Let’s Do London – Best events to rediscover the capital this summer
The UK capital was in many ways a shadow of its former self for more than a year, but that has begun to change. Thanks to easing restrictions and the £6m Let’s Do London campaign, the city is returning to life like a fairy-tale character waking from an enchantment.
It’s the perfect opportunity to base yourself in Canary Wharf and rediscover the capital. Keep reading and learn how to see London like you’ve never seen it before.
Best events in London in summer
The summer of 2021 in London is set to be nothing less than spectacular. Seeing and doing everything that’s on offer is impossible, so if you’re forced to make a choice, consider these top events in London in summer.
London’s top gastropubs, restaurants, and other establishments such as the best cafes in Canary Wharf are participating in London Eats, which launched in May. Celebrate the city’s food culture as you tantalize your taste buds in the company of chefs and foodies at various hospitality venues.
Explore new art installations, such as David Hockney’s TfL roundel at the Piccadilly Circus Underground Station and Yinka Ilori’s Asphalt Art streetscape commissions. Discover the West End street furniture and road crossings transformed by a partnership between Royal Academy artists and the Heart of London Business Alliance Art of London programme.
Wander through the living forest planted by Es Devlin at Somerset House as part of the London Design Biennale. Take in the Alice in Wonderland interactive exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum and see Fantastic Beasts at the Natural History Museum.
If you enjoy theatre, you’ll be spoiled for choice by new West End productions and outdoor performances. Prefer sport? No problem – the city will host eight UEFA Euro 2020 games, the semi-finals and final at Wembley among them.
The Championships, Wimbledon, the Hundred cricket competition, the Rugby League World Cup, and the Virgin Money London Marathon are also set to take place later this year.
If you’re in London between June and September, head to Kensington Gardens for Van Gogh Alive. The immersive multi-storey experience has dazzled millions of people in 65 cities around the world.
The Greenwich + Docklands International Festival takes place in late summer, offering you the chance to enjoy free outdoor theatre and other performing arts.
The best bars in Canary Wharf
Exploring art and attending Let’s Do London events is a fine way to make yourself thirsty and to work up an appetite. Thankfully, the best bars in Canary Wharf have something to satisfy you.
Indulge yourself at the oyster and whisky bar at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, and choose from an array of wines, craft beers, and other options at fifth-generation wine merchants Davy’s.
Remember to check that venues are open for business and that events are happening as scheduled before travelling. Life in the time of COVID-19 can be unpredictable, and things can change at the last minute.
London is ripe for rediscovery, so take the opportunity and rekindle your love of a city that has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years.
Don’t delay – get in touch with Frasers and book your London break today!