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Enjoying the Sun in London

Daniela and her friends have lined up many things to keep themselves busy through the summer. Here are a few things you can get up to near London.

There are a variety of places to enjoy the sun in London (and some outside of London) that I have experienced during my time here.

My favourite places to bring a blanket, a bottle of wine, to set up a picnic, and start a good read would be Kew Gardens, Hyde Park, Primrose Hill (Regents Park), and Clapham Common. Kew Gardens may not be free, but it’s well worth the visit and a perfect place to relax and enjoy those sunny summer days all the while taking in the beautiful themed gardens set up around the park. Hyde Park and Primrose Hill/Regents Park are parks that offer perfect views and are big enough to provide a non-crowded spot to roll out a blanket and relax and catch up with friends.

Another favourite pastime that my friends and I like to do on sunny days is to walk down the paths alongside the river next to Hampton Court, Hampton Wick, Kingston, or spend an afternoon at the pubs alongside the river in Twickenham for a cold drink.

The large park in Clapham Common usually hosts a lot of local teams playing games of all different kinds of sports and it has a few outdoor festivals here and there on some weekends. All in all, the park of Clapham common is a perfect combination of relaxing, watching “men play sports”, and visiting any outdoor festivals and the patios of local pubs.

One of the bonuses of living in London is that you can take advantage of the cheap rates on the bus or train and make your way down to the coastal cities like Brighton. Brighton has a rather massive beach front with loads of activities to do when you get tired of the sun, such as their well-known pier, amusement park, and arcade of games. You will definitely enjoy yourself while having a beach day with friends at Brighton.

The university town of Cambridge and Shakespeare’s Stratford on Avon also provide pleasant parks to stroll along and take a break in while enjoying the sun.

Heading out? Send us a pic via facebook of what you are getting up to. 

Daniela is Canadian primary teacher who made the move to the UK and teaches with our South London branches. Daniela has made the deliberate choice to continue with supply teaching. Find out why in her latest blog. 


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