Whether you’re a fully-fledged Londoner or you’re just making a flying visit to the capital, there are a whole host of events going on in September that are quite simply too good for you to miss. Not only will we keep you updated with the top events so you’re all clued up, we’ll also take you there ourselves!
So, what can you expect from the big smoke next month?
1. Movies on the River
When? Now until the 8th September 2018
Imagine being able to kick-back, relax, and watch your favourite movie under the stars while cruising along the Thames? The dream? Well now you can. London’s first ever Thames cinema has arrived!
This runs Tue-Sat every week and the boat boards at Tower Pier at 8pm!
2. London Fashion Week Festival
When? 20th-24th September 2018
If you’ve got a passion for fashion this is right up your street. Come and see designer collections from over 150 luxury brands and listen to talks from designers so you can be in the know for the next season’s trends.!
3. Tower of London Food Festival
Where? Tower of London
When? 7th-9th September 2018
If you’re a foodie, you will love this one! This fest will see artisan producers, chefs, and culinary experts coming together to give you one fantastic experience. While there you can take part in gin and cocktail masterclasses,
decorate cakes and watch a demonstration from the famous Michael Roux Jr. Sound good, right?
4. Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
Where? St. James’ Park
When? Until 30th September 2018
We’ve put this one in for you as it’s your last chance to have a good nose around the Queen’s state! Wander through the amazing rooms while on the tour and catch a glimpse into what royal life is really like!
With such a huge array of events going on in the capital every summer, it can be difficult to pick what to do and where to go.
We’re a helpful bunch at The Keen Group though, so we’ve rounded up the biggest and best events for you and your family and friends to investigate over the next month.
From world famous music concerts through to local cinema experiences, there really is an option for everyone. Below we list the top four events you simply can’t miss out on!
1) OPEN AIR THEATRES
Running from now through to September, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is hidden away in the centre of the famous Regent’s Park, showcasing family favourites Peter Pan and The Turn of The Screw, as well as As You Like It and Little Shop of Horrors.
2) WIMBLEDON 2018
The world’s greatest tennis extravaganza is officially underway, and we LOVE IT! If you’ve not planned ahead and nabbed your tickets for Centre Court, fear not – there are a whole host of huge TV screens in bars and squares across the city.
3) MUSIC FESTIVALS
For the crème de la crème of grime and hip-hop, Wireless is the place to be as Croydon-born Stormzy headlines the Saturday night. For those with a more somewhat sophisticated taste in music, the world-renowned BBC Proms returns with a
humongous line up, running from the 13th of July until early September. We are in for a TREAT.
4) IT’S COMING HOME!
Ask any Englishman, and this is precisely what they’ll tell you. Gareth Southgate’s men qualified for the knock-out stages with ease, Harry Kane is in the form of his life, and a potential route to the final appears more straightforward than ever. We’ve heard that De Hems in Soho and Tropicana Beach Club in Covent Garden are two of the best spots to be, but wherever you’re watching the Three Lions in the capital, be sure to book your minicab with us! We’ll take you to biggest and best live screenings in comfort and style.
May has arrived (ALREADY!?) and we can’t wait for what’s in store for us in the capital. Summer is firmly on the horizon, we’re seeing sunnier spells, and dining alfresco will become the norm before we know it! From dazzlingly colourful flower shows through to huge sporting events, we’ve listed the top five occasions to look out for over the next month:
Celebrate the wedding of the year as Prince Harry marries the gorgeous Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19th. Citywide, we will be treated to royal-themed afternoon teas, tours and events to commemorate what promises to be a truly remarkable occasion.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
The prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show returns between the 22nd and 26th of May! Although the show will sell out, floral-themed events in and around the Chelsea area will be offering special afternoon teas and unique menus in honour of the show.
OPEN AIR THEATRE
This month you have the pleasure of watching a spectacular play… IN THE SUN! In Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe, we’re truly blessed with two of the UK’s biggest and best open-air theatre’s right here in the capital.
CHELSEA GO FOR FA CUP GLORY
On Saturday our ladies go head-to-head with London rivals Arsenal in a game which could see Emma Hayes’ team make history by winning the trophy for the first time! A couple of weeks later, on the 19th of May, Antonio Conte’s men face up to ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United charges looking to secure their EIGHT FA Cup title.
LONDON WINE WEEK
The seven-day festival returns once again this month with fabulous events occurring each day of the week between the 14th and 20th of May! From pop-up wine bars to al fresco parties and over 125 of the VERY BEST wine bars offering tasty ‘sip & snack’ cuisine for Festival Pass holders, it’d be a POUR decision not to secure your wristband ASAP!
Now that the after effects from ‘The Beast from The East’ are waning away, it’s time to shrug that snow off our shoulders and remember that there is SO much to look forward to in London as we head into Spring!
From super-fun annual events and boxing bouts through to epic live concerts and heavyweight sports clashes, we’ve rounded up the top 3 occasions below, so you don’t have to miss out on ANY of the fun next month!
1. Bradley ‘Super’ Skeete Returns to the Ring!
After what seems like an age, our sponsored British Boxing Champ Bradley Skeete gets the chance to lace up his gloves again when he takes to Bilbao to fight for the vacant European Title.
Heavy-hitting Spaniard Lejaragga Kerman will provide tough opposition, but we’re excited to see Bradley bring that European Belt back home to the UK come the end of April! Go on, Brad!
2. St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Commence
From the annual Paddy’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square through to the super-colourful, flamboyant parade down Piccadilly, you lucky Londoners can enjoy the very best Irish foods and drink as much Guinness as you see fit!
Rowdy singalongs and fast-paced dancing comes as standard, and it’s time for us to show our Irish friends that we too know how to throw a party!
3. Easter Weekend
Get the full family into the Easter spirit by taking a leisurely walk through one of the many fabulous nature reserves London has to offer and see if you can spot some super-cute Spring arrivals!
Or if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, join the hunt for Lindt chocolate bunnies at Hampton Court Palace from March 26th!
Christmas has been and gone, and we’re gearing up for a super-busy period in the run up to 2018! From dazzling light shows through to some of the music industry’s biggest stars, we’re blessed with a whole host of events to look forward to in the capital! And to make things that little bit easier, we’ve listed our top three events to look forward to in the New Year.
We are hugely proud to be the current British Welterweight Champion’s main sponsors, and we’re excited to see what 2018 has in store. After securing the Lord Lonsdale belt outright against Dale Evans at the Copper Box Arena earlier this year, Bradley wants to throw his name in World Title contention as he returns to action on Frank Warren’s first card of 2018. Best of luck, Bradley – we’re all behind you!
2) White Hart Lane reopens
Whether you’re a football fan or not, the reopening of the new White Hart Lane Stadium is set to bring about terrific levels of tourism to the capital. As well as hosting high-flying Tottenham’s home games, the new multi-seater build will also be used as a London base for NFL action.
3) Foo Fighters rock it out at London Stadium
Not just once, but Dave Grohl and his men will take to the London Stadium stage TWICE in back-to-back shows on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June. The global superstars will play an extensive set featuring fan-favourite hits and new rock anthems from their acclaimed 2017 album ‘Concrete and Gold’.