Summer in the city is one of the most beautiful times of year to see London. If you miss the crushing heat of rush hour, you’ll find ample space to breathe and enjoy the sunshine. Whether it be with a sporting activity, a great cultural outing or just a simple enjoyment of the natural landscape, there’s plenty of spots in London which are primed for curious guests from the Shaftesbury Hotel Bayswater and other hotels to make the most of. With summer almost here, you can enjoy London to the fullest, but knowing where to start can be difficult. Below are some of the best laces to visit in London this summer.
The Luna Cinema
If you thought Hampton Court Palace Gardens were stunning enough, just wait till you see the cinema which has been set up in the gardens over the summer period. With a range of independent and blockbuster films on show, you can settle down on a rug and with a picnic and make the most of this summer movie extravaganza in one of the most beautiful gardens in London. With bars, food and a great sound system, you can’t go wrong with the Luna Cinema in Hampton Court.
Kensington Roof Gardens
The Kensington Roof Garden is a 6000 squared metre roof garden on top of the Derry & Toms building. Located on Kensington High Street, this now defunct roof garden was easily reachable from the Park Grand London Kensington until its shareholders could not reach a lease agreement. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see it open again soon so that guests can enjoy the plant life and amazing views.
West London’s Richmond Park is one of the most stunning of the Royal Parks in London. Created as a hunting ground for deer, who now roam freely through this enclosed natural reserve, you can expect to find acres and acres of natural land and wildlife. This is one of London’s most exhilarating parks, and really brings you back to nature.
Home to the Greenwich Observatory, Greenwich Park is home to some of the best views in the city. With a great view over the city landscape of Canary Wharf and other high rises, you can find swathes of beautiful green and 140 acres of what was once hunting grounds. Dating back to the 1420’s, when an abbey on the land had 200 acres of private greenery, this park has developed into one of the most popular parks in South East London.
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
From 21st of July till the 30th of September, members of the public can book tours of Buckingham Palace and its related grounds. Here you can find a range of treasures, presented to the British Monarchy as gifts through the ages as well as fine art on display and of course, the magnificent private gardens behind Buckingham Palace where every summer the Queen hosts her famous garden party. This is a perfect chance to explore the history behind the British Monarchy and of course, find some great souvenirs to bring back home.