With the limited number of sunny days in London, it is essential to plan your summer 2021 break and make the most of it. The easing of the coronavirus restrictions allows for most attractions, shops, hospitality and entertainment to be reopened which would make our summer a whole lot better!
Remember to have fun but still take the necessary precautions against coronavirus by wearing your mask in public spaces, washing your hands regularly and sanitizing surfaces you touch.
Here’s a compilation of a few fun ideas to help you plan:
1. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
If you have not already, you need to tick this activity off your bucket list. Explore the magical sets of the Harry Potter film series and get to see the Hogwarts Great Hall and the famous Forbidden Forest. Board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ and wander around Diagon Alley. The entire studio tour is extremely enchanting.
2. London Wonderground
The upside-down cow is moving this year and can be found at Earl’s Court 2. This event running from mid-July till the last weekend in September is not to be missed as it will be packed with tons of fun. The festival is going to be outdoors and there will be vintage fairground rides, a city beach, live shows, circus stuff and so much more!
3. Hop-on hop-off Bus Tour
Explore London with your friends by choosing one of the hop-on hop-off Bus Tours and enjoy a day full of adventure. There are over 60 stops to choose from, including Shakespeare’s Globe and Westminster Abbey. The best part would most likely be the stunning city views from an iconic double-decker bus.
4. Buckingham Palace and Garden Tour
Book a visit to the beautiful gardens of Buckingham Palace which have been opened to the public to explore freely for the first time. Along with this tour, book a tour of Buckingham Palace and get to view the State Rooms and some of the royal palace. The garden is home to more than 1000 trees, 30 bird species and 325 wild plant species, making it London’s biggest private garden. You may bring your own picnic or purchase refreshments there. Definitely worth the visit!
5. ZSL London Zoo
The stories that come from this zoo are heart-warming and deserve to be heard. This zoo continuously strives to make a difference in the animals it looks after and the wildlife of the world while educating the communities in an interactive way. Discover many fascinating facts about the more than 750 species of animals that the zoo holds and prepare to be amazed by your experience.
6. Outdoor Cinema
London has many great outdoor cinema options to cozy up to during a fan favorite film on a summer’s evening. These venues include Openaire Float-In cinema by Haagen-Dazs, which is the coolest cinema experience in London, Adventure Cinema which alternates their venue by visiting local parks to bring you an entire festival vibe. Summer Showtime of the Coaling Jetty offers you a cinema experience while surrounding you with the most magnificent views of the river and Battersea Power Station. Bar Elba and Rooftop Film Club are the best rooftop cinema venues during the warmer months or hop in your car for a drive-in cinema experience at The Drive In.
London is filled with plenty of options to add to your to-do list this summer but planning out and booking your activities and days in advance is the most effective way of making the most of your 2021 summer vacation!