British Summer Time - summer festival in Hyde Park London

Cheval Thorney Court is a few steps from Hyde Park London

British Summer Time is an annual festival of entertainment held in July in Hyde Park in London. One of the largest parks in central London, Hyde Park was created in 1637 and has hosted concerts by the likes of Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones, and has been featured in countless movies and TV shows. It is featured in our Best Parks in London post. 

Starting this year, British Summer Time is a ten-day affair that features headlining performances on the bookending weekends and various events throughout the week. The festival features various attractions ranging from a farmers market and delicious food and drink vendors to musical and comedic performances to sporting competitions. 

British Summer Time draws some of the biggest names in the entertainment world to perform at the festival, including people like Sir Elton John (Friday, July 12) and The Rolling Stones (Saturday, July 13).

From Monday to Thursday, visitors will get the chance to be involved with smaller, more intimate events including films, music, literature, sport and a specific family day that will expand the experience to genuinely appeal to the whole family.

Across Hyde Park, there will be four themed zones within the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park site, each with its own specially designed installations and entertainment including, high quality restaurants, bespoke salons, pubs, cocktail bars, cafes, bistros and independent food stalls.

British Summer Time tickets are sold on an event-by-event basis, with tickets generally reaching as high as £100 for a single event. Tickets for many of the shows can be purchased online here

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