Exploring London: Places and spaces to visit this summer
Take a day to yourself on Richmond Row. Explore fashion, tattoos, and ethnic foods throughout the day, then spend the rest of your afternoon/ evening people watching at Barney's over a plate of nachos and a pitcher. The night is still young: have a few dances and drinks at Ceeps, sing karaoke at Molly Bloom's, or grab a late-night bite to eat at Burger Burger… Or all of the above! Throughout the year, Richmond Row also hosts a variety of bar hops and paint nights that are perfectfor anyone who gets bored watching Riverdale reruns at home.
Wortley Village (Old South)
Voted as one of Canada's “coolest neighbourhoods”, the historic London area features a plethora of hipster culture: coffee shops, live music, and local arts. The Wortley Village Jazz and Blues Festival and Gathering on the Green are only some of the local events that happen in this area. Try the saganaki at Sweet Onion Grill and watch molten cheese get set on fire in front of your eyes.
Old East Village (OEV)
Try some local organic food at the Root Cellar such as the maple cinnamon French toast, and their roasted vegetable and kale eggs Benedict. This neighborhood is rich in art: check out musical acts at Aeolian Hall, try your hand at pottery at the London Clay Art Centre, or enjoy a Japanese crepe at Wisdom Cafe (Teashop).
Fanshawe Conservation Area
Take part in a variety of activities such as kayaking and hiking. Spend a night under the stars at their campgrounds and immerse yourself in wilderness. There are both electronic and non-electronic sites and lots of activities nature enthusiasts can take part in bird watching and fishing.
The heart of London, though currently under construction, is one of the busiest areas in town. Check out the teas from Tea Haus and other local eateries at Covent Garden Market. Make some new friends at Cardboard Café whilst learning how to play new cutting-edge board games with a Butterbeer milkshake.