Are you planning on going to London soon? Well, it’s my hometown so I thought it was only right for me to share some great tips on how to do it properly. You won’t see many tourist if you follow this guide:

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Barbecue in London Fields

As your walking to the fields make sure to stop in at Broadway Market. Grab a disposable barbecue, some good old english sausages, some baguettes, Pimms, beers and crisps, then head on up to London fields for a great day in the sun. You won’t see any tourist groups up here and you’ll definitely feel like a local. Once the cooler has run dry, take one of your London escorts over to Pub on the Park – one of the best pubs in town and an iconic fixture of Martello Street. If, as it seems to these days, get to hot then jump into the London Fields Lido to cool down.

Have A Dip In A Pond

If you want to show off your best dive or possibly belly flop, then Hampstead Heath is the place for you. Grab your swim gear and float around on one of the many ponds for an hour or two. You can choose between, male, female or mixed ponds. Make sure that you have some food with you before you go, so prepare a picnic and blanket – don’t forget a nice cool drink which will be much needed after floating around.

The Westbourne, Notting Hill

After all this hard work swimming and floating around you’ve certainly earned yourself a glass (probably a jug) of Pimms! The Westbourne is the place where you’ll find Notting Hill residents enjoying the sunshine at the weekends. If you’re lucky you won’t have to wait for a table, but you can always share because the folk here are very friendly. You must know that it can be a bit tricky when ordering, but don’t worry about the dodgy service because the atmosphere more than makes up for that! Also in the area are The Cow and The Oak, both decent places for dome food – one for oysters, the other for some great wood oven pizza.

London – Do What The Locals Do