Outdoor London: Evita, Opera, Frieze and Proms in the park

August in London has arrived. Spend as much time as you can outdoors with our cultural highlights that will see you through until September:

Chihuly at Kew Gardens

© Chihuly Studio

This has been one of our favourite exhibitions of the summer. Visit on a clear day when the glass sculptures are breathtaking amongst wonderful gardens. Until 27 October.

Film4 at Somerset House

The Matrix is just one of the iconic films showing this summer with Somerset House as its spectacular backdrop, 12 August. Also showing This is England, Reservoir Dogs, Clueless and more, until 21 August.

Holland Park Opera

Catch one of the last few performances of this year’s five-star Il Segreto di Susanna / Lolanta. Take a picnic and immerse yourself in this double bill of secrets and lies. There are still tickets available for Saturday 3 August, the final performance so snap them up now.

Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park has a reputation for putting on the most brilliant musicals and this one won’t disappoint as Buenos Aires comes to London. Until 21 September.

Frieze Sculpture Park 2019

Ahead of the arrival of the Frieze art fair in October, there’s Frieze sculpture, a free exhibition in Regent’s Park with artists including Barry Flanagan and Tracey Emin. It’s a good one to take kids to – make sure to download the free audio tour from the website, and print the family trail here before hand. Until 6 October.

Scultpure at Wisley

If you fancy a short day trip from London, take a picnic to Wisley and feast on the sculptures there from six of the 20th and 21st century’s top artists: Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Tracey Emin, Phillip King, Henry Bruce and Philip Haas, set within the 240-acre gardens. Until 1 December.

Proms in the Park

Book your tickets now for the Last Night of the Proms celebration in Hyde Park. Chrissie Hynde is performing among 150 other guests. Saturday 14 September

LA Nights Camden

Be transported to the sun-kissed beaches of California with La La Land on 4 August among some of the movie classics shown at Camden’s coolest summer screen.

— Annie Reid
30th July 2019