Here is a little guide to help you plan your stay in London this summer
As one of the finest luxury hotels in Chelsea and Kensington, The Draycott is an ideal destination for city breaks in London this summer. Thanks to its perfect location close to Sloane Square, Kings Road and many of London’s top attractions you will have a great choice of activities just a stone’s throw from the hotel’s doorstep. Discover what August in Chelsea and Kensington has in store for visitors.
Family Yoga sessions at the Natural History Museum
On the 15th and 29th August, you’ll be able to enjoy a special yoga experience under Luke Jerram’s magnificent installation of the Moon that the kids (and you) won’t forget.
Hosted in collaboration with East of Eden, these sessions are a perfect way for children and adults to explore gentle yoga through stories, easy breathing and meditation. Afterwards you will also enjoy exclusive access to part of the Museum before the summer crowds enter.
You can find more information here
The Saatchi Gallery Exhibitions
Just a 3 minute stroll from The Draycott is the outstanding Saatchi gallery, hosting many unique and immersive exhibitions. If you have a passion for contemporary art and are looking for an exciting and unique experience, pop along to one of their exhibitions this August.
Current exhibitions include ‘Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today’, a celebration of the birth of dance music and the impact of rave on youth culture today.
Also running throughout August is ‘Beyond The Road’, an immersive exhibition that merges the worlds of visual arts, music and film and offers visitors a chance to leave behind their modern day lives and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sound, interspersed with works by contemporary artists and filmmakers.
Alternatively, British Airways presents ‘BA 2119: Flight of the Future’ through August, an exhibition which seeks to push the boundaries of imagination. Built by award-winning VR creators and an Oscar-winning practical effects team, Fly turns you into a time-traveling pilot – something the whole family will enjoy.
Full details of the Saatchi gallery exhibitions can be found here
History lessons at Kensington Palace
Explore the birthplace and intimate childhood home of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in te footsteps of royalty in the King’s State Apartments, the beautiful Queen’s Apartments and the famous Sunken Garden.
Throughout the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy exhibits detailing the life of Queen Victoria, explore Diana, Princess of Wales’ style and fashion, take part in award-winning garden tours or enjoy some fun with the little ones with their interactive story-telling sessions for under-7s.
Find all the details of Kensington Palace’s events here
Caribbean vibes at the London Notting Hill Carnival
Get ready for a fun weekend of Caribbean festivities at the London Notting Hill Carnival! The August bank holiday weekend sees Europe’s biggest street festival filling Notting Hill’s roads celebrating the Caribbean heritage and communities in London.
The program includes local music, dancing, delicious food and activities. Starting on Saturday 24th August, carnival goers will enjoy a Panorama as well as as steel band competition complete with street food and dancing. Sunday is traditionally an animated family day with a Children’s parade whilst the Grand Finale parade is on Bank holiday Monday.
This is just a snapshot of the many things to do in London through August. As one of the great hotels Chelsea has to offer, the Draycott Hotel is close to several attractions which offer summer-only activities so don’t miss out on all the action.
If you’re tempted by any of these enjoyable summer activities in London, you can book directly now for the best rates to enjoy a wonderful August break in Chelsea.