A big part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood, this 70m-long urban beach stretches the entire length of the South Bank’s Queen’s Walk and is a perfect riverside location for chilling out in the sand with a beer, lapping up those rays of sun and watching the people of London go past. 

Free, Until Sep 4, 
10am-11pm Southbank Centre, 
Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX  
Tube | Waterloo 

Photo:  Belinda Lawley