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UNDERBELLY FESTIVAL IN

SOUTH BANK

Until 30th September

This is a fun-packed festival

of live entertainment and

alfresco eating and drinking at

Underbelly Festival in South

Bank. Stretching throughout the

summer, the festival returns for

the 10th year with stages full

of affordable circus, theatre,

cabaret, comedy, music and

children’s shows on the south

bank of the Thames. You can

also drop by the free-to-enter

festival site to enjoy street food

from the riverside vendors and a

drink at one of London’s biggest

outdoor bars, including the

Rekorderlig Botanicals bar and

Pimm’s Hut.

WWW.UNDERBELLYFESTIVAL.COM

BBC PROMS

13th July-8th September

Hear a wide range of classical

music in a season of informal

concerts with the BBC Proms

at the Royal Albert Hall and in

venues across London. Each

year, the BBC Proms host two

months of concerts over the

summer, aiming to bring the

finest classical music to as many

people as possible at affordable

prices and in an informal

atmosphere. From classical

favourites to contemporary

world premieres and family

concerts, the BBC Proms offer

a stage for leading musicians,

singers, orchestras and soloists

from across the world with a

broad programme of music.

The eight weeks of concerts

culminate in the famous Last

Night performances including

BBC Proms in the Park.

WWW.BBC.CO.UK/PROMS

MULLER ANNIVERSARY

GAMES

21st July- 22nd July

Enjoy an action-packed weekend

of athletics as the sport’s top

stars take to the track and

field for the Müller Anniversary

Games at London Stadium.

One of the best athletics

events in the world, the Müller

Anniversary Games has seen

world greats such as Usain Bolt

and Sir Mo Farah compete

in this annual IAAF Diamond

League meeting. Expect plenty

of excitement as the world’s elite

battle it out once more in the

former London 2012 Olympic

stadium.

WWW.BRITISHATHLETICS.ORG.UK

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

SUMMER OPENING

21st July-30th September

Visit the official London

residence of the Queen, as

Buckingham Palace opens its

doors to the public for the

summer. Explore the lavishly

furnished State Rooms of one

of the world's few remaining

working royal palaces, and

look out for some of the Royal

Collection's greatest treasures

on display. Highlights include

paintings by Rembrandt,

Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin and

Canaletto, exquisite examples

of Sèvres porcelain and some

of the finest English and French

furniture in the world. A special

exhibition celebrates the 70th

birthday of Prince Charles.

WWW.ROYALCOLLECTION.ORG.UK

THE LONDON OPEN

Until 26th August

The London Open 2018 at the Whitechapel Gallery brings

together the most dynamic and critical contemporary art being

made in the capital today. The latest edition of this triennial

summer exhibition offers a free, lively space to discover new

work and reflect on a time of significant change in this global

city. The exhibition features a diverse selection of 22 artists

working in London and engaging with topical concerns; from

the environment and technology to activism and post-colonial

histories. Many artists work in unprecedented ways and across

different artistic forms, ranging from painting, video and sound to

installation, sculpture, performance and online.

WWW.WHITECHAPELGALLERY.ORG

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