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British Summer Time Festival 2013

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Live Music in Hyde Park

What does British Summer Time mean to you? Strawberries and cream? Tennis and champagne? Or how about a festival at Hyde Park?

The British Summer Time Festival is a nine day event with fourteen hours of entertainment, including live music, theatre, comedy, food, and more. From between the 5th-14th July, you can see the likes of singers such as Sir Elton John and J. Lo, celebrity chefs including John Torode and James Martin, and comedians Justin Edwards and Paul Foot.

They haven't forgotten about the kids either. Sky Movies and Disney have teamed up to bring you free outdoor cinema screenings of films such as Tangled, WALL-E, and Finding Nemo. I say free, but they are sneaking to charge a 3.50 booking fee. The Golden Cowpat & Superhero Snailboy also requires a reservation, but this theatre production does not charge anything.

The best way to see some of these events is with a special combined restaurant package. Bocca Di Lupo is an award winning Italian restaurant that serves 'honest regional Italian cuisine'. You will be served a three-course meal in their pop-up backstage restaurant during your gig of choice: Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, JLS, The Beach Boys, Lionel Richie. Tickets range from 100-400, or are 30 for just the meal.

If you are on a budget, then the most affordable shows are stand-up comedies, which are priced at 12.50. Shows priced at 35 include Brainiac Live, with dangerous science abuse experiments, and Horrible Histories, which will be revealing some gruesome facts.

Headline events require a bit more of a splurge, staring at 59.50 to see Jennifer Lopez and reaching 299 for top seats for The Rolling Stones.

Have a great summer.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 5th-14th July
Phone: 08448 240 300
Where: Hyde Park & Kensington Palace
Cost: 12.50-299
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