5 things you NEED to do in London this Summer!

5 things you NEED to do in London this Summer!


From alfresco lunches in the park to the obligatory frappé on Instagram, we absolutely love summer here at Nobody’s Child. Days are long, skirts are in, and spirits are high. So seeing how we’ve already sorted out your warmer weather wardrobe with our summer dress style guide, it’s seems only right that we now suggest a few places to wear it. So clear that diary, message your BFF, and hashtag YOLO like never before, as we list the 5 essential things you NEED to do in London this season…


Catch a Viewing at the Film 4 Summer Screen


Grab a picnic blanket, a bottle of prosecco, a punnet of strawberries, and head down to London’s Somerset House for its Open-Air Film Festival. With a mix of programmes on offer, including old time favourites and UK premiers, there’ll also be DJ sets inspired by the night’s showing, as well as special guest intros.


watching film4 summer screen at somerset house in london this summer


Airing on the 8th August, 90s rom-com cult classic, 10 Things I Hate About You, promises to be particularly popular, though there won’t be a dry eye in the house come the late Heath Ledger’s rendition of Can’t Take My Eyes of You.


What to wear – pretty much anything from our new Retro Revival category. Think school style gingham dresses, polka dot skirts and ditsy print playsuits.


Slide Down the ArcelorMittal Orbit


Made of 35,000 bolts and enough steel to make 265 double-decker buses, The ArcelorMittal Orbit is Britain’s highest standing sculpture and offers a 20 mile panoramic view of London. As you no doubt know, it was built in celebration of the 2012 Olympic Games, but was always considered a bit of a joke due to its striking resemblance to a fairground helter-skelter (which makes a change from a walkie-talkie, cheese grater or gherkin).


Sliding down ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in London in Summer


Skip forward to Summer ’16 and it’s no surprise that some bright spark has made the decision to turn it into a giant tunnel slide. The world’s highest and longest giant tunnel slide, in fact. And while it’s probably the last thing we needed as a country right now, we have to admit, we really really want to have a go.


What to wear – think friction over fashion, and opt for a pair of Aztec Print Joggers. With their drawstring waist and elasticated bottoms, there’s little chance they’ll ride up while you ride down!


Build a Sandcastle at Beach East


If you fancy an overpriced barista coffee, an impromptu street festival or a two hour wait for some rave-reviewed fashion exhibition, then London’s great. If you fancy sand, then not so much, until now…


stratford beach east in london this summer


With the annual summer opening of Beach East in Stratford, you can expect to find, dig and sandcastle your way through 2,200 square metres of the stuff. This year, the artificial seaside will have a Rio theme in celebration of the 2016 Olympic Games…so don’t be at all surprised to find random Helter-Skelter-shaped structures…


What to wear – one of our tan-maxin’ co-ord combos would go down an absolute treat, especially with an ice cream. Talk about Insta goals…


Visit the New Tate Modern


Back in the year 2000 – aka the millennium (*cringe*) – an art gallery known as the Tate Modern opened up in a disused 1950’s London power station. From the outside-in, it didn’t look all that, well, modern.


visiting the new tate modern art gallery in london this summer


That all changes this summer with the opening of the gallery’s new building – a twisting pyramid-like structure, promising an additional 60% of space, dedicated to all things art. Well, modern art, which could be anything from an unmade bed to a reverse-looped video of a couple eating an egg.


What to wear – our Marcella Wrap Dress is a work of art in itself, combining traditional Asian shapes with contemporary styling.


See a Performance of Breakfast at Tiffany’s


From June through to September, singer-turned-strictly star-turned-west end actress, Pixie Lott, lands the lead role in an all-new stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Stepping into the chic heels of Audrey Hepburn, she’s a more accurate casting as far as the original author’s concerned, who based New York socialite – Holiday Golightly – on blonde-bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.

pixie lott in breakfast at tiffany's in london this summer


Expect more outfit changes than a Beyoncé show, not to mention much in the way of singing and dancing, though hopefully not twerking…


What to wear – a little black dress, of course.


Let us know what you’re up to in London this summer over on Twitter using #NobodysChild, and as always, show us how you’re styling your warmer weather wardrobe on Instagram using #NCpose.


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