Are you in need of a city break? Where better to go than the cultural capital of the world: London! Click here for the top 5 things to do in London this summer.
London is vibrant, quirky, and eclectic. Attracting over 30 million visitors each year- London has gained a reputation of being a hustle and bustle city filled with a plethora of restaurants, bars, and attractions. Let’s explore some of the most enticing things to do during the summer months in London.
Tickle Your Tastebuds
From Gordon Ramsay’s three Michelin star restaurant to Dixy Chicken, it’s easy to find every cuisine in London. The cultural capital boasts an astonishing array of award-winning restaurants and is home to many critically acclaimed chefs. Many regard Camden as the hot spot for foodies – especially street food lovers.
The summer months call for refreshing beverages, as well as food- and what better way to quench your thirst than with a speciality tea. Some would say iced tea is the drink of the summer, with its invigorating, fruity boost fueling many visitors in London.
Get Cosy At An Outdoor Cinema
Outdoor cinemas have become somewhat trendy. London is home to many of the UK’s outdoor cinemas – many of which offer stunning views and an immersive cinematic experience. The Rooftop Film Club is arguably London’s most popular outdoor cinema. Located in Peckham, the Rooftop Film Club has multiple showings a week and an array of drinks and food to choose from. The picturesque location is the perfect atmospheric component that many outdoor cinemas lack.
Top tip: book a showing during the evening when the sun is setting. The hue of the sinking sun creates the optimal viewing experience.
Wiggle Your Hips at Notting Hill Carnival
Sum Notting Hill Carnival up in one word? Wild. Notting Hill Carnival has been a part of London culture since its origin in 1996. People travel from far and wide, bringing with them all the charisma, style, and passion that you could wish. The Caribbean carnival will take place on the 29-30th of August, with thousands expected to attend.
Notting Hill Carnival celebrates Caribbean heritage, culture, music, food, art, and dancing. Taking part is not for everyone. Many people attend the Notting Hill Carnival simply to experience the iconic atmosphere. With over 250,000 attendees each year, it’s the largest street festival in Europe.
The Return Westend Shows
London’s Westend is perhaps the most respected, tasteful, and eccentric part of London. Most people associate the Westend with London’s musicals-and many tourists from around the world travel specifically to experience the sensational musicals. The London Coliseum is the biggest venue, which has previously hosted famous musicals such as Hairspray, Pretty Woman, and Fiddler On The Roof. Throughout August and September, they will perform the musical Hairspray daily. Tickets start at £17.50 for a weekday matinee show and shoot up to £175 per ticket for the best seat in the house on a weekday evening show.
London is one of the most popular city break destinations in the world. Although there are thousands of things to do- many prefer to stroll around Hyde Park or Covent Garden to experience a slower pace in life. Whether you fill your days with thrilling adventure or sublime relaxation, London is the place to be this summer.