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20 ways to make the most of a summer’s weekend in London

Posted at 5:00 pm, July 5, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London

What to do this weekend?

Well first, get a load of this weather forecast:

BBC Weather Forecast

Oh. Em. Gee.

Get thee to the roof! How about Frank’s Cafe in Peckham?


Or Radio Rooftop Bar in Aldwych?


Or Dalston Roof Park in, er, Dalston?


See our guide to the best rooftop bars.

Or there’s pub gardens like the Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton…


The Magic Garden Pub, Battersea:


Or The Albion, Islington.


There are lots more in our list of beer gardens.

You could dine at one of or London’s outdoor restaurants:

Clerkenwell Kitchen

Don’t forget Feast, the Brick Lane al fresco food festival happening this weekend:

Feast festival © Sima Kotecha

Feast festival © Sima Kotecha

Or just drop in at a park cafe:

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Talking of parks! There’s all the major ones, of course:

Hyde Park

Lovely local ones:

Springfield Park

And maybe you’ll even find a secret garden:

Geffrye Museum

Take a walk through the city…

Walks in London

We’ve chosen ten routes to enjoy.

Mosy around a market on the way:


Or maybe just go for a morning run in the dawn light…

Sunrise over the City.

You could take a Boris Bike for a ride…

Boris Bike at Tower Bridge

Although you’ll want to avoid a Boris Bus

Boris Buses are so hot right now.

But if you end up on one, you might fancy a dip afterwards:

Brockwell Lido

Or just soak up the sun while others splash around…

Serpentine Lido

You could see Pride and Prejudice at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Regents Park Open Air Theatre

Or take in a show at the Globe.

Globe Theatre

Star in your own optical illusion at the Dalston House:

Dalston House art project

Or enjoy live bands and DJs at Carnaby Sound:

Carnaby Street

You could even go on a boat party:

Boat Party

Then watch the sun go down:


Then put your feet up, and consult our weekend guide for more ideas on what to do tomorrow.

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