Top three things to do in London in summer

When you’re staying in London during the summer, it can seem like there is nothing to do, but these suggestions offer three great ideas to jump start the summer fun.

Wimbledon
Location – Wimbledon, London
55 minute tube ride from St Johns Wood tube stop
Website- http://www.wimbledon.com/

Wimbledon is a professional tennis tournament and is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It was founded in 1877 and is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.  The tournament starts July 2nd and ends July 15th.  Getting tickets to the event can be very hard because they sell out very quickly. The most normal way to get the tickets is online. Right now they are sold out but no need to worry; it is easy to line up outside the event and get tickets that way. It is a first come first serve basis therefore it is best if you get there as early as possible. Tickets seating range from court 3-18. Certain tickets allow the holder to go on multiple courts to watch multiple games. Prices vary depending the ticket. Wimbledon’s amazing atmosphere is thanks to the rich history that the audience is excited to be part of the tournaments history. Great tennis and an amazing atmosphere is why it is number one on this list.

Chinatown
Location- Leicester Square
23 minute tube ride from St Johns Wood tube stop
Website- http://chinatown.co.uk/en/

Chinatown is a fun China-themed area which serves authentic Chinese food and has grocery stores where you can buy Asian cooking products. The restaurants are all very authentic and offer multitudes of different foods including pastries, desserts, and hot pot meals. Chinatown is very easy to get to as it is located near the Leicester Square tube stop. Chinatown has a great atmosphere and it is interesting to explore a different environment than you’re used to. If you do decide to go to Chinatown I recommend going to the Golden Dragon or Dumplings’ Legend and if you are in the mood for a dessert after that I would check out the Chinatown Bakery for some pastries and cakes. While you may not be able to spend the whole day in Chinatown it does give you a fun way to spend a few hours. This is why Chinatown is number two on  my list

Boating in Regent’s Park
Location – Regent’s Park, London
15 minute walk from St Johns Wood tube stop
Website- https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park

London weather in the summer can be very hot, so why not spend the day on the water? In Regent’s Park on the lake, boats that require oars  and pedalos are available to rent for the price of £7.50 for a child per hour and £10.50 for an adult per hour. Pedalos are boats that you pedal with your feet. The wildlife and great scenery make the boating much more enjoyable. Booking can be done online but it can also be done at the event. Although the experience is very fun it can be tiring after a while making boating in Regent’s Park fall to number three on the list.

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