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Summer in the city

By 30th June 2022Articles, Lifestyle, News

We’re fast approaching that time of year, the time for spring layers to take a break while we welcome flowers in full bloom, festivals and the smell of sun cream.

As we eagerly await the summer horizon, why not familiarize yourself with all the UK has to offer?


Under starlight, take a trip into the wild, all without leaving the heart of London! For all the fur, feather and scale-lovers looking to escape the crowds, London Zoo is keeping its doors open late for adults only this July. With over 15 thousand animals to meet, embark on a self-guided adventure with the bonus opportunity to visit the botanical bar nestled within the secret enchanted garden.

Get a taste for lavish living and step into Her Majesty the Queen’s iconic place of residence at Buckingham Palace’s summer opening, beginning 22nd July. During the visit, guests can weave their way through 19 magnificent state rooms and the royal gardens where the Queen’s annual garden parties are traditionally held.

For the quintessential London evening out, dress to impress and head to the London Coliseum where the critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theatre production of My Fair Lady is set to run until 27th August 2022.

Stay nearby at The Goring


If you’re heading further north, cast an eye over this year’s talent at the 75th anniversary of Britain’s leading Arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe. This spectacular event shines a light on the many carefully honed art forms from around the country, allowing its visitors to indulge in the culture of creativity, comedy and an extravaganza of acrobatic feats.

We all know a hot summer’s day requires a cool summer treat. Satisfy that sweet tooth and savour the taste of the gelato and chocolate made fresh on site every morning at Edinburgh based Mary’s Milk Bar.

Stay nearby at Dunstane Houses


‘Ay up’ Yorkshire! Originating as a military holiday, Yorkshire Day taking place on 1st August, is a day to celebrate and commemorate the UK’s largest county. Mark the special occasion by reminiscing on the historic moments of Yorkshire’s past with an annual gathering of Mayors and other dignitaries dressed in full regalia.

Stay nearby at Middlethorpe Hall


Buried in a breath-taking little pocket of Scotland, is one of its most beautiful sights, Loch Ness, just half an hour south of Inverness and certainly not one to miss.

Looking for something for the whole family? Grab the kids and head out on a boat trip for the day. But be sure to keep your eyes peeled…! Scotland’s fabled Loch Ness monster has been famously sighted in the vast expanse of this very loch.

Located nearby is another of Scotland’s renowned landmarks, Urquhart Castle. Pop in for a quiet, romantic stroll or pack a bottle of bubbly and a picnic for the whole family.

Stay nearby at Ness Walk


Who can resist relishing in balmy summer evenings? To make the most of the warm nights Grosvenor Park open air theatre in Chester is back. With the Summer 2022 schedule (1 July-29 August) up for browsing, the sound of audience laughter and the cracking of bottle tops is just a click away.

Or, escape to a festival full of magic, fit for all the family. Cheshire based Just So Festival, an immersive weekend long event, prepares all ages for forest activities, telling of tales, music and food and drink fit for royals.

Stay nearby at Chester Grosvenor


Prepare for a mouth-watering day out as food takes center stage at Seaham Food Festival, returning to Durham’s coast this August. As well as a host of the county’s best food and drink, the day will be conducted by a range of celebrity chefs, leaving your only worry to be deciding which cuisine to devour.

Stay nearby at Seaham Hall

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