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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit London This Summer

By May 18, 2015Blog

London is a vibrant city all year round; however, there’s nothing like enjoying the sights and sounds while basking in the glorious sunshine. Whether you want to explore world class museums, watch live sporting events or simply relax with a nice refreshing pint, there are always plenty of things to do.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is without a doubt the biggest British sporting event of the year. If you’re ballot entry wasn’t successful there’s no need to worry. You can still soak up the atmosphere and watch the tennis on one of the many pop-up screens around the city.

Greenwich Park

At Greenwich Park you can relax in the sun while overlooking the Canary Wharf skyline. The area not only provides one of the most picturesque views in London, but also some of the most coveted attractions, such as the Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory.

Urban Street Fest

London truly is the street food capital of the world. Wherever you go you’re bound to find stalls and vans selling cuisine from the furthest reaches of the globe. Throughout the summer the Urban Food Fest in Brick Lane is a constant food-focused party that’s one of the most vibrant spots in the city.

Pop-up Cinemas

During July and August a number of pop-up cinemas will be scattered in and around London. Camden, Richmond, Peckham and Shoreditch all have outdoor screenings during the night showing new theatrical releases.

Camden Beach

Just because you’re in the middle of the city it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice seaside break. The Camden Roundhouse Beach contains 900 square metres of makeshift coastline, including over 150 tonnes of sand – and a fully stocked bar of course!

Beer Gardens

If there’s one quintessentially British activity to partake in during the summer, it’s sitting in a pub beer garden with a cold pint. All over London the pubs will be opening terrace bars that overlook the stunning skyline.

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London Triathlon

After last year’s successful event, the London Triathlon is back on in 2015. Here top athletes will compete alongside novices on one of the sites of the 2012 Olympics performing various relay to relay activities.

Buckingham Palace Opening

Buckingham Palace opens up to the public during the summer when the Royal Family enjoy their annual holiday. The visitor route includes a 450 metre walk, with views of the palace garden, gallery and various ceremonial rooms.

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest and best street party. This two day celebration of afro-Caribbean culture is a must for both party goers and families alike and takes place on 30th and 31st August.

RideLondon

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or causal rider, RideLondon provides an excellent opportunity to see the city’s sights and burn a few calories in the process. It costs nothing to take part; however, you must register via the RideLondon website.

The summer truly is the best time to visit London. For a unique experience that you’ll never forget, take a trip on The London Helicopter and witness the breath-taking sights from above.

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