London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit in the summer. When the sun comes out and gleams on London’s classic buildings such as St Pauls Cathedral, it’s hard to think of a more inspiring city. With a hive of activities and sporting events, most notably the annual Wimbledon Grand Slam championship, London seems to come alive during the summer. Planning the perfect summer break means finding somewhere to stay in your budget, discovering affordable restaurants and bars and planning an array of activities to keep you busy during your break. Once you have found your perfect hotel, hostel or B&B, you can start planning the perfect activities for your summer break.
Whether you’re planning a summer break in London with the kids, alone or with your other half there’s plenty to do for everyone. No summer break to London would be complete without a visit to the infamous Wimbledon championship. There are many Wimbledon corporate events too, so you can combine your trip with a true VIP experience at the tennis championships, as tickets to this highly exclusive event are some of the most sought after sports events tickets you can buy. With tennis stars such as Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and more, plus champagne and strawberries and a lot of Pimms, this is one event that a perfect summer break in London shouldn’t miss.
The first thing to do in London should always be the London Eye. With its must-see views over the Thames and many of the landmarks in London is should always be a first port of call. There are also many other tourist attractions for a more traditional trip to the city such as the Tower of London and the London Dungeons to give you a step back in time to discover the history of London. There’s also the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum in Kensington which are always worth a visit no matter what age you are. Alongside this, a trip to the Queen’s Buckingham Palace and a stroll around picnic-perfect Hyde Park would make for the perfect London summer break. The Shard is also one of the best places to visit, whether it’s for a meal at one of the restaurants or just to look at the London cityscape at The View from the Shard.
If you’re planning on an alternative summer break, then exploring Brick Lane or heading to a silent disco in the Shard or early morning yoga in the sky should be top of your list for an alternative look at London. For those who love the theatre, or are just looking for something different to sightseeing, then a trip to the West End is a must. Offering family-friendly shows as well as shows that are more suitable for teenagers, such as War Horse, The Woman in Black and The Commitments, there is a little something for everyone.
Served by five airports with good links into central London and an abundance of tubes, buses and cabs, getting around the capital is really easy. In addition to this, the main tourist attractions in Central London are within a walk-able distance of each other, so if the weather is nice you might prefer a walk rather than jumping on the tube. London is notoriously expensive, like most big European cities, especially when it comes to accommodation and eating out. However you may be surprised to find how many free attractions there are. Most of the museums, art galleries, the Changing of the Guard and much more are all examples of some of the big attractions that are free. There are also some really good deals when it comes to accommodation, or alternative places to eat such as the famous out-door food markets like Borough Market, but it’s always best to go with a rather large budget so you can really get the most out of your perfect summer break in London.