NW1 isn't usually on the list of coastal getaways but, thanks to the ever-creative team at the Roundhouse, 'Camden Beach' is returning this summer with 900 square metres of pseudo-shoreline consisting of 150 tonnes of sand.
Installed on the terrace at the Roundhouse, the free Camden Beach comes complete with deck chairs, beach huts, ping pong and, as if you need telling, a fully stocked bar. You'll find sustenance being served by not one but two pop up restaurants: Made in Camden's Fishy Business, serving sea bass, mussels and fish and chips, and a shipping container craft ale and cider bar called Pork, which serves – unsurprisingly – sausages. Refreshing Stoli lemonade sorbet will be on sale for afters.
The venue's very popular so make sure to get there early, especially when it's set to be scorchio. If you're committed to your outing but worried about personal space you might like to book one of the private beach huts. Families are welcome, as are buckets and spades.