Monday, 15 June 2015

Summer in London: what not to miss

1. Street food
Dalston Yard street food feast, Taste of London, there are a lot of urban food festivals in London this summer. I just went to Dalston Yard street food feast and absolutely loved the cool venue and the food. Runs for a limited time only every weekend so make sure you check it out before it`s gone.
things to do in london in summer
best london summer events
2. Somerset house outdoor cinema & gigs
In summer Somerset house becomes the host of some amazing outdoor gigs and outdoor movie screenings. Tickets sell out like hot cakes but I managed to get some to one of their movies this summer.
somerset house summer series
3. Rooftop & canalside parties
In summer the crowd moves outdoor and there are plenty of bars hosting rooftop or if you`re scared of heights, canalside parties. Head East for some of the best ones such as Flamingo Pier, Dalston Roof Park .

4. Music festivals
Field Day, Wireless, Lovebox, Citadel festival, South West Four, and many more. London is the place to be for music lovers this summer.

5. Open city documentary festival
Showcasing some of the best new documentaries from across the world across different London locations, the festival runs till 21st June and is looking pretty amazing!

6. Al fresco dining
In the weekend finding a restaurant with an outdoor area that has still a table available can be quite challenging as it really feels like the whole of London has the same plan as you. If you can it`s best to try to book ahead of time. River Cafe, Grain Store, The Modern Pantry, Beagle, The Albion are just a few that combine outdoors with great food.

7. Check out the markets
Brixton market, Columbia Flower market, Borough market, although extremely busy in summer, still amazing to visit.
columbia road market london
8. Outdoor sport events
Wimbledon, Polo in the Park, The Royal Henley Regatta, there are plenty of stylish sports events this summer.

9. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
If you`re in London make sure you don`t miss out on the most talked about exhibition of the year: Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty. Hands down the best fashion exhibition I`ve ever seen.
alexander mcqueen london exhibition
10. Notting Hill carnival
Notting Hill carnival although busy and sometimes a bit disappointing it`s fun to join with your friends at least once.

11. Best of London`s parks & gardens
Richmond park, Kew Gardens, Hyde Park, grab a picnic, some drinks and a Frisbee and you`re guaranteed a good day out.
best london parks
12. Open studios
Eel island art studios, Netil House open studios gives you the chance for a few days to step into the studios of artists, boutique owners, musicians and many more.

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1 comment:

  1. Ahhh this post makes me want to get on a plane and fly to London! I've always seen the advertisements for the McQueen exhibition but have never been before! Can't wait to check it out, thanks for the helpful tips and lovely post!