Enjoy 360 degrees of uninterrupted views across London from the city’s highest public garden. Sky Garden, at 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London, spans over three storeys of landscaped gardens which include observation decks, an open air terrace, a brasserie, a restaurant and a cocktail pod. You can enjoy this high-up greenery and view for free but you must book in advance.
Explore the House of MinaLima at 26, Greek Street, Soho in London, displaying graphic art and props from Harry Potter films. It's about 15 minute walk from Charing Cross.
This nature reserve offers something for all those who love the outdoors and wildlife: a stunning location and outstanding scenery, peace and quiet, walks, wildflowers, birds, sea angling and picnics. You can appreciate the drama of the White Cliffs from here too. It's got a Green Flag Award for being an outstanding green space.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is an opportunity to explore the legacy of the London Games. You can look around at your own pace, take part in a guided tour, or follow a trail. Take the London 2012 trail to relive the Olympic and Paralympic Games, an Art in the Park trail or a Discover the Park trail that includes a little something for everyone.
London will be hosting a fun, vibrant parade in Trafalgar Square to mark the occasion. The event is free and will include a parade passing through London’s iconic historical landmarks. Head down early to enjoy the yearly festival including delicious Irish delicacies. Photo credit: GLA/Tom Simpson