Today: February 20, 2024

Free Movies At British Summer Time Hyde Park

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is delighted to announce Open House – a host of weekday activities in between two weekends of legendary musical line-ups. Make the most of the long days and warm summer evenings across four fun-packed dates in London’s iconic Royal Park.

On offer will be free open-air movie nights and Wimbledon screenings, street food stalls, daytime DJs, live music and entertainment, free badminton sessions, ping pong and much more. Not to mention the Barclaycard Betterview platform offering amazing views of Hyde Park and London’s skyline from 100ft above the ground – for free!

Following the huge success of last year’s outdoor cinema, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is hosting four themed evenings across the week brought to you by Coca-Cola. So whether you’re a fan of the eighties, fancy a sing-along on ‘I Love Musicals’ night, crave a classic British film or want to be wowed by an American blockbuster on Independence Day, Coca-Cola Film Nights with Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is for you.

As all film screenings are completely free of charge, access is on a first come, first served basis, so grab a picnic blanket and head down to Hyde Park to secure your spot.

Kicking off the entertainment on Monday 4th is an electrifying karaoke session with Rockaoke – a musical experience back by popular demand for a second year.  Sing your favourite hit with a live band and a gig audience to adore you.

Prepare to be wowed on Tuesday 5th by the London Gay Men’s Chorus, and come down for a dance on Wednesday 6th as the London Gay Big Band will be taking to the stage. The midweek entertainment will be rounded off nicely on Thursday 7th by Royal Organ Duo and Barry Peters.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with cuisine at the sensational Street Food Market, running from midday onwards. It’s a chance to traverse the world on a culinary adventure as Sourced Market, pioneers of scrumptious festival fodder, have hand-picked the finest street food traders that London has to offer. Over half of the traders will have a vegetarian option and 1 in 5 will have a vegan option. Over half of the traders trade at least once a week within a five-mile radius of Hyde Park, with many of them trading in Westminster.

If you fancy something a bit different, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has it covered with free Badminton sessions and access to Ping-Pong tables in the park will be available throughout the week. Plus children can enjoy Fit For Sport from 3.30pm – 6pm daily, offering children free after school sport activities in the park.

From Tuesday, 5th July to Thursday, 7th July, The Royal Parks will be hosting its very first Horticulture Show. Join us for a selection of educational talks, horticulture discussions and demonstrations, and meet the park teams and friends who support the parks. Budding horticulturalists, photographers, jam makers and bakers will have their entries judged on Tuesday, 5th July, followed by two days of talks and demonstrations.

Ever wanted to join the circus? Now you can give it a try and climb a 30 feet ladder for your first flying trapeze lesson with Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School. Jump from a 30 feet high platform and perform tricks usually seen in a Big Top circus on a full sized flying trapeze rig. Their instructors are the only actively performing flying trapeze artists in the UK and will soon have you performing imagination defying tricks! Not only that but the activity is an excellent all round body workout and can increase both mental and physical agility.

Live the high life and soak up London’s skyline 100ft up in the sky on the Barclaycard Betterview platform. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of Hyde Park and the iconic Great Oak Stage, and it’s free to everyone during the midweek programme from 4 to 7 July. Just turn up and book.

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Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

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