Summer-like experiences in London in the winter?
November 7, 2011 9:01 AM Subscribe
Is there somewhere in or near London, UK that can give a summer-like experience for a few hours? I'm looking for the opposite of a snowdome or an ice bar: a space that's warm, bright and summer-themed.
posted by metaBugs to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine is used to warmer climes and is getting a bit apprehensive about the encroaching grey, dark, cold winter. To cheer her up a bit, I want to take her somewhere that feels summery, or where we can at least play at pretending that it's summer for a few hours. Warm, bright (ideally daylight-ish) and a suggestion of being outdoors.
All I can think of are beach-themed bars and swimming pools (although I can't think of any of those), but I'm sure you have plenty of better suggestions too. Cheesy and kitsch are fine as long as they're strong enough to be funny. Come to think of it, an appropriately-themed spa could also be good, even if I (male) can't go with her.
To forestall the internet shrinks: This isn't someone battling SAD or similar problems. She just hasn't really had a summer this year and misses it.