All you need to know about the Underbelly Festival at Southbank

Summers in London are welcomed by a series of gigs and events that are mostly outdoors. This is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit the city. The Londoners go all out to celebrate this season of sunshine, warmer and longer days. Most of the summer fun and entertainment takes place in the central part of the city. Therefore, it is always a good idea to book your stay in central London. This season also sees a huge number of visitors from all over the world visiting this city. It is therefore ideal to book yourself an accommodation by availing the special deals offered by London hotels.

Whether you are visiting the city for a holiday with family, friends or with your special someone, you must visit the Underbelly Festival that is a summer special and takes place in South Bank area of central London. A must-visit festival by the banks of River Thames, this fun-packed festival offers live entertainment, alfresco eating and drinking. This festival goes on throughout the summer season and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. There’s always something fun and engaging happening here to entertain one and all. Here you can enjoy affordable circus, theatre, cabaret, comedy shows, music gigs and a lot of fun activities and shows for kids. To get the best of this festival you can book yourself a luxurious and comfortable stay at the Shaftsbury Hyde Park International hotel. Offering prime locations, cutting edge technology and high-end services staying here will make your stay as comfortable as it can be.

The entrance to this great festival is free. You need to pay for the food, drinks and the shows that you choose to attend.

Comedy at Underbelly Festival

Every year the festival features a list of popular stand-up comedians and sketch presenters that will make you laugh out loud. The awesome line-up for this year’s top comedians includes Katy Brand, Nina Conti, James Acaster, Sara Pascoe, Ruby Wax, Danny Bhoy, Stephen K. Amos, Gina Yashere, Dane Baptiste & Friends and The Horne Section. Get ready to have some stomach aching laughs in the company of these popular artists.

Underbelly Circus and Cabaret Shows

Another great feature of this festival are the stunning Circus and Cabaret shows. You will be in awe while watching and witnessing the super-talented Ethiopian circus troupe Circus Abyssinia performing their mix stunts and adventures in their show called the Ethiopian Dreams. Another talented group performing here is the Circa’s thrilling circus-cabaret show called the Peepshow.  Then there is the SOAP circus, acrobatic circus extravaganza Elixir and Circolombia’s Latin circus-concert show. These talented performers will thoroughly entertain you and will leave you awestruck.

Underbelly Family Shows

This part of the festival specially caters to people visiting the festival with their families and kids. The festival is home to a range of shows and activities that are specially designed to entertain kids. This year there is a spectacular mix of contemporary dance and physical theatre with Metta’s Little Mermaid- The Circus Sensation and then there is the fascinating bubble tricks show by The Amazing Bubble Man. Other family-oriented shows include time-travelling magicians Morgan & West, a hilarious and interactive performance by Dick & Dom, Funz and Gamez and also Monski’s Mouse’s Baby Disco Dancehall.

Other things to do at the festival

Enjoy some hit music with the Massaoke Club La La, dance the night away at The Silent Disco Show and enjoy some late-night disco with Club Briefs in the Underbelly Spiegeltent.

To enjoy all this and more book your stay at the Hyde Park accommodations.

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