Walk this way… I’ve been glued to the Olympics and need some exercise myself, so I’ll be out walking in London this month like never before. Piccadilly is my destination. A fabulous collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts has pedestrian crossings screaming ‘colour me happy moments’, mirroring the flags above.
Art is without doubt one area of London we can rely on for sunshine. Head out to the streets around Piccadilly and see the colourful art by Vanessa Jackson across the pedestrian crossings. It’s a fabulous collaboration with between the Royal Academy of Arts and Art in London.
Greenwich & Docklands Festival 2021 27 August – 11 September. A day out in Greenwich is always a good idea and this month the festival arrives. Check out the line up & head over.
Jazz on the Lawn is back with the 606 Club on 13th & 15 August. This is a fabulous event. Grab a ticket for some summer vibes in the middle of Fulham Palace.
Remember the beautiful lights outside Tate Britain? Well, Chila Burman is doing a large scale installation in the South Hall of the Market Building in Covent Garden. “Do you see words in rainbows?” Chila Burman x Covent Garden will illuminate 26th August to end of October.
Kew Gardens Have you been to Kew lately? If not, you are missing a trick. Not only are the gardens looking amazing but they have some charming events. Children will love the Wind in the Willows outdoor theatre production. There is the secret world of plants, and last but by no means least, an incredibly moving exhibition in Kew Palace of George III : The Mind Behind the Myth.
Freedom Day last month allowed theatres to reopen and we went to see Wonderland. It is absolutely fantastic, full of illusions and magic for the whole family. If you feel comfortable, please go and see the new shows as they need your support.
Check out the new Theatrical Trail in Covent Garden and take a pitstop at the new cafe in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. After mega renovations it’s meant to be amazing. The Royal Opera House is in the last few weeks of their Unlocked Exhibition – I’m told not to miss the pointe shoe show window exhibition. Ends 10 August.
South Kensington: Green Trail. Wander around exhibition quarter for a bird’s eye view of installations and pop-up hubs inspiring us all to be greener #southkengreentrail
Dodge at Somerset House: Bumper car action & fun for the whole family. There is also a free skateboarding exhibition exploring the impact on British culture.
Be sure to catch some of London’s best art exhibitions: Paula Rego at Tate Britain & Being Alice at the V&A. Also book Ryoji Ikeda before it ends 18th September.
Longines Global Champions Tour : 13-15 August. Equestrian elite at Royal Hospital Chelsea including the first appearance by Gold Olympic medalist Ban Maher on Explosion W.
London Afternoon Tea week begins on 9th August. You have my favourites right here to indulge in.