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the weather may not always be as dependable as we’d like it to be, there is one thing you can guarantee during the British summertime – lots of fun. From theatrical performances and music concerts to sports events and comedy, venues across the country open their doors to let fun and laughter fill the country and nowhere more so than in London.

After last year’s impressive showcase saw the Olympic Games take root in the English capital and our beloved Queen celebrate six decades on the throne, there are some who may be wondering what London can offer for summer 2013.

Whilst the number of individuals visiting our shores from overseas may not reach the same heights as last year, you can guarantee a diverse calendar of spectacular events over the coming months and here are our top picks for summer entertainment in London.

One Direction
Following popular appeal which saw them become global pop sensations, Britain’s One Direction has already wowed London audiences with performances of their 5 Seconds of Summer Shows on May 24 and May 25.

Turning their summer celebrations into something of an annual tradition, those who weren’t lucky enough to catch them this time round can catch them on their 2014 Where We Are Tour instead. Taking in four UK venues as part of the global tour, the boys will finish up in London’s Wembley Stadium on June 7. If you have not been lucky enough to grab your ticket to one of the concerts, you can check online ticket resellers to have a second chance and reasonable prices (prices start from £74.76 on StubHub).

A notoriously oversubscribed sporting event, for a real taste of British summer Wimbledon is an obvious choice. The championship is credited as being the oldest tennis tournament in the world with a history spanning more than 130 years with popularity for the sport never waning once.
Yet, despite its popularity, the Wimbledon Championships remain one of the few world-class sporting events where you can still obtain premium tickets on the day – although you will be required to join the famously long queue.

Even after all this work there’s no guarantee you’ll gain admission so for those who want to secure a seat it is recommended to buy Wimbledon tickets well in advance. Alternatively, tickets for this year’s Wimbledon Championships are already available from ticket reseller websites, so why not take a plan a relaxing afternoon on one of London’s most famous greens?

Of course, no celebration of the British summer would be complete without a nod to our most famous playwright and as always the English capital has a host of plays scheduled over the coming months. From A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Noel Coward Theatre to Macbeth in Shakespeare’s own Globe Theatre, take in one of the great comedies, tragedies or histories of this legendary writer and make the most of summer in the capital.