Summer in The City – London’s Best Beaches

Summer is here in London and it seems to be here to stay. If you’ve not already booked a holiday away or are patiently waiting for your summer break but don’t fancy spending the warm weekend indoors then why don’t you try out what London has to offer us on glorious summer days?

camden beach
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Camden Beach

In Chalk Farm’s Roundhouse, pop up to the roof and take advantage of the free entry! In what is essentially an oversized sandbox, Roundhouse’s rooftop beach holds 150 tonnes of sand, deckchairs, a ping pong table, a bar and barbeque style food. Arrive early to avoid queues since it can become incredibly busy.

Brixton Beach

Brixton Beach Boulevard is an exciting pop up, having arrived on Popes Road, Brixton, in the last week of May, it is only open until the end of August. You have just under two months to experience the unmistakable Miami atmosphere. With soft sand, live DJ’s, tasty street food, a cocktail bar and evening entertainment, Brixton Beach Boulevard is set to be so popular that we hope there is a comeback! Ticket prices vary depending on the day and time but tickets are relatively cheap with midday slots as low as £2.

Corona Sunsets Festival
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Corona Sunsets Festival

If you’re willing to forgo cheap entry to a beach then be sure to check out Greenwich Peninsula for the Corona Sunsets Festival. With sand, benches and a little bit of cover for those sensitive to the sun, this is the beach to be for entertainment since a stage with live music from popular artists such as Robert Schulz is on offer, you’ll be sure to feel holiday happy all day!


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