Hyde Park in summer
Hyde Park

Top things to do in the Royal Parks this summer

How will you be making the most of summer in London?

The Royal Parks charity is dedicated to creating spaces for life, for everyone. Our teams of gardeners, wildlife officers and volunteers have been working continuously to ensure the parks remain a welcome oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city.

From guided walking tours and volunteer days to shopping opportunities and music festivals, there’s plenty to do and enjoy across the parks. Read our round-up of the top things to do in the Royal Parks this summer and see how you can get the best out of these historic green spaces. 

Fabulous Family Activities

Enjoy free nature-inspired activities at our Discovery Days and Nature Roadshows this summer! From storytelling to summery scavenger nature trails and creating your own nature crafts, there is plenty for kids to enjoy this summer at the Royal Parks.


When: Various Dates & Times

Where:  Various Parks

Price: Free & Paid options

bug hunting at Hyde Park discovery days

Music at the Royal Parks

If you're looking for some sunshine and melodies, visit The Regent's Park and Greenwich Park this summer to hear music from bands, choirs and even a live orchestra, perfect for a sunny day!

Summer Music in the Park

hosted by Friends of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

When: June - September
Where: The Regent's Park

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The Secret Garden Series

hosted by Friends of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

When: July - August
Where: The Regent's Park

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Bandstand Concerts

hosted by Friends of Greenwich Park

When: June - September
Where: Greenwich Park

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Regent's Park Music Festival

American Express presents BST Hyde Park

There's still time to grab your tickets for American Express presents BST Hyde Park. With headliners including Kings of Leon, Stevie Nicks and Sza, there's something for everyone.


When: 29 June - 14 July 

Where: Hyde Park

View of BST Hyde Park main stage

Pollinators in the park

Join us for a stroll through our beautiful parks and find out about some of the amazing pollinators that call them home. Discover how we help support these keystone species that have shaped much of the colour in our landscapes. 


When: Various dates

Where:  Brompton Cemetery, Greenwich Park, Bushy Park

Price: Free

Close up image of butterfly
Pollinators in the park

The Royal Parks Shop

If you’re out and about in Hyde Park this summer, why not pop into our Hyde Park shop and pick up some treats to mark your day out. Located by the Serpentine, you can find anything from tasty nibbles to kitchen and homeware, or even puzzles and toys for the family.

The Royal Parks Shop

Join us at Open House!

Back by popular demand for 2024 - American Express presents BST Hyde Park opens its doors in between the three weekends of legendary music, to host the hugely popular summer event Open House

For eight days across three weeks, Open House offers tons of activities for all the family, with FREE access to BST Hyde Park! Starting on June 28 with All Things Orchestral, then July 1 to 3 and July 8 to 11. 

Join us for outdoor cinema, Wimbledon screenings, live bands, Chelsea FC Foundation and Lords Community Cricket and Discover the Royal Parks with our very own Learning Team - plus much, much more! 

Open House at BST Hyde Park

Hidden Stories of Hyde Park

In the heart of the city, Hyde Park is one of London's most iconic and well-known green spaces. Discover its history like never before on our guided tour!


When: 12 July - 27 July, 11am - 12:30pm

Where: Hyde Park

Price: £12

The Serpentine in Spring in Hyde Park

Hidden Stories of Kensington Gardens Walking Tour

Discover the hidden stories behind Kensington Gardens famous statues with a guided walking tour. Stroll through its beautiful gardens, go behind the railings of the Albert Memorial and get a close-up view of the stunning Frieze of Parnassus. 


When: 19 July, 11am - 12:30pm

Where: Kensington Gardens

Price: £12

Trees in Kensington Gardens

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