Escape to the City This Autumn

Avid readers of The Listing might have noticed that I left the business in July, as I took a step into my early career and moved to London for a graduate job. But they couldn’t keep me away for long – I’m back, with a series of articles featuring my favourite, lesser-known destinations in London!

As lockdown is lifted and we make our way into autumn, I think I speak for many when I say that I want to explore places a bit further afield. London is less than an hour’s train ride away from Royston and is host to an abundance of quirky and intriguing things to do, all year round.

This autumn take a trip to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a vibrant area of London packed with parklands, waterways and playgrounds, not to mention the London Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley VeloPark. And if you’re a foodie like me, you can also indulge in a delicious meal from one of dozens of contemporary cafes and restaurants.

For a budget day out, head to one of the Santander docking stations near the tube station and hire out a bike for just £2 for 24 hours. Bring a picnic and spend the day biking around the park and its many green areas.

If cycling isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other activities to take part in at the Olympic Park. Take a look at their website for more family friendly activities:

Look out for my articles each month!