Although summer is somewhat delayed this year, we can simply tell that some sunshine is just around the corner. Why is that? Well, with the first day of summer setting in on June 21st, it’s officially our favourite season. This year, we’re daring you to celebrate it like never before: put the rooftop drinks to the side and follow the call of nature as we guide you through some of London’s dreamiest hidden garden. From East to West and everything in between, chase the butterflies and kick off the season right.
Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
Nearest Tube: Barbican
Opening Hours: Sundays 12pm-5pm
If you don’t trust the weather just yet, dip your toes into an indoor tropical summer at the Barbican’s Conservatory. A space you’ve probably seen on Instagram before, the urban oasis is only open for a few hours each week, when locals and tourists alike are flocking to explore London’s mini-jungle. We recommend setting your alarms and getting there early so you can either enjoy some solitude or even snap away undisturbed.
Image: King’s Cross
1 Tapper Walk, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AQ
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm
A real gem amongst King’s Cross quickly developing landscape, the originally nomadic Skip Garden started off as a project to turn old skips into vegetable gardens. Get that community feeling and stay committed to a more sustainable lifestyle as you immerse yourself in workshops, supper clubs and even some good old gardening at this King’s Cross treasure.
Hampstead Hill Garden and Pergola
The Pergola, Inverforth Cl, London NW3 7EX
Nearest Tube: Hampstead Heath
Opening Hours: See schedule.
If you haven’t strolled around this hidden oasis already, you are truly missing out. A setting straight out of paradise is hidden on Hampstead Hill, safely guarding one of the most romantic views in London. Word on the street is that this spot attracts London’s creatives on the regular, so why not make it a day out and immerse yourself in the inspiration?
St Dunstan’s Hill, London, EC3R 5DD
Nearest Tube: Aldgate
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am-7pm
A little spot of tranquility amidst the City of London’s bustling streets, the serene ruins of St Dunstan-in-the-East attract everything from film crews to Instagram enthusiasts every day. Though the former Anglican church is a widely popular location, don’t get discouraged. There’s something about its aura of peace that not even the flock of visitors can affect…
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