Just because you’re in London, there’s no need to miss out on some of the best things about a seaside break! The great British seaside is so engrained in British culture we’ve found ways of bringing the seaside into even our less coastal cities.

Here are some of our top picks for getting the best of the British summertime experience in the nation’s capital. Bucket and spade not included!

Get the Seaside Experience at Brent Cross Beach

From now until the 10th September 2017, the world’s largest ‘urban beach’ will be in town to provide a great day out for visitors of all ages. This is an easy way to enjoy the best of the seaside without ever leaving the city. Aimed firmly at helping parents provide a great day out for children whilst also having a chance to relax and enjoy themselves without a long and tiring trip, an exciting range of fairground-style rides and rollercoasters add another reason to love this unique and action-packed visitor attraction. There’s miles of golden sandy beach, splash pool, plenty of entertainment, a log flume and food and drink so settle in with your beach towel for a fun couple of hours by the sea.

Have some fun with London Funfairs

A fun-filled day is guaranteed by attending one of London Funfair’s events. Not only is this company providing the funfair for Brent Cross Beach, but they also operate events across the city all summer, with plenty of chances to try out the massive selection of rides and games on offer. Alternatively, Irvin Leisure will be running an array of traditional funfair events throughout London during summer 2017. What better way to make the most of the summer sunshine whilst staying in the capital with The Piccadilly London West End Special Offers? Grab your candy floss and buckle up for the dodgems or get ready to try your luck in the arcade. Whatever you decide, this is a quintessential slice of the seaside in the city.

  • Find out about funfair events by heading to London Funfairs website or see the upcoming funfair events provided by Irvin Leisure.

Chill out at one of London’s Ice Cream Parlours

Nothing says ‘seaside’ quite like a scoop or two of ice cream- and thankfully London has many great options to get your sugar fix! Scoop offers some spectacular traditional flavours and promises ‘natural luxury gelatto’ made from artisanal recipes and ingredients sourced from all around the world. Ruby Violet ice cream offers the best of British from their two retro-style London ice cream parlours – the ideal way to cool off in the summer heat. Marine Ices has a long heritage, mixing Italian and British tradition in London since it’s opening in 1931. With a delicious menu and atmospheric ice cream parlour, this truly is the best of both worlds.