!

How much? £62.50 – £69.50

More info: Wireless

LoveBox

When? 17th – 18th July, 2015

Where? Victoria Park

What? Are you ready to sing and dance under the London’s sky? The LoveBox is a 2-day festival which sees as protagonists many famous names of the international music scene such as, Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Squarepusher, Annie Mac, Cypress Hill, Flume and Ella Eyre. These are only few names that will perform at Victoria Park. Take a look at the official page and discover all the artists that will be staged during these 2 days of music.

How much?
£85 – weekend
£49.50 – day

More info: LoveBox

Citadel Festival

When? 19th July, 2015

Where? Victoria Park

What? …and after 2 days of singing and dancing, let’s finish the weekend with a 1-day festival held again at the Victoria Park. The Citadel Festival sees as protagonists the music together with culture, arts and street food! The English singer-songwriter Ben Howard and the English indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are only 2 names that will perform at the event. End in style your weekend and join the locals at the Citadel Festival!

How much? £45

More info: Citadel Festival

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

When? 25th July – 27th September, 2015

Where? Buckingham Palace

What? Each summer Buckingham Palace reveals its interiors to the public. This year, during the period between the 25th of July and the 27th of September, you can visit the official London residence of the Queen. Since the palace is one of the few royal palaces in the world still inhabited, you absolutely can’t lose this occasion. You will discover the greatest treasures and see some of the most famous painting in the world! If you decide to visit the State rooms we suggest you to buy your ticket in advance, the event is really famous and many tourists are interested in this visit. Check the timetable below and discover Buckingham Palace!

  • 25th July – 31th August 2015 – Open daily 09:30-19:30 (last admission 17:15)
  • 1st – 27th September 2015 – Open daily 09:30-18:30 (last admission 16:15)

How much?

  • Adult  - £35.60
  • Over 60/ Student (with valid ID)  - £32.50
  • Under 17/ Disabled  - £20.00
  • Under 5 – Free
  • Family – £91.20 (2 adults and 3 under 17)

More info: Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Visions Festival

When? 8th August, 2015

Where? Various Hackney venues, London Fields

What? Camera Obscura, Fat White Family, The Antlers, Toy, Jens Lekman, The Antlers, Andy Stott, Shamir, Ceremony, Merchandise, Hinds, Girl Band, Oscar, Jones, Pix and more. This is the third birthday of The Visions Festival and it will see this names performing. Everything will be surrounded by street food, markets, screen print classes and installations. Keep an eye on the official page and join the event!

How much? £30.00

More info: Visions Festival

South West Four

When? 29th – 30th August, 2015

Where? Clapham Common

What? The South West Four will be held in this large park located in the south London. It is a music festival which sees as artists Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Andy C, Carl Craig, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, DJ EZ, Luciano, Loco Dice, Bakermat, Gorgon City and others.

How much? From £60.00

More info: South West Four

Have you ever been to one of those events? Which one would you like to experience?

For more info about London check out our London City Guide and our Royal districts!

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