A Summer Day’s Best Escapades in London

Although London is alive and kicking all through the year, irrespective of the season, summer is still the best season to visit the city as the temperature is conducive for outdoor activities and the sun also appears for blessing the visitors and the merrymakers. Moreover, the city has a lot to offer in summer ranging from picnics in the park to climbing the lofty heights of the O2 arena. There are so many festivals planned for summer and a plethora of outdoor activities are there for people to indulge in. Moreover, merely basking in the sun in a park is sufficient to send your adrenaline rushing through your veins and arteries. Overall, a visit during the summer will certainly be an ‘affair to remember’. Given below are the top things to do while on a trip to London in the summer.

In the Morning

In the morning, the areas around central London are quite busy with the peak hour traffic but there are some quiet retreats where you can experience a relaxing morning. However, you have to be aware of these places that include Hyde Park, where you can relax on its lush green meadows, indulge in some leisure activities such as walking, running, swimming, rowing, cycling, horse riding and picnicking; and St James’s Park which is ideal for sitting down and enjoying an outdoor breakfast in the backdrop of Buckingham Palace or the Horse Guards Parade. You can even go to the beautiful Greenwich Observatory and enjoy the splendid views of the city in the morning.

Spending a summer morning and exploring the city can be combined if you take a bike tour, which is an economical way of going round the various attractions of the city. There are different types of bike tours available such as the one that will enable you to see an alternative London that you probably did not know even existed. These tours will take you to places like Covent Garden, Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square to get to see the other side of London. You can also visit the Shard, the tallest building in London, and from the View from the Shard, you can get spectacular 360 degree views of London’s skyline dotted with its famous skyscrapers and the River Thames that runs through it. You can also see the famous landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin and the London Eye.

An essential requirement to be able to enjoy your trip to London is to stay in a comfortable place such as The Montcalm At The Brewery London City Hotel that offers a luxurious abode which is like a home away from home and is located close to most places of interest.

During the Day

Even if you are visiting London on a tight budget, you can easily explore London on a summer day as it has a lot to offer such as free museums and galleries and bustling markets that will not burn a hole in your pocket. You can walk around the large Camden Market that has many cultural offerings as well as delicious street foods that you simply will not be able to resist. Moreover, you can visit one of the free museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum or the Natural History Museum. Summer is the ideal time to take a tour on the Hop-on Hop-off bus and sit on the top deck so that you can take in the various attractions that you will be passing by. You can also get down near an attraction you wish to explore in detail, and then hop on to a subsequent bus to continue your journey.

Visitors to London prefer to stay in one of the Hotels near Moorgate mainly because of their strategic location close to most attractions and because of the availability of different categories of hotels so that they can stay in a hotel meeting their needs and budget.

You can also visit the Buckingham Palace in the summer when the Queen is away and see its State Rooms and watch the Changing of the Guards outside. If, however, you have sufficient funds, you can explore the London Eye, the Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and Shrek’s Adventure.

In the Evening

London is abuzz with activities at night and at first glance you will feel that this city never sleeps. If you are on a budget, you can go to Southbank where you can watch street performers, listen to live music and enjoy lovely views accentuated by lights of red, blues and greens lining the streets and the flurry of people trying to have a great time. You can explore Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus or sit by the fountain and enjoy seeing the National Portrait gallery that is fully lit up. For a real British treat, you can just walk down to The Mall which is nearby. If you are on a budget, you can visit the London Dungeon after Dark where you will see the capital’s deepest and most murderous tales. You must be strong of heart as you may face the fierce Plague attacking people and Sweeney Todd selling his formidable pies. If you take an open top bus tour, you will see London by night when it is lit up. It will be one of your most memorable tours of the city when you adventure through the city and see the admirable sights highlighted by St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.

If you are not bothered about the price, you can end a beautiful day with a delightful Bateaux dinner cruise along the Thames. You will be on the Symphony Boat, cruising on the waters of the river and taking you on a relaxing cruise and enabling you to enjoy the sights of the London Eye and the Shard. Uninterrupted views of London’s skyline and that too, from a boat will be an unforgettable experience, especially when you are served delicious food of a la carte menu.

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