Recently it has been revealed that London is the most Instagrammed destination for 2019. Therefore, it goes without saying that someone has countless reasons to travel to London. However, we have rounded up for you the top five reasons to visit London this summer.
1.Cricket World Cup
Cricket is played all over the world. Full member nations of the International Cricket Council include England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and the West Indies. Cricket is very popular in these countries and is also played in others. So, can you imagine a better way to learn more and enjoy the hype around this sport than attending the 2019 Cricket World Cup and see top cricket teams compete for glory? This year is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup and is scheduled to be hosted in UK from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
2.British Summer Time Hyde Park
Experience the award-winning music festival, British Summer Time Hyde Park. World-famous artists and rising stars take to the stage in the iconic Royal Park for 2 weekends of live music. British Summer Time Hyde Park is a music festival held over two weekends once a year in London’s Hyde Park, featuring a wide range of musical genres. 2019’s series will see headline shows from Florence + The Machine, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and more. Over the years, the event has seen the Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album Tapestry in full for the first time ever, a comeback for The Strokes, and The Libertines and many more.
3.Buckingham Palace’s summer opening
The year 2019 marks 200 years since Queen Victoria’s birth, so Buckingham Palace’s summer opening will feature special exhibitions and will tell the story of how the young queen transformed Buckingham Palace from a private house into a working royal residence. At the same time, marking the 50th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death another special exhibition in the palace brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master’s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection, forming the largest exhibition of Leonardo’s work in over 65 years.
4.Notting Hill Carnival
Europe’s biggest street party brings the Caribbean spirit to west London. Held since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival was originally a local affair for west London’s Caribbean community. This has evolved into Europe’s biggest street party. Extravagantly costumed dancers, calypso, giant sound-systems and steel bands are joined by over a million partygoers of all ages. Taking place Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019 is a perfect opportunity for everyone who is into learning more about London’s rich, varied and magnificent multicultural past and present.
5. Film 4 Summer Screen
Can you find a better cinema to watch your favourite movies than a palace which was built in 18th century? Fourteen summer evenings dedicated to the ultimate cinematic experience that the Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House can offer us. Being one of the very first outdoor cinemas in UK, Film 4 Summer Screen celebrates its 200th screening in 2019. Enjoy a picnic and settle down for a movie on London’s largest outdoor screen set against the spectacular Somerset House for two weeks.
It is worth noting that Somerset House is a popular filming location as well with its exterior featuring in several big-budget Hollywood films (James Bond: Golden Eye, Sherlock Holmes etc.)