If you are heading over to London this weekend, you will be in for a treat. With the heat wave still in full swing, London is buzzing!
There is so much going on at this time of year, but also permanent features which you can enjoy all year round. So, if you are not heading to London right now, but are planning a trip in the future, then here’s a few things you can enjoy in this area. Our top picks include:
Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road flower market is open on Sundays from 8am-3pm in any weather. So, even if you pick to come to London on a duff weekend, you can still enjoy this market. Just remember to bring your umbrella! Columbia Road is in the East End of London, on the edge of Shoreditch and to the west and Brick Lane and Spitalfields nearby. You could combine this trip with other attractions in the area, too.
You can find so much to do here! You will find everything from plants to banana trees to spruce up your garden or any land you might own. There is also sixty independent shops including cupcake shops, vintage clothes stores, delis, garden and antique shops so there really is something for everyone. If you want a bite to eat, you will also find cafes and restaurants. There are plenty of pubs to stop in if it is a hot day and you need a nice cold beer to cool you down! The pubs are likely to be packed at the moment on weekend when the World Cup football is on, so if this isn’t your thing, perhaps stay clear of the pubs. If you embrace the football, then head on in and soak up the atmosphere!
Enjoy the rooftop view
There are many lovely spots in East London to enjoy a view over the city. Night or day, London is fantastic to look over so why not head to some key properties such as the Aviary at Montcalm Royal London House, to enjoy a beautiful view. Located on the 10th floor of the latest Montcalm Hotel in Finsbury Square, Aviary offers perfect views of the City’s skyline. The restaurant offers a modern brasserie menu for lunch, dinner, brunch and bar food throughout the day. You will also be able to sit and enjoy the view with a cocktail or two! You can have a meal here with friends, or book it up as a romantic spot with a partner on your anniversary. Maybe you want to treat a parent or sibling, the choice is yours and you don’t really need an excuse!
Marvel at London’s best street art
Street art can be found almost everywhere in London. Local and international artists have decorated the streets with creative displays of art, with the most famous being Banksy. Many of his pieces have been removed due to their value. However, you can also hunt for unique pieces of street art around North London, including in Camden or the graffiti filling Leake Street Tunnel near Waterloo! You can take yoru camera and snap some pictures of the most interesting pieces that you find. Some have a message, perhaps a political point, whereas others are just funny! Some are a bit of both.
Shop ’til you drop
There is so much shopping you can enjoy in East London! If you want designer luxury, head to Westfields. This is one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Everything about this place is fantastic – including parking, which is a breeze. The carpark is spacious and adapted with technology to point out in lights where the free spaces are. You will find the Village, which is full of designer shops, as well as a champagne bar. You can also find unique shops and high street properties all within this giant mall. You will probably spot a celebrity or two, as well!
There are also many flea markets, like Broadway market and Greenwich market. Old Spitalfields market is also popular for picking up a bargain. Look online for times and locations, to make the most of your visit! You are sure to pick up something peculiar and unique here.
Try some vaping at a classy vapour hut
Into your vaping? Many people are. Sometimes it is difficult to know where you can vape. If you want to vape somewhere in London, then why not try a vape shop in London. The bustling city offers a few, including Vape Hut UK, which offers a wide selection of different e-liquids to enjoy. You can find replacement pieces of equipment here too, so if you have lost or broken something on your travels, this will be the perfect place to pick up a new item at a good price. The staff are also pretty experienced in this field so if you do have any questions, you can ask them and they will be able to help you.
If you really want to do something different, then why not try your hand at a silent disco? If you want to experience a silent disco and one of the best views in London combined, then The View From the Shard is guaranteed to be a great experience! This silent disco experience is available every Saturday through the year!
Other options include the London Aquarium, where you can enjoy the music on your silent disco headphones while admiring the underwater creatures. You can find such amazing creatures here, including sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, and turtles!
Other silent discos take place all over London and you should look on the internet for relevant dates. This is a great laugh with friends and you don’t need to be a good dancer to enjoy it! Also a great idea for a hen or stag night if you are planning something special in the city!