We may already be (almost) halfway through the uni summer holiday (what?! How can that be? Some schools haven’t even finished yet…) but there are still plenty of things to do in London during the next two months. The city has a whole variety of things on offer this summer, ranging from festivals to beaches (yes, you read that right) to simply lazing in the local park. So grab your friends, family, or even yourself, and be sure do some of the things below:
1. Go to the beach
Don’t have enough money / time to jet off to the Caribbean? Well, don’t worry – London has come up with the perfect solution: city beaches. Yes, there is such a thing. There are a few dotted around the city, for example in Camden. Here you can lounge on a deckchair or play ping pong, as well as participate in other beach-related activities.
2. Bounce for hours on end
Release your inner child and jump on one of the many trampolines at Oxygen, a trampoline park in Acton. For just £12.50 an hour, this is a great way to keep yourself – or any kids – occupied during the hols. It opens on Monday (that’s the 20th) and places are sure to be filled up quickly, so remember to book in advance. Click on the link here to find out more.
3. Go crazy for cereal at Cereal Killer Café
Okay, so £3 may be a bit much for one bowl of cereal, but with the huge range of flavours on offer at Cereal Killer Café, you won’t regret it. There are so many different choices at Cereal Killer, including Lucky Charms, Apple Jacks and Estrelitas Mel from Spain. You can even have chocolate or bubble gum milk!
4. Have a picnic
London is well-known for its numerous green spaces, and summer is the perfect time for venturing to one of these for a picnic. Hampstead Heath and Hyde Park are two of my fave locations for having a picnic.
5. Go to a carnival
Notting Hill Carnival is a massive street party that happens in London every year. It always attracts hundreds, if not thousands, of people, and you can taste Caribbean food, watch live bands, and see costumed performers. If you’re planning to attend the Notting Hill Carnival, be sure to check out these tips!
Have a great summer and feel free to comment if you’re planning on doing any of the things I have mentioned!