6 things you should do in London when the sun is here

This city may not be renowned for consistently good weather, but that just makes it all the more important that, every once in a while when the sun is shining, we get out and enjoy it. So here’s a list of the things that you shouldn’t miss out on when the sun decides to come out and play:

Go Swimming

Summer and swimming have naturally gone hand in hand for as long as anyone can remember. One of the best places to take a dip in London for kids and adults both is the Serpentine Lido at Hyde Parkwww.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/sport-in-hyde-park/serpentine-lido

Go for an ice-cream

Icecreamists

It wouldn’t be summer without indulging in creamy refreshing ice cream. The Covent Garden’s Icecreamists however, offer summer ice cream with a twist and their unconventional approach to ice cream making has led to some delicious and some plain bizarre concoctions. Some of the more risky flavours have even sparked lawsuits. www.theicecreamists.com

Take a walk in the park

When the sun’s out there can probably be no better feeling than taking a relaxing wander through greenery. London certainly has no shortage of great parks scattered all over the city, but one of the great ones is Richmond Park – and it has deer.
www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park/about-richmond-park

Outdoor cinema

Sitting outdoors as the summer afternoon fades into the summer night, food and drinks on hand and your favourite film classic playing on a big screen… What’s not to love about a good outdoor film showing! Check out Pop Up Screens, which returns on July 12th. www.popupscreens.co.uk

 Al Fresco Dining

River Cafe

Sitting outdoors to dine always has a wonderfully sophisticated allure to it, particularly if you find the right restaurant. Quality al fresco dining is available all over the capital, but one place that comes highly recommended is the Italian gourmet River Café, in Fulham. www.rivercafe.co.uk

 

Take a tour of the city

Alternative London Tours will show you around the cultural and creative East End of London, either on bikes or on foot, sharing inside knowledge of the area as well as a passion for the London that’s off-the-beaten-track. www.alternativeldn.co.uk