“These are our top 5 recommendations from the ‘London’s Sporting Summer’ guide, from popular tourist attractions to some hidden gems:
Somerset House – This beautiful building is a hub of culture, arts and entertainment all year round. It is currently the base for Casa Brazil, which means it will be awash with live music during ‘Rio Hour’ which runs until 11th August. Somerset House is also the venue for the ‘Rolling Stones: 50’ exhibition, as well as outdoor film screenings of classics such as Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’.
Kensington Gardens: A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without spending some time in the Royal Parks. Kensington Gardens was where J.M Barrie found his inspiration for Peter Pan, and on 10th August you can take part in an interactive walk to discover how the author came up with such a magical story in this idyllic setting.
The Southbank Centre – Located next to Waterloo Bridge, the Southbank Centre is a hub for arts and culture. One of the current draws is beat-box extraordinaire Shlomo, who is performing at 3pm daily, 7th to 10th August.
Meat Liquor – This pop-up restaurant, just behind Selfridges on Oxford Street, boasts a mouth-watering burger menu in a dramatic butchers-inspired setting. Check the website for late openings on Friday nights with DJs performing until 2am.
Lomography Gallery Store – Great if you’re looking for a traditional way to document your stay in London. The Lomography Gallery Store is the home of the London Lomography community, where you can buy cameras, peruse the images on display, and talk all things analogue.”