Summer in leafy Bayswater
Did you know?
London is made of 40% public green space including 3,000 parks totalling 35,000 acres. The Royal Hyde Park, steps from our front door, makes up 350 acres of the total. A stay with us gives you all that a metropolitan city will, plus open space and fresh air to make the most of on balmy summer days.
Hyde Park and the Royal Parks Summer Programme
This vast open space in the heart of the city is packed with things to discover. At its heart is the Serpentine, boasting panoramic lake-side paths, waterfront cafes and an abundance of wildlife to spot. Hardy swimmers will take a dip in the Lido, home to the oldest swimming club in Britain. For a more tranquil visit, explore the winding paths and picturesque meadows in the north of the park or head for the rose garden.
There are three public holidays (Bank Holidays) this summer:
Early May Bank Holiday 6 May,
Spring Bank Holiday 27 May
Summer Bank Holiday 26 August
Keep an eye out for what’s on in London to make the most of the long weekends.
We have made a few suggestions.
Notting Hill Carnival 27-29 August
The iconic Notting Hill Carnival returns to the streets of west London on the Summer Bank Holiday.
Chelsea Flower Show and London in Bloom 21 – 25 May
Marvel at stunning horticultural displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Pick up the latest gardening trends and rehome a plant or two. Take the no. 19 bus from the Royal Hospital Grounds to Knightsbridge to admire the vibrant floral displays at Chelsea in Bloom. See the streets of Chelsea burst with colour at London’s largest free flower festival.
Music and Culture
BST Hyde Park 5 – 14 July
See globally renowned artists at BST Hyde Park minutes from the hotel: Watch legendary headliners perform their top hits this year Robbie Williams and Stray Kids headline
Fill your summer calendar with classical concerts: Don’t miss the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with more than 40 days of concerts to enjoy.
Regents Park Open Air Theatre May to September
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest producing theatres in London. Celebrating a unique and experiential outdoor setting, they create popular, enriching and unexpected theatre that provides a lens to the here and now.
West End Live 22 -23 June
Enjoy performances from London’s most celebrated West End musicals live, un-ticketed and free in Trafalgar Square. Theatre’s biggest stars will perform some of London’s leading musicals and must-see new shows.
National Gallery Summer on the Square 1 – 28 August
Don’t miss The National Gallery’s Summer on the Square festival. It promises creative fun for all the family with workshops, talks and more.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition – which means that anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. It’s happened every year since 1769, and each year a Royal Academician, such as Yinka Shonibare RA, Grayson Perry RA and Jock McFadyen RA, coordinates the exhibition.
Enjoy innovative works that shaped art as we know it. The gallery is free to visit and on display are paintings, sculptures and large-scale installations from artists around the world including Pablo Picasso, Yayoi Kusama and Henri Matisse. Explore the iconic Turbine Hall alongside our underground Tanks, a striking space dedicated to live performances and video.
Yoko Ono Music of the Mond Tate Modern 15 February – 1 September
Yoko is a trailblazer of early conceptual and participatory art, film and performance, a celebrated musician, and a formidable campaigner for world peace. Developing her practice in the United States, Japan and the UK, ideas are central to her art, often expressed in poetic, humorous, profound and radical ways.
2004 FA Cup Finals and Wembley Stadium Tour
The FA Cup Final, commonly referred to in England as just the Cup Final, is the last match in the Football Association Challenge Cup. It is one of the most attended domestic football events in the world. Under an hour’s journey on public transport.
The Adobe Women’s FA Cup Final 12 May
The Emirates FA Cup Final 25 May
Get together for Father’s Day 16 June
Spend a special day with dad in London and find plenty of fun activities to do together, from top attractions and shows, to outdoor events and foodie treats.
Why not book a VIP Tour of Wembley Stadium.
London is splendid all year round, but there is something special about the city in the Summer. We welcome families and dogs to stay and explore all that one of the leading cities in the world has to offer.
Check out our Summer Offer save 20% when you stay for 3 nights perfect for long weekends or Bank Holidays.