Things to do in London over the summer

Here is a selection of the best new theatre shows according to Time Out magazine:

The Tempest, Shakespeare, at The Globe, New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT, 22 Jul to 22 Oct 2022

Peaky Blinders, The Rise, at Camden Garrison, Stables Market, Chalk Farm, until 12 February 2023.

Sister Act, the Musical, at the Apollo, Hammersmith, with Beverley Knight and Jennifer Saunders, 19 July to 28 Aug 2022.

101 Dalmatians, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, 12 Jul to 28 Aug 2022

There is plenty of free entertainment too to suit every interest. Here are just a few ideas::

National Gallery: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, daily 10am–6pm, Friday 10am–9pm

Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD, Open every day 10am-6pm

Natural History Museum: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom, Open every day 10am-5.30pm.

National Maritime Museum: Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, open daily 10am-5pm

Shop till you drop at one of London’s famous markets:

Covent Garden is a district in London between St. Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane, where there are numerous pubs, cafes, small shops and a craft market called the Apple Market.

Camden Market is of course the place to go for over 1000 stalls selling anything and everything from fashion, food, music and art items.

If you fancy a walk there are plenty of choices, including Hyde Park, which is right next to Kensington Gardens.

An alternative would be the South Bank walk, along the Thames, past the London Eye, The Southbank Centre, The Royal National Theatre, Oxo Tower and Gabriel’s Wharf, The Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, the Millennium Footbridge back across the River to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

And finally, for Harry Potter fans, what about a free guided tour of London courtesy of Strawberry Tours.  You can choose either 10.45 or 3.30 and it takes about two hours.  London will never be the same again!