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10 reasons why summer is the best season to visit London

We’ve created a list of the top ten reasons why summertime is the best time to visit Britain’s number one destination… And it was not easy keeping it down to only ten. What would you add to the list?

1. On a budget? No problem.

There are many things to do and see in London that are absolutely free. From museums to galleries, theatres and open-air concerts, festivals and markets. You can fill your days with endless exciting activities and you won’t spend all your money doing it.

2. Take a walk down the streets of a magical outdoor street market.

Columbia Road Flower Market, Camden Lock Market, Brick Lane Market, just to name a few. Enjoy the sights, smells, flavours, street musicians, friendly vendors and tempting bargains. You never know what you might find! Why not check out Muswell Hill’s very own farmer’s market? It takes place every Sunday at Alexandra Palace.

3. Attend one of the many outdoor concerts and festivals right in the heart of the city.

Music, dance, art, dance, culture, comedy, food. What more could you want? London Wonderground, the Coronation Festival, the City of London Festival, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Lovebox, British Summer Time, Kew The Music. The list is endless and there’s something for everyone!

4. If you like eating, it’s a great place to be.

London is known for being a multicultural city, which means lots of multicultural food! Keep an eye out for Street Feast, Real Food Market, and FEAST festival, the latter taking place at Tobacco Dock. At FEAST top chefs, street vendors, restaurant owners and bartenders come together for one incredible weekend of top quality food and drink.

5. You won’t get lost in a “concrete jungle.”

When you need to escape from the city without really leaving it, the parks, gardens, and green spaces around the city are the perfect place for a morning jog, an afternoon picnic, or just relaxing anytime in the shade.

6. Be royal for the day.

The royal family is a major part of British culture, and with Buckingham Palace open to visitors in the summer months, you can truly feel like a king or queen exploring the home of centuries of Britain’s past monarchs.

7. Hire a bike and explore the city.

The first 30 minutes of the public bike sharing is completely free and costs after that are reasonably low. London is divided into boroughs and neighbourhoods that have identities all their own – discover them all!

8. Shopping.

Harrod’s. Oxford Street. Outdoor markets. London = one of the world’s fashion capitals. Need we say more?

9. Take a cruise down the River Thames.

Just as romantic as it sounds. Catch all the river-side sights like the London Eye, Parliament and Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the National Maritime Museum, and more. If you want to make a real experience of it, try a tea, lunch, dinner, or jazz cruise!

10. And finally, London is truly on its best behaviour in summer (we mean the weather, of course!).

With plenty of clear skies and hot days, the city comes alive and is constantly buzzing with that exciting summer energy on a hot sunny day… You just can’t help but let the good vibes take over and enjoy the truly unique and dynamic city that is London.

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