If you’ve not booked a holiday this summer but still crave some beach in your life then keep on reading. This year London’s cutting no corners in bringing us only the best tropical scenes. Think sundowners, palm trees and deckchairs on fine sand beaches; we guarantee the holiday atmosphere but just can’t promise the weather.
The Beach at Brent Cross
Everything a beach should have but in the heart of London. Sand, water (a paddling pool of industrial proportions), rides, tempting cocktails and seaside style food. Open for business in the summer months Brent Cross Beach is a slice of the Caribbean on your doorstep. Featuring more than 25 rides, both big and small, water games and refreshments galore, it ensures everyone is kept entertained. BYO rubber-ring, bucket and spade to get the authentic beach feel.
Big Screen on the Beach – Chalk Farm
Combining a beach setting with a cult film and you have yourself a dream setup. Big Screen on the Beach has come up trumps in providing urban beach scape in which to relax into a movie. With sand between your toes, reclining deckchairs and a range of films throughout the summer this is one to add to the evening must do list. The beachside bars and open air vibe makes it hard to believe you’re not at the seaside; if you want that added touch of luxury pre book a beach bed to watch in maximum comfort – beers, popcorn and ice-cream basically on tap.
Pack your bags, gather your friends and jet off to Hampstead’s JW3 Urban Coast. Sundowners on the sand, themed music and events, and a fantastic food selection provides the snippet of holiday that you just hadn’t got round to booking. Worth knowing that Thursday evening is 2-4-1 cocktail night; here’s to long evenings on the beach… in London.
The Beach Bar – The Montague Hotel, Bloomsbury
It’s back again and we are just as excited as before. Palm trees and thatched roof beach hut house a pop up beach bar on the sand – what’s not to like. Get into the summer spirit with a tempting BBQ of all your favourite meats, fish and veg followed by the good old fashions ice-cream cone. Now just pray for sunshine.
This is one for the foodies – exotic cocktails and flavoursome street food amongst a colourful paradise gives you the ultimate beach scene in the city centre. Save on airfares and experience some Cuban culture on Brixton’s beach.