The great British summer
Celebrate all Britain has to offer this summer
Britain may not be blessed when it comes to weather, but it can rival anywhere in the world with things to do.
Fancy a summer soaking up arts, culture and the finest cuisine on the planet? Then look no further - the UK has it all.
With music festival, food festivals, not to mention the world’s largest arts festival, there’s something to keep everyone entertained throughout the summer months.
For a week this summer, Manchester is transformed into a haven for music lovers across the globe with the Manchester Jazz Festival. Running from 13-21 July, venues across the city will host some of the biggest and most exciting names in jazz, Latin, blues and world music. The festival showcases a number of up and coming artists, with many of the shows being completely free.
During August, Edinburgh is transformed for the Fringe. Performers, including comedians, actors, musicians and dancers, travel to the Scottish capital for the world’s largest arts festival. People who have been before will know that the Fringe is the most exciting month in the British arts calendar.
If regional, artisan culinary delights are more to your taste, Britain hosts countless food festivals throughout summer. From Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, to Abergavenny, there’s something to tickle the tastebuds of gourmands everywhere.
With all that, along with Wimbledon, rock festival, dance festivals, folk festivals (in fact, a festival for just about every genre of music), the Proms and, of course, the Olympic Games, the UK is the place to be this summer – just don’t forget to pack your brolly!