Top London attractions to visit this Summer...
Get out in the fresh air and soak up the best alfresco dining, outdoor activities and lush green spaces London has to offer.
Summer is the perfect season to visit London's outdoor attractions take a look at our shortlist of favourite London hotspots:
Also worth a visit is one of London’s most photographed attractions - Big Ben, the 96m tower, overlooking Westminster and the neighbouring Houses of Parliament.
Covering 410 acres in north-west London, Regent’s Park boasts many attractions, ranging from the animal noises of the ZSL London Zoo to its enchanting Open Air Theatre. Various food and music festivals pitch up there over the summer and rowing boat hire, bandstands, beautiful rose gardens, tennis courts, ice cream stands and eateries complete the picture.
The park surrounds a Jacobean mansion, Holland House, named after its second owner, the Earl of Holland, whose wife (fun fact!) was the first person in England to successfully grow dahlias. They’re still grown within its 55 acres, which also houses the Japanese-style Kyoto Gardens with its koi carp and bridge at the foot of a waterfall. In summer, open-air theatre and opera are staged in the park.
This green, triangle-shaped expanse just beyond The Ritz was enclosed by Charles II as a hunting ground in 1668. Thankfully it was opened to the public in 1826 and today, you’ll find lunching commuters and tourists lounging in the park’s famous stripy deckchairs.
Acting as the official residency of the British Monarchy since 1837, Buckingham Palace is a building full of British history and definitely worth a visit.
Located on the Southbank of the River Thames, the London Eye is the largest moving wheel of its kind at a height of 135m / 450ft.
An iconic feature of London’s skyline and another top viewing spot of the city, St Paul’s Cathedral welcomes visitors all year round.
THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD
Twice as high as any other viewing platform in the London, floor 68, 69 and 72 of the Shard offer unparalleled 360 degree views of London of up to 40 miles.
Covent Garden is in the West End, London’s main theatre and entertainment area. Tourists fill its elegant, car-free Piazza, home to fashion stores, crafts at the Apple Market and the Royal Opera.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Trafalgar Square art museum whose masterworks trace the development of Western European painting.
Buzzing Theatre-district square with giant neon signs & the 19th-c. Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain.
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