Unique London: five great things to do in the Capital this summer
Let’s face it, summer days are few and far between at the moment. So we all want to get the most out of our time in the Capital over the next couple of months. London is bursting with things to do, but it can often be tough deciding what to do first. But fear not, we’ve come up with a definitive list of the top five things that you can do in and around the capital this summer!
Do something quintessentially British
What could be more British than spending the afternoon sipping on some earl grey? In fact, you can have the choice of the finest teas at some of the most serene locations in the UK. How does Afternoon tea at Harrods sound? What about a tour of the world-famous Buckingham Palace, complemented with a refreshing cuppa?
But if you really want to take in all that London has to offer, you can’t go wrong with a Thames riverboat cruise with afternoon tea. Ambling past some of the most iconic landmarks in the world – including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Tower Bridge – it’s a great trip for people of all ages.
Take a trip on the London Eye
If you haven’t already, why not take a trip on the London eye? Great for family days out, you’ll enjoy panoramic views over the river as you take in the grand landscape of the city. If you grab the right package, you might also be lucky enough to have a cool glass of champagne!
The David Nash exhibition at Kew
If you’re in London over the coming weeks, we recommend that you take a look at this one. Nash, best known for his wooden sculptures, has been showcasing his work there since April. The exhibition includes his much awaited ‘wood quarry’, made completely from materials taken from Kew Gardens. It’s a good day out for anybody who likes art – and you also get to spend day out in the sun (English weather permitting).
Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, Portobello is without a doubt one of the most famous street markets in the world. Popular with both locals and tourists, you’ll be able to get your hands on everything from bargain DVDs to quaint antiques and retro clothing!
A good old fashioned beer garden
Imitated all over the world, the pubs and beer gardens in London are second to none! You really are spoilt for choice, but if we had to pick our top there, it would have to start with the Albion, Islington. This rare little gem has been left over from a time when Islington was fields and farmland and it’s not too pricey, either. Next, we’d recommend the Bull in Notting Hill. Set in a trendy part of N6, it attracts the thirsty masses in their droves – and although you’ll be in a lavish part of the town, the prices aren’t too bad. Last but not least, when it comes to public houses in London, you can’t go wrong with the Junction Tavern in Tufnell Park.
Just a handful of suggestions from us to kick off your summer. Have you tried any/all of these? Do you have any other suggestions?
We’d love to hear from you…