Thank you for the music
Adele, Elton John and Phil Collins are just some of the biggest names in music who were born and bred in London. This month we dedicate our cover to Adele, the multi-award-winning superstar straight out of Tottenham, who has won Brits, Grammys and even an Oscar. Find out how you can see the singer and other famous faces at festivals and concerts (p. 14). One of Britain’s other big exports is
Harry Potter. It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since J.K. Rowling wrote the first book in the series. Use our guide to film locations across London and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, so you can fall under the spell again (p. 10).
London knows how to make the most of the summer. Enjoy the high life in a rooftop restaurant (p. 62); see outdoor art, courtesy of the Serpentine Pavilion (p. 36); or get lost in one of the city’s secret spaces during the
Open Garden Squares Weekend (p. 22). I had the pleasure of speaking to comedian
Rufus Hound, who is starring in the stage version of The Wind in the Willows. Read his interview, in which he shares his favourite things to do in London – from exhibitions to eating out – and tells us why he thinks the city stands out from the rest of the world (p. 82).
Have an amazing time! KOHINOOR SAHOTA Group Editor Where London
Kohinoor at Warner Bros. Studio Tour