Summer/Q3 2022 London Events Calendar

Find the latest rundown of the very best London events and what’s going on in town between July and September 2022 with DayIn London’s 2022 London Events Calendar

Summer/Q3 London Events Calendar 2022

Summer Q3 2022 London Events Calendar

July – September 2022

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July 2022 London Events

BST Hyde Park (past event)

1st July – 10th July 2022

“American Express presents BST Hyde Park” is back for another year in London’s Hyde Park for another 2 week extravaganza across various dates in June and July 2022. July’s line-up includes performances from Adele, The Rolling Stones, Sam Fender, Courtney Barnett, Christone Kingfish Ingram and The Dinner Party


Twilight at London Zoo (past event)

1st July – 22nd July 2022

Twilight at London Zoo

On Thursday and Friday evenings across July, London Zoo is strictly adults only! Discover the after-hours secrets of the UKs most famous zoo and relax in an atmosphere like no other. All the joys of a zoo with pop-up bars and laid back music. There’s still time for the supposed grown-ups to still act like children with face painting and other activities


London Pride Parade (past event)

2nd July 2022

London Pride Parade

London’s biggest annual LGBTQ+ festival is back this year after having to be cancelled for the last 2 years, celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Pride in the UK. The main event festival will be in Trafalgar Square with the march and parade through central London, and various side events happening throughout Soho


RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (past event)

4th – 9th July 2022

Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Widely considered to be the world’s largest flower show is held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Explore the stunning gardens in full bloom, watch celebrity talk or get involved with demonstrations and workshops, complete with multiple restaurants and stalls for you to browse so you don’t leave empty-handed


Household Division’s Beating Retreat At Horse Guard’s Parade (past event)

5th – 7th July 2022

Household Division’s Beating Retreat At Horse Guard’s Parade

Continuing a very busy time for the Household Division, this time Beating the Retreat over the course of 3 days, a ceremony of military music and precision drills from a highly prestigious regiment. This historic performance commemorates a historic “closing of the gates” each night for James II of England


Kew the Music (past event)

5th – 10th July 2022

Kew the Music returns in 2022 back at Kew Gardens for a spectacular music festival over 6 days to see in the Summer in the famous picturesque gardens. This year’s line-up includes performances from Van Morrison, James Blunt, DJ Spoony, Will Young, James Morrison, Bananarama and Gipsy Kings.


Somerset House Summer Series (past event)

7th – 17th July 2022

Every year Somerset House puts on a different gig each night for 11 days straight in the open air that has an atmosphere all of its own against the grand backdrop. This year expect to see performances from Tems, Squid, Yussef Dayes, Bomba Estéreo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Arlo Parks, Black Midi, Ghetts, Sg Lewis, John Legend and Mabel


Lovebox Festival (past event)

16th July 2022

Lovebox Festival

Lovebox, “London’s biggest party”, returns this year for another one-day event at Finsbury Park with a fresh new line-up of pop, hip-hop, RnB, grime and rap artists, as well as house and dance DJs. The event has taken place at various parks around London most years since 2002 and has secured itself as a highlight of the event calendar


Community Festival (past event)

16th July 2022

The annual one-day festival is back in Finsbury Park in 2022. This year’s line-up includes Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, Nothing But Thieves, Circa Waves, Pale Waves, Alfie Templeman, Bears In Trees, Big Image, Courting, Crawlers, Daisy Brain, Just Wondering, Kid Brunswick, Molly Burman, Police Car Collective, Priestgate & The Let Go


Wingfest (past event)

16th – 17th July 2022

Wingfest London

For those avid chicken wing fans out there, there are a couple of highlights of the year in London, Wingfest in July and WingJam in October. They’re wings Jim, but not as we know them. In a true celebration of wings in all their glory, sample some of the more “out there” takes different wing dishes from around the world


Buckingham Palace Tour: State Rooms & Royal Mews (past event)

22nd July – 2nd October 2022

Buckingham Palace Tour Summer Opening

While the Queen spends her summers at Balmoral estate, her normal residence is open to the public for tours and viewings. See regular Palace Guard ceremonies close-up and take a tour through some of the most extravagant rooms the palace has to offer throughout this 10 week opportunity to peek behind the curtain


Hyper Japan (past event)

22nd – 24th July 2022

Hyper Japan London

Celebrating all aspects of Japanese culture, Hyper Japan is always hotly anticipated and puts on its main show in July. Expect live shows, tea ceremony lessons, Japanese calligraphy, expansive food & trade stalls with obscure trinkets and plenty of cosplay, all in one of the most engaging cultural festivals in London


Kaleidoscope Festival (past event)

23rd July 2022

Returning to Alexandra Park & Palace in 2022 with a line-up including Orbital, Happy Mondays and The Magic Numbers. Filled with massive music performances as well as fun for all the family, including magic, games, fire truck raves, mini Land Rover adventure and interactive arts, as well as Victorian basements hideaway


South Facing Festival (past event)

29th July – 21th August 2022

This year’s series of open-air concerts returns to Crystal Palace Park, headlining performances from London Grammar, George Fitzgerald, Tora-I, Oklou, Jungle, Kelly Lee Owens, The Avalanches, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jordan Rakei, Nilüfer Yanya, Richard Ashcroft, RIDE, Steve Lamacq, Alan Mcgee, Becky Hill & Sinéad Harnett


August 2022 London Events

Great British Beer Festival (past event)

2nd – 6th August 2022

Great British Beer Festival

What more excuse do you need to sample more than a sensible number of different beers from across the UK? Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the event brings us back to some of the increasingly less appreciated beers that are being edged out by generic lager brands and promoting good ol’ proper beers and ales


All Points East Festival (past event)

19th – 28th August 2022

All Points East festival returns to Victoria Park this year with over 90 performances across 6 days throughout August. With headline acts from Gorillaz, The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, The National, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds this is a festival not to be missed in the height of British Summer


Electric City Festival (past event)

21st August 2022

Electric City London

Electric City is a new festival coming to Gunnersbury Park this year with a fresh line-up of Drum and Bass performances from Chase & Status, Sub Focus, JME, Wilkinson, Skream, Headie One, Andy C, Friction, Dimension, Bru-C, salute, Conducta, Turno, Bou, Hedex and King of the rollers


Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (past event)

26th August – 10th September 2022

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

A celebration of theatre and performing arts, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival is an outdoor event promoting ambition and diversity in the in the performing arts industry. Full of bold ideas and figures, GDIF looks to shine a light on the opportunities for young people in theatre as well as London’s culture as a whole


Notting Hill Carnival (past event)

28th – 29th August 2022

Notting Hill Carnival

The UK’s most famous Caribbean festival, dating back to 1966. People from all around London take to the streets of Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture in spectacular style over 2 days. Filled with Caribbean music, food, dancing and a larger-than-life “dress code”, the atmosphere is truly unparalleled


Park Nights At The Serpentine (past event)

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Park Nights At The Serpentine

Championing new, experimental ideas across a wide range of disciplines including art, music, film, theatre, dance, literature, philosophy, fashion and technology, Park Nights has been at the cutting edge of the creative arts since 1970. The event is comprised of 5 individual events, each unveiling a work commissioned for the Pavilion


Film4 Summer Screen At Somerset House (past event)

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Film4 Summer Screen At Somerset House

For 2 weeks over Summer, Film4 brings a line-up of modern and classic films to an outdoor film festival complete with big screen on the side of Somerset House. While the event is a celebration of film in general it’s more about the atmosphere of having a picnic, complete with blankets, while watching your favourite films under the stars


September 2022 London Events

Pub in the Park Festival – Chiswick (past event)

2nd – 4th September 2022

Pub in the Park London

The third of 3 Pub in the Park festivals in London, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge and Matt Tebutt. A glorious mix of music, fancy drinks, food markets and cooking demos and an absolute must for any food fan that’s looking to spice thing up. This makes the perfect day out for either groups of friends or for the whole family


Soultown Festival (past event)

3rd – 4th September 2022

Soultown Festival London

Soultown Festival comes to Beckenham featuring some of the best Soul performances around, with a line-up including Tavares, Fatback Band, Soul II Soul, Kenny Thomas, Heather Small, Evelyn “Champagne” King, The Dualers, Clockwork Orange, Garden Party, Maxi Priest, Gabrielle, Janet Kay, The Marley Experience, Shola Ama and Alison Limerick


Great River Race (past event)

10th September 2022

Great River Race

A separate race from the Oxford-Cambridge boat race and sometimes referred to as “London’s other marathon”. This time the Thames is a veritable flotilla of traditional boats competing in a 22 mile race between Millwall and Richmond, a tradition that’s lasted since 1988. Enter the race or simply watch from one of the many bridges


BBC Proms: Last Night of the Proms (past event)

10th September 2022

BBC Proms London

The Proms, or BBC Proms, is one of the world’s most popular classical music concerts that spans about 8 weeks and culminates in the particularly popular “Last Night of the Proms”. Generally seen as an exclusive and highbrow event, with a price tag to match, this is certainly on the more extravagant end of the musical calendar


London Design Festival (past event)

17th – 25th September 2022

London Design Festival

Pulling a massive audience from around the globe, London Design Festival aims to promote London as the design capital of the world. Since only 2003 the festival has grown massively with support from the design and education industries, as well as local government into a must-see event for budding designers


Totally Thames (past event)

24th September 2022

Totally Thames London

Each year throughout the month of September, the festival comprises of a collaboration of pop-up performances, boating events, art installations and workshops along the 42 mile stretch of the Thames, celebrating art, culture, heritage and, of course, the Thames itself along with the surrounding areas and local communities