London Calling

Our guide to activities for your short break in London. From the best pub gardens and outdoor dining to the best of the summer’s sports and dog friendly spots, browse our top selection of things to do when you visit London this year.

What to do in London this year

If you are planning a London city break this summer, you have already made a great decision. However, with so much going on in the capital, it can often be tricky to find the best things to do in London to really make the most of your summer staycation. 

Despite the allure of far-flung destinations, it’s true that you can get just as much joy from holidaying on your doorstep, particularly somewhere as vibrant as London, a city with so much to offer. From the best of the London beer gardens to outdoor sport screens and dog-friendly dining spots, there is enough happening in London this summer to suit everyone. 

If you’re anything like us, you will know it’s worth doing your research to plan the best break in London and that’s why we have put together our picks of the top things to do during your visit to London this summer.

Discover Our Hotels in London

The perfect accompaniment to the best things to do is, naturally, the best places to stay in London this summer. We have hotels across London and the South East including Richmond, Wimbledon and Twickenham, many of which are still available to book rooms this summer. 

For surely it would be great to find a hotel that also offers alfresco dining with the chance to catch up on the summer sport whilst being able to hang out with your four-legged friend. And if this sounds like your kind of stay then read on. 

Offering a mixture of traditional charm, character and fantastic hospitality, our hotels have the unique attraction of being within a traditional pub, each having a range of award-winning beers and superb food.  So, whatever your preference or priority when it comes to your city break in London, you can be sure to find a hotel below to suit your style. 

Outdoor Dining & Pub Gardens

The sun has finally got his hat on and it’s time to make the most of the Great British weather this summer. 

Embrace the great outdoors with us and enjoy our excellent selection of pub gardens to wine and dine alfresco! We’ve got tranquil terraces, cool courtyards and lush lawns aplenty that will make you feel like you’re a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

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Burger Shack

Nothing says summer like a burger on the barbecue! Let us introduce you to our Burger Shack which is all about bout chin-dribblin’ burgers and bun times. 

We’re talking burgers made with only the best British beef and cooked to perfection, expertly matched cheese on top and bacon sourced from some of the best farms in the country. Don’t get the wrong idea, we’re not all meat – 50% of our menu is plant-based, ensuring nobody misses out on the revolution. From the Chicken Katsu to the Loaded Plant, each of our epic burgers has been bespokely crafted by our chefs to ensure that every bite you take is better than the last. 

So pull up a chair, roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.

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Dog-Friendly Pubs & Hotels

It’s no secret that Britain is a nation of dog lovers and what’s more, our four-legged friends make excellent travel companions. That’s why we have taken the lead in ensuring our pubs and hotels are dog-friendly. 

Whether you’re planning a break in the heart of the city action or a leafy retreat next to one of the many picturesque parks,  there is a great selection of walking spots close to all our dog-friendly London hotels for you and your pet to relax and enjoy. 

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Find The Best Places to Stay in London This Summer

The Station Hotel, Hithergreen

Ideally located a few minutes walk from Hither Green Station and Lewisham Overground Station, you’ll be in the centre of London in just 10 minutes. Our boutique hotel has 16 beautiful, light-flooded rooms, filled with personal touches, that are perfect for any trip to London, whether business or pleasure.

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The Park Hotel, Teddington

Our grand, Grade II listed Victorian hotel boasts 44 bedrooms, including Classic, Superior & 3 beautifully renovated Feature bedrooms. Surrounded by stunning Royal landmarks, there is so much to do on our doorstep including Bushy Park, Hampton Court Palace and Teddington Lock.

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The Dog & Fox, Wimbledon

We are an iconic pub and hotel with 28 individually designed boutique rooms at the hub of Wimbledon Village, South-West London. The Dog & Fox is 15 minutes from Wimbledon train station with frequent trains to Central London, and a short walk to the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Club and Wimbledon Common.

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The Alexander Pope, Twickenham

A special hotel with 32 boutique bedrooms, set on the banks of the River Thames in Strawberry Hill and within walking distance of Twickenham. You’ll be in Central London or Heathrow Airport within 30 minutes and we offer convenient onsite parking.

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The Orange Tree, Richmond

Rooting ourselves firmly into Richmond’s glorious landscape, we have grown to be a proud and popular public house and hotel boating 13 bedrooms. Stroll through Richmond Park, tranquil Kew Gardens, or meander down the riverside High Street.

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The Alma, Wandsworth 

Settled in the heart of Wandsworth, our Victorian hotel offers 23 bespoke bedrooms and two stunning feature rooms, giving you a modern night’s stay in a traditional setting. You can be at London Waterloo in 10 minutes, meaning the world famous sites of London are at your fingertips.

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The Windmill Clapham

Surrounded by the beautiful Clapham common, our 42 bedroom, country style hotel is an oasis of calm.

It offers the best of both worlds with two well-connected tube stations just a 5 minute walk away meaning you can reach the West End in 15 minutes.

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