SUMMER IN LONDON
Something a little different for 2020
As London gradually opens its doors to the world here are a few ideas to explore and enjoy during your stay.
London’s Hidden Gardens & Green Spaces
As lockdown starts to lift, getting out and about and indulging in a big dose of nature is doing us all good. Here are some greener parts of the capital, did you know almost 50% of Greater London is green space.
“From nature reserves to community plots, we’ve uncovered some of the city’s best-kept secret gardens and, unlike the major green spaces and Royal Park heavyweights, you’ll find our picks tucked in the shadow of an office building or growing quietly behind a bustling street. No deckchairs, no Santander cycles, and hardly any pigeons at all. These little green squares offer a bit of flowery respite whether you’re looking to escape with a book, go for a wander or find a hideaway.” Read more.
Take the whole family to the Southbank Centre for a host of events, many of which are free and in the open air.
The Garden Museum
Celebrate the best of Britain’s gardens at this museum on the banks of the river Thames. The Garden Museum tells the history of gardening, from early garden planning to the latest in garden gnomes. Displays include items from 16th-century naturalist John Tradescant’s collections, new garden-inspired art from contemporary and historical artists, as well as stories behind famous gardens. Currently featuring Derek Jarman’s garden until 20 September 2020.2.4miles from the hotel, 25 minutes on puclic transport or 40 minutes walk across to Lambeth. Please book your ticket online before your visit.
Cutty Sark & Royal Observatory
Look out for Summer family fun at more of London’s top 10 top attractions, one of which is The Shard, just a 12 minute walk from the hotel, head up to The View from The Shard – re-opening 1st August 2020. Please check that all attractions are open before your visit.
Or choose from a selection of family-friendly museums, as many put on special activities for children at this time. For more things to do with the kids during summer in London, take a look at the guide to 101 family-friendly activities. Many are in London’s world-class parks and gardens. Please check museums are open before your visit.
Theatreland, Classics, Ballet or Dancing!
Sadly due to the current circumstances theatres in London are closed. The situation changes regularly keep an eye on the news to see if there are any developments. We hear that open-air productions are possible as are drive-in cinemas. Visit London Theatre Direct.
Please ask the b2 Crew at reception for help in planning your adventures.
Within less than 15 minutes walking distance from London Bridge Underground station, take the stress out of travel with the children and check-in early to make the most of your break. Shotgun your beds and unpack your bags in our flexible family rooms before heading out for the day. With parks, galleries and the Tower Bridge Exhibition at London Bridge on our doorstep you don’t need to go far for a fun-filled London family day out!
On the square there is a small cinema, Kino showing the latest movies and independent releases (check films and showing times online), daily street food stalls, Friday Antiques market and Supermarket for daily conveniences.
With easy access routes across London from London Bridge and Borough Market underground stations, both within 15 minute walks from the hotel – Bermondsey Square Hotel is an ideal base for families travelling to London with Children or for couples looking for a mini break this summer.