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London comes alive in the summer, with a wealth of culture, arts, galleries, open air theatre and musical entertainment to keep everyone entertained. It is also the perfect season to simply stroll around our neighbourhood, with Hyde Park vibrant in colour, blooming with flowers and pristine, manicured gardens. 

Speak to our ever-helpful Concierge Team to secure tickets for events this summer. 

10Jun 2016
Serpentine Pavilion & Summer Houses
Friday 10th June - Sunday 9th October 2016

Open daily from 10am to 6pm, the Serpentine Architecture Programme expands for 2016, with four Summer Houses joining the Serpentine Pavilion.

The Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group,is an ‘unzipped wall’ that is transformed from straight line to three-dimensional space, creating a dramatic structure that by day houses a café and free family activities and by night becomes a space for the Serpentine’s acclaimed Park Nights, a programme of performative works by artists, writers and musicians.

The Serpentine Pavilion is one of the top-ten most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world. Conveniently located near The Lanesborough, it's not to be missed this summer. 

06Jul 2016
Georgia O’Keeffe At the Tate Modern
WEDNESDAY 6TH JULY - SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2016

A rare opportunity to see over 100 remarkable paintings by this pioneer of twentieth-century art outside the US. Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes.

This exhibition brings together some of her most important works, including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932, the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction.

15Jul 2016
BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall
Friday 15th July - Sunday 10th September 2016

The 122nd season of the BBC Proms features more than ninety concerts over eight weeks, held in the magnificent Royal Albert Hall - just a short distance from The Lanesborough. 

Enjoy musical performances dedicated to revered composers and musicians, from Beethoven to David Bowie, featuring the world's greatest orchestras. 

Tickets can be secured in advance, however locals are known to participate in 'Promming' - a great British tradition whereby Londoners queue for daily standing tickets. 

23Jul 2016
Buckingham Palace State Rooms
Saturday 23rd July - Sunday 2nd October 2016

A wonderful opportunity to explore the magnificent state and function rooms of London's finest attraction, Buckingham Palace re-opens its doors this summer from 23rd July to 2nd October. In celebration of HM The Queen's 90th birthday, this year admission includes entry to Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe

23Jul 2016
V&A Presents: The Camera Exposed
Saturday 23rd July 2016 - Sunday 5th March 2017

In the age of the mobile phone, the camera as a stand-alone device is disappearing from sight. This display focuses on the instrument itself with 120 photographs spanning the 19th century to the present day. Highlights include archives from Richard Avedon and photography of Rita Hayworth. 

09Sep 2016
Goodwood Revival
FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER - SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2016

The Revival is the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress and is a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.

This event always attracts the finest in historic motor racing talent – and a host of famous faces from the motorsport world and beyond. Among the stars competing are Tom Kristensen, John McGuinness, Sir Chris Hoy, Giedo van der Garde and Jason Plato.

The romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be.

15Sep 2016
London Fashion Week
THURSDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER - TUESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2016

London Fashion Week is the ultimate fashion experience. It takes place twice a year in February and September and showcases over 250 designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers.

28Sep 2016
Apsley House Opera: Beyond the Battlefield
WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2016

On 9 June 1825, an extraordinary musical event took place in London. The 1st Duke of Wellington brought the operatic stars of Europe together to perform a glittering private concert at Apsley House. These singers had conquered the opera world with their vocal agility and bravura, commanding exorbitant fees to match.

The 9th Duke of Wellington will welcome guests to Apsley House on Wednesday 28th September at 7pm when Opera Prelude’s finest young artists will recreate this unique moment in musical history. The concert will take place in the wonderful setting of the Waterloo Gallery.

The programme includes live performances of the Rossini arias sung at the Duke's original Concert in 1825. This will be interspersed with dialogue about the remarkable lives of the performers who took part and in their own way helped to shape the musical legacy of their era and beyond.

05Oct 2016
BFI London Film Festival
WEDNESDAY 5TH OCTOBER - SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2016

The BFI London Film Festival is organised by the British Film Institute and sponsored by The Times newspaper. It takes place every year in London and is considered as the greatest British film festival.

It screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.

06Oct 2016
Picasso Portraits At The National Portrait Gallery
THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2016 - SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2017

Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.

On display will be portraits from all periods of Picasso’s career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. The works on show will range from celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time.

Exhibition co-organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Museum Picasso, Barcelona.

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