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Cassandra's Summer Quarterly Guide


Six Lives - the stories of Henry VIII's Queens, National Portrait Gallery

20th June - 8th September, 2024

Sir John Soane Museum

Open Wednesdays - Saturdays, entry is free

Discover the extraordinary house and museum of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects who built and lived in it two centuries ago. The museum is kept as it was at the time of his death in 1837 and displays his vast collection of antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models and paintings.

English Summer Events

Summer in the Square

28th April - 24th September, 2024

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

1st July - 14th July, 2024

Opera in Holland Park

28th May - 6th August, 2024

Located in the beautiful gardens of Holland Park, this quintessential venue hosts wonderful events throughout the summer. Events include Barber of Seville, The Yeoman of the Guard and Tosca.



  • Villa Mamas, Elystan Street - fusion of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Persian cuisines
  • Mezcalito, Sydney Street - Mexican cuisine
  • Azzurra, Sloane Street - from boat to plate, delicious Italian food
  • Ixchel, King's Road - Mexican restaurant and tequila


  • Barrafini, Covent Garden - authentic Spanish tapas
  • Gymkhana, Albemarle Street - Indian fusion
  • Bocca di Lupo, Soho
  • Café Zedel, Piccadilly

Fine Dining

  • Rick Stein, Barnes - famous for seafood
  • A Wong, Pimlico - superb Chinese
  • Chiltern Firehouse, Chiltern Street
  • The Five Fields Restaurant, Elystan Street

Bars with a view

  • The Shard
  • Sushi Samba, Bishopsgate
  • The Peninsula, Hyde Park Corner

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