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The top ten reasons why London is the place to be this summer

By Bgiles Subscribe to RSS | July 31st 2012 | Views:

Among all the capital cities of the world, only London can offer the excitement of high end stores, thrilling West- End shows and delicious cuisine from all over the world. But with so much on offer, it can be difficult to make a decision. So kick back, relax and take a look at some of these exciting events happing this summer in London.

River of Music Festival

The season begins with the free River of Music festival. With musicians from every nation represented at the games performing on six stages along the Thames, this is the definition of “world music”.

The British Music Experience

Music fans may also be interested in checking out the British Music Experience, a new interactive museum that charts the history of British music. From the early years of The Beatles right through to today’s chart toppers, this offers visitors to London the chance to sample it all, and includes special exhibitions on Bob Marley and Philip Lynott.

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

For film buffs, Film4 are taking over Somerset House for nine days of outdoor movie screenings, starting with a new adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ on August 16. Other films on offer include ‘The Birds’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’.

The Notting Hill Carnival

On August 26, the Notting Hill Carnival kicks off, with parades, dancing and festival fun in the street. This is London’s biggest street party, with an extra day for kids to enjoy the fun as well.

London Fashion Week

In September, the stars of London Fashion Week will reveal the top trends for the 2013 Spring/Summer season, where members of the public can head over to Somerset House for the four day London Fashion Weekend. 100 British and international brands will be represented there with many of them offering discounts and exclusive extras.

Pop-up Surprises

Another highlight of life in London this summer will be a series of pop-up performances. Actor Mark Rylance and a team of fifty will be taking to the streets to bring some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters to life, and they may just chat to you if you’re lucky. Other pop-up surprises include a team of acrobats and an inflatable Stonehenge.

West End Shows

Of course, no visit to London would be complete without a night out at a West End Show. From long-running masterpieces like ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to relative new-comers like ‘Spamalot’ and ‘Dora the Explorer’, there is a show for every taste.

Shopping off Piccadilly Circus

Then, of course, there is the shopping. As the meeting point of Regent Street, Piccadilly, Shaftesbury Avenue and Haymarket, Piccadilly Circus offers easy access to a broad range of shops and theatres that will help you make the most of your time in the capital. And with plenty of hotels near Piccadilly Circus, it is the ideal place to start your summer trip.

Bgiles - About Author:
Bruce Giles Piccadilly Circus writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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