5 things to enjoy in London this June on a flying visit to the capital

Tower of London

London is a fantastic city for a visit of any length, but if you’re short on time and staying in the capital this June, then you’re in luck. The following activities, sights and experiences can all be enjoyed with on a brief trip – here’s our top picks for your summer excursion…

Take a spin on the London Eye

An ever-popular, world-famous tourist attraction, the London Eye was originally created to mark the dawn of the new millennium, but proved such a big hit with audiences that it’s still here, almost twenty years later. An enormous Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the Thames, there is no better way to see the city from above.

There is a wide range of great ways to upgrade the experience also on offer, including everything from glasses of champagne to booking a private pod. The trip only takes around 30 minutes, making it ideal for your flying visit while staying at the San Domenico Hotel London.

See great art at the Tate Modern

London has its finger on the pulse where the art world is concerned, and the Tate Modern provides plenty of great ways to see and experience art at its very best. Whether you’re a dedicated art fan, or simply eager to discover more of what really makes the great in contemporary art, then this is the perfect spot to discover while you stay at accommodation in Chelsea.

Check out a show at Shakespeare’s Globe

The summer season at the Globe is well underway in June, offering you the chance to see some of the world’s most famous plays in the way the playwright originally intended. Constructed in the style of the original venue, Shakespeare’s Globe is a fantastic open-air experience with a packed schedule of events on offer throughout the season – so be sure to head here during your own visit to the San Domenico Hotel London.

Experience living history at the Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the most historic sites in the UK, a Norman-era fortification which has been everything from a palace to a prison during its lengthy time in the city. Whether you want to see the Crown Jewels up close, or find out more about the lives of some of the tower’s former inhabitants, this is a great way to get a whistle-stop tour through the last 1000 years of London, all in one place.

Visit a Royal Park

The royal parks of London are notable for their grandeur and scale, with a wide variety of stunning open spaces to choose from during your stay in the city. From St James’ Park through to Hyde Park and everything in-between, expect great local events, ponds perfect for boating, feeding the ducks or having a summer swim, and lots of room for a seasonal picnic in the great outdoors.