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Top 10 Things To Do In Central London This Summer

Top 10 Things To Do In Central London This Summer

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Updated: 9 February 2017
London is a city where visitors and residents could spend a hundred amazing evenings and never repeat the same activity twice. As soon as the temperature starts to heat up, the city transforms into a tourist haven. The city of London is one of the best places to travel to during the summer. Packed with sunbathers, rooftop party lovers and trekkers, this summer wonderland offers countless things to do and see. Culture Trip London have narrowed down a list of things you cannot miss this summer!

Musical Entertainment At Covent Garden

Throughout the summer, in Piazza there are many musicians, jugglers and comedians performing live. Nothing beats kicking off your summer holiday than enjoying a cold beer while taking in one of London’s performances. Lose yourself in the crowd and embrace the live atmosphere. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, head up to one of the local pubs and enjoy an intimate, fun setting; ‘Punch and Judy’ and ‘The Print Room’ rarely disappoint.

Covent Garden, London

Experience A Spiral Slide

The ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide in Stratford will be one of the more innovative sculptures in the Olympic Park this summer. From 24 June onwards, visitors will be able to purchase tickets to slide down the longest and highest spiral slide in London; designed by Belgian artist Carsten Holler.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide, Olympic Park, London

Thames River Cruise

Summertime cruises usually get booked up well in advance, so you can’t afford to wait when booking your Thames River cruise. Enjoy a leisurely journey along the London canals or the River Thames; you’ll witness the majestic beauty of historical sites such as the Tower of London, London Bridge, The London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Houses of Parliament, The Elizabeth Tower (most commonly known as Big Ben) and many more.

City Cruises Tower Pier, Tower Millenium Pier, London EC3N 4DT


Attend An Exhibition At Kensington Palace

If you’d like to delve into the lives of the British monarchy, head towards the childhood residence of Queen Victoria and home to the late Princess Diana. You can sit in the sun with friends or family in the stylish palace area of Kensington Palace, not to mention  relaxing in their charming gardens.

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Picturehouse Central In The West End

Surprise! For all those who are passionate about films, premieres and festivals, Picturehouse is a fantastic destination. The Sundance Film Festival will be held at Picturehouse Central cinema this summer, with some of the hottest UK-based documentaries and movies, over a long weekend from 2 – 5 June 2016.

Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly, London W1D 7DH

Dance Away The London Summer

Hyde Park is one of the capital’s eight royal parks. Millions of Londoners, as well as tourists, visit this alluring park every season. This year you can cut loose at Hyde Park, where renowned stars from around the globe will perform in front of huge crowds. Event information will be published on 1 July 2016.

Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom

Tantalise Your Taste Buds

We all have amazing stories about our favourite restaurants; the meals we’ve enjoyed and the memories we’ve made there. If you’re planning on staying frugal and hitting the streets of London, home to many national cuisines, you simply have to check out some of the best restaurants in the world. For example, Taiwanese steamed bun maestro, ‘Bao’, is opening their second branch in June. You’ll find their original location, Bao at Lexington Street, another convenient place for international cuisine lovers.

53 Lexington St, London W1F 9AS

Don’t Forget Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a place where you’ll find unique street exhibitions, performances, novelty stores and more. With a cute café in the square, surrounded by galleries, museums and cultural spaces, the square has become the central point for both free-to-the-public and high-dollar, open-air events. Spending an afternoon of your trip to London at this event hub is definitely a must.

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N 5DN

18 Holes Of Fun

Golfing is a fun activity and can have several benefits for your mental and physical well being. If you’re heading to London for a relaxing trip, you absolutely need to pack your golf equipment. The Walton Heath Golf Club is open to visitors and consistently ranks among the top country clubs in London. Dating back to 1903, the Club has hosted multiple generations of British royalty and a variety of prestigious tournaments for its members. Missing out on a trip around the course would be a serious omission from your travel plans. Before you head off to the golf course, read through these tips by Golfsupport that will help balance your mind and body to perform your best.

Walton Heath Artisans Golf Club, Walton on the Hill, KT20 7TP

The Most Spectacular Staged Event Of 2016 In London

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth adventure of Harry Potter, will officially open in London at the Palace Theatre in July 2016, with previews starting from the end of May. Based on an original story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, it will undoubtedly be the biggest stage event of the year. If you’re in London this summer, do not miss the opportunity to hit the theatre and join the adventures of a middle-aged Harry, along with his son Albus, striving to begin a new life at Hogwarts.

Palace Theater, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY