Top Ideas for Adults During the School Holidays in London

It doesn’t have to only be kids who enjoy the school holidays, in fact, if you have the opportunity to take some time off in the next two weeks, we’ve got some great suggestions of how you can release your inner child.

Eat a Picnic

No we’re not referring to the chocolate bar (although they are delicious) but rather to the conventional meaning of the word. With so many incredible parks in and around London, we urge you to pack a blanket, a good book and the all-important picnic basket and make your way to a green space to soak up some sun.

For those too lazy to pack your own (we’re not judging) or perhaps you just want to pimp the old picnic basket with something a little more exciting than a supermarket Scotch egg, you can find some decadent hampers on sale here:

  • Fortnum & Mason – we love that some of the hampers include dog treats, ensuring your furry family don’t go without.
  • Corrigans Mayfair – this hamper leaves nothing to chance as it includes disposable crockery, cutlery and a picnic blanket.
  • The Little Picnic Company – there are almost too many amazing picnics to choose from so steer clear if you are indecisive and need to make a snappy decision!

Love all

Queens and Wimbledon may be over but there’s still time to get out the old tennis racquet and knock a few balls about at your local court. Once you start looking you’ll be amazed at how many free courts there are dotted around the Capital.

If tennis isn’t really your thing, why not embrace the English drinking traditions of the game and enjoy a nice cold Pimms at one of these great pubs:


Market yourself

The main pro about foodie markets is that they are free to attend, the main con about foodie markets is that you usually end up overindulging without worrying about the price tag on anything, after all what’s £3 here and there right?

For those looking to explore London’s finest foodie markets, get yourself down the following…

Borough Market – we’re biased but we absolutely love Greedy Goat ice cream especially their Rum & Grazin’ flavour! Mmmmm!

Partridges Food Market – Located in Sloane Square directly next to the park, you’ll have lots of space to spread out on the lawn and enjoy your purchases.

Brixton Market – although there is an actual market, you can also enjoy the wide array of restaurants and cafes in Brixton Village too. Home to the first Honest Burger and Franco Manco, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Leather Lane Market – definitely one of London’s least well-known markets, this hidden gem offers food from around the globe on one short stretch. It’s the perfect place for a midweek visit.


Interested in some part time work?

For those of you who don’t fancy exploring London or lazing about this summer, get in touch with us and we’ll assist you in finding suitable temporary jobs. Whether you are looking for temporary catering jobs or perhaps short term receptionist vacancies, we are able to help.