23 July 2020

5 things to do in London right now

1. URBAN JUNGLE

Now that the weather's finally nice and warm, why not head out to explore some of Londons most beautiful hidden green spots and corners. You can either go and try your luck by yourself or look out for specific gardens like the Hampstead Hill Garden or Phoenix Garden (which might look familiar due to its appearance in a christmas movie that came out in 2019).

We truly can't decide on what's better: the thrill of hunting for those kinds of "secret" gardens or getting to relax there in the sun. 

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2. UP HIGH

What better way to enjoy a beautiful view of Londons skyline than on a sunny rooftop terrace with a nice drink in hand. Outdoor Bars are considered one of the best places to go to right now - so you should definitely book a table in advance before visiting any bar.

Some of our favourites are the cosy Bussey Rooftop Bar, that convices with a charming interior or Jin Bo Law with it's amazing view of the shard, Tower Bridge and more. 

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3. EXPLORE LONDON BY FOOT

As it is recommended at the moment to use the public transport only when you really have to, going on a big walk through the city is an amazing idea right now. And if you can combine it with some nice views - even better. The Thames Path as well as the Jubilee Greenway are two great options to get fresh air and see some of Londons most famous sights while you're at it. 

For more information and the route for the Thames Path click here.

And to find out more about the Jubilee Greenway click here.

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4. GET A TASTE OF CULTURE

Not only Londons pubs, restaurants, shops and parks are opening up again - but also many of the big and small art galleries and museums

Many of the exhibitions that were taking place prior to lockdown, are gettuing extended so everyone still has a chance to go and see them. As with most other things on this list, you have to book a ticket in advance as reservations are slowly getting the new standard. And that's not the only thing that is different now: expect time slots, one way systems through the galleries and wearing a face covering in the bulding to keep you and others safe and healthy.

The Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate and Blueprints in the Serpentine, as well as Masculinities at the Barbican are really great art exhibitions taking place right now that you don't want to miss. 

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5. GRAB A PINT TO GO ... OR STAY

If you'd love to enjoy a pint in one of Londons Pubs but don't really trust the masses of people there, you can always grab a pint "to go", sit down in one of your favourite parks and support your favourite pub from a distance.

For example if you're visiting beautiful Primrose Hill to watch the sunset, just stop by at the Prince of Wales Pub beforehand to grab a glass of freshly tapped beer - for a full list of pubs matched with popular parks click here to find your favourite one.

But in case that's not up your lane and you want to stay and enjoy your pint whilst sitting down at a table you should check out one of the Pop-up beergardens opening up in London this summer, like Truman brewerys giant beergarden

Our hotel Ruby Lucy has already re-opened it's doors - and oh how good it felt to welcome back our first guests!

We've implemented strict safety measures on-site to make sure you're staying happy and healthy during your stay with us and a new member rate with free cancellation to help you stay flexible. We can't wait to see you around. 

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