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WorldPride, Olympics, Queen’s Jubilee, And 17 More Must-Dos In London This Summer

Get ready, world: You’re about to catch London fever. A trifecta of supercharged international events—the Summer Olympics, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, and WorldPride 2012—will keep eyes focused on the British capital for the next several months, as its streets overflow with athletes, royalists, and gays (sometimes all in one).

And if the Big Three weren’t already enough, scads of top-tier cultural events—from Da Vinci and Shakepeare exhibits to Madonna and Rhianna concerts—will keep London ablaze this summer

So for those who’ll be there, for those who’re thinking of going (there’s still time, but you might want to get on that), and for those who just want to watch from afar, we’ve compiled the city’s 20 hottest events this season. Consider this your ultimate guide to the Summer of London.

Images by Pride London / One Sunny Day

Click through for London’s Top 20 Events for Summer 2012


    • robert tice

      yes, what is up in palm springs this weekend

      May 17, 2012 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew

      You have forgotten to add the Proms in the Park, also no weekend is complete without
      S.L.A.G.S at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Sunday.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim

      The Scissor Sisters are playing a free gig at the Tower of London, with loads of other acts http://www.btriverofmusic.com

      May 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew

      Kylie, and Il Divo (for the posh gay) will be singing at the Proms in the Park.

      It’s going to be a big gay London summer, although as usual it will probably rain the entire

      May 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sohobod

      The 1000 boat Canaletto-esque procession along the Thames will probably be the most spectacular event of the whole summer (if not the decade). And it’s free.

      May 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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