London in the Summer

Summertime and the living is easy…

Though it may not feel like it entirely, the summer is fast approaching. From enjoying a fresh breath of air in one of London’s green spaces to a night on the town while the sun is still up, take a look at just a sample of the things to do in London throughout the summer.

Explore the great outdoors of London

summer london kew gardens

London has a remarkable amount of parks and green spaces just waiting for you on a sunny day. Grab a picnic blanket and head to your nearest park for a day of vitamin D, such as Richmond Park or Kensington Gardens in West London. See what Mother Nature can offer at Regent’s Park’s Rose Garden or the latest natural exhibit at Kew Gardens. If you’re by the latter, come by World Class Teachers HQ, as we’re just across the Thames.

A drink with a view

london summer rooftop bars

With a view of the city, a drink in hand, and hopefully a few rays of sunshine, what could be more characteristic of summertime than enjoying a moment at a rooftop bar? Time Out London recently unveiled its updated list of rooftop bars, just in time for you to plan your weekend outings. Don’t drink? There are quite a few pubs with beer gardens and decent meals to be had in London in the summer.

Get sporty in summer

london summer sports

Whether you’re big on Aussie rules football like our friends the Putney Magpies, or fancy brushing up on your tennis skills before Wimbledon, you can find plenty of sport in London in the summer. Take it up a notch and visit the Olympic Park in Stratford, most likely for the first time since the 2012 Olympics. If you’re less sporty and more spectator, still try your hand at any of the many free, outdoor ping pong tables around the city.

Make a furry friend

london summer farms

Unless you have allergies to farm animals, we highly recommend going to Spitalfields Farm for the most famous goats in London. South of Canary Wharf is the idyllic Mudchute Farm in the Isle of Dogs, privy to some of the best views a farm in London can have. Kentish Town City Farm and Vauxhall Farm are all excellent options near the city centre.

Have a night out on London

london summer nights

Last, but certainly not least, on our list of summery things to do in London is the outdoor and usually free entertainment. The Scoop near City Hall (that roundish futuristic building near Tower Bridge) plays hosts to some of the most fun – and free- summertime events in London. From film screenings, dance performances, music sessions and aerobics classes, The Scoop has quite a lot on offer!

What is your favourite thing to do in the summer in London? Send us your tip to @WCTeachers!

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