London is filled with tourist attractions, hidden gems, and plenty of summer activities. Whether you fancy a nightclub or a beach day, London has something on offer for you. Cycle around the city and visit the iconic spots of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. Or, go underground and experience the London Dungeons in all their horrific glory. Make the most out of the final weeks of summer before the autumn season begins this year.
Grab an anytime day ticket this summer and explore a few different areas of the capital. Here are the best summer activities to do in London.
London isn’t exactly a beach holiday destination. However, the capital does have a few urban beaches hidden away from the tourist crowds. Of course, an urban beach will never compare to the natural beauty of The Maldives or The Gold Coast – but they can temporarily curb your seaside cravings. Head to South Bank and enjoy good music, summer cocktails and amazing food. Trinidadian street combines Caribbean classics with a London backdrop.
St James’s Park
St James’s is one of the most beautiful parks in London. Grab a pastry and coffee from a café nearby and sit in the park with Buckingham Palace for your view. St James’s is a great place to hang out in the sun and take in the breathtaking views of the city. The park is even more beautiful in the autumn when all the trees start to turn vibrant oranges and reds.
There is no better place than Sky Garden if you’re after an Instagram photo in the summer heat. Ride to the top of a skyscraper and arrive in a blissful heaven of greenery and flowers. Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden, and it’s free to visit. Just make sure to book in advance so you can catch the sunset over the capital with a cocktail in hand. There are a couple of bars and a restaurant up there too.
London comes alive on a warm summer’s night. Head to Shoreditch and try out a few different trendy cocktail bars with your friends. Or, go to the South Bank for a cheaper night out and watch the street performers with an ice cream in hand. As the sun goes down, watch the city light up with multicolour lights and live music.
Unfortunately, the UK’s summer season also comes with rainy days. If you’re looking for an indoor activity, head to the London Dungeons to learn all about the capital’s darkest stories. You might need a drink after this activity.
London has a whole host of activities on offer in the summer months. Book your activities in advance and have fun! Experience London like a local this summer while still experiencing a few tourist attractions here and there.
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