June 12, 2013
A beautiful city like London definitely attract many turists to the city. The culture, the art and the monarchy history are one of the reasons to consider one of the top vacation city in Europe and in the world.
As the summer is comming, the number of the festivals in London increase, so Decor&Style brings you a guide of the London’s festivals including music, food, comedy and arts.
Kew’s summer festival is dedicated to the diversity of edible plants. The Global Garden, situated on the Great Lawn opposite Kew Palace, will feature more than 90 edible plants from around the globe – including grapes, pomegranate and olive trees planted in raised beds – along with stories about their origins and cultural heritage.
The ceremony to celebrate the sovereign’s official birthday is probably the most spectacular of London’s annual traditions. Carried out by fully operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry), Trooping the Colour is a military tradition that dates back to the early eighteenth century.
This year’s Greenwich + Docklands International Festival of outdoor arts, theatre, dance and family entertainment is directed by Bradley Hemmings, co-artistic director of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and takes as its inspiration the democratic spirit of outdoor theatre. Events, most of which are free, take place at different sites in Greenwich; see the festival website nearer the festival’s date for the full programme.
The annual City of London Festival returns with a huge range of events based on three interlocking themes: city walls, trees, and conflict and resolution. Highlights of the programme include performances marking the one hundredth anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, including his ‘War Requiem’ and a plethora of walks, talks, street theatre, dance and family events, many of them free.
Getting into the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club requires forethought. Seats on Centre and Number One courts are distributed by ballot the preceding year, although enthusiasts who queue on the day may gain entry to the outer courts.
As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Queen’s coronation, the Palace gardens are opened to all for three days of activities featuring some 200 Royal Warrant holders. These will be split into four areas – homes & gardens, food & drink, design & technology and styles, pursuits & pastimes – enabling visitors to wander at will and examine past and future technologies, sample a wide range of produce and products.
This spectacular three-mile-long procession winds its way from Mansion House through the historic streets of the Square Mile to the Royal Courts of Justice – and it has nothing to do with Boris. He’s the mayor of London, and this parade, a tradition dating back to 1215, welcomes into office the new Lord Mayor of the City of London – this year, it’s the turn of the 686th incumbent.
Heralding the start of 2014, London’s official New Year firework display from The London Eye and barges in the Thames is certain to be a spectacular show against a stunning backdrop. The display will be broadcast live on BBC One. If you’re planning to head into town to watch the fireworks live, don’t leave it too late or you may find yourself being turned away. Good viewing spots are limited (designated viewing areas along the Thames fill up by around 9pm).