While London is miles ahead of mainland Europe when it comes to Sunday opening times and things to do on the traditional day of rest, things can still seem a bit slow once Saturday has passed and leaves you wondering what to do with yourself. Luckily the city is full of secret classes, entertaining shows and gorgeous sights. Here are the top ten:
1) Watch the sunrise
If you’re up particularly bright and early (or late, perhaps!), one of the best starts to your day is to watch the sun come up. Two of the best spots depending on where you are are Parliament Hill and Greenwich – take a blanket, a thermos full of tea or strong coffee and perhaps a loved one, curl up and enjoy. We have many More London Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.
2) Indie and Art house Cinema in Soho
Curzon is a lovely, artsy little cinema in Soho. Do yourself a favour and indulge in cult European and World films and for hardcore film buffs, on Sundays there are often talks and sessions following the screenings. The bar downstairs is also worth a pre or post-film drink, especially if you’ve got someone to impress with you!
3) Have a proper English roast
What Sunday is complete without one? One of the top spots is the Duke of Wellington, a runner-up in this year’s Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards for best gastropub
4) Check out the farmers markets
London has a wonderful selection of farmers markets, although not as many are open on Sunday. One of the best is Alexandra Palace Farmers Market, which boasts a lively atmosphere and a handy park right next door to eat your fare! On a sunny day you can expect BBQs, music and much merrymaking.
5) Get in some laughs at Piccadilly
Particularly good if the weather’s a bit grey and dreary, head on down to the Comedy Store to see their famous Comedy Store Players and treat yourself to a side-splitting evening.
6) Join the knitterati
Something a bit different? Get knitting and nattering with infamous club I Knit London. They meet each Sunday at a different pub in the capital for a few drinks and nibbles and plenty of knitting!
7) Have a picnic
…in Hyde Park. Particularly good for those crisp and clear Autumn days and the last few days of Summer. Take a frisbee, a date or a few mates and some great food and drinks and while away a few lazy hours people watching and chatting.
8) Climb the Monument
One of the capital’s overlooked attractions, save this one for a clear day for an incredible view over the city. With 300+ steps, this is a good one for those thigh muscles too!
9) Listen and get heard
Speakers’ Corner is bustling on Sundays. No matter if you don’t agree with what’s being said or even if you don’t plain understand it, it’s certainly an experience and an altogether fantastic place for a coffee, bite to eat and some serious people watching.
10) Take in a matinee
The National Theatre sells tickets for a tenner a piece from 12 midday. Get there early and snag one quick! Performances start at 3pm, but no matter, since you can always head into the cafe and take in a lazy, delicious brunch before the show.
So now, this weekend you’ll have no excuses! Make sure you take advantage of the last days of summer, get outside and enjoy the city. London is always full of surprises, you even if you’ve exhausted this list, why not just take a stroll, take in the city and see what you find! Happy travelling! We have many More London Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.