Summer in London by Craven House

Lucy Schiel June 30, 2016

Well, they’re saying that this could be the hottest Summer since 1976! Hmm, I’m yet to believe it but you should start planning anyway! There is plenty to see and do in the wonderful city that we live in. Craven House luxury apartments, in both Hampton Court and Claygate are only a 20 mins train journey to Central London, so located perfectly!

The parks are alive, bars have opened their terraces, musicians have taken to the streets and the theatre has moved outdoors!  Here’s just a few of my favourite things to do and places to visit:
The Luna Cinema – Hampton Court Palace
The famous open air cinema comes to Hampton Court Palace into the ultimate setting for two nights of classic films under the stars. Bring a picnic or enjoy the fantastic hot food and full bar on site. Capacities are strictly limited and all tickets must be booked in advance.
Luna cinema
Kensington Roof Gardens
This place is simply amazing. Open since 1938 and now owned by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, the Roof Gardens are located 100ft above London and enjoy the most stunning skyline view of London in the three gardens spanning across 1.5 acres.  The gardens are open to the public free of charge, but are also available for booking your special party: from dinners to discos, barmitzvahs to weddings, business meetings to training days or simply a BBQs on a summer evening.
Kensington Roof Gardens
Richmond Park
This is the largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. It is home to the beautiful Isabella PlantationPembroke Lodge and herds of Red and Fallow deer
Greenwich Park
Perfect for a picnic! This is London’s oldest Royal Park and it is fairly sizeable (183 acres, in fact). There’s plenty to see and do within the grounds – from a visit to the Greenwich Planetarium to walking through the University grounds – but the best picnic spot is probably on the hill, which offers marvellous views of the Thames and central London.
Greenwich Park
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
From 25th July – 27th September, whilst the Royal Family take their annual summer holiday, the general public have the special opportunity to take a tour of the palace and grounds. This is an experience not to be missed!
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Regent’s Park is perhaps London’s best-known outdoor theatre spot, and their summer programme is usually first-rate. The grand setting – it’s a tree-lined amphitheatre – means every show has a sense of occasion before a line is spoken. This summer is set to be a good one.
Regent Park Open Air Theatre
So, leave your coat in the cupboard and start planning your days around the long, light evenings: it’s time to enjoy London at its brightest and best!
And, if you are looking for a perfectly located, luxury, high quality serviced apartment for your and/or your family during your visit to London, then please give me a call on +44 (0) 7747 073269 to discuss your requirements. We still have some availability for the Summer at both Craven House in Hampton Court and Claygate.
Best wishes
Lucy sig