An active summer

Hopefully you’ve read part one which was all about how to make summer 2014 a productive one. This second part is full of fun activities that you must try this summer. The weather (barring the odd thunderstorm) has been glorious, and it’s the perfect time to get out and experience the best that London has to offer.

Visit the beach

Yes, you read that correctly, ‘visit the beach’. The creative team down at Roundhouse have installed an impressive beach on their terrace. The free Camden Beach comes complete with deck chairs, beach huts, and of course a fully stocked bar. (Remember to drink responsibly.) Camden Beach has it all, a spot to enjoy the sun, tasty beach-themed food, summery tunes. The only thing missing is the crystal blue ocean waves. Running from July 27 until August 24, Camden Beach is free to enter, just remember to bring your bucket and spade.

Indulge your taste buds at Street Feast

Since opening in early May 2014, Street Feast has been tantalising the taste buds of over 5,000 Londoners with their impressive range of street food. With anything from BBQ ribs and Neopolitan pizzas, to Chinese steamed buns and New England clams; Street Feast in Dalston Yard really does bring all of the world’s greatest cuisines to East London. Street food doesn’t have to be eaten standing up, the Dalston Yard Diners are a new edition where you can sit back and enjoy the coveted food on offer. This branch of the street market is running until September 27.

Notting Hill Carnival

On August Bank Holiday weekend (24-25 August) the streets of West London come alive with the sounds, sights, and tastes of the Caribbean. This is a festival that all Londoners should experience at one point. With lively steel bands, a sea of beautiful colours and costumes, and tempting Caribbean food stalls, the Notting Hill Carnival is London’s hottest free event of the summer. With over 50,000 performers, and over a million people expected to line the streets, this should be high on your list of priorities this summer..

Get on your bike for RideLondon

During the weekend of 9-10 August the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival once again graces the streets of London. For one weekend eight miles of road in Central London will be closed to regular traffic so that cycling enthusiasts can enjoy a safe spin around town. The event is free and open to all ages; the only thing you have to do to participate is register in advance.

Where next?