Get your strawberries and cream ready! Taking over London’s main park is this year’s British Summer Time Festival (BST). The festival pulls in some of the biggest pop, rock and R&B acts, including Green Day, Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon. There are six festival days, spread across two weeks — so get ready to party!
British Summer Time Dates and Location
British Summer Time (BST) is held in Hyde Park, London, UK, on the evenings of June 30, July 1, July 2, July 6, July 8 and July 9, 2017.
British Summer Time Festival Lineup
The jam-packed BST line-up is spread across six different days. It’s going to be difficult to pick what day to go (so why not go to all six?)
June 30: Phil Collins, Blondie, Mike & The Mechanics
July 1: Green Day, Rancid and The Hives
July 2: Justin Bieber, Martin Garrix, Naughty Boy
July 6: Kings of Leon, Pixies, Frightened Rabbit
July 8: The Killers, White Lies, Elbows
July 9: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks
Getting To and From British Summer Time Festival
Air – The nearest airports are London’s three main airports, Heathrow, Stanstead and Gatwick. Trains and buses run into central London from all airports.
Metro – The nearest Underground stops are Hyde Park Corner, on the Piccadilly line, and Marble Arch, on the Circle line. Both stations are about a five-minute walk to an entrance to the BST festival site in the park.
Bus – As the festival is in London’s most central park, there’s a long list of buses that you can take:
Marble Arch : 26, 7, 10, 16, 23, 30, 36, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 137, 148, 159, 159, 274, 390, 414, 436
Hyde Park Corner: 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 22, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436, C2
Knightsbridge: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414, 452
Car – We recommend that you avoid driving to the festival. Parking near Hyde Park is near-impossible and if you manage to find a spot, expect to be paying a LOT per hour.
Where to Stay for British Summer Time Festival
As the festival is located in the center of London, take your pick! Super easy transport means you can stay anywhere in London and get to the festival easily.
Apartment – Some of our favorites include this 1 bedroom apartment right by London’s iconic Tower Bridge, which sleeps 4 from $146 a night.
Rent a room – Or what about this cute bedroom in London’s most hipster neighborhood (including breakfast) from $67 a night.