Top Destinations for Summer Travel: London
Looking for summer travel ideas? London is a great destination for summer travel!
Summertime is one of the best times of the year to take a trip to London. The warmer weather is perfect for enjoying the Royal Parks (such as Hyde Park and Regent's Park) and beautiful green spaces managed by the City of London such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath. It's also ideal for heading to the ZSL London Zoo if you're on a family vacation or exploring one of the many London farmers' markets.
Once darkness falls you can still take advantage of the warmer summer weather by attending an outdoor movie screening at Somerset House, home to "London's most beautiful open-air cinema." And should you need to take shelter indoors, many of London's museums are free, including the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery and Tate Modern.
Summer also brings a number of fun events to the city. Sports fans can enjoy one of the world's top tennis competitions the Wimbledon Championships,which are taking place June 24th to July 7th this year. History buffs and royal family fans can experience the ceremony of Trooping the Colour, which is a pageantry-filled military parade. Taking place this year on June 15th, the parade has marked the British sovereign's official birthday since the 1700s. Art and culture lovers can get excited about the City of London Festival, an annual arts festival which offers more than 100 free outdoor events and over 50 ticketed performances. This year the festival takes place from June 23rd to July 26th.
Average high temperatures: 70°F (21.1°C ) in June and 74°F (23.3°C) in July and 73°F (22.8°C) in August
Nearest airport: Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport & London City Airport
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