We want you to have the best summer right here in our beautiful city, so read on for our top suggestions for days out, experiences and summer treats in and around One New Change…
When it comes to sophisticated bars and venues for a fabulous night out, we’re spoilt for choice in our little corner of The City.
Overlooking St Paul’s, Madison brings bundles of style, fun, and a slice of modern Manhattan to London, set against The City skyline. This summer, serving up full on holiday vibes, Madison has partnered with Cîroc Vodka to bring Ibiza to the City. Enjoy an exclusive cocktail menu plus incredible DJs every single day.
Just a short walk from One New Change you can also find the stunning Brutalist designed Barbican Centre. There are loads of exciting exhibitions, films and events here throughout the summer, plus, the lakeside picnic area and bar is open Mon–Sun, 2–8pm – a perfect location for a long-awaited catch-up with your friends.
From floaty bohemian dresses and summer sandals, to beach essentials and bang on trend accessories, there's nothing like a summer wardrobe refresh.
We simply adore this floral mini dress (£65 from Oliver Bonas). Combining an all-over print in yellow tones with an A-line silhouette and adorable frilled hem, we think this is an ideal picnic dress. Pair it with sandals, a big floppy hat and a straw bag and you’ll be every bit the country maiden this summer… albeit in the City!
And for the guys, is there anything more summery than a Cuban collar shirt? The new Omar shirt (£118 from Reiss) is available in black or white, features vintage-inspired knitted detailing and is engineered from a lightweight cotton blend for a cool summer aesthetic. Wear casually or under a suit for a new summery approach to office dressing.
For us, summer says sushi, salad and a Shikoku Spritz – all of which you'll find expertly prepared at The Ivy Asia. With a menu that takes inspiration from a number of Asian cuisines, and late-night bar with views of St Paul's, an evening here is never a disappointment
Meanwhile, burger fans will be excited to hear that Street Burger has upped its game with a selection of new sides and desserts. Enhance your burger with a side of brand new seasoned onion rings, and finish wth a sensational banana split or ice cream sandwich – perfect for those baking hot summer days!
As theatres, museums and festivals tentatively begin to return, there's more reason than ever to support the arts in the City. Check out the summer events line-up at The Barbican Centre, or check out the latest exhibitions at the City's numerous museums and art galleries!
Open daily from 10.30am to 4pm, make sure you visit the latest free exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery. Wampum runs until 5th September and explores cultural history in American and the impact of the colonial past. Find out more.
And no matter what your age, you’re sure to love the Great Fire of London walk from the Museum of London. This fun, socially-distanced interactive walk takes approximately 45 minutes and explores how the Great Fire of 1666 started, spread and was finally stopped. Book your tickets now!
Whether you’re keen a gym bunny, a pampered princess, or a busy city slicker, it’s never been more important to indulge in a little TLC.
If you're looking for a bit of pampering, the new vegan haircare range at The Body Shop is ultra-nourishing. From dry scalps to oily or frizzy hair – whatever your hair concern, the new range has you covered, while being animal product and cruelty free.
They don’t just do yoga pants, you know! We can’t get enough of this new Carve swimsuit (£85) from Sweaty Betty. Featuring UV50+ protection and made from recycled plastic, when you wear this little masterpiece, you can be sure that you’re looking after yourself and the planet.
In a City as vibrant as ours, you don’t have to go far to find something fun to do! In fact, right on the doorstep of One New Change we have some easy ways to summon up those staycation vibes.
Start your mornings off right this summer with a rooftop yoga class run by Sweaty Betty and Madison. At only £5 per session, the full ticket price will go to charity, plus you'll get a little well-done treat with a free glass of champagne! Find out more here and book your ticket.
Did you know that London is made of 40% public green space, which includes a whopping 3,000 parks? One of our favourites is Festival Gardens at St Paul’s. It’s the perfect location for a picnic with your pals, or a lunchtime lounge in the sun. Plus, check out the fountain for ultimate relaxation factor.
And if you have little ones, you’ll be delighted to hear that kids go free this summer at St Paul’s Cathedral. From 26 July - 4 September, children can enjoy family trails, tours, storytelling, and interactive multimedia guides, all for FREE. Book tickets today!