To celebrate the Olympics this summer, Grosvenor Square, located on Grosvenor’s London estate, is being embraced as an urban retreat. The launch of ’Summer in the Square’ will coincide with the final stretch of the torch relay on the 26th July, and the programme of events, entertainment and activities will run throughout the Olympics, until the 12th August.
Only a short distance away from the Hyde Park live site, ’Summer in the Square’ will provide an oasis of calm for both locals and tourists in the heart of London’s West End. Grosvenor Square will host a variety of super-sized board games, refreshments and cultural and community events, including music, theatre and weekend activities for children, all free to visitors.
During the daytime visitors can take in the live music, ranging from opera to jazz, enjoy the refreshments and take a break in the quintessential British deck chair. For those who are looking to get into the sporting spirit, games will also be provided including table tennis, Jenga, mini sailboats in the fountain, Connect 4 and petanque. In the evenings, the performances will take a dramatic turn with London theatre companies preforming a variety of plays including Twelfth Night and Henry V, whilst story tellers and comedians will provide further entertainment. The grand finale will coincide with the Olympics’ closing ceremony when, The London Ballet Company will perform a piece entitled “An Olympic Dream”.
’Summer in the Square’ is an initiative by Grosvenor, supported by Royal Parks, Knight Frank and Wetherell in association with Savills. It will be open from 11am to 7pm, seven days a week from the 26th July until the 12th August, free for all visitors.
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