Whilst the UK has fully reopened and travel restrictions in some parts of Europe have eased, many people are still planning on spending their summer in the UK. With that said, it can be daunting to think of ways to fill up your free time without planning any trips abroad. However, there are plenty of fun and exciting ways to spend the rest of your summer without stamping your passport. Check out these ideas for a fun summer in the UK.
One of the best things about the UK is the ease of travel to nearby cities. Plan a weekend getaway to Oxford, Cambridge, or Bath if you are looking for an exciting cityscape. These cities will often have walking tours provided by university students, which is a great way to explore the city and learn about its history.
- Beach Day
If you are in dire need of the beach, a train to Brighton, Camber Sands, Clacton-on-Sea (to name a few), can be reached within less than two hours. A beach day is a great way to relax, de-stress, and get some ocean air. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
- Plan a Picnic at the Park
Gather your closest friends and head for the park! After all, London has over 3,000 parks in the city. Find one your local park or pick from Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath, or Greenwich Park to take in stunning views of the city. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks to make this a full-day event.
- Start a New Hobby
There’s never a wrong time to pick up a new (or old) hobby! London has an array of free sporting facilities – such as tennis, golf, or hiking trails. Check on your local boroughs website to find some near you.
- Get Artsy
If the heat is not your thing, spend the day painting ceramics or sculpting pottery. Not only is this a great creative outlet, but you can also take home your work too!
- Bring the Beach to You
If you want to trick yourself into thinking you’re on a beach in Ibiza, check out these London hot spots, which are guaranteed to make you forget you’re in the city.
- The Beach Bar at the Montague
- The Madison Rooftop Bar
- Brixton Rooftop
- Neverland – Fulham Beach
- London Secret Beach