Summer in London: what to do

Summer in London

Last updated on June 17th, 2023 at 03:28 pm

Summer in London is a wonderful time of year. Residents are blessed with sunny, vibrant days, as the city comes alive with colour and flowers. And with the light days stretching well into the evening, it feels as though glorious days will never quite end. Below, we explore some of the best activities to make the most of summer in London.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of London’s largest green spaces, and it’s the ideal venue for a picnic or a walk during the summer to enjoy some fresh air. Plus, it often hosts large music festivals, such as the famous British Summer Time. If you’re getting the train to London during the summer, then Hyde Park should be one of the top destinations on arrival.

Open-air screenings

Open-air cinema screenings can be a lot of fun. You can enjoy watching some iconic films – or maybe one of the latest releases – without sitting in a stuffy theatre for a few hours. Instead, you can park up, find a rug and enjoy sitting outside to watch a film on the big screen. There are plenty of different venues that offer this service, so it’s worth exploring places close to you in London. But Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park and ferries on the Thames offer some of the best experiences.

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

If you’re interested in Harry Potter and the wizarding world, then London has many exciting offerings for you. The Warner Brothers Studio Tour offers you the chance to take in some iconic sets from the films from the Forbidden Forest to Diagon Alley. What’s more, you’ll also be able to enjoy meticulously crafted props and the original costumes from the films too.

London Eye

The London Eye is one of the most famous attractions in London. It is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and one of the premier tourist attractions in the city. Offering spectacular views of Westminster and the House of Parliament, this is perfect for a summer’s day with the city illuminated by the glorious weather. Just remember to bring some shades to allow you to take in the view without straining your eyes!

There are plenty of exciting activities available during the summer in London. And by picking any of the options above, you should be all set for a wonderful day out.

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off 

If you’re looking for ways to explore the city and see all of its best bits. You should consider an open top Hop on Hop Off London Bus Tours and navigate around the best city of London. During your city sightseeing you will see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and more. Your ticket allows you to hop off the bus whenever you choose

Sky Garden

Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden. A vibrant social space with an 360-degree views of the city’s iconic and breath-taking skyline. Access to the sky gardens is free with booking being required. Where you can enjoy exquisite landscapes gardens, observation decks and an open-air terrace

Tower of London

This is home to one of the oldest intact buildings in London and has seen a huge amount of history. There’s a lot to see and do at the Tower of London, from seeing the Crown Jewels to learning the legend of the ravens.  It is located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It is one of London’s most iconic tourist attractions to check out.

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