If, over the last few days – like us here at Davis Brown Estate Agents in W1, you have been longing to get to the seaside to walk along the beach, feeling the soft sand between your toes with an ice cream in hand, but you’ve not been able to as you lives miles from the sea! Well, panic not – if the mountain won’t go to Muhammed, Muhammed must come to the mountain! There’s no need to step foot outside the M25 as tonnes of sand have been transported to all over London to create several different urban beaches, which come along with plenty of beach activities and paraphernalia. Now I can’t promise you blue skies, hot temperatures and sparkling turquoise seas, but if you’ve decided upon a staycation this summer you could do worse than to take your family or friends to one of these urban beaches.
“NW1” and “beach” aren’t usually words you would normally hear in the same sentence, but now this urban beach is being very much talked about! 150 tonnes of sand has been installed on the terrace of the Roundhouse, with deck chairs, beach huts and ping pong tables!
Cabana’s Copacabana Beach
You’ll find this tribute to Rio’s most famous beach down on the Southbank this summer. BBQs and cocktails galore! Great for kids to dig around and build the perfect sandcastle too!
You’ll find this one at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, food outlets and 2 bars will be on hand to keep you refreshed, and kids can keep cool in the paddling pool or be entertained on the fairground rides.
You will also be able to find beaches in Brixton, Brent Cross, Greenwich and at London’s Royal Docks in E16. Spoilt for choice!
Remember to sunbath responsibly and don’t forget your sun cream!