How to Spend a Sunny Day in London

how to spend a sunny day in london

Hey guys!

Since it’s almost summer, and the weather has been really nice in London this week, I thought I’d share my favourite things to do in the city when the sun is shining. Sunny days are rare in London, so if you’re lucky enough to have a day off when the sun does appear, venture into London and tick off my suggestions below.

1. Walk from Camden to Notting Hill.

Okay, so this may sound like a bit of a trek, but walking from Camden to Notting Hill only takes around a couple of hours maximum, depending on how fast you walk and how many people you have to dodge! I’d recommend going via Regent’s Canal as it’s a direct route and you don’t have to worry about using your phone as a map and running out of data (although you will need to get out at Westbourne Park). Regent’s Canal is really peaceful too, and there are plenty of photo opportunities. If you head out early, you could stop off for brunch in Little Venice and then have a late lunch or early dinner in Notting Hill. You can’t go wrong with Farm Girl and Aubaine.

2. Watch an open-air performance.

Regent’s Park is famous for its outdoor performances. The Open Air Theatre seats over 1,000 people and holds a variety of plays and other performances. This summer you can choose from Peter Pan (17th May – 15th June), The Turn of the Screw (22nd June – 30th June), As You Like It (6th July – 28th July) and Little Shop of Horrors (3rd August – 15th September).

3. Eat street food.

If you’re a bit of a foodie, pop down to Street Feast Dalston Yard this summer. It’s open every Friday and Saturday night from May 1st to September 26th, and there is plenty to choose from: not only will you find pizza, burgers and doughnuts, but there’s also food from the Caribbean, Mexico and Taiwan. And don’t worry if you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free – Street Feast caters to all diets so you won’t feel left out.

4. Go to the park.

This is an obvious one, but you can never grow tired of London parks. Hyde Park and Regent’s Park are the usual choices, but if you want something a bit different / quieter, try St James Park (perfect for finding blossom in March / April), St Dunstan-in-the-East, Golders Hill Park or Primrose Hill.

5. Eat all the ice cream.

There are only a handful of days each year when you can eat ice cream and not feel absolutely freezing afterwards, so that gives you the excuse to eat as much as you can. Amorino is a firm fave amongst bloggers due to its Instagrammable floral design. There’s also Snowflake Gelato (try their signature Snowflake ice cream), Sprinkles Gelato (I combined mango and watermelon sorbet when I went there earlier this week and it was delicious), and Baskin Robbins (the Pineapple Coconut ice cream is divine).


So those are my top five things to do in London on a sunny day! What is your favourite thing to do when the sun is shining? 



13 Comment

  1. Beka says: Reply

    I haven’t been to London in so long (I live up in Scotland) but I’m hoping I’ll be able to get away and have a little mini break there this summer! Love the tips!

    Beka |

  2. lauren says: Reply

    I was just at St. Jame’s Park this past weekend and it was heaving! No doubt because of the nice weather (and people wanting to get a nice day trip in the weekend before the marathon). I love that there are so many different parts in London to visit!

  3. I was in London in December which was obviously not the sunniest haha! But next time I go I would like to go in Summer to try some of these! Also, so that I can walk around without freezing haha!

    1. Serena says: Reply

      December is a great time to be in London because of all the markets and window displays, but not in terms of weather! I’d definitely recommend coming back in the summer!

  4. Jasmin says: Reply

    These are amazing tips! Can’t believe I haven’t managed to visit London yet. It’s on my bucket list 🙂

  5. Diana says: Reply

    This will be so useful! Thanks so much for sharing!


  6. I love Camden and I love Notting hill so I definitely need to do that, I’d love to do that on a sunny evening as I’m sure I’d get too hot and bothered doing it during the day! I also definitely need to check out a few of the ice cream places because they sound amazing! X

  7. Kayleigh Zara says: Reply

    I was in London yesterday and honestly street food is one of the best parts of the experience there’s so much amazing food you can try x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  8. London is such a nice city! I really love Notting Hill and Hyde park😍

  9. Ever since I started reading Agatha Christie, I have been dying to come to London and take in all the English sights, complete with tea and cake. 🙂

    Just reading your list of things to do is making me imagine myself there. No better way to end a day than on ice cream.

  10. claire says: Reply

    I absolutely love london in the sunshine, it is such a magical place with so much to see and do.

    I like the sound of the walk along the canal to Notting Hill. Plus there is always room for ice cream!

  11. Love the suggestions. But I stayed in London for two months and didn’t see a single sunny day. Thanks for sharing!

  12. These are lovely suggestions! I love being in London, it gives me such great vibes 😊

    🌿 Marissa Belle × 🌿

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