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BEST URBAN BEACHES IN LONDON

BEST URBAN BEACHES IN LONDON

Seven places for holiday vibes on your doorstep…

For an ultra-quick getaway from the capital’s hustle and bustle, grab some rays and feel the sand between your toes at one of these top urban beaches in and around London…

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Fulham Beach Club

Pictured top. White sand, palm trees and colourful beach huts adorn this tucked-away stretch by the river. There’s Bottomless Brunches every weekend, too. Info.

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London Secret Garden, Kensington

Relax on a sun lounger or in a cabana while you enjoy this hidden retreat, complete with sand, cocktails and a backdrop of St Stephen’s Church, where T.S. Elliott was Church Warden. Info.

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Limin’ Beach Club, South Bank

With Caribbean classics on the menu, and rum punches aplenty, this is a great place to soak up some beach vibes. Info.

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Wimbledon Park

Okay, so not quite a beach – but book a session on their volleyball courts (with sand from the London Olympics!), head out for a potter on the boating lake and try your hand at mini golf and you could almost be on holiday. Info.

Pictured: Backyard Cinema, The Grove, London Secret Garden

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The Grove, Hertfordshire

Just outside London, five-star luxury hotel The Grove has an outdoor pool and a gorgeous beach area, perfect for a sunny day. Info.

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The Hideaway, Surbiton

There’s a small sandy stretch outside this tucked-away spot at Thames Ditton Marina, but the highlight here is the riverside terrace, where you can enjoy well-made sundowners and fantastic tapas. Info.

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Backyard Cinema, Wandsworth

Head to the beaches of Miami and LA at the much-loved cinema experience in south west London. Catch up on an old classic or watch a new release, while lounging on beanbags in the sand. Info.

 

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