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London's Best Outdoor Activities Summer 2022

Soak up the summer sun and breathe in some fresh air with a selection of London’s best outdoor activities and greatest green spaces.

From taking a dip in the Serpentine Lake to exploring a floral oasis at Queen Mary’s Garden in Regent’s Park, there is something for everyone.

Below are just a few of our favourites!



The possibilities at Hyde Park are endless.

If you want to cool off, be sure to go swimming in the Serpentine Lido, hire a pedalo on the Serpentine Lake, or dip your feet in the Diana Memorial Fountain, a tranquil monument built to honour the late Princess of Wales.

The little ones can enjoy fun and games with a delicious picnic near the Hyde Park Playground, or the more peaceful surroundings of the beautiful Rose Garden.

While the more active members of the public can make use of the Hyde Park Tennis and Sports Centre, which includes football pitches, a putting green and a space for lawn bowls.

Distance From The Hari: 0.4 Miles
Photo Credit:
The Royal Parks


Come face to face with more than 700 animal species at ZSL London Zoo.

Highlights include Penguin Beach, which features England’s largest penguin pool, Land of the Lions, where you can see Asiatic lions roaming a recreated Indian village complete with shops and a train station, and Butterfly Paradise where hundreds of butterflies and moths flutter around you in this balmy, tropical haven.

ZSL London Zoo also offers a number of different experiences including becoming a junior zoo keeper for the day, feeding the gorillas or meeting the meerkats – all perfect for a family day out in the sun.

Distance from The Hari: 3.5 Miles
Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

The Ice-Cream Project at The Village Hall

Located just next door to The Hari, is the Anya Hindmarch Village on Pont Street. This little village is made up for multiple different stores home to all sorts of wonderful and quirky projects.

However, the most wonderful of all and perfect for this summer heat, is ‘The Village Hall’ – a shop that transforms into something new every couple of months. Currently you can expect to see ‘The Ice Cream Project’ which is serving up scoops of ice-cream which celebrate favourite cult food brands – from Heinz Baked Beans to Lyle’s Golden Syrup. They’re surprisingly delicious!

Distance From The Hari: 0 Miles
Photo Credit: Anya Hindmarch


There is lots to see and do in The Regent’s Park.

You can take a stroll through the elegant flowerbeds in the Avenue Gardens, see more than 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens and take in breath-taking views of the London skyline up Primrose Hill.

If it get’s a little too hot, you can hire a rowing boat and join the ducks on the boating lake, perfect for cooling off. The park also provides a warm welcome for wildlife, home to around 100 species of wild bird and a breeding population of hedgehogs.

Distance from The Hari: 2.3 Miles
Photo Credit: The Royal Parks


London is home to some brilliant alfresco movie spots, perfect for watching your favourite films under the stars and with a sweet summer breeze in your hair.

Head to one of the 13 locations by Luna Cinema where you can watch cinematic classics, like ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Pretty Woman’ and highly-rated newer releases like ‘Belfast’ and ‘King Richard’.

Or head to one of the Pop Up Screens; an independent popup cinema bringing incredible outdoor screenings across London. All you need is something to sit on, from blankets to deck chairs, to enjoy some of your favourite films. There’ll also be food, drink, and popcorn on sale to complete the ultimate movie experience.

Distance from The Hari: From 1.3 Miles


London markets attract a host of visitors every summer, ideal for shopping whilst soaking in the summer sun. You can find absolutely everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, and clothes to curios.

Visit sprawling markets such as Old SpitalfieldsCamden Market or Portobello Road, or find gifts from local designers and artisans at the likes of Greenwich Market. 

Or get up early for the best selection at Columbia Road Flower Market. A street bursting with plants, shrubs, bulbs and trees, this market in London is a must-visit for its super-colourful displays and fragrant blooms.

Distance from The Hari: From 3 Miles


Covent Garden is a foodie’s paradise, filled with a diverse array of alfresco dining to suit all tastebuds, from morning to night.

Not to mention, the much-loved annual ice-cream festival will return from 20 August, turning the Piazza, Market Building and surrounding streets into London’s coolest place to spend the summer holidays.

With over 40 varieties of ice cream, sundaes, sorbets and many more, it’s too difficult to say no (especially in this year’s heat wave!).

Distance From The Hari: 2.0 Miles
Photo Credit: Covent Garden

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