London is the place to be this summer as there is set to be a huge amount going on in this beautiful, historic and dynamic city over the next few months. As most people are aware, the capital is home to a huge array of attractions and there is always something to see and do in this popular tourist destination. However, the streets of the city really come alive between June and September, and assuming the weather is kind to us, 2014 could offer up a summer to remember.
Among the events scheduled over the next few months are an impressive number of music festivals, including popular annual events such as Wireless and Lovebox, which will feature a performance from hip-hop legend Nas when it is staged in the next few weeks.
From a sporting viewpoint, too, it promises to be an exciting summer, with the city's cosmopolitan population sure to provide a snapshot of the atmosphere in Brazil throughout the duration of the World Cup. Most experts agree that England's chance of triumphing in South America are fairly remote, but that will not stop fans at home from getting excited about the prospect of their side taking on the world's best. And where better to watch the games than from the comfort of a bar or pub in restaurant? This way, you really will be able to get yourself into the full spirit of the event, which is bound to capture the imagination of the public.
For many first-time visitors, however, one of the fears associated with spending a lot of time in the capital is that, unless you are cautious, costs can quickly spiral out of control. Yet, if you are aware of some of the capital's full array of attractions, you will soon discover that you needn't spend an arm and a leg in order to have a great time in the city this summer.
For instance, many of the city's biggest and best museums are open to the public free of charge and no trip to the capital is truly complete without taking the time to at least visit one or two of these. Among the most popular landmarks in the city is the world-famous Natural History Museum, which is home to an incredible selection of artefacts and is always well-liked by young children, many of whom are wowed by the great exhibits.
Alternatively, you may wish to head to a great gallery in the capital - and there are plenty to choose from. One of more famous is the National Portrait Gallery, which is located near Trafalgar Square and is home to loads of incredible paintings of some of the country's most influential figures through history. It really is well worth seeing for yourself, assuming you get the opportunity.
Either way, it is important to stress that you needn't break the bank to enjoy your time in London this summer. There is an incredible selection of attractions throughout the capital and, luckily for you, many are open to the public free of charge.