Summer in London – feeling hot hot hot…
Ah, summer in London! So you’ve got a free afternoon, the sun is shining – what to do, what to do…… Parks, lidos, BBQs and ice cream? Yes please! Here’s my top tips for a sunny afternoon in SW London. Call back for other London areas!
Start with a splash about at Brixton Beach AKA Brockwell Lido, then lounge poolside with coffee or brunch at the lovely art deco Lido Cafe. If you can muster the energy take a stroll around the gorgeous Brockwell Park or just loll on the grass soaking up the rays. And then either pop across to the beer garden at the Florence in Herne Hill for great food and beer selection (microbrewery in house) or head down Water Lane to Mango Landin for a delicious BBQ and cocktails in their quirky little garden (BBQ weekends only). Or if you fancy a short stroll along Railton Road into Brixton you can pick up amazing gelato from Lab G in Brixton Village – it’s honestly the best I’ve ever had! While you’re there take a look around Brixton Village, loads of great cafes and restaurants, pop-up shops, vintage fashion and more. Every time I go there’s somewhere new- and I go A LOT! If you’re not ready to head home wander down Coldharbour Lane to the Ritzy cinema bar on Windrush Place for al fresco drinks and watch the, er, traffic go by. Brixton’s answer to an Italian Piazza, love it.
North, East, West, Central London hot hot hot spots coming next….
Want ideas for a complete day out in London? How about these London walks? The guides and walking tours combine some of London’s hidden gems and great places to eat and drink with more popular London sights to create complete days out – from brunch to dinner. Enjoy!