August/September

  • London 2012 Festival 
    A huge cultural celebration from 21 June to 9 September encompassing everything from free concerts and art exhibitions to Shakespeare plays and dance performances.
  • BBC Proms Classical Music Festival 
    The biggest classical music festival in the UK, Royal Albert Hall and various outdoor locations for Proms in the Parks, 13 July - 10 September.
    To buy tickets click here.
  • BT London Live
    Opening and closing concerts for the Games. Live music and cultural entertainment at Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square, 27 July – 9 September. 
    To buy tickets click here.
  • Paralympic Games
    29 August - 9 September.
  • Shakespeare: Staging the World at the British Museum
    Exhibition of the works of William Shakespeare, 19 July - 25 November.

All year round

  • Southbank Centre
    The Southback Centre hosts events and festivals all year round which include music, arts and literature.

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