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Have a day at the beach without leaving London

Posted at 8:00 am, July 22, 2013 in Food & Drink, Fun London, Outdoor London
Camden Beach © Stuart Leech

Sweltering in the office and dreaming of seascapes? Well that slice of sunny sand might be a little closer than you would think. Camden Beach is back at the Roundhouse with all its seashore glory – the 150 tonnes of sand on the venue’s sunny terrace has proven itself to be a mecca for city-stuck beach bums.

With windbreaks, parasols, ping pong, boules and badminton, and ice-cream and frozen yoghurt of course, Camden Beach is the perfect spot for sunshine fun. Indulge in the sea theme with mussels or fish ‘n’ chips from outdoor pop-up restaurant Fishy Business, or nosh on some BBQ from Bubba of Arkansas Café, Old Spitalfields Market. Though sex on the beach is not condoned, a Caribbean cocktail from Jimmy’s Margarita Shack is more than acceptable.

With a big screen showing summer sports, end-of-the-pier arcade amusements, and music on ‘Farah Fridays’, North London life is most certainly a beach. Book a beach hut and get some extra goodies, or just grab your bucket and spade and enjoy the heatwave while it lasts. Kitty Knowles

Camden Beach, Chalk Farm, is FREE and open from noon to 11pm daily from July 27 – August 24. Find more unmissable London events on the Time Out Hot List.

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