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Up Late: Park Life

Celebrate the people’s history of parks and gardens with music, cocktails and activities.

Our next Up Late will be inspired by parks and all that they offer the people of London. We’ll have live music from the Salomé Quartet, cocktails, activities and discussions TBA soon.

The Salomé Quartet will be performing music that has been played in London’s parks and pleasure gardens, from Handel and Mozart in the 17th and 18th centuries, to the Rolling Stones of the 1960s and Queen in 1976 in our Nave.

Last chance to see Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks

They started life as royal hunting grounds. But over the centuries, the Royal Parks became open to all, providing 5000 acres of green space for the people of London, making it one of the greenest capital cities in the world.

The parks have seen wartime training, protests across the political spectrum, huge public parties and wild rock concerts. From Speakers’ Corner to the Serpentine Lido, the Royal Parks have provided a gathering place and sanctuary for the city’s ever-changing population.


  • The Salomé Quartet

    The Salomé Quartet

    The Salomé Quartet is a multinational ensemble formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students of the Royal College of Music in London: Haim Choi (South Korea), Ines Delgado (Portugal), Kasia Ziminska (Poland) and Shizuku Tatsuno (Japan). The musicians have performed worldwide in venues including Muzikverein (Vienna), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Unesco Hall (Paris), Lutoslawski Concert Studio (Warsaw), Tel Aviv Opera House (Israel), as well as Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall in London.

Image: Crowd at Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park, 1969