13 June–20 August 2017
RA Summer Exhibition
Place your finger on the pulse of contemporary art at the world’s largest open-submission exhibition of its kind. This will be its 249th edition of the event, which will feature both up-and-coming and established names working in painting, photography, sculpture, architecture and more. Held in one of London’s leading art museums, this is a true staple in the art world calendar and a must-see for those looking out for the stars of the future.
30 June–9 July 2017
British Summer Time Hyde Park
One of the most highly anticipated musical events of the year returns to the capital with a star-studded lineup including a Phil Collins recently out a retirement, pop-sensation Justin Bieber and American alternative rockers Green Day. London’s sprawling Hyde Park is the perfect home for an action packed series of one-off events, with with acts supported by names as prominent as Blondie and the Pixies, it is sure to have something special for everyone.
Summer auctions at Sotheby’s
Get in on the action at the leading auctions hosted by Sotheby’s this summer. Alongside blockbuster sales such as Modern & Post-War British Art and Contemporary Art, there will be the chance to see some wonderful artworks at smaller evenings dedicated to categories such as Russian Pictures and Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art. While there, keep an eye out for temporary exhibitions such as The Discerning Eye: Property from the Collection of Eric Franck, Part I, a unique selection of photographs on display until 18 June.
Enjoy seasonal grilled food surrounded by contemporary art at leading restaurant 34 Mayfair. Located a stone’s throw away from Grosvenor Square and a five minute walk from HPR, the restaurant’s sleek and stylish interior reflects the sophistication of its menu. The kitchen is led by acclaimed chef Harley Ayliffe, whose team create international flavours born out of a bespoke Argentine parrilla grill, all while serving from an eclectic wine menu. The lavish brunches served up from 11.30am always go down a treat.
Build a Bag at Anya Hindmarch
Create your own luxury handbag with Anya Hindmarch, the doyenne of accessories. Her flagship stores on Bond Street and Sloane Street are offering anyone from budding designers to savvy shoppers the chance to create something truly unique. Participants are given straps, handles and decorative accessories and invited to let their imagination go wild. With a legacy of fine craftsmanship and material of the highest quality, you’re guaranteed to walk away with something special.