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Must Visit Places in London this Summer

London-bound this summer? It's one of our favorite times in the city- with late nights and rosé all day on the sunny days. From culture to rooftop yoga to eggs (we can explain- read on for details!) here is our list of things to check out in London this summer.

1 the Wallace Collection and Manolo Blahník will present An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection

CULTURE: SEE Manolo Blahník Exhibit

Until 1 September 2019, the Wallace Collection and Manolo Blahník will present An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection. Featuring an inspiring (and personally selected) edit of shoe designs from Blahník’s private archives against the backdrop of the always gorgeous Wallace Collection- it's free, with no need to book.

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2 Summer Rooftop Yoga, Madison Terrace, London

FIT: Summer Rooftop Yoga, Madison Terrace

Practice yoga against the backdrop of London’s most iconic architecture. Hosted by Sophie's Fitness, this summer yoga rooftop series opposite St Pauls Cathedral, starts at 7am daily and is suitable for all levels. Perfect for a pre-work mood boost.

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EAT: 1970's Capri-inspired Aperitifs

Big Mama restaurant group owns several of Paris's hottest tables, their London Italian dining room Gloria opened in London in Spring and is all 1970's Capri-inspired. From large cold spritzes to their sexy vegan pizza, it's all divine. We love it for weekend brunch or a night out in Shoreditch. Their sister restaurant, Circolo, is set to open in Fitzrovia this summer too (cue: new London hotspot). Image: @bigmamma.uk

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EAT: the hot new garden restaurant

The upscale Goring Hotel (perennially famous for being the hotel in which The Duchess of Cambridge spent her pre-wedding night) has just opened a new 'casual' restaurant: Siren. It's the hotel's first new restaurant in 109 years! Helmed by Nathan Outlaw, London’s superstar seafood chef, it's a pescatarian-friendly menu with British-inspired cocktails, which incorporates with a wide variety of herbs picked from The Goring’s garden. Glorious design details curtesy of interior designer, Russell Sage.

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VISIT: Columbia Road in bloom

This charming East London flower market happens every Sunday (8am until 3pm) but summer is our favorite time to go. Instagram your way through the huge peonies, hydrangeas and delphiniums. A market street since 1869, the artsy independent stores and coffee spots are oh-so gorgeous too. Image: @kaitlynridge

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TEA: Eat Dior-inspired pastries

The Victoria & Albert Museum’s landmark summer exhibit, Dior: Designer of Dreams, may have sold out within days of opening but you can still get your fashion fix at The Berkeley Hotel with their Dior themed afternoon tea. From the Junon Dress worn by Theo Graham at Le Pré Catalan in Paris 1949 to the iconic Dior Bar Jacket, each pastry takes inspiration from Dior’s fashion history. Prices start at 60 GBP per person (they also have an Amalfi Coast themed rooftop too).

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GO: Popping-Up

Jimmy's pop-ups are popping up all over town this summer with unique dining experiences. Enjoy five courses 90 meters above the Thames with wines and cocktails paired. Reserve well in advance as tickets as likely to sell out. Image: @jimmyspopup

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8 Sette-London

EAT: New York Italian eats

The newest restaurant from the Scarpetta family - which has outposts across the US, from The Hamptons to Miami- Sette is located in Knightsbridge's Bulgari Hotel. Pop-in for refreshing cocktails, served at over the Italian marble topped bar, and get-in with some of the New York Italian eats (they make fresh pasta in-house daily). Image: @settelondon

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Cocktail: With the cool kids

From its new Garden Spritz Bar, with summer-inspired spritzes, to the private garden booths (pictured), Night Tales, is an experimental bar concept that’s found permanent home under the railway arches in Hackney. Sprawling across 9,000 sq ft it’s the largest venue yet for the group that have been collaborating with ultra-cool DJs such as Disclosure, Rudimental and Groove Armada.

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Breakfast: Eggslut

Eggslut, LA's insanely popular breakfast choice (that started off as a street food truck in 2011), is opening its' first London location in Notting Hill this summer. Insider's tip: Order the "Fairfax"—a weird/wonderful scrambled egg combo- that is their signature "Slut" creation.

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