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May 2017

London, but not as we know it…

Published: Friday 26 May 2017

By Rachael Kinsella
Now the weather is getting better in London, why not explore some of the hidden gems on your doorstep this spring and summer?

Here are our Top 5 international adventures in London.

1. A Scandi-chic oasis above the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street

Oxford Street is London’s top tourist shopping destination – not where you want to be on a baking hot day! Instead, we recommend relaxing in Scandi style at Sisu, a rooftop retreat that feels a world away from the masses of shoppers below. Cool drinks, even cooler tunes and tasty snacks are a winning combination. They don’t take bookings, so just rock up when you’ve had enough of the shops and wait your turn.


2. Enjoy a flavour of The Hamptons in sunny London

Another rooftop retreat, Pergola on the Roof launched last year with a Nordic forest theme and this year brings the glamour of The Hamptons to London Town. Fun, food and drink that really captures the essence of summer. There are two locations – one on the roof of the former BBC building in White City, and one at Paddington Central.


3. On the beach…

Visit a very different kind of beach –complete with cute and cosy beach huts and a view over the River Thames! The Thameside beach created by Neverland London returns this year with several nights from Wednesday 24th May, tickets from £10.

Soak up London South Bank - Summer is coming. 

4. Take a stroll down the Shoreditch Riviera

Yes, you read that right – Shoreditch gets its very own sandy beach, with palm trees and decking, as well as DJs, food stalls and designer drinks. Opening Thursday 25th May at 288 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9LA.


5. Soak up the Southbank

The Southbank has something for everyone in the Spring and Summer – funfair rides, craft beer pop-ups, food stalls aplenty, music, and even dancing. See some of the Spring highlights here:


About Halo Financial

Halo Financial is a leading UK foreign exchange brokerage, offering a comprehensive range of services to individuals and businesses since its inception in 2005. The business prides itself on offering a flexible and personalised approach for each of its clients, simplifying the seemingly complex foreign exchange market to maximise savings in currency transactions, protect against currency risk and make money go further.

Staffed by qualified technical analysts, the company is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and HM Revenue and Customs.

“Excellent”, “Reliable”, “Professional”, “Knowledgeable”, and “Helpful”– just some of the great feedback received as a Gold Trusted Service Provider for Feefo.com. The team at Halo are proud that customers rate their services so highly and are happy to recommend to others. The company is always striving to provide the best possible service and to innovate services and products in line with customers’ ever-evolving needs.

Halo Financial won Best Customer Focus category in the 2016 Best Business Awards; received OPP Gold for Best Supporting Service; the Gold Award for Financial Support and Innovation from Relocate Magazine, Commendations in the 2016 and 2017 Moneyfacts Awards and has 5 out 5 Star Customer Gold Merchant Status via independent review website, Feefo.com, winning their Gold Trusted Service award. 

For more information, infographics and the latest currency insights, visit www.halofinancial.com/news