Where to go and what to do this summer!
11 – 12 May: Richmond May Fair
Now under the management of Richmond Bid, the Fair is back over two days for the first time this year. More than 100 stalls with a mix of charities and independent stalls, plus live entertainment. Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Richmond Green. berichmondmayfair.london
25 – 27 May: Foodies Festival
Mouth-watering summer festival at Syon Park, with workshops, masterclasses, top chefs and Bake Off winners, live entertainment and, of course, lots of lovely food! From 11am. Weekend Ticket £29, family ticket £38 (2 adults, 4 children). foodiesfestival.com
7 – 23 June: Twickenham Festival
A series of events across Twickenham, including Church St Goes Green (15/16 June), craft market and live entertainment. 11am – 5pm. twickenhamthetown.org.uk
8 June: Ham Fair
Stalls, live entertainment, dog show, art display, music, plenty of bric-a-brac. 11am – 4.30pm. hamamenitiesgroup.org.uk
6 July: St Margaret’s Fair
A much-loved event for the local community, with thousands of residents visiting the stalls BBQ, entertainment and five-a-side football. Events all day, but main fair from midday onwards. Moormead, St Margarets
13 July: Barnes Fair
One of the biggest and the best in London, with more than 300 stalls dotted around Barnes Pond and the Common. Live entertainment and fabulous food.
6 – 22 June: Hampton Court Music Festival
This year’s Festival presents a sensational line-up of shows including Tears For Fears, Kylie, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Caro Emerald, Jools Holland, Busted, The Jacksons, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe.You can win a pair of tickets to see Caro Emerald and Jools Holland – just click here. Bring a hamper and enjoy the spectacular backdrop of Hampton Court Palace. Visit hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com for more information.
9-14 July: Kew The Music
More top stars return to Kew, including Jools Holland(again!), Garbage, Craig David, Jess Glynne, Rick Astley and Beverley Knight and Billy Ocean. Tickets £39 – £80. Kewthemusic.org
Find out what else is happening locally here.