Events in London in Spring and Summer 2016. Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in the background.

Events in London in Spring and Summer 2016

London Attractions in Spring and Summer 2016

Visiting London or living here and looking for attractions and events in London in the upcoming months? Here is a selection prepared by Link School of English.


10 Interesting Events in London this Spring and Summer


1. Art Exhibition – Botticelli Reimagined

When: From 15th April to 3rd July 2016
Where: V&A, Brompton
Price: £15
Details: An unmissable exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, showing some highlights from Sandro Botticelli, one of the greatest artists of all time. His images are firmly embedded in public consciousness and his influence permeates art, design, fashion and film. You can also enjoy the free V&A exhibitions.


Things to do in London Spring and Summer 2016. Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in the background.
Things to Do in London in Spring and Summer 2016

2. Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

When: 16th March – 19th June 2016
Where: Barbican Centre
Price: £12
Details: Social documentary, portraits, architectural photography and more – the show features various work of leading photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand. A collection of over 250 compelling photographs and previously unseen bodies of work, Strange and Familiar presents a vibrant portrait of modern Britain.


3. Sunset Boulevard

When: Until Saturday, May 7 2016
Where: London Coliseum
Price: £12 – £105
Details: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard comes to the London Coliseum, with Glenn Close reprising her Tony Award-winning role as Norma Desmond. Sunset Boulevard is a story of romance and obsession, great lyrics and music make it an unmissable show in London this spring.


4. The Rolling Stones: Exhibitionism

When: Until Sunday September 4 2016
Where: Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea
Price: £12 – £21
Details: An exhibition devoted to the rock ’n’ roll survivors. EXHIBITIONISM combines over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering a comprehensive insight into the band’s fascinating history.


5. RHS Chelsea Flower Show

When: Tuesday May 24 2016 – Saturday May 28 2016
Where: Royal Hospital Chelsea
Price: £25 – £70
Details: The annual Chelsea Flower Show is a true celebration of spring. Over 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their precious plants in the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show.


6. Love Natural, Love Organic

When: 8th – 10th July 2016
Where: Olympia Grand, Hammersmith Road
Price: £10.00
Details: Love organic? Here is something for you… This show will give you an opportunity to try and buy natural cosmetics, foods, phentermine for weight loss, accessories, garments, household products etc. The event is an interesting opportunity to learn more about organic, ethical and natural products and lifestyle items.


7. Open Garden Squares 2016

When: 18th – 19th June 2016
Where: Various places around London
Price: £12
Details: Private gardens open up to the public for one weekend in a year; from historic to experimental, roof gardens, community allotments, urban wildlife and ecology centres, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, restaurants, schools and shops. Amongst them: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Ismaili Centre’s, Roehampton Club, Providence Row Rooftop Garden off Brick Lane, and The Coutts Skyline Garden. Many of the gardens provide stalls, music, entertainment as well as food and drink.


8. Taste of London 2016 in Regent’s Park

When: from 15th to 19th June 2016
Where: Regent’s Park
Price: £52 Tickets are valid for either a lunch or dinner session daily
Details: This summer the park in Central London is transformed into a foodie wonderland as many of London’s best restaurants show off the hottest dishes from their menus.


9. Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

When: Saturday July 30 2016 – Sunday September 25 2016
Where: Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park
Price: £11.80 – £20.50
Details: An exhibition at Buckingham Palace to coincide with the public opening of the State Rooms during August and September. In 2016 the Queen celebrates her ninetieth birthday, this year’s exhibition will be devoted to the royal wardrobe.


10. Notting Hill Carnival

When: Sunday, August 28 – Monday, August 29 2016
Where: Streets of Notting Hill (W10 in west London)
Price: free event
Details: The Notting Hill Carnival began in the mid-’60s, when the capital’s Caribbean communities started to celebrate their culture and traditions. Fantastic live music, from reggae to dub to salsa, as well as the main parade of floats featuring calypso, mas and pan bands and countless Caribbean food stalls.


Which London events will you choose?

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See also:
– 3 British Summertime Customs
– More Things to Do in London during Summer
– Social activities at Link School of English
– Free London Attractions – Museums
– Free London Attractions – Art Galleries
– Summer English Courses in London

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