London weather gets a bad rap. Just mere mention of the city conjures images of overcast skies and rainy days. While we aren’t saying to leave your brolly at home, London does have its fair share of beautifully sunny days. Some of the best things to do in London are only possible in the summer sun. Below are the main reasons why we love London in the summer along with some of our favourite things to do.
London is Bursting With Colour
It is not uncommon to see wildflowers, pristine gardens, floral arrangements for sale, beautiful window boxes and huge displays of blooms climbing the walls of pubs and cafes along every street in London. Not to mention great events like the Chelsea Flower Show.
With the warmer weather, street and farmers markets are booming with fresh homegrown produce, flowers, food trucks and vendors. Some of our favourites are the Notting Hill farmers market for fresh fruit and veg, Borough Market for quality regional goods and the ever eclectic Camden Market for fashion, food and oddities.
Enjoying the Fresh Air
London has some of the best public footpaths to make your walk or jog both scenic and relaxing. It has been proven that exercising outdoors is a major mood booster and makes you happier! Take a stroll along the canal and daydream about living aboard one of the many barges or join the tourists and hit Southbank for a walk along the River Thames.
Bask in the Sun
Nothing says summer quite like a proper picnic in the park. Bring a blanket and a lunch and just lie in the sun. Some of our fave places to enjoy the sun include Hampstead Heath and Regents Park. For spectacular views, take a stroll up Primrose Hill or head to Greenwich Park to get a birds eye view of the city.
Outdoor Pubs and Cafes
Hit up one of the many beer gardens or rooftop bars after work to enjoy a drink in the sun and take in amazing views of London in the summer. You can even enjoy a pint on a pedal powered “pub” or in a boat along the Thames. If tea is more your taste, enjoy a Sunday morning cuppa sitting outside a quaint neighbourhood corner coffee shop as you read a book or watch people walk by.
Whatever your summer style,we hope you take some time to enjoy all that London has to offer this summer. If you can’t get out and enjoy the weather just yet (because it is STILL raining!), make sure to stop by our flower vending machine in Blackfriars Station for a fresh floral bouquet to add a summery touch to your home or office.