If you are looking for things to do in between the India games, don’t worry, this is one field where you’ll never ‘run out’. There’s a lot going on in London all the time, so either make it your base city or just hop into the capital whenever the cricket doesn’t interest you. Here’s our London travel guide with the top pick of the latest things to do in the city.
The city’s great architecture
The annual London Festival of Architecture is on all month in June and is touted to be the world’s biggest festival of design and architecture. With loads of tours, workshops, exhibitions and talks organised all across London, this is a great chance to see some iconic buildings of the city from a unique in-depth perspective. Choose from over 400 events!
The fabulous Dior exhibition
Christian Dior’s ‘Designer of Dreams’ exhibition, on all June at the V&A, is the biggest fashion exhibition at the museum since McQueen’s in 2015, and explores the theme of ‘clothes and the imagination’ of the seven creative directors of the house of Dior. Be prepared to be wowed by a wide range of fashion on display as well as sketches, photographs, and other little extras. On daily from 10 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Knightsbridge.
The newest Indian restaurant
If you like to see what the world is doing with Indian food, Bombay Bustle in Mayfair is the place to be this summer. Opened late last year, this stylish restaurant dishes out some Mumbai favourites like bun-keema and ragda pattice, as well as favourites from across the country such as choley bhature, dosa, biryani and a lot of other Indian staples. Go on Sunday for the ‘Dosa, Samosa and Mimosa’ brunch if you are missing home food.
The Harry Potter musical
Following the Harry Potter story 19 years after the books, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an award-winning musical that any Potter fan wouldn’t want to miss. It’s fun, brilliantly executed, and a true London musical extravaganza at the Palace Theatre. On, in two parts, on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays. One part each on Thursday and Friday.
The new Prada Bakery
The historic Milan bakery, Marchesi 1824, has recently opened its first ever international outlet in London. Located on Mount St, Mayfair, the elegant eatery owned by the fashion house Prada is where London’s swish set goes for coffee and cake. Perfect place to nip in for a hot chocolate on a rainy day (perhaps with a side of their world-famous sugared almonds), or to pack goodies for a match-day picnic.
Buy an iconic London souvenir
What do you associate London with most? Why, rain, of course. So what better memento of the city than an umbrella! Visit the legendary umbrella shop in Covent Garden, James Smith & Sons, to get your hands on the finest luxury umbrellas, walking sticks, and canes. Opened in 1830, James Smith remains one of London’s finest addresses for the ubiquitous black umbrella though you can also get a wide variety of prints and colours.