Now that summer is most definitely here, it’s a good time to think about what to do when the sun is shining on London. The capital is alive with possibilities any time of the year, but summer is a special time in London and there’s a whole raft of things to do indoors and out.
So, to make the most of the summer, read on for the top things to do on a sunny weekend in London.
Right at the top of the list when it comes to Finsbury Square restaurants, Aviary offers amazing food and drinks and features a rooftop restaurant and terrace bar. You can luxuriate in the sun with a glass of champagne or a selection from the extensive wine list, all the while enjoying stunning views of the London skyline.
Aviary offers amazing food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is a wonderful locale to pass the evening and watch the city slide into night time. Oh, and they also offer an extensive range of wonderful cocktails. What’s not to like?
Hackney City Farm
London is home to several city farms and Hackney City Farm is one of the best. It’s a great place to get away from the busier environs of London and is just over 20-minutes on foot from your Montcalm Luxury Hotel London.
Based on the site of an old brewery, the vibe is laid-back and actually quite chic. Chickens and cows live happily on the large site, and there’s also a pottery studio and separate, very tranquil garden to enjoy. If you work up an appetite, the on-site restaurant – Frizzante – is very well-regarded by locals and a great place to some farm fresh, Mediterranean eats.
It’s a relaxing, welcoming place and a great way to feel the sun on your shoulders as you potter about the farm and wonder if you really are still in London.
The Phoenix Garden
Nestled away in the city, The Phoenix Garden is a community run gem of a green space right in the city. You wouldn’t know the garden is right behind Charing Cross Road unless you were looking for it, and that’s what make it a great place to enjoy some sun.
Exploding with colourful flowers and all kinds of greenery, Phoenix Garden is just twenty minutes from your Montcalm Luxury Hotel London and worth the trip. If you’re feeling a little peckish once you’re there, check out the nearby Rosie and Joe’s Coffee stall for a bite to eat and some outrageously good coffee.
Phoenix Garden is a great example of community engagement and one of the more hidden gems of London parks.
Sometimes when it’s hot out you just need a good pub to call your base for the day. Finch’s is a combination of traditional pub drinks and modern décor and food.
Stacked up alongside other Finsbury Square restaurants, Finch’s offers very good food and an airy, relaxed atmosphere. If you’re enjoying the heat of a London summer, it’s the perfect place to grab a drink, some food and take five.