With the big smoke about to host the world’s most hotly anticipated event – London 2012 – the capital is the place to be this summer. And the good new is that even if you don’t have a ticket for the games, there’s plenty to do and see to help you get into the swing of it.
Here we’ve rounded up just a few of the many festivals, premieres and arts and music events going on in London over the coming weeks.
Head to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden Bar & Cafe, Belvedere Road, SE1, 020 7921 0758, for a spot of relaxation mid-Olympic craziness. Complete with a lawn, scarecrow, vegetable patches, wildflowers and amazing views it’s a really lovely place to chill out in.
BT London Live 2012 is hosting a bundle of free activities and screenings including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Hyde Park and Victoria Park and live action on two huge screens. See btlondonlive.com for details.
21st and 22nd July will see musicians from all corners of the globe playing across six stages along the Thames, from Trafalgar Square to Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College. Tickets are free of charge, head to btriverofmusic.com for details.
Fancy checking out all the Olympic and Paralympic posters ever commissioned since 1912? They’re all on display at Tate Britain.
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