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Best Things To Do in a London Heatwave

Best Things To Do in a London Heatwave

The Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

You wouldn’t think that London regularly bakes in extreme sunshine.

And you’d be right.

However, very occasionally it does just that. Like right now.

Yes, it’s taken us by surprise. And yes, we reacted to that surprise by complaining that it was too hot. But right after we’d finished complaining, the first thing we did was eat an ice-cream. And the second thing we did was pull together an exhaustive list of fourteen – yes FOURTEEN – things you can do in London when sweating like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs…

Behold our humble suggestions for the very best things to do in a London heatwave – 

1. Cool down at Molly Bakes. Because Molly freezes, too.

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

2. Top up your t-shirt tan at the fountain-filled Granary Square, then get lunch at KERB under the covered market…

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

3. Cool off with a cocktail at one of the best rooftop bars in London

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

4. Grab a bite from the rooftop garden at quirky Spitalfields pub, The Culpepper

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

5. Find your zen by a peacock-inhabited waterfall at Kyoto Garden in Holland Park

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

6. Trade in suncream for ice cream at Chin Chin Labs, London’s pioneers of liquid nitrogen ice cream:

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

7. Practice your strokes at the beautifully retro London Field Lido

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

8. Hipster watch from a rooftop seat at Boundary in Shoreditch

Boundary - Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

9. Strip off at Hampstead Heath and brave the swimming ponds

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

10. Have an ice cream sandwich (or three) at Blu Top

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

11. Enjoy ice cold beers with a view at Hackney rooftop Netil 360

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

12. Feast on BBQ and ice cream at festoon-lit tropical beach paradise, The Beach Bar

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave

13. Watch the sun set while you sip negronis on the top of a multi-storey carpark at Franks Cafe

Best Things To Do In A London Heatwave


Particularly enjoyed no. 1, 6 and 10? Then you’ll prooobably enjoy our Central London ice cream crawl, too


Best Things To Do in a London Heatwave


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