Fun in the Sun

Staying in is definitely not an option in the Summer! Morland House have made a list of 10 things we think you should do in London whilst taking full advantage of the weather.

1. ZSL London Zoo


What is it?

London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It opened on 27 April 1828, originally to be used as a collection for scientific study. In 1831 or 1832, the animals of the Tower of London menagerie were transferred to the zoo's collection. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847.

Address: Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY

Opening times: 2/9/19 - 26/10/2019: 10:00–17.00

27/10/19 - 14/2/20: 10:00–16:00

Price: £29.25

Journey from Romford: (1 hour)

2. River Thames


What is it?

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles, it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. It flows through Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.

Address: Runs from North Sea to Thames Estuary

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 0:00–0:00

Price: Free

Journey from Romford: (2 hours 30 mins)

3. Outdoor Cinema


What is it?

Great films deserve great locations, venues are set alongside some of the most iconic city backdrops around London. With panoramic views and stunning sunsets, movies have never looked so great.

Address: Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3JX

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 16:00–late

Sun: 14:00–late

Price: £15.95

Journey from Romford: (29 mins)

4. A bus tour


What is it?

See all the highlights of London on a sightseeing bus tours and hop-on and hop-off as much as you like for the best way to see the city.

Address: Jews Row, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TB

Opening times: Mon – Fri: 9:00–17:30

Price: Adult: £34

5 - 15 years: £16

Journey from Romford: (1 hour 16 mins)

5. Music Festivals

What is it?

Whatever genre of music you are into there will be a muscial festival right for you. Have a look at some of the ones that take place in London.

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Address: Damyns Hall Aerodrome Ltd, Upminster

Journey from Romford: (26 mins)



Address: Gunnersbury Park, London

Journey from Romford: (1 hour 29 mins)



Address: Finsbury Park, Harringay

Journey from Romford: (50 mins)

6. SEA LIFE Aquarium


What is it?

The Sea Life London Aquarium is located on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London, near the London Eye. It opened in March 1997 as the London Aquarium and hosts about one million visitors each year.

Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB

Opening times: Sun – Fri: 9:30–18:00

Sat: 09:30–19:00

Price: £24

Journey from Romford: (56 mins)

7. Tamesis Dock


What is it?

Brightly painted barge floating on the Thames, with views of Parliament, outdoor space and a bar.

Address: Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TP

Opening times: Mon – Fri: 11:30–1:00

Sat – Sun: 11:00–1:00

Price: Free entry

Journey from Romford: (1 hour 9 mins)

8. Puttshack


What is it?

Mini Golf with a twist! Technology used like no other to make the game even more exciting.

Address: Westfield, Ariel Way, London, W12 7HB

Opening times: Mon –Tues: 15:00–22:00

Wed: 15:00–23:00

Thurs – Fri: 15:00–0:00

Sat: 10:00–0:00


Price: Adult: £12.50

7 - 12 years: £6.50

Journey from Romford: (1 hours 11 mins)

9. Helix and Iris at the Gherkin


What is it?

360-degree city views in restaurant, bar and private dining rooms on top 3 floors of iconic tower.

Address: 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Opening times: Mon – Fri: 9:00–10:30, 12:00–14:00, 18:00–21:00

Sat: 12:00–14:00, 18:00–21:00

Sun: 10:00–16:00

Price: N/A

Journey from Romford: (38 mins)

10. Emirates Air Line


What is it?

Glide above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line cable car and enjoy great views of London. Using the cable car is an easy way to get from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks.

Address: Royal Docks side 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA

Opening times: Mon – Thurs: 07:00–23:00

Fri: 07:00–23:00

Sat: 08:00–23:00

Sun: 09:00–23:00

Price: Adult: £3.50

Child: £1.70

Journey from Romford: (43 mins)

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