BRITAIN’s top 5 London outdoor attractions

Get the best out of summer in the city by heading to these great spots where your entertainment is best served with a dose of sunshine

Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill

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Portobello Market in Notting Hill Credit: Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis

One-and-half miles long, this famous street encompasses everything from shabby-chic to high-end glamour and, with different markets of various days mixed with its laid-back vibe, there’s sure to be something to delight you on a summer’s day.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Credit: David Jensen 2013

If you want the best London theatre but don’t fancy sitting inside in the dark on one of Britain’s precious warm evenings, the Open Air Theatre is for you. Picnic on the lawn before enjoying a show as the sun sets behind the tree line.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Rock Garden, Alpine House at Kew Gardens Credit: RBG, Kew

Kew is home to one of the world’s largest collection of plants spread over more than130 hectares, the foundations of which were laid in the 18th century by Frederick, Prince of Wales.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Credit: Travel Pix Collection/AWL Images Ltd

Get lost for the day at Hampton Court Palace Estate’s 60 acres of beautifully maintained gardens set within 750 acres of royal parkland. Don’t miss the hedge maze for some serious fun in the sun.

Greenwich Park

View of the National Maritime Museum Credit: Shutterstock/Leonid Andronov
National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Park Credit: Shutterstock/Leonid Andronov

Stroll across the green space of this historic part of London to enjoy the fabulous view back over the city – there’s possibly no better place to soak up the sun.