This season in Victoria and Westminster, the area will transform with Summer pop-ups, outdoor screenings, rooftop bars and a range of events by our local partners. It’s time to bring out the sun cream and make the most out of the warmer weather with our guide to the seven unmissable events in Victoria and Westminster this Summer.
1. Colour my Summer hits Cardinal Place and Nova
Throughout the summer, Nova and Cardinal Place are having a colourful makeover as part of ‘Colour my Summer’ until Thursday 22 August.
Nova is pretty in pink, complete with a highly Instagrammable floral wall, providing the perfect backdrop of your latest Instagram post #ColourMySummer.
Cardinal Place will also bring you sunshine with a tropical, mango inspired makeover where you can meet and greet on the all-new mango seat: a tutti-frutti-inspired hotspot and head up to the roof garden, which is enveloped in a bright canary canopy providing the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Whilst there you can enjoy Wimbledon and experience the all-new roof bar by tonic brand Franklin & Sons and Portobello Road Gin.
To find out more about Colour my Summer click here.
2. The Passage Garden Party in association with The Victoria & Victoria Westminster BIDs
Join The Passage for a charming open air evening of food, drink and musical entertainment in the beautiful surroundings of the historic College Garden at Westminster Abbey on 19th of July from 6pm – 10pm. This event will be a great opportunity to bring along friends, family and business colleagues to enjoy a wonderful summer evening in aid of The Passage charity.
The Victoria and Victoria Westminster BIDs are proudly supporting The Passage Garden Party this July, celebrating our strong partnership with the charity, which is helping us support some of the most vulnerable people in our community and make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.
To find out more click here.
3. Celebrate Summer at Eccleston Yards
Eccleston Yards is a bold, urban community merging heritage with new-world innovation, commerce and wellbeing, located just minutes away from Victoria station. Over the summer, Eccleston Yards will host a series of events including Wimbledon Live from 1 – 14 July on a big outdoor screen along with food & drinks from Wild by Tart, outdoor yoga classes throughout the summer as well as croquet and other games throughout August.
To find out more about what’s on at Eccleston Yards this summer click here.
4. St Andrew’s Club & Westminster Community Sponsored Walk
Join St Andrew’s Club youth club on Saturday 20 July from 12pm to 5pm for a fun 10K walk with friends and family that will allow you to soak up the special South West London atmosphere. You will set off at 12pm from St Andrew’s Club and return for a BBQ and music from 4pm onwards. Everyone is welcome so book your tickets while they are still available here.
5. Open Air Cinema Screenings at Westminster Abbey
This summer Westminster Abbey will once again be the setting for an open air cinema over three nights in August. Enjoy A Star is Born on 13 August, Some Like It Hot on 14 August and Shakespeare in Love on 15 August. Westminster Abbey provides a beautiful backdrop for each screening taking place in the Dean’s Yard with food and drinks also available. To find out more and book your place click here.
6. Enjoy a musical performance and gin and tonic experience at the Other Palace
The Other Palace is a lively, inventive place to enjoy a range of musical performances and unwind with a masterfully mixed cocktail at The Other Gin Palace or a creative small plate at their restaurant, The Other Naughty Piglet.
Until Saturday 3 August, The Other Palace will be showcasing Nigel Slater’s Toast. Toast is a new play based on his award-winning autobiography. Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel Slater’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with.
At the Other Gin Palace, Victoria Privilege card holders can also benefit from 10% off Drinks. To find out more click here.
To find out more about what’s on at The Other Palace click here.
7. Queen Victoria’s Palace Exhibition
Visit Buckingham Palace this summer for a new exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. The special exhibition at Queen Victoria’s Palace, will tell the story of how the young queen transformed Buckingham Palace from a private house into a working royal residence. Together with Prince Albert, she made Buckingham Palace a rallying point for the nation, a powerful symbol of the British Monarchy, and a family home for their nine children.
To find out more and book your tickets click here.