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BEST URBAN BEACHES IN LONDON

BEST URBAN BEACHES IN LONDON

Seven places for holiday vibes on your doorstep…

With overseas trips looking pretty much impossible right now, grab some rays and feel the sand between your toes at one of these top urban beaches in and around London…

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 Sunday, too. Info.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pictured: Backyard Cinema, The Grove, London Secret Garden

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