Summer is here, and with it, school holidays, plenty of sunshine and al fresco dining – we hope. We won’t all be travelling abroad this year, but you can still make the most of warmer, longer days. Whether you're picnicking in the park, heading off on a staycation, having that long-awaited dinner with a friend, going camping, or enjoying other socially distanced activities, soak up our edit of essentials below.
Cecilie Bahnsen x Suicoke DSM Exclusive Kat Flower Sandal (exclusively available at Dover Street Market), £435
The Summer Celebration Hamper from Fortnum & Mason, £150
Pin Check Tiered Linen Check Dress from Jigsaw, £165
Stylish Swim Trunks from Emma Willis, £120
Santa Barbara Panama Hat from Lock & Co. Hatters
Long-sleeved pure Linen Shirt from Orvis, £79
Leather Tennis Shoes in White from Sunspel £175
Cromer Sunglasses from Cubitts, £125
Index 15 Ultralight Day Backpack from Arc’teryx, £45
Luxury Low Beach Chair from Snow Peak, £250
Pick your summer reads from a huge range of titles at Hatchard’s Books. Their latest recommendations include: Andrew Adonis’ ‘Labour’s Churchill’, Layla F. Saad’s ‘Me and White Supremacy’, Anne De Courcy’s ‘Chanel Riviera’, and Anne Glenconner’s Autobiography ‘Lady In Waiting’.
For further inspiration on how to make the most of the summer season, explore our Al Fresco Dining Guide here, and what green spaces to enjoy here. Prefer to dine in? Find out what other restaurants are open here. You can also discover ways of cycling safely around our neighbourhood.