Image: Volks Weald Exciting things to do close to the capital in July, all easily accessible in a day trip. CHOCOLATE AFTERNOON TEA: Master chocolatier William Curley — whose products are sold in Harrods’ Food Hall — has turned his attention to afternoon tea, creating a menu for The Orangery at Blenheim Palace. Tuck into…

Welcome to our pick of the best London exhibitions to see right now — get your Summer dose of culture. We’ve roughly split the list by London regions to make it easier to navigate. Exhibitions in central London Copyright The Wallace Collection. A SHOE STOPPER: Shoes and fine art don’t sound like a good match,…

The rooftop garden is already open to the public and now we know what the restaurant at 120 Fenchurch Street will be. 14 Hills, from D&D London, will serve up modern British food from Executive Chef Thomas Piat (formerly of Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental and at JOÍA par Hélène Darroze in Paris) covering…

Laura Reynolds 14 Hills: The Chic Restaurant Opening At The City’s New Roof Garden Details of the new restaurant due to open on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street have been revealed. 14 Hills is a plant-themed all-day restaurant open from breakfast through until dinner, with a modern British menu, including Saturday brunches, Sunday…

The Light In The Piazza launches at Southbank Centre today Things to do LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA: The London premiere of Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza opens today. Set in Florence in summer 1953, the love story follows Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara, whose hat is blown into the hands of local…

The 1940s come to Hever Castle Exciting things to do close to the capital in June, all easily accessible in a day trip. LAVENDER FARMS: The lavender may not be in full bloom until the end of the month, but these popping purple farms and fields near London open to the public in June. Absorb…

Get your own temporary tattoo Things to do GLOBAL DICKENS: New exhibition Global Dickens looks at Charles Dickens’ writings about — and for — other countries around the world. The author’s own travel bag, holiday souvenirs, and a copy of David Copperfield that went to the Antarctic on the 1910 Scott expedition are all on…