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Top 5: For Open-Air Culture

Where to get your culture fix when the sun’s out

  • Regent's Park Open-Air Theatre

    Inner Circle,
    Regent’s Park,
    NW1 4NU

    This one’s a classic. Located right in the middle of one of the city’s most iconic green spaces, the Open-Air Theatre is an essential fixture in any classic British day out. Book your chosen performance, pre-order a picnic hamper (champagne optional) and you’re good to go.

    Photo: © David Jensen

  • Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

    23rd June-8th July,
    Various locations

    If a single performance isn’t enough, head to the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival – an all-out celebration of outdoor theatre and culture. It’s totally free, with dozens of acclaimed companies coming together to create some truly special performances.

  • Shakespeare’s Globe

    21 New Globe Walk
    Bankside
    SE1 9DT

    It’s unlikely we’re telling you something you don’t know here, but we couldn’t leave Shakespeare’s Globe out of this list. Experience the Bard’s famous works as they would have been performed in the 17th century, or opt for a more intimate Jacobean experience in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

  • Opera Holland Park

    Ilchester Place,
    Kensington,
    W8 6LU

    If you’re looking for a culture fix out West, try Opera Holland Park. There’s no chance of rain ruining your plans here – the space is totally covered by a canopy. We say arrive early, pre-order charcuterie and BYOB.

    Photo: © Robert Workman

  • Multi-Story Orchestra

    Bold Tendencies,
    95A Rye Ln,
    SE15 4TG

    For something totally new, try Multi-Story Orchestra. The unique company puts on orchestral performances in a truly unexpected space; the Bold Tendencies carpark under Frank’s in Peckham. Sit down to a performance and then head upstairs for an Aperol Spritz and those famous views.

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