Despite the British Summer being temperamental to say the least, you can still enjoy the city heat come rain or shine. With so much on offer it’s often hard to choose where the best places to go are, especially if you’re strapped for time and so the best place to start are the central areas of the city and then, if you have time to kill, to branch out. Below are a list of some great summer trips and on top of that, they’re located in some of the most iconic areas around.
London Bridge City
London Bridge City is the area of London just off London Bridge. Overlooking the River Thames, the area holds many amazing modern buildings which are used for office, residential and event spaces and promise entertainment for all ages. Whether you’re a business traveller, a family or on a romantic getaway, London Bridge City is definitely worth a visit, not least for its great location. A stone’s throw away from famous landmarks such as Borough Market and The Shard and very close to London Bridge station, there’s plenty to do as well as great travel connections to the area.
With an event list expanding by the day, there’s plenty to do in the area. If it’s wellness and fitness you’re after and you’ve already had a good taste of the spas at the Montcalm Club hotels, then book in for an Urban Massage at the Cottons Centre every Wednesday, or “Wellness Wednesday as it is aptly named. After your ten minute massage, why not check out the diverse Borough Market for a range of boutique stalls and independent food sellers, letting you have a taste of everything from Argentinian meets to Asian vegetarian street food. The 21.5 acres of space at London Bridge City has everything all ages will need for a great day out.
Rooftop Film Club
What better way of enjoying a summer evening than with a great movie. The Rooftop Cinema Club has a diverse range of venues around London. The venues are located in Stratford, Kensington Roof Gardens, the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch and Bussey Building in Peckham. The range of shows on offer include cult classics such as Reservoir Dogs and modern masterpieces like Arrival and Moonlight. One of the best things about the Rooftop Cinema Club experience is that it’s seen as a “social cinema experience”, giving a relaxed ambience with chatter and noise in the background which of course you can drown out using the wireless headphones on offer. This means it’s a great place to sit back and relax and enjoy the summer evening on kitted out deckchairs and some of the city’s best views in the background.
From roof top cinema to Rooftop Garden’s, London is the home of Zen skylines and high altitude experiences. For a less touristy experience than the London Eye, then head to the idyllic Scandinavian rooftop bar Sisu where you can sample mouth-watering street food in a greenhouse restaurant in Marble Arch. If it’s something a bit more experimental that you’re after, then why not head to the Midnight Apothecary near the Brunel Museum for some unique cocktails and a warming campfire feel. With its own fire place, you can even get free marshmallows to roast over a breath taking London skyline.
If the weathers not on your side, which there’s always a risk of in London, then head on over to the trendy Hoxton area, not far from the Montcalm at the Brewery London City for a converted railway arch space full of some for the best in contemporary art and event spaces. Whether you’re exhibiting your work or looking to hire for a corporate event, then this 2500 square feet of space in London’s East End is must.