How To Enjoy Summer In London In 2014

The World Cup in Brazil is going to be the sporting event of 2014 and despite it being played out in South America; it can still be enjoyed from many great bars and venues across London this year.

All of England’s games will be shown across almost ever pub and bar in the city, however, it might be worth trying somewhere different for some of the other fixtures at the tournament. For example, when Betfair favourites Brazil play, look out for some of the Brazilian restaurants in London which will have their game big screens and specials menus to accompany the game. This will give you a real flavour of what it will be like to be in the country during the competition.

Hyde Park, London (used under Creative Commons)
Hyde Park, London (used under Creative Commons)

Hyde Park is always a great summer venue in London, whether you are looking to soak up some of the sun, or fancy a walk around the lake at the Royal Park on a glorious afternoon.

A range of different sports can be played at Hyde Park including open swimming. The venue was used during the 2012 Olympic Games for a number of events. Tennis is usually popular also in the summer. The courts get busy during Wimbledon where Andy Murray is the third favourite with Betfair this year to win the Grand Slam.

If you are thinking of heading to Hyde Park this summer, look out for some of the famous landmarks on the grounds including Speakers’ Corner and the Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

Another popular summer venue in the capital is London Zoo. This is a great family day out at an affordable price.

Not only are the gates open seven days a week but they also offer some evening visiting times which proved popular last summer. These are only available for adults so if you are planning a trip with the children, you will need to do so during regular the regular hours.

It is worth checking what special activities are on each day too as there may be something on the list which is of interest to you.

Shopping lovers will enjoy a trip down to Camden Locks this summer. The markets these are renowned for having just about everything.

Camden, London by Iulianu (Creative Commons)
Camden, London by Iulianu (Creative Commons)

There is street food available so you can shop and dine at your own leisure in Camden, while enjoying the ambiance of the Locks. Open times can be found on their website so check these out before you make your visit.