Brighter Future: Family Favourites

Family favourite activities to enjoy this Summer

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Satisfy the artistic interests of the whole family as we bring you our round-up of summer activities for family fun. From creative afternoon teas, to free workshops and gallery trips!

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Summer Holiday Exploring, Family Days Out, Days out with Children

Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at The Dilly

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Don't miss the award-winning Peter Rabbit™ Afternoon Tea celebrating beloved childhood tales by Beatrix Potter at the Terrace restaurant inside The Dilly Hotel, on Piccadilly.

For £49 per adult and £39 for the children's version, available Monday to Sunday, from 12:30pm to 5pm, it’s a must-have menu to tuck-in to in the heart of London’s West End.

Offering a magical wonderland of Peter's favourite treats inspired by the classic Potter novels, fill-up on tasty bites such as the Caught In A Twist sandwich and the Every Bunny's Favourite carrot cake, perfect for little ones and adults alike.

From Mr McGregor's Garden, a delectable baguettini filled with fresh vegetables and hummus, to the Flower-Pot Hideout, an edible chocolate pot filled with chamomile mousse and blackberries, harking back to Peter's adventurous day. Not forgetting warm fluffy scones, served with jam and clotted cream in adorable edible plant pots.

Served in the Victorian glass atrium with floor to ceiling windows and balcony overlooking Piccadilly, only moments away from Piccadilly Circus, and decked out with an array of foliage, the setting perfectly matches Peter's tale.

Kids Week

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The much-loved Kids Week promotion from Official London Theatre makes a return for the summer. Offering family discounts for top London theatre shows, throughout August.

From hit musicals like Mary Poppins and Phantom of the Opera, to family favourites including Only Fools and Horses and the Life of Pi. There are a huge range of shows are offering free tickets to children aged 17 and under when accompanied by a full paying adult - with an additional two children going half price!

Kids Week tickets can be purchased online from Keep checking the Official London Theatre site as throughout the promotion, more tickets will be added, you can also keep up to date via the OLT social channels Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

As well as the theatre promotional discount, the Official London Theatre team will also be running a number of activities to accompany certain performances during Kids Week.

Summer on the Square

Flooding onto Trafalgar Square is Summer on the Square, the summer art festival from the National Gallery. Debuting last year, the festival makes a return created in partnership with Westminster City Council.

Hosting a two-week festival this August, catch a programme full of free, daily creative sessions and activities set to inspire. Take to the Square for art outdoors and get ready to immerse yourself in studio activities - sketch, move, explore and be inspired by the collection at the National Gallery.

Activities take place daily, and are open to everyone.


11 – 29 August 2022 | 11am–1pm and 2–4pm, daily

Interactive Kids Afternoon Tea

Explore creativity with this playful and imaginative approach to children's afternoon tea.
Our favourite element is that this afternoon tea comes with a little art inspiration as a painter's easel comes to the table equipped with a biscuit to decorate with, as well as an edible painter's palette and paint!

The afternoon tea is served in the hotel's Rose Lounge embellished with plush red interiors, alongside a selection of exclusive Camellia’s Tea House teas and chilled Moet & Chandon Champagne.

Art of London Season 2022: Brighter Future

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Zarah Hussain

Zarah Hussain is an artist who combines contemporary digital art with hand-drawn Islamic geometry, positioned in Piccadilly Circus, one of the world’s busiest districts, experience Zarah Hussain’s beautiful, hand-drawn kaleidoscopic patterns on two giant icosahedron (20 sided) shapes inspired by her Islamic heritage. Entitled ‘Pop Geometry’, catch Zarah Hussain’s striking and vibrant colours highlight London’s cultural uniqueness and will be installed in Piccadilly Circus for three days from 9th - 11th August.

Away from the energy of Piccadilly Circus, members of the public can head to St James’s Market (9th August - 11th September) to find a calm and tranquil environment to experience her stunning wall murals and patterned flower gardens for relaxing in the city. After appearing in Piccadilly Circus, Zarah’s towering icosahedron models, spanning two metres in size, will be installed in St James’s Market Place until 1st September.

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Fiona Quadri

Fiona Quadri is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on photography and illustration, whose interactive installation illustrates London’s uniqueness. Born in Brussels and now living in London, Fiona uses influences from these countries as well as her Austro-Nigerian as themes to influence her work. Fiona's Brighter Future installation celebrates London’s multiculturalism and diversity. Bridging cultural divides and celebrating individuality, the freestanding designs are accompanied by audio interviews conducted in The Garden at St James’s Church, Piccadilly over the summer.

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Harry Hill

Guest judge and fellow artist Harry Hill shows you his version of a 'Brighter Future' with Harry Hill's Alien Art Adventure. The trail comprises of a number of sculpted aliens created by the well-known comedian, presenter and artist and is enhanced by a very special tour guide in Augmented Reality form.

Follow the trail from St James's Market or The Garden in St James's Church.