Today marks the first hot day that London has had in a long time and this clearly deserves for a summer themed post. I can’t believe we are already halfway through summer ( why are these the months that always go by the fastest?), and I still haven’t done many of my favorite summer activities. But.. I am not losing hope! the weather looks finally promising, I have a month left of my vacations and I am ready to tick off boxes from my bucket list and make some memories. Below is a list of my Top 5 things to do in the summer, let me know what are yours!
Nothing describes summer better than a garden BBQ on a sunny day. Even though I personally don’t own a grill, I love planning them with my friends as they always turn out to be so much fun. I think that the secret to a perfect barbeque is choosing the right company and of course the best beer to go with the food! Badger Ale, a brewery in Dorset running since 1777, recently held a competition across the U.K where a lucky winner won the Ultimate BBQ Shed which included two beer fridges, a BBQ tool rack, and of course a state of the art BBQ. Designed to showcase Badger’s commitment to making ‘beer time’ better, the Ultimate BBQ Shed is celebrating the British love affair with the garden shed through a state of the art mechanism which transforms the Shed into a space for the ideal BBQ experience. Check out the video below to find out more!
If you have been following my blog or Instagram for a while then you should know by now that I love Travelling ( no matter the month to be honest!). Summer can be a tricky season to go on a holiday but as long as you choose appropriate destinations and book ahead to avoid disappointment, then your vacations are guaranteed to be much more relaxed! Trust me, you don’t want to make the mistake of sightseeing Rome/Paris in 40C so always make sure that you choose a beachside city. This leads to another one of my favorite things to do in summer which is swimming. There is something about the beach and the sand that is so relaxing and recharging, ideal for your sanity ha! Bringing a book with you at the beach is also highly advisable.
So far, I have only traveled around the U.K where I visited Birmingham and Manchester at the beginning of this summer, if you would like for me to do a guide on the cities let me know!
3. Outdoor Cinemas
One word – summer breeze… and fresh popcorns ( ok.. maybe two words). Watching movies outdoors is something that I have enjoyed since I was a kid and I still try to keep up with the tradition as much as I can. It’s a great summer night alternative to clubbing, especially if you are a person who doesn’t like being pushed by people at all like me. Almost every city has outdoor cinemas so make sure you check online to find what is your nearest one. London’s most famous pop-up cinemas are Luna and Nomad where they screen both new and old releases in different venues across the city. If you dare enough, you can even watch a scary movie in a cemetery ( how crazy is that!?)
4. Bike Rides
Last but definitely not least is taking bike rides in the evening. Another hobby that I have grown up and I still enjoy taking every summer. It is not only a great way to keep fit but also the best way to look into undiscovered areas around your neighborhood. If you don’t own a bike, London has hundreds of locations where you can rent a bike easily for as little as £2. All you need to do is find a docking station and your bank card with you, simple as that!
Count me in for travel and bike rides! Really, it would be nice riding a bike with no particular destination in mind. It would be like seizing the day in the cheapest but most productive way.