We make no secret of the fact that we love working slap-bang in the middle of London. There’s something about this city that brings out the fun side in everyone who lives/works/spends time here. For this reason, we thought we would highlight just a few of the ways in which the capital has risen to the occasion so far this summer, and provided some of the most ingenious, hilarious and just plain cool celebrations and activities for real fun in the sun!
- Wimbledon on the Big Screen – There’s no British summer without Wimbledon, and we got our fix chilling out in front of the giant screen in our local lunch-haunt, Regent’s Place (just one of the many that popped up across the capital). Complete with deckchairs and Astroturf for that true ‘Murray Mound’ experience, we enjoyed many a game, set and match here with a cold cider, trying to stop Jamie shouting ‘come on Tim!’ at regular intervals.
- Camden Beach – Bringing sandy shores to NW1, the Roundhouse creative team excelled themselves with this mock coastal-getaway, even featuring beach huts and ping-pong tables – perfect for post-work chilling we thought.
- King’s Cross Waterslide – For a heavenly weekend in June, Kings Cross was transformed into a makeshift waterpark, with a 100m long , inflatable waterslide installed just outside the station. If this isn’t a reason to love London, we don’t know what is.
- Taste of London – This well-known food festival lived up to the hype this summer, with endless stands, stalls, exhibitions, demonstrations and, more importantly, free samples on offer. Sanna was in her element, reporting back to us in the office about her gastronomic adventures whilst we ate our Sainsbury’s meal deals.
- Dino Snores – Not only a brilliant concept, but an exceptionally good pun (something we all appreciate in the office), this ongoing event at the Natural History museum saw Adrian and his son Tom spend the night amongst the dino displays, half hoping for, half terrified of a real ‘Night at the Museum’ style situation.
Here’s to the rest of the summer of London 2015!
Post written by Emily