Summer art and music festivals you won’t want to miss in London

Musical Event London

There’s nothing quite like a summer festival, and London offers an abundance of them – with everything from world class artistic events to decadent music festivals, each offering a chance to indulge in the very best of local and international creativity. Here’s our pick of the very best to check out during the summer months…

Field Day

7th June 2019 – 9th June 2019

Just as summer gets underway, the Field Day festival offers a weekend of fun, and provides plenty of space to dance and enjoy listening to some of music’s biggest stars. Having recently relocated to Enfield, visitors to Paddington hotels can look forward to the likes of Skepta, Diplo and Jorja Smith, each headlining amongst an equally talented crowd of supporting artists. From its early origins as a small festival over a decade ago, Field Day has continued to grow, and this year provides two days of fantastic summer entertainment.

Junction 2

7th June 2019 – 8th June 2019

This buzzing techno-centric festival usually lasts a single day, but for 2019 the organisers are pushing the boat out and spreading the event over two days instead. Saituated in Boston Manor Park, Brentford, visitors should expect some of the finest DJ talent from around the globe, as well as a suitably industrialised backdrop to help you really get into the spirit of the event! Ideal for those who want to dance the night away during their stay at the Park Grand Paddington Hotel.


5th July 2019 – 7th July 2019

The largest urban music event in the UK, the Wireless Festival is suitably unpretentious and welcoming, with great artists including Cardi B, Migos, ASAP Rocky and more set to appear. Situated in Finsbury Park, expect packed crowds and talented performers from the UK and the US. Great for those who really want to let loose while staying at Paddington hotels.

British Summer Time

5th July 2019 – 14th July 2019

A major highlight of the summer season for the last seven years, the British Summer Time festival is a Hyde Park mainstay, offering fantastic musical talent and a superior festival vibe which combines both music and pure entertainment, with everything from food to theatre and comedy taking place in small venues around the area. Expect talent like Florence and the Machine, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie.

The Camden Fringe

29th July 2019 – 25th August 2019

The Camden Festival provides a fantastic alternative to Edinburgh’s famous Fridge Festival, with similar attractions on offer. Visitors can expect acts from hundreds of performers, showcasing everything from plays to spoken-word plays, dance contests and stand-up acts. For those with a love of the bizarre and unusual, this is certainly the place to be. The event takes place across various venues in Camden all summer, as well as areas of North West London, providing a couple of months of great local entertainment which those staying in London will enjoy.