Please excuse my terrible Game of Thrones reference in the title. I am just so excited to be spending my days out in the sunshine, which for us here in the UK can be a rare opportunity, but this year, I have decided to try and cram in as many activities as possible, so I really make the most of it!
There are tonnes of things to do in London, whether you are on a budget and want some free activities or you are willing to pay for some tickets, either way, I have got you covered. I have been trawling through the internet, to find some of the best things to do in London this Summer and will be sharing them all with you. From rooftop bars to beer festivals, foodie festivals to great views of London, everything you need to know will be blogged about here, as I get trotting around London and reporting back the good stuff!
Regents Park is one of my favourite places in London, so when I found out that there would be a foodie festival there, it really was a no-brainer for me! The Taste Of London Festival will feature lots and lots of restaurants food, including Club Mexicana there will be plenty of vegan options as well as chefs appearing. It is basically a foodie’s dream come true and with tickets starting at £20 it is a great price to live your best foodie life, between 13th-17th June.
The Just V Show being held at Olympia from 6th-8th July this vegan festival is ideal for those who are looking for some foodie inspiration, as well a beauty products this is perfect for those who are new to the vegan scene as well as the more seasoned vegans who want to try what is new to the vegan market. With tickets at just £10, this is one not to be missed!
I will be attending the London Craft Beer Festival as our love for craft beer has increased over the past 18 months or so and we have really enjoyed trying as many as we can, what better way to enhance our knowledge than attending a festival dedicated to it! The festival is from 3rd-5th August at the wonderful Tobacco Docks and if you are a beer lover such as myself then tickets start at £46.50, this includes all of your beer and a glass and magazine. I would get your tickets early because if last years is anything to go by they are going to sell out rather quickly!
If you are looking for some great views of London but don’t want to break the bank doing it, then there are of course great vantage points in places such as Alexander palace or Primrose Hill to gain a great view or you can book yourself a ticket to the Sky Garden the great thing about this place is that tickets are free of charge. Here, you will get a great view of London and you can even stop for lunch/dinner if you fancy, booking for this is recommended.
Skylight is the on the roof at Tobacco Docks, which boasts some rooftop games and it is free to attend, you can buy drinks and food on site and if you want to reserve seating there is an option for this too on their website. They will be showing World Cup games so if you are planning on making the most of your day there, then it is probably best to book a table ahead of time. Full details can be found on their website.
It goes without saying there are so many museums in London and the majority of them are free to enter, so don’t be afraid to do a little bit of exploring as they change their exhibits often and though some of them you will have to pay for the main content of the museums are free to look at and a perfect way to lose yourself on a not so sunny afternoon.
Kew Gardens is a beautiful place to visit time of year and though you do have to buy tickets for £12.95, there are certain deals to be found if you travel by train so well worth checking out days out guide for more details on this. There are various cafes and restaurants within Kew Gardens, that do offer vegan options, as well as a lot of places perfect for a picnic. This is a stunning place to spend the day, with so much to see and do it really is one of my favourite places of all time.
There are so many parks that you can explore throughout London that you can freely roam and enjoy a picnic, some will also allow a barbecue but be careful to check this as there can be some restrictions and you don’t want to go making a nuisance of yourself. If you are allowed to use a barbecue, then please be sure to keep it off the grass to avoid burning it. Some of my favourite parks are dotted around London and the outskirts, all within in train or tube distance, which means you can have a glass of Pimms or bottle of beer without having to worry about driving home!
Richmond Park is such a lovely park to sit and lap up the sun in if you are lucky you may even spot some of their famous deer, that like to peruse the grounds in all their glory. I like it here because it is such a vast space you can be sure to find yourself a quiet area to enjoy the sunshine and good company!
Victoria Park which my family have been visiting for over 100 years and so for me whenever walking through it I find it fascinating that my ancestors would have walked the same paths. It is a beautiful park with a wonderful cafe in the middle that does have vegan options as well as delicious extra chunky chips!
I will be adding a lot more to the list as I go on my travels and discover many other places to go to get the best from London this Summer so make sure you are subscribed! Lastly, it goes without saying lovelies, makes sure you are careful in the sun, always wears sunscreen and make sure, as always, you keep hydrated!!