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Summer’s Coming to London – Are You?

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Well? What are you waiting for? London in the summer is a fantastic place to be and if you’re staying at the Rathbone, you get the best of all worlds!

First off, we’ve added a stunning new Japanese eatery to our ever-growing list of restaurants where you can take advantage of our Dining Discount Card. It’s called Kazu and in their own words –

‘Kazu translates literally as ‘Peace and Harmony’ in Japanese, so our guests can expect the very best of Japanese cuisine made with the highest quality ingredients, served within a modern, calm and peaceful environment.’

 We’ve been there, it’s utterly and completely delicious and you get 10% off your bill. Like we said, you get the best of all worlds!

Once you’ve booked (and don’t forget to check out our 4-Night Saver and our Book Early & Save offers), London is yours, but what should you be doing?

The weather has just turned after what seemed like a six-month winter and we don’t know about you but we’re more than ready to dig out our flip-flops and make a list of exciting things to do in London!

As usual (and we’re famous the world over for it), we go over and above to make sure your stay in London is not only perfect when you’re in our hotel but perfect when you’re wandering around our amazing city.

Read on to find out what’s happenin’ in the most happenin’ city in the world!

Are you ready for an absolute scorcher?

We don’t mean the notoriously unpredictable British weather, we mean this awesome line-up of events in London this summer!

We’ve made it a bit easier for you by breaking it down into different categories but whatever you decide to do, we guarantee you’ll have a fantastic time!

Food & Drink

London has one of the world’s most exciting, passionate and vibrant food scenes and whatever you’re hungry for, there’s a festival for you! Here is a selection of our favourite food fairs…

Jam on Rye | 28 May | Peckham Rye Park, London SE15 | More Info
Music and food collide, big style, in Peckham. London’s coolest street food stars include White Men Can’t Jerk, Club Mexicana, Breddos Tacos, Bokit’La and The Cane Press. It’s gonna be awesome!

 Taste of London | 13 – 17 Jun | Regent’s Park, London W1 | More Info
Five days of feasting awaits you at one of London’s biggest and most popular food festivals, from Michelin-starred chefs to the smallest and tastiest artisan producers, it’s all here for you!

We Love Food | 6 – 28 Jul | Spitalfields Market, London E1 | More Info
Each weekend in July, Spitalfields Market transforms in to a food festival celebrating street food heroes from London, the high street, and the world – meat, Asian food, vegan food and booze!

 Meatopia | 31 Aug – 2 Sep | Tobacco Dock, London E1 | More Info
This one is most certainly not for vegetarians! Meatopia is, as the name suggests, a weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music.


The biggest names in music are all playing live in London this summer including The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z & Beyoncé and Foo Fighters at the London Stadium, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift at Wembley, Eminem at Twickenham and brilliant bad boy Liam Gallagher at Finsbury Park! What a treat! There’s also some incredible festivals to choose from…

All Points East | 25 May – 5 Jun | Victoria Park, London E3 | More Info
Ten days of awesome music, community-based programmes and HUGE headliners!

 Wireless | 6 – 8 July | Finsbury Park, London N4 | More Info
London’s biggest hip-hop and R&B festival includes J Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled and Lisa Mercedez.

 British Summer Time | 6 – 15 Jul | Hyde Park, London W1 | More Info
An incredible line-up includes The Cure, Eric Clapton, Michael Bublé, Bruno Mars and Paul Simon.

Other Cool Stuff

It’s not just food and music in London this summer, there’s so much to do you won’t know where to start but here are some ideas for you…

Chelsea Flower Show | 22 – 26 May | Chelsea, London SW3 | More Info
The world’s most prestigious flower show, leading the way in innovative garden design

 Ride London | 28 – 29 Jul | All over London | More Info
Swap tube waits for two wheels and get fit with the Ride London events all over the city.

 Wimbledon | 2 – 15 Jul | All England Lawn Tennis Club, London SW19 | More Info
The world’s premier tennis tournament is back, strawberries and all, for the 132nd edition!

 RHS Flower Show | 2 – 8 Jul | Hampton Court Palace, Middx KT8 | More Info
The world’s biggest flower show at one of London’s most stunning palaces!

 Pride London | Parade, 7 Jul | Central London | More Info
A wonderful celebration of London’s LGBT+ communities with lots of fun, frolics and fashionistas!


We think that’s enough to keep you going for a while so all you have to do now is choose what you want to do and get out there and do it!

To book your stay at the Rathbone, please call +44 (0) 20 7636 2001 or email reservations@rathbonehotel.co.uk today. In fact, stop what you’re doing and call us now!

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13 April 2024