Without a doubt, London is still one of my favourite cities in the world to explore.
This city changes by the day. No matter how long you’ve lived here for – there’s just always an abundance of new things popping up and arriving. Particularly in the summer, London comes alive with markets, pop ups, roof top bars, outdoor cinemas and awesome hang outs.
Since we are having an absolutely gorgeous time of weather at the moment (i’ve been doing all the fun outings) I decided it was the perfect time to do this post and share my favourite places with you.
I also featured this as WMGT hot topic number 4 to gather some of your favourite hidden gems around the city too!
Grab your favourite book, your best friend and a basket of fresh goodies and get ready to soak up all the glory and greenery that Hyde Park has to offer. Pop on your favourite playlist, lay out your cosy picnic blanket and soak up all the rays. Watch out for the squirrels though!
Nearest tubes: Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge or Marble Arch.
Slick Willies offer skate hire, giving you an alternative way to enjoy the park! Find out more here.
If you’re looking for a more peaceful summer’s day away from the hustle and bustle of London, then take a trip out to St. Dunstan’s. Described as “beautiful and tranquil”, this public garden located in the east was opened in 1970. The area offers medieval church ruins surrounded by an array of flowers and plants in the gardens that run through these ruins.
Head out on my favourite walk that takes you across some of the most beautiful and famous locations all in one day out in London. Avoid the traffic and soak it all in, camera in hand.
See more photos and get the full route on this blog post here.
The park is stunning, and from the top of the hill you get a great view of central London.
If you don’t fancy ice cream, there are plenty of cafes on the lake!
Take a trip on the wild side and get up close and personal with the animals! If it’s for a special occasion, what about a sleepover at the zoo (see my experience here), or becoming a keeper for the day (see my experience here)?
This is something I haven’t done yet but am desperate to do and have heard super fun things about. Grab your besties, rent a canal boat for the day, and take a picnic!
You can’t beat combining a beautiful sunset, your besties, and your favourite movie while floating along the River Thames! Starting at the Tower of London, Time Out’s movie boat has announced their first ever cinema on the Thames. Once the sun sets blissfully over the Thames, sit back, relax and enjoy one of the coolest movie experiences you will ever have! Find out more here.
Ok, so perhap we’re moving onto blue space now…
If you’re someone that sways towards the more active of adventures, grab a willing friend and head out on the water to catch an extremely unique perspective of summer in London.
This is the heart and soul of Camden. If you feel like exploring a little more than just food, then Camden Market is perfect. Not only does it offer some of the tastiest foods around London, but it’s also made up of small stalls selling clothing, art and other cool bits!
See my complete guide to Camden here.
See my post about the best markets to visit in London here.
Take in all the smells and then go for a walk along the canal to Victoria Park. This market is only open on Sundays!
Amazing street food and outdoor areas!
If you weren’t full enough from everything you’d got at the markets already…
Yes, you did read that correctly. It sounds crazy and exciting but possibly one of the coolest things to do around London. This secret cocktail bar is known as “The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town” but is located inside the cafe The Breakfast Club. Find out more here.
We even sussed out the secret password that’s needed to enter the secret cocktail bar… “I want to see the mayor”.
By far one of my favourite suggestions by one of our Global Travellers! In Dans le Noir you can challenge your taste buds by immersing yourself in a special dining experience in the dark. Spend the evening sharpening your tastes buds all while experiencing inclusiveness as you are hosted and served by visually impaired waiters. Looking for a fun and different date night ? Pop it into your date to do list! Find out more here.
What were your favourite spots? I’d love to know!
Love as always + happy adventuring,
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