Get out and enjoy the summer

Various locations, until 9 September

Dancers trained under the famous Elizabeth Streb will perform in front of Tower Bridge. They will perform a series of daredevil routines as part of the Mayor of London Presents and London 2012 Festival. Revellers will be amazed by the impossible twists and contortions of the world renowned dance troupe, who have even been known to leap from planes. For more details log on to

Various locations, until 4 August

An international mash-up of dance, lights and acrobatics that is sure to mesmerise all the family. Belgian troupe Tol will link up with the South Asian Akademi for this unique show. If you are looking for something a bit out of the ordinary to keep yourself occupied this summer, make sure you heck this out. For the full list of events log on to

Somerset House, 7-19 July

Enjoy a host of open-air music events in the historic surroundings of Somerset House. Artists as diverse as Tim Minchin, Paloma Faith, Anna Calvi, Jill Scott will play on various dates. For a slice of Glastonbury right on your doorstep, this friendly little festival is well worth checking out. For more details

All summer, South Bank

The Mayor of London’s office is planning a host of cultural events over the summer, including some impressive sculptures to decorate the South Bank. One such creation is the interactive “Bloom”, which invites passers by to add to it or start new branches nearby. Another includes a giant shot put. For the full list of events log on to

Various locations, until 9 September

Jeremy Deller has been showing that art can be fun for years. His latest installment, an inflatable replica of Stonehenge, is further proof. Visitors are invited to bounce on the Turner Prize winner’s creation as it visits 14 locations across the capital. Soak up some art and get fit at the same time – and the kids will love it too. For more details log on to

Holland Park, 7 June – 4 August

Head over to one of London’s finest parks for a spot of outdoor opera. Performances will include a day of Puccini on 14 July. For something less aurally challenging, try the Dance Holland Park event this Saturday at 1pm, where a variety of choreographers, including the English National Ballet, will be on show for just £5. For more details log on to