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    35 Reasons London In The Summer Ruins You For Life

    Brb, renting a pedalo.

    1. Because you can saunter along the canals.

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    Camden

    2. And daydream about living on a barge.

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    3. Because you can wander around the Italian Gardens and sit by the fountains.

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    Kensington Gardens

    4. Because if you like your fountains a little grander, you can head to Trafalgar Square.

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    Trafalgar Square

    5. Or, if it's hot enough, you can do more than just look at the fountains.

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    The Southbank

    6. Because whether you like a deckchair...

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    Hyde Park

    7. ...lying in the grass...

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    Hampstead Heath

    8. ...or something altogether more unconventional, there are plenty of places to catch some rays.

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    9. Because you can cool down by getting the wind in your hair.

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    Victoria Park

    10. Because there are actual beaches.

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    Ruislip Lido

    11. Because if you don't want to travel all the way to Ruislip, there are beaches right in the middle of the city.

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    The Southbank

    12. Sort of.

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    The Southbank

    13. Because you can sunbathe right next door to the Queen.

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    Green Park

    14. Because you can take a pedalo out on the Serpentine.

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    Hyde Park

    15. Because if you want to go in rather than on the water, that's an option too.

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    Hampstead Heath

    16. Though you might have some company if you do.

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    Hyde Park

    17. And if you prefer the safety/sanitation of pools, there are outdoor pools all over the city.

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    Parliament Hill Lido

    18. Because, well, Primrose Hill.

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    Primrose Hill

    19. Just look at it.

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    Primrose Hill

    20. Because it's so big you'll always be able to find somewhere (almost) no one knows about.

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    Horniman Gardens

    21. But even if you're surrounded by thousands of people, they're so much happier in the sun.

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    Hyde Park

    22. Because you can go for a drink on the Thames.

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    The Ship, Wandsworth

    23. Because you can go for a drink on top of a car park and look out on the whole city.

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    Frank's, Peckham

    24. Because even if you go for a drink inside, the pubs can look like this on the outside.

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    The Churchill Arms, Notting Hill

    25. Because you can explore Greenwich.

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    Greenwich

    26. Where the view from the top of the hill is completely worth the walk.

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    Greenwich

    27. Because you can get away from it all.

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    London Wetland Centre, Barnes

    28. And pretend you're in a quaint English village.

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    Chiswick House

    29. Or the French countryside.

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    Epping Forest

    30. Because you can spend the day lounging around the grounds of stately homes.

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    Kenwood House

    31. Because eating outside can look like this.

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    Neal's Yard, Covent Garden

    32. Because the sun brings out the city's colour.

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    Brick Lane

    33. Because you realise there's nothing grey about London.

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    Notting Hill

    34. Nothing at all.

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    Columbia Road Flower Market

    35. Because the skyline was made for blue skies.

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