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A Dozen Smoking Hot London Events for Summer 2014

If you fancy some fun and adventure in the capital city, here are some ideas that are trending right now. Plan your days around some of these smoking hot events and you are almost guaranteed to have a day to remember.
 

Street feast

Al-fresco dining has always been popular but the street feast is right on-trend. Throughout the summer, there will night markets on the Kingsland Road where some of the most amazing and delicious street-food favourites will be wafting under your noses and forcing you to make a difficult choice on what to eat.
 

The most fun to be had in a car park

Keep it clean! We are talking about the Euro Car Parks in Shoreditch which plays host to an urban food fest in the summer time. If you want to see cosmopolitan London in all its glory and confirm why people love living in the city, check out the range of stalls selling Orchard Pig cider to champagne and take your pick from deep-fried frog’s legs at Geaux Cajun to something from the V Corner, where meat is definitely not on the menu.
 

London Zoo

Get up reasonably close and personal with Thug the pygmy hippo and some Sumatran tiger cubs who are going to be allowed to stay up past their bed time each Friday to meet some new friends. There is wine and street food for the adults so it is a win-win all round.
 

Daytime dance party

Sending your senses into confusion with the Found Festival. Head to Haggerston Park and enjoy a daytime dance party. If you miss this year’s event, put it in the diary, as a daytime dance party offers some serious fun.
 

Party monsters head to Victoria Park 

Lovebox is the chance for a weekend party in the park. Head to Victoria Park in E3 for a two-day music event that is described as cool for kids and party monsters.
 

Skylight 

No trip to London is complete without a trip to the West End and taking in a show. The hottest ticket in town this summer is Skylight at the Wyndham Theatre, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
 

Missing the seaside experience?

Donkey rides might be a bit thin on the ground but Camden Beach will provide pretty much everything else you might expect from a day out at the seaside. The Roundhouse plays host to an army of deck chairs, beach huts and even end-of-pier amusements and there is even some sand to get between your toes.
 

Go Wireless

If you are looking for a top music festival in London during the summer, the Wireless Festival is a great shout. Finsbury Park is the venue between July 4th and 6th, if you want to catch acts like Pharell, Kanye West and Ellie Goulding in action.
 

Time to dance

Big Dance 2014 is happening across various venues in London this summer, between July 5th to the 13th. It is a biennial dance festival which wants you to get involved in the fun and look out for the Routemaster bus that tours the city as a mobile disco.
 

Get your culture fix

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will be staging a version of Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess between July 17th and the 23rd August. Opera and musical comedy combine here in a rather atmospheric setting.
 

Even more culture

A day out at the Tate Modern is always an attack on the cultural senses and the Malevich exhibition will definitely open up a lively debate. Malevich is an icon of abstraction and this is sure to be a popular attraction for visitors to the gallery.
 

Witness the digital revolution

Last but not least on the list, a trip to the Barbican Art Gallery will offer the chance to immerse yourself in an interactive exhibition about the digital revolution. The exhibition takes a look how our culture has become increasingly digitally-minded, so it seems appropriate to suggest you check out the details for this online.
 

If you are visiting London from abroad or will be jetting off somewhere else after your adventure in the city, be sure to get a great exchange rate on your travel money from ACE-FX.
 

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