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    What’s On in Kensington in July 2019

    Summer in the city doesn’t have to be dull at all if you’re lucky enough to be visiting Kensington. Nestled in the heart of London it is one of the city’s most vibrant and bustling neighbourhoods.

    With July 2019 shaping up to be a very busy month, anyone staying with us at Park International is just a few minutes away from some of the best events in London this summer.

    Whether you’re here to see Barbara Streisand wow at Hyde Park, have always wanted to see the surface of the moon, or want to meet a superhero, there some incredible events taking place all on the doorstep of the Park International Hotel.

    What’s On in Kensington in July 2019: 

    1. Il Divo at Royal Albert Hall - 2nd July 2019
    2. Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum - Throughout July
    3. Haçienda Classical at Royal Albert Hall - 6th July 2019
    4. Gomez at o2 Sheperd’s Bush Empire - 21st July 2019
    5. London Film and Comic Con at Olympia London - 26th – 28th July 2019
    6. British Summer Time at Hyde Park - 5th - 7th & 13th - 14th July 2019

    More details on each of the events:

    Il Divo

    When you have a group of operatic singers who tour the world and are known for putting on showstopping performances, you could argue there’s no better place to take in the experience of IL Divo than the historic Royal Albert Hall.

    Stopping by on their Timeless tour you can expect well-known classical songs and some of the modern interpretations the group are known for.

    Museum of the Moon

    Ever wanted to see what the moon looks like up close, but couldn’t afford the time to become an astronaut? No need to worry as one of the most popular touring exhibitions in Europe is taking up residency in the Natural History Museum over the summer.

    The Museum of the Moon is a six-metre replica of the moon that has used high definition images from NASA to provide a 100% accurate model of what the moon looks like. You can see every crater and crevice and the exhibit uses lights and sounds to create a unique atmosphere.

    You might also like to know that the exhibit is at NHM during the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 when Neil Armstrong and Co landed on the moon. Because of this, there’s going to be extra temporary exhibits and events as a part of their Under The Moon programme.

    Haçienda Classical

    Who says classical music needs to be old? Coming back to the Royal Albert Hall for the fourth year in a row, Haçienda Classical brings the excitement of a rave with the elegance of a full orchestral performance.

    This year’s event aims to shake things up a bit with new arrangements chosen by DJ legend Graeme and Haçienda stalwart Peter Hook. It is expected to be another sell-out and one amazing experience when you consider it’s taking place in the main auditorium.

    We’re very lucky to be only a 15-minute walk away from the Royal Albert Hall.

    Gomez

    Indie music fans may find it hard to believe that it’s been 20 years now since Gomez released their seminal album, Liquid Skin. They’re embarking on a UK tour that’s focussed on playing the majority of the album, and when they visit Sheperd’s Bush Empire, it is guaranteed to be a fantastic gig.

    Getting to o2 Empire Sheperd’s Bush from Park International is incredibly easy. It’s just a quick hop on at Gloucester Road and a transfer from Hammersmith Station to Hammersmith on the Circle or Hammersmith & City line.

    London Film and Comic Con

    Where else in London are you going to see Aquaman, Captain Kirk, Lando Calrissian and Neil from The Inbetweeners under one roof?

    The London Film and Comic Con is one of the best in the UK and this year has a host of characters from Sci-Fi classics and superhero movies taking over the Olympia for a weekend for comic fuelled fun. From panels and autograph sessions to photo ops with actors and hundreds of stalls selling everything from memorabilia to comics, it’s a fun way to spend a weekend in Kensington.

    Olympia London is just two stops away from Park International on the District line, and three stops away if you take the Piccadilly line. 

    British Summer Time (BST)

    • Date: 5th - 7th July & 13th - 14th July 2019
    • Venue: Hyde Park

    Located only a short walk from the Park International Hotel down Gloucester Road, British Summer Time (BST) Festival brings some of the best acts in the world right to the heart of London for a unique set of concerts. These aren’t the artists you’d usually expect to see headlining shows so big and this year they’ve really pulled it out of the bag.

    On the first weekend, the line-up includes Celine Dion and (quite unbelievably) Barbara Streisand belting out their classics to thousands of fans.

    On the second weekend, the tempo picks up with Florence + The Machine headlining on Saturday and Robbie Williams closing out affairs on Sunday. They’re undoubtedly the most varied set of names you’ll see in a festival line-up this year. 

    With this festival being catered to people of all ages, actively more focussed on being a family day out, and the chance rain will stay away to give us great British sunshine, BST is one of the biggest events of the year in Kensington.

    If it’s your first time visiting London and you’ve never been before, Hyde Park is one of the largest and most recognisable parks in the United Kingdom. Its scenic beauty is incredible, especially in the centre of such a hub as London. Even if you’re not attending a concert, this is well worth visiting.

    Where to stay in Kensington in July

    London in the summer is incredible, and Kensington is home to some of the most recognisable and iconic sites making it the perfect time to visit. Make sure you book online now to avoid disappointment and feel free to reach out to us if you have any queries, no matter how small.

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