Everyone knows that loading up a car, catching the train or even getting on a plane and walking through muddy fields can be hard work. So here is a list of London festivals that are only a tube ride away giving you the option to get home and avoid the early morning sweats of tent life.
If you are looking for something to round off your hot and exciting summer, London provides a perfect platform. From weekend-long excursions to day food festivals and late-night music festivals, there is no shortage of London entertainment to go find. Here is a list of last-minute London festivals that you can attend this summer, to squash that festival bug.
London’s 2019 Meltdown Festival is organised by producer, songwriter and musician Nile Rodgers. This unique London festival is curated by a different artist each year and this year’s lineup is expected to include a mix of funk, disco, jazz, soul, classical, pop and R&B music, amongst other genres. Shows take place over 9 days at London’s Southbank Centre and this year’s electric them is sure to impress.
When: 3rd – 11th August 2019
Where: Southbank Centre
Price: Tickets for individual shows from £11.25
London Craft Beer Festival
With a London Craft Beer Festival ticket, you can try unlimited 100 ml samples of beer from over 80 breweries during your session. Breweries include Boundary, Harbour and Weird Beard, amongst many others along with a selection of pop up kitchens and a street food bazaar. There is also live music with some great headline acts this is a London festival you wouldn’t want to miss!
When: 9th – 11th August 2019
Where: Tobacco Dock
Price: All in one day ticket from £40 (beer, tasting glass and magazine)
Arts House: A Lovely London Festival
With humble beginnings, Art’s House has grown from an intimate rave in a stranger’s front room to one of the most fun-filled parties to come out of the capital. Making regular appearances in London and Ibiza to touring clubs across the UK, this summer it steps up with the second edition of the Lovely London Festival. It promises to soundtrack your entire day and maybe your life with the best house and disco tunes in the game. Joined by DJ Harvey, this one is set to feature a lot of dancing.
When: 10th August 2019
Where: Three Mills Island
Price: From £30
South West Four
This is perfect for lovers of electronic dance music and a two-step, definitely not for ballroom dancers. South West Four promises some great DJ sets for ages 18 and over with headliners including Basement Jaxx, Wiley, Tinie Tempah and The Prodigy. Easily accessed by public transport with plenty of hotels nearby to stay the weekend giving you no excuse to quit this London festival early. Take the opportunity to finish off your summer and dance London into your memories this year.
When: 24th – 25th August 2019
Where: Clapham Common
Price: Day Ticket £60 (£100 Weekend)
Notting Hill Carnival
For a colourful celebration of Calypso and Caribbean music, this London festival is not to be missed. Enjoy steel band performance, storytelling, poetry, comedy and acts from a range of musical genres. This vibrant London festival is open to everyone and is complete with Caribbean food and drinks and colourful parades celebrating the culture. Free of charge so why wouldn’t you want to come and celebrate a cocktail of talent in one of London’s most well-known locations.
When: 24 — 26 August 2019
Where: Notting Hill
Price: Free 3-day celebration.