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London’s Urban Beaches

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Wave hello to London’s pop-up beaches. They’re a cheap, fun day out. We’re really excited about the gigantic Beach East at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (from July 23, adults £2, kids £1), with over 2200 square metres of golden sand, a huuuuuge paddling pool, funfair rides and buckets of events. Over in Fulham’s Bishops Park, there’s a year-round Thames-side urban beach.  The Southbank’s Festival of Love beach is perfect for making sandcastles before a quick dip in the Changing Rooms fountains. The beach at London’s Royal Docks is less crowded, you can get there by cable car, and watch the aeroplanes swooping low above as they fly in to City Airport. Finally, it’s an old favourite; we love heading up to the roof at the Roundhouse and feeling the sand between our toes as we look out over busy Camden (opens July 29). Now let’s just hope for some long-overdue sun.

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