If you’re a music fine, you might well have heard about British Summer Time, an outdoor celebration of music in London. British Summer Time – or BST for short – is a festival held every year in Hyde Park. It spans two weeks in July and is one of the most popular music events the city has to offer; this year’s spectacular was no different.
If you weren’t able to make it to any of the dates this summer, we’ve taken a look back on this year’s British Summer Time. It’s a favourite event for those who stay at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park thanks to its close proximity to Hyde Park. After all, why spend hours travelling home after a full day out when you could simply walk across the road and into one of the hotels near Hyde Park London? Here’s what you missed!
British Summer Time 2017 Overview
As always, thousands upon thousands of fans flocked to Hyde Park between Friday 30th June and Sunday 9th July to see their favourite artists and bands. Luckily the rain held off for the most part.
Unlike other music festivals, British Summer Time doesn’t just happen over one weekend and visitors aren’t required to buy a weekend ticket. Part of the festival’s appeal is that festival goers can simply purchase a ticket for the day of their choosing. Many of the dates at this year’s British Summer Time sold out within weeks of being released, something that can’t be said for all music events in the capital.
Every year, a host of different acts perform at British Summer Time, with each day having a number of performers and one or two main headliners. This year’s British Summer Time welcomed crowd favourites such as Justin Bieber, Phil Collins, Greenday, The Killers and Kings of Leon to the stage. Blondie, Elbow and Stevie Nicks were some of the most popular supporting acts showing just how diverse the Festival is. In comparison to previous years, this year’s British Summer Time had many more big names and famous bands taking to the stage.
Though it has yet to be announced, there’s a high chance British Summer Time will be held at Hyde Park again next year. Hyde Park’s great location and vast size makes it a good choice for bigger events, and a number of different festivals have been held there over the years. With so many hotels near Hyde Park London, it’s not uncommon for those who are attending British Summer Time to make a booking at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park. Doing so puts you in the perfect location for travelling to and from the park.
If you are considering attending an event at Hyde Park and want to book into a nearby hotel, get in touch. At the Grand Royale London guests enjoy luxurious rooms, comfortable beds and the ideal location.