WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

It's so easy to moan about the hustle and bustle of London and dream of jet-setting away this summer, but hold up - why not switch it up and make your next summer holiday more of a stay-cay? The Big Smoke actually has plenty of tricks up its sleeve that we probably all take for granted. From the obvious tourist hotspots to unexpected hidden gems, it's time to be a tourist in your own city and embrace London's unique charm.

SHOP SUMMER LOOKS

Whether you wanna let loose and have fun, soak up the culture or relax and unwind, your ideal holiday is right here on your doorstep. Let's fall in love with London again!

FUN: WHERE TO FIND

Can’t stretch the budget to a holiday this year? Don’t worry! You can still have a summer to remember without even leaving your city. We're here to help you make the most of all the fun the Big Smoke has to offer this summer, from the hidden hangouts to the right clobber.

We’ve got vintage dresses galore perfect for sunny sipping at a rooftop bar. Get active in vintage swimwear and reworked cycling shorts. Give yourself room for a feast with an oversized vintage tee and rayon pants. Whatever you find yourself doing this summer, Rokit has got you covered head to toe!

CULTURE: WHAT TO DO

Are you more of a city break-er than a sun seeker? Do something different this summer - London is renowned as one of the world’s top cultural destinations, so why not being a tourist in your own city? Feel like you’ve already rinsed London’s main attractions, or maybe you fancy a bit of an intellectual change? Either way, our latest listicle of the top quirky cultural places to go in London will refresh your ideas.

Treat your stay-cay like a real holiday and make sure you dress the part. A visit to a weird museum deserves an equally wacky patterned shirt or blouse. Vintage streetwear or branded t-shirts and windbreakers are the right vibe for a street art gallery. Opt for a pretty tea dress and a practical bag for a mooch round a nice bookshop. And for a posh night out at the open air theatre, you’ll need the perfect vintage dress and clutch or a novelty tie to complement your smart shirt.

RELAX, TAKE IT EASY

We know that sometimes the hustle and bustle of the city can become all a bit too much, but there’s really no need to jet-set away for a break this summer when there are so many hidden little pockets of tranquility already right on your doorstep! Lucky for you we've compiled a handy list of some of our favourite green and foliage-filled spaces off the beaten track that are so peaceful it’ll be easy to forget you’re even in London.

The most relaxing days come with equally comfortable outfits, and we’ve got plenty of those! A stroll by the canal is the perfect time to show off your best vintage dress and sunnies. Team a cool and floaty maxi with a summery blouse for a wander through a city park. Taking a dip at the ponds? Throw on some easy breezy rayons over your vintage swimsuit for the most sustainable of swims. And we’ve got tons of cosy vintage sweaters perfect for that extra layer you’ll need when the sun sets. 

SUMMER STORIES IN LONDON

Who says you even need to leave the city for a fun summer holiday?! We asked these Londoners to share a snapshot of their summer stay-cations and show us what they reckon makes London 'London'. Whatever your vibe, London really is your oyster. 

Cindy heads to the classic Camden Market for a bite and a browse, Boris Bikes round some city beauty spots like Primrose Hill and Regent's Park with her boyfriend and hits up some of her favourite vintage markets for a spot of thrifting!

Rainbow queen Tia loves taking a break from the city by the water, especially Hampstead Heath ponds for a spot of wild swimming with the ducks! She stops at Crosstown for the 'best doughnuts in London', picks up flowers at Columbia Road market and takes her furry friend Beyonce for a walk round Hyde Park.