As Londoners gear up for warmer months, so does the hospitality industry. This comes after experiencing a rocky past two years that saw the country and the world come to a standstill in hopes of tackling the global pandemic; travellers are gearing up to get back on the road. So if a trip to the home of Buckingham Palace is on the cards, you might want to experience a new side of London this summer.
London tourism is a driving force in the country, with the city being one of the most visited countries in the world. People make their way to enjoy the picturesque scenery, incredible culinary culture and some of the most iconic historical sights. If you find yourself adding London to your bucket list, whether first-timer or frequent visitor, check out these top hidden gems and experiences.
Summer is all about good music, prosecco and curated cocktails. No party compares with a London party, and an experience at Flight Club lives up to expectations and more. The setting screams summer, with palm trees and deck chairs filling up the rooftop space. Enjoy good music by some of the top country Djs while exchanging pleasantries with fellow party enthusiasts. Make sure to sample the bottomless pizza to complete your experience.
London Craft Beer Cruise
The Thames is synonymous with offering some of the best river cruises in the city. See the beauty of what London has to offer sampling craft beer while glancing at the many attractions the city offers. This unique experience is fantastic for those looking to get incredible overall impressions of London while escaping the hustle and bustle of touristy crowds. Cruises take place on Saturdays, running from mid-May right through to October.
That’s So Pink Afternoon Tea
London is known for its quirky afternoon tea experiences. Whether you’re looking to enjoy spicy flavours of Indian afternoon tea at the Lancaster Gate Hotel London or thinking about hosting your girls day out with something on the traditional side, the city is the place to do it. That’s So Pink Afternoon Tea is one not to be missed. Expect a Mean-girls approach to the popular meal time with loads of pink confetti, candy floss, meringues and much more.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
Capture the beauty of London’s flora at the Kew Gardens located in the borough of Richmond. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to an exquisite glasshouse with its exotic rainforest. The family-friendly space has over 60 000 plant species and was once the former residence of King George III. Visitors can enjoy relaxing summer walks through the colourful space and finish off with a sunset cocktail at one of the many on-site cafes.
Covent Garden Market
London attracts shoppers worldwide by offering top designer and high street fashion in places like Harrods and Oxford Street. However, for a unique shopping experience, head to one of the many summer markets in the city. Covent Garden Market is a great central starting point for exploring London markets.