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Things to do in summer in London: The Crown Hotel Guide

by | Jun 12, 2024 | Explore London

London, a city that seamlessly blends the past and the present, offering an array of experiences for both local and international travellers. As summer casts its golden glow over the city, London comes alive with an array of activities and events that cater to all tastes and budgets. Whether you are a culture enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking to soak up the vibrant atmosphere, London has something for everyone. Here’s your ultimate guide from The Crown London Hotel to make the most of your summer in London.

Free Things to Do

  1. Explore the Parks and Gardens
    • Hyde Park: Enjoy a leisurely stroll or a picnic by the Serpentine Lake. Don’t miss the Speaker’s Corner, where you can listen to impromptu speeches and debates.
    • Kensington Gardens: Adjacent to Hyde Park, these gardens are home to the beautiful Kensington Palace and the serene Italian Gardens.
    • Regent’s Park: With its beautifully manicured gardens, boating lake, and the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park is a haven for relaxation and entertainment.
  2. Museums and Galleries
    • British Museum: Dive into a world of history and culture with collections spanning over two million years.
    • National Gallery: Located in Trafalgar Square, this gallery houses over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
    • Tate Modern: Set in a former power station, Tate Modern is one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries.
  3. Markets and Street Art
    • Borough Market: Indulge your senses with a visit to London’s most renowned food market, where you can sample a variety of delicious treats.
    • Camden Market: Famous for its eclectic mix of food, fashion, and music, Camden Market is a must-visit.
    • Street Art in Shoreditch: Wander through the streets of Shoreditch to discover an ever-changing canvas of street art.

Must-Do Activities

  1. Iconic Attractions
    • The London Eye: Take a ride on this iconic Ferris wheel for stunning views of the city skyline.
    • Tower of London: Explore the historic fortress, see the Crown Jewels, and hear tales of its intriguing past.
    • Buckingham Palace: Witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony and tour the State Rooms during the summer opening.
  2. Thames River Cruise
    • Enjoy a scenic cruise along the River Thames, taking in landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Tower Bridge.
  3. West End Theatre
    • Catch a world-class performance in London’s famed West End. From timeless classics to contemporary hits, there’s a show for every taste.
  4. Shopping
    • Oxford Street: The heart of London’s shopping scene, boasting over 300 shops.
    • Covent Garden: A vibrant area known for its boutique shops, street performers, and historic market.

Upcoming Events in London

Summer in London is synonymous with an exciting lineup of events. Here are some highlights, especially at Wembley Stadium:

  1. Wembley Stadium Events
    • Concerts: Big names like Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift are set to perform at Wembley this summer. Check the stadium’s schedule for dates and tickets.
  2. Notting Hill Carnival
    • Taking place in August, this vibrant Caribbean festival features parades, music, dancing, and an explosion of color in the streets of Notting Hill.
  3. London Pride
    • Join the celebration of diversity and inclusion with the annual Pride parade and events throughout the city in late June and early July.
  4. BBC Proms
    • A series of classical music concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall, running from July to September.
  5. Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
    • This free outdoor performing arts festival features theatre, dance, and art installations across various locations.

London in the summer is an experience like no other. Whether you’re enjoying the city’s green spaces, immersing yourself in its rich history and culture, or attending one of the many vibrant events, there is no shortage of things to do. Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to make unforgettable memories in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Happy travels!

The Crown London Hotel Summer Package

Nestled in the heart of North West London, our 4-star hotel offers an inviting overnight stay that blends relaxation and warmth. This summer, take advantage of our exclusive Summer Getaway Package, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the city.

The package includes a one-night stay for two in a cosy double or twin room, a delicious breakfast and a bottle of Prosecco to make your stay even more special. Prices start at £99 for Sundays, £149 for Monday to Thursday, and £159 for Friday and Saturday. Book direct using the promo code: summer_24 to enjoy this offer, valid on bookings until 31st August 2024. For more details and to book, visit www.thecrownlondon.co.uk.

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