If you’re not sure whether to jet off to a beach for a week by the ocean or spend some time in London on a summer city break, let us remind you that London comes alive in the summertime! It’s one of the best times of year to visit and thankfully, the capital has many great spots for soaking up the very best of the summer sun.
When staying at the Montcalm Hotel London, one of the top hotels in the City of London, what better way to take some time and relax than with a spot of sightseeing and sunbathing?
Read on to find out a few of the best places to catch some rays this summer…
The summit of this 213ft hill offers scenic views of London. Once owned by Henry VII, Primrose Hill was purchased in 1841 by Eton College, with the intent of providing the poor with more recreational spaces. The area has a long history including a colourful reputation as a chosen spot for duels and prize fighting in the distant past. Today it is used for less nefarious purposes, providing the ideal spot for clear skied picnics.
Separated from Primrose Hill by London Zoo, Regent’s Park is Central London’s largest grassy area, designated for a vast array of activities including Open Air Theatre productions and a great many restaurants and cafes. With extensive gardens and a boating lake, there’s a lot to see while enjoying bright weather.
Greenwich Park’s origins can be traces back to the Roman occupation. It was enclosed as one of London’s eight Royal Parks in 1433. The park offers impressive views of the River Thames, and even St. Pauls Cathedral is viewable while relaxing here. If the weather turns bad, then why not check out The National Maritime Museum or the Royal Observatory? Both are housed within the grounds.
The oldest public park in London, Victoria Park welcomes over 9 million visitors every year. Everything from sports to festivals and foodie events take place within this delightfully sprawling part of London. In 2015, it was selected as the nation’s favourite park. What’s not to love?
Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most popular public spaces. Richly populated with wildlife, it boasts a zoo, three swimming ponds and a Lido, as well as being widely accessible to Londoners due to its sheer size and scope. There are 55 historical monuments and archaeological sites of interest on Hampstead Heath, all contributing to its unique character and timeless appeal. Ideal for scenic walks in the sunshine.
Make the most of these quintessential British summertime experiences by booking your stay at The Montcalm Hotel London. We have a range of summer packages and, with a great central location, it’s easy to fill your days with sightseeing and sunbathing at each of these beautiful locations. The only question is, which spot will you try first?