Four Reasons to Spend Your Vacation London This Summer
It’s the middle of summer in London, and tourists are flocking by the thousands to spend their vacation in the city. And why not? London is a bustling metropolis that offers a variety of activities for all kinds of travelers — from historic museums to colorful festivities, and once-a-year events that both local residents and tourists will surely enjoy.
Below are four reasons to choose London as your summer trip destination this 2016:
- Buckingham Palace Tour. The Buckingham Palace has long been a favorite tourist attraction not just during the summer but all throughout the year. This summer until October 2, the palace’s extravagantly furnished State Rooms are opened for a special exhibit. The rooms are famous for containing many Royal Collection treasures. Check out paintings by famous painters like Rembrant, Poussin, and Vermeer, as well as premium English and French furniture. Tourists will also see the majestic Throne Room and the magnificent Grand Staircase, and partake of light refreshments in the Garden Café after the tour.
- Sensational Butterflies. The Natural History Museum is the home of many exhibits designed to entertain and educate visitors in equal amounts. This year, the museum opens an exhibit on Sensational Butterflies, which showcases different butterfly and moth species, including remarkable and fun facts about them. Right in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea, the National History Museum is literally just a few minutes away from the best holiday apartments London, so you don’t have to worry about travelling far to see these winged beauties. The exhibit runs only until September 11, so make sure to book early!
- Underwear Exhibit. Want something historic and controversial? Check out the “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” exhibit at The V&A. London’s leading museum of art and design is currently housing a fascinating line of underwear designs from the eighteenth century up to modern times. See how underwear fashion has been affected by social constructs throughout history, and attend an Introduction to Corsetry workshop while you’re at it. You can check out the exhibit until March 2017.
- Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School. If you’re looking for a more strenuous and challenging activity, drop in for a basic flying trapeze class at Kensington Gardens until August 24. The Gorilla Circus flying Trapeze School offers warmups and simple tricks that participants can do on a swinging bar. Surrounded by affordable serviced apartments London, Kensington Gardens is the perfect venue for the class, since you can easily go back to your place after an awesome trapeze lesson.