Summer 2014 Activities in London

Weather forecasters are predicting that the 2014 summer in London will likely be the hottest ever on record! So there has never been a better time to come and visit the capital and enjoy one of the many events that are happening. Whilst 2012 and 2013 have been event packed years in London, the city is showing no signs of slowing down with a number of amazing places, days out and one off events to enjoy.
Early July (finals 5th and 6th) sees another opportunity to enjoy the best tennis in the world as the Wimbledon Championships take place just down the District line from the Cleveland Hotel. Will Andy Murray do it again? The home crowd will have high expectations this year and will not want to be disappointed. Of course if he doesn’t manage to match his performance from 2013, there will always be the delicious British strawberries and cream to enjoy!
If sport isn’t your thing, then the yearly RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will also be happening in early July (8th to 13th). With over 150 specialist flower nurseries and a special preview evening ending with a spectacular fireworks display, the flower show shows that London has something for everyone. During your stay at the Cleveland, we will be more than happy to help you plan your day out and make sure you get to the flower show without any problems.
The biggest event in August (25th – 26th) is the Notting Hill Carnival, second only in size to the Rio Carnival! Taking place on the doorstep of the Cleveland hotel, you can enjoy family day on Sunday or the full-on carnival day on the bank holiday Monday, knowing that you are an easy stroll away from your bedroom at the end of what will have been an exciting yet tiring day. Seeing the streets full of people, party goers, floats, steel bands, the smell of caribbean food and of course, the amazing costumes of the dancers, is an experience you will not forget and should be on everyone’s list!
Again, proving that London has something for everyone, all a stones throw away from the Cleveland, why not visit Buckingham Palace during its Summer Opening. Open during August and September only, the palace offers a unique opportunity to see inside one of the most famous palaces in the world. Whilst we can’t guarantee that our rooms will quite match the lavishness of the palace itself, we can guarantee that you will have a comfortable and welcoming stay with us to make sure that your visit to London this summer will be just as spectacular!
If you have any questions about any of the events happening in the city this summer, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or indeed if you have any questions about the hotel. I can be emailed at or we have more information at I can’t wait for the summer to start and we look forward to seeing you here with us at The Cleveland Hotel.