What do to near Villiers Street this summer


It may have felt like a long time coming for some of us, but summer is finally here. For those that really enjoy the warmer weather, you’ve got a couple of months before things start to cool off again, so make time to enjoy it!

Speaking of summer fun, we’ve got a list of the top things you can do this summer, either before or after you’ve paid us a visit on Villiers Street of course.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

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After grabbing your favourite wine from Gordon’s Wine Bar or even a refreshing juice from Blues & Royals, the gardens are the perfect spot for meeting friends, embracing nature in the city or even a spot of harmless sunbathing. They’re just around the corner from Villiers Street, so you don’t need to walk far.

Whitehall Gardens & St. James Park

At the other side of Villiers Street, there’s even more green space to be found. Whitehall Gardens, south of Embankment station, offers a great mix of architecture and greenery. The perfect spot to enjoy lunch.

St. James’ Park is a much larger park space with some nice water features. It’s a bit further to walk from Villiers Street but a delicious Korean corndog from Bunsik should make the 10-minute journey much better.

Trafalgar Square

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The famous Trafalgar Square is a hotspot for activity. There’s always something going on here and the summer months when the weather is nice makes that even more likely.

Benjamin Franklin House

For those who want a break from the sun, the Benjamin Franklin House is a great nearby location to escape and learn at the same time. It’s the world’s only remaining Franklin home. The famous Dr Benjamin Franklin – scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more – lived just around the corner from Villiers Street for nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775.

When you’re done, you can even stay in the past a little longer with a trip to London’s oldest wine bar on Villiers Street.

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