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One Day. 10 Things To Do In London This Summer

I’m not sure exactly when the change occurred but sometime in the last month my mindset switched. I went from happily bopping along with thoughts about work, play, weekend, weekday…


Summer is coming, omg summer is coming, I have to plan out my entire life for the 3 months of warmth that London will have. Every minute counts! Where can I travel, what can I do…

It’s making me rather nervous. It’s been so cold, grey and rainy for so long that I think I’m suffering from a warm weather complex. Mantra: I must make use of summer. When it only lasts for two-three months, every little ray of [mildly] warm sunshine counts.

Here’s what’s on my list of things to do in London this summer…

Brunch at Kensington Rooftop Gardens. Quite possibly London’s premier summer event, this one is an absolute must for delicious food, bottomless cocktails and breathtaking views.

Boat ride down the Thames. The majority of London’s most stunning sites sit by the water: The Eye, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The Shard. So what better way to take in the sights than by boat?

Wimbledon. It’s shameful to say but I’ve never been to the Australian Open, so I feel it’s essential that I get to Wimbledon because I’m a serious tennis fan.

Sunset drinks at Madison’s by St Paul’s. This rooftop bar features one of the best views the city has to offer, looking right at St Paul’s Cathedral. Their cocktails are pretty darn good too.

Picnic at Primrose Hill, in Hyde Park, at Greenwich, by the river at Richmond or all of the above. Can you tell I like a picnic? I’m pretty excited to pack a scrumptious lunch, bottle of wine and rug for all of these locations. You know where to find me…

Ascot Races. Fabulous fashion, dapper men, majestic horses and a chance to spot the Queen? What else do I need to tell you?

Walk/ride along the Thames. I’m lucky enough to live right by the river so as soon as it’s warm and sunny I can’t wait to take Sunday strolls and bike rides [and stop at all the riverside pubs along the way…].

Head to the beach at Camden [yep, it’s true!]. Who wudda thunk it? A beach at Camden. Well almost, there’s no water but there’s plenty of sand, deck chairs and a Tiki Bar. Happy days.

Roof club at Shoreditch House. You’re going to need to befriend a member for this one. Tricky but where there’s a will there’s a way. This private members house has a pool, bar, kitchen and lounge all open to the sunshine. It’s my new life's mission to go.

Play croquet in the park. Something I’ve never done before but it’s an inherently British activity I feel I must do as a rite of passage.

Three months and counting…

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