1.Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.
2. BBC Proms – the world’s biggest classical music festival
The Proms is an orchestral classical music concert series that runs for eight weeks of the summer season. The annual event series was first held in 1895 and has since become a significant staple of British culture. Most of the concerts occur in Royal Albert Hall, with smaller concerts taking place in Cadogan Hall or outdoor venues. The concert series also features ballet and opera performances for kids and special events showcasing musical genres outside of the classical realm.
3. Totally Thames
Totally Thames is a month-long celebration of London’s river. Take a walk along the Thames and discover artwork, enjoy outdoor concerts and other culture events. You can also learn about The Thames’s history through free exhibitions and walking tours.
4. Open House London
Many of the most iconic buildings within the capital are open for free during the festival known as Open House London. Discover London’s architectural gems and step inside private homes of the rich and famous. Explore London’s museums, public buildings, churches and plenty of other iconic buildings.
5. London Design Festival
The annual London Design Festival celebrates contemporary design and presents the projects of designers, architects and retailers. During the festival, design projects and events and exhibitions appear in unusual spaces around the capital. Start your exploration at the V&A and join tours and workshops. Enjoy the majestic installations and exhibitions.