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6 places I need to visit this summer!

By UALHalls 16 Jun 2021

If you are in London this summer, you are in for a treat as there are lots of great exhibitions, pop-ups, and exciting things to do. With lockdown restrictions easing, and the sun finally out, its time to enjoy some of the best parts of London. So grab your sunglasses and let's go!

Here are some places in London you can visit this summer:

1. Summer by the River

Outside City Hall for the next few months, get ready for summer vibes and good views and food and drinks! Filled with pop-ups, outdoors cinemas, outdoor classes and live music, you can be sure to have a great time. 

Location: London Bridge City, SE1 2DB.

Dates: From now! Events will begin in July if restrictions lift as planned.

Check out this article for more information.



2. Barbican Conservatory 

Visit the beautiful botanic conservatory filled with around 1,500 species of plants and trees, some of which are rare and endangered in their native habitat. Admire the beautiful space of greenery with pools of koi fish and turtles as well as high glass ceilings. Admission is free but you must book your space.

Price: FREE! 

Book your space on their website.



3. Van Gogh Alive exhibition at Kensington Gardens

Feel like you are walking into a live painting within this exhibition and get wonderful pictures too. Experience a multi-sensory and immersive experience of the famous artist's work with this this stunning installation that has travelled through 65 cities worldwide! 

Dates: now - September

Book your ticket using this website.

Price: £19.00 for students.



4. Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser Exhibition at the V&A.

Perfect for all ages, the immersive exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum explores the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from the beginning of its journey till today. Have a look at a blend of fashion, costume, art, literature and film through interactive installations and feel like you're in a wonderland of your own!




Dates: now - 22 December

Book your ticket on their website.

Price: FREE for members, £15.00 for students.



5. Portobello Market

The world's largest antique market that is also filled with clothing stalls, food stalls and Bric-a-Brac stalls. From second had fashion to the iconic street food, join the buzz this summer for a nice day out!

Dates: Best day to visit is a Saturday

Price: FREE for entry and browsing.



6. Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park

In the heart of Holland park, you can visit the peaceful Japanese style gardens inspired by Kyoto. Featuring a bridge, small waterfalls with koi fish, and beautiful greenery, you are sure to find a peaceful atmosphere there. You may even see some free peacocks around!



Enjoy the sunshine this summer and make the most of it! Always remember to stay safe, and stick to the relevant Covid-19 guidelines. 

If you visit these areas or any other great summer spaces this year, pease take us with you!

We'd love to see your Summer adventures, tweet us your images at @UAL_Halls.

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