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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

Only a few weeks left of the holidays, so make the most of them! Each week we’ve brought you five ideas for enjoying your summer in the city. (Check out our first, second, third, and fourth postings.) This week you can forage for fungi, bounce off the walls, or bling your kids’ bikes.


1. Pick your own

From strawberries to sweetcorn, food tastes better when you harvest it yourself at a pick-your-own farm, or learn to identify edible plants on a Forage London walk.


 2. Go canoeing with Sharks

Every Sunday you can join a canoeing session with the Sharks (‘London’s premier wild water racing club’) at Osterley House. The cost is £5, just turn up and have a go.


3. Jump around

London’s first trampoline park, Oxygen Freejumping, opened in July in west Acton, featuring classes in parkour and freerunning plus a large range of trampolines (including wall trampolines and a runway that ends with an airbag). Check out their range of activities and read our recent review.

 Sara & Coldframe

4. Get cooking

Bring the kids to Brentford for a family cooking session—from pizza to cheesy rolls to mini tarts—with Sara Ward (you may remember her from our article about her Hen’s Corner project).


5. Bling ya bike and read David Byrne’s books

Bring the kids and their wheels (bike, scooter, skateboard) to the Southbank Centre on Sunday, the 23rd of August, for the free Bling Ya Bike customisation session (under Hungerford Bridge). While you’re there, the Saison Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall is housing legendary musician David Byrne’s Library—amazingly, you can read and borrow the books, from the 18th of August until the 13th of September.

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