The glorious capital city of the United Kingdom, London is a treat to visit. No matter how many times you have visited, the city never fails to surprise you. And what makes it even more amazing is going during the beautiful summer months, when the sun is shining and there is plenty of activity. So, whether you are experiencing the best museums the city has to offer, watching a live sporting event, or just enjoying a relaxing pint, you can indulge in so many pleasurable things in London.
Do you still need an excuse to visit this gorgeous city? No problem, allow me to narrate 7 key reasons why you should visit London this summer.
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Wimbledon is the biggest annual sporting event in Britain, taking place from June 27 to July 10. If you somehow missed out tickets, you can still enjoy the matches on one of the many pop-up screens throughout the city. You may even see a celebrity!
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London hosts various summer music festivals, such as We are FSTVL, Raw Power, Field Day, Junction 2, and Bushstock. Don’t miss Raw Power if you want to enjoy raw psychedelic fun in Tufnell Park. Bands such as Melt-Banana, The Follakzoid, Teeth of the Sea, and many more will be performing.
We are FSTVL (WAF) is considered one of the major dance festivals in Europe. It is a festival where you get to hear some of the best new DJs and, if you are lucky enough, you might get to see some of your favorite artists like Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, and Carl Cox.
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In the summer, you can enjoy mouth-watering street food in London. From bustling archway stalls to the yummy Korean burgers, the streets of London have it all. Street Feast at Dalston Yard is a must-visit; you get to eat Hawaiian-inspired sushi bowls, fiery chicken, and juicy hunks of beef. At Street Feast, you can enjoy 30 street food offerings be among some of its 90,000 visitors.
Next travel towards Whitecross Street Food Market, a place often named as a hidden gem of Shoreditch. It is a busy street, crammed with indie traders and various others specialty sellers. One of the best attractions of this street food market is the Greek salad.
Exhibitionism at Saatchi Gallery
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At Exhibitionism, you get to see over 500 original artifacts and mementos of the Rolling Stones in different thematic exhibitions, spread over two floors of the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibit includes things like personal diaries, album artwork, video footage, and rare songs.
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Gather all your friends, slap on the sunscreen, and get set to enjoy a day of sipping the best beer in England. The Rose Pub is an ideal destination to cool off with your friends or family members. Secluded areas, flowerbeds, and water features are some of the things that make this place a must-visit. Here, you get to enjoy a rich menu of some of the best wines, cocktails, and bottled beers.
Another great spot is The Wood House, with its elegant design and colorful interiors. With ping-pong tables, brightly colored huts, mouth-watering food, and drinks, you will fall in love with this place. If you have time, make sure to also check out Cargo, The Four Thieves, Magic Roundabout, and People’s Park Tavern.
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In 1889, this beautiful hillside park and arts venue was given to the public by Mr. Sidney Waterlow. If you are visiting London with your family, the park’s lush green gardens, ponds, kids’ playground, shops, and restaurants will surely satisfy everyone.
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London is full of museums. Some of the best museums to visit are the Bank of England Museum, Museum of London, National History Museum, Science Museum, Horniman Museum, and Gardens Museum. There are plenty of exciting exhibits to entice children and adults of all ages.
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