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5 things to do this summer in London

5 things to do this summer in London


5 things to do this summer in London

There’s loads to do in London, so being home for the holidays can be fabulous. Each week we’re bringing you five ideas for getting the most out of your summer in the city. (Check out our first and second postings if you missed them.) This week you can see some action between the sheets, get back in the saddle, or go au naturel.


 1. Make life a cabaret

See a family-friendly show or get a sitter for something adults-only at London Wonderground.


 2. Go to market, to market

Spend the day mooching and munching around your local farmers’ market. Read our reviews of Hammersmith’s Black Lion Farmers’ Market, the Chiswick Farmers’ and Fine Foods Market, or check out our guide to markets around west London (note, the Parsons Green market is closed until the 6th of September).


3. Giddy-up

Just because you’re in the city doesn’t mean you can’t go horse riding. Or send your kid to a pony day at Ealing Riding School, where they can learn everything from grooming to mucking out.

 4. See a show

Head to the Lyric Hammersmith to catch Bugsy Malone before it ends on the 5th of September, or do the hand jive at the Grease singalong at Watermans. Plus kids go free to various theatres during the confusingly named Kids Week—which lasts for the entire month of August—to a wide range of shows including Matilda, Wicked, The Lion King and American Idiot.


 5. Get back to nature

With a plethora of activities all summer long, the Royal Parks Foundation’s Isis Centre in Hyde Park will have you and your children hunting for bats, beetles, and butterflies. At the Holland Park Ecology Centre, which has sessions throughout the summer, kids can create woodland art or make a gnome home. Or just find your own oasis at one of west London’s nature reserves.


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