The Longest Day – Places to Make the Most of the Summer Solstice


The longest day of the year is just around the corner, leading many of us to try and seek out the perfect spot to catch some amazing views and enjoy extended summer sun. Thankfully London has plenty of locations ideal for just this – here’s our pick of the very best spaces to make the most of the summer solstice…

Primrose Hill

If you feel like climbing to the top of the hill, you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic views of the city at either sunrise or sunset. Gather together some great company and bring a picnic or a bottle of wine to celebrate the solstice in style while you stay at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London.

Primrose Hill

Richmond Park

This is the ideal venue for getting away from it all and enjoying the solstice in peace and tranquillity. As the largest of the city’s Royal Parks, Richmond is revered as a nature reserve, with its sweeping deer park and stunning vistas providing a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of big city life. If you want to forget you’re in London for a little while and simply enjoy the year’s longest day, then this should certainly make the grade during your stay at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London.

The Sky Garden

Sky Garden

If being in the great outdoors doesn’t appeal, how about a trip to London’s Sky Garden? It’s perfect for dedicated urbanites who would rather enjoy the summer solstice in comfort, whilst still combining some stunning elements of the countryside. As London’s highest public garden, here you can watch the sunrise or sunset in a unique, social space far above the city from an observation deck or open-air terrace. There’s lots of opportunities to wander freely around the space, but the area is ticketed so it’s important to book a visit in advance if you feel like heading here while you stay at one of our hotels near Moorgate Tube station.

London Eye

London Eye

No trip to London is complete without a spin on the world-famous London Eye, so why not combine this experience with watching the sunset during the summer solstice? The views from the London Eye are unbeatable, and this delightful tourist attraction also offers a range of deluxe experiences for those seeking a more VIP adventure. From champagne to chocolate tasting, the London Eye can accommodate. Head to the official website to find out how to make your trip extra special.

The Shard

Self-described as the best view in London, visitors are advised to take a trip and see for themselves. There’s no denying that the view from the Shard is indeed impressive; high above the city, and with amazing panoramic vistas of some of the capital’s landmarks sure to appeal to both locals and those simply staying in London for a little while. Enjoy a drink in these incredible surrounds as you watch the sun go down on the longest day of the year.