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It’s the countdown to summer (counting down to June 21st)

Now that the summer seems to be back on track for most of us in the UK, it’s time to pack up your shades and sun cream and look forward to some of the events that have been given the green light to go ahead…

Last year we posted our Virtual Summer Line-up, but we think (hopefully) this year will look quite different.

What are you most looking forward to doing? Whether your plans are big or small, simple or action packed, we hope you are on track to have a summer to remember.

Stonehenge – Summer Solstice 2021

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Stonehenge, Wiltshire – Free (£15 for car park)

It’s still a little too early to tell if this event is still going ahead after being virtual for 2020, but we can still hope to see this traditional event again this year with our own eyes.

Enjoy the celebration of the start of summer with a large crowd gathering before the sunrise (don’t worry, precautions will be in place) or see it from the comfort of your own room through a live stream. In any case, looking at previous year’s events, it’s sure to be a must-see.

Date: Sunday 21st June 2021

Tickets available here.

Taste of London in Regent’s Park

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Our appetites are as big as ever. If you’ve had enough of Just Eat or Uber Eats, this might be the summer event for you. This July, Regent’s Park will once again be transformed into a picnic paradise with London’s best restaurants showing off their hottest dish and drink menus – it’s a foodie’s dream.

Develop your culinary skills with live cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and talks with London’s leading chefs.

Featured vendors include Flower Burger, Eggrun and Santo Remedio.

Date: 7-11th July and 14 – 18th July 2021

Tickets available here.

West End Live at Trafalgar Square

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While dates are still being confirmed for this event, it’s worth keeping an eye out for news about West End Live, coming to you from one of the world’s most famous squares.

It’ll be free to attend, so be sure to arrive early to get the best spots and enjoy and sing along to some of your favourite musicals.

Date: June 2021 (TBC)

Brighton Fringe

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The open-access arts festival in Brighton is back this year for a month-long celebration of local talent and the arts.

Instead of replaying the same old Spotify list over and over, get your fill of some live music with a crowd of people with over 350 events to choose from.

There will also be online performances to enjoy if you can’t make it out of the house.

Date: 28th May – 27th June

Tickets available here.

A bit closer to home

If you want to see what summer events are being put on in your local area both online and in person, you can check out the following:

Eventbrite  – An event ticket and management website where you can search for local events or even host your own.

Meetup – Want to meet new people who enjoy the same things as you? Meetup host groups from language practice to hiking.

Ticketmaster – For all your concert and various event needs. If you want to see what is happening in your local arena or venue– Ticketmaster will help you find it.

Fatsoma  – A platform that works closely with event organisers to create the ultimate user experience.

Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.

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