We all know how beautiful Wimbledon is and how much you all love it here - rightfully so! But there's also an abundance of wonderful, exciting and inspiring places just outside of Wimbledon that we hope you find the time to explore! So, whether you're here with us for 2 weeks or 44 weeks, your time will fly, so make the most of what London has for you. And below, we've compiled our TOP 10 things to do and see outside of Wimbledon.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
London is known for its wonderful West End productions, but for a unique theatrical experience we recommend heading over to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. This London landmark is a cultural hub situated in the beautiful grounds of Regent’s Park.
Relax in the park with a picnic, hire a boat to take out on the lake, and then take your seat to watch an award-winning theatre production. For further information, click here.
Harrods is recognized around the world as a leader in luxury retail, with millions of people travelling to visit it each year. If you visit the store, you’ll understand why Harrods’ motto is “Anything is Possible”. With 330 departments across seven floors, you are certain to find the perfect souvenir for your time in London. Alternatively, just go to marvel at the sheer size and beauty of the building, which is a testament to British architecture.
Whether you’re looking to buy a souvenir, relax at a spa or treat yourself at a restaurant – there truly is something for everyone at Harrods. For further information, click here.
Covent Garden Street performers
Covent Garden is the home of London’s brilliant street performers. As entertaining as any West End show, the street performers of Covent Garden are a must-see for anyone visiting London. Clowns, acrobats, singers and magicians can all be found here - Covent Garden never misses the opportunity to put on a performance.
After all, only in Covent Garden can you find a man balancing on a ladder while juggling knives and reciting Shakespeare. For further information, click here.
Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall
Celebrating Oriental cultures through shared dining experiences, Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall offers a wide variety of cuisines including Thai, Malaysian, Korean and Japanese. Grab something to eat, shop in the retail section and then relax with a Chinese massage – the perfect way to spend a day.
Whether you’re homesick and looking for comfort or you’d just like to try something new, Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall is one of our top picks for this summer! For more info, click here.
For those wanting some respite from the city, Richmond Park is the perfect place. Climb up to King Henry’s Mound for a beautiful view of St Paul’s Cathedral, or wander through the park and try to spot some deer. When you’ve tired yourself out, Pembroke Lodge will be waiting with some tea and cake.
Explore the exotic Isabella Plantation – you’ll forget that you’re in a city! For more information, click here.
Late at Tate Britain
Tate Britain gallery has been the home of British art for the past 500 years. Although most people visit during the day, the real fun begins after hours. Late at Tate Britain provides a great atmosphere with live music and contemporary visuals. Go with your friends, have a drink and a bite to eat, and get involved in some immersive art!
Late at Tate Britain offers a truly different way of viewing art. For further information, click here.
Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to music venues, so picking one was quite the task! We chose Union Chapel because of its varied programme, stunning building and homemade food. Pop by on Saturdays for some Daylight Music, or go on a Guided Tour to soak up the history!
From film-screenings to live concerts, this award-winning venue definitely deserves a visit. For more information, click here.
Borough Market is the city’s oldest and busiest food market, having served the people of London for over 1000 years. It is home to many of the UK’s leading food producers so whatever you’re craving, we’re sure you’ll be able to find it. If you need help choosing, the stall traders are always happy to chat!
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a traditional British market, while trying food and drink from around the world – Borough Market is a haven for food lovers! Click the following link for more information, click here.
Big Screen on the Beach – Camden Roundhouse
Summer is the time for relaxing on the beach with your friends. Luckily, you can do that here in London!
Settle in on a deckchair and feel the sand between your toes. With beach-side bars offering food and drink, and a big screen showcasing cult-classics, new releases and family favourites, Camden Roundhouse is the perfect place to relax this summer. Head over to Camden Roundhouse for a unique viewing experience! For more details, click here.
Each summer the very best comedians, circus acts and cabaret performers set up shop on the Southbank. It just so happens that they can be found inside a giant, upside-down, inflatable, purple cow. Don’t be overwhelmed – the Underbelly Festival has become a staple of London summertime. Whether you’d like to catch a show or just have a drink in the bar, the Underbelly Festival is the ideal place for a unique night of fun.
A stroll along the Southbank is the perfect way to spend a summer evening, especially if you happen to stumble upon the Underbelly Festival! For more information, click here.
Enjoy! And if you have any other places you'd like to recommend, please do share with us.
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