Located less than half a mile away from the Mercure Paddington is buzzing, bustling Merchant Square. From 10th May to 14th September, it will once again host its free Summer of Fun: with an incredibly eclectic programme, there’s something for every taste!
Thrill-seekers will love the exhilarating pop up activities – whether it’s the Extreme Zip Line, the challenging High Ropes course or Zorbing over the water! Although all activities are free, you’re best to book in advance to ensure a spot. If you’re a music-lover, head to the Floating Pocket Park on Thursdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm to catch some of London’s best unsigned artists, and then take the short stroll over to Pizza Express to listen to some talented singer-songwriters from 7:30pm.
Take advantage of the Big Screen, too: watch a film under the stars on alternate Wednesdays at 8pm – from family favourites, like Mary Poppins Returns, to Oscar front-runner Bohemian Rhapsody; watch the daily drama at Wimbledon with other tennis fans from 1st to 14th July; or challenge your friends to a gaming war on the Big Screen, open daily throughout the summer (except during Wimbledon).
If you’re looking to tone up for the summer, pop into the free Boot Camp on Tuesdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm: led by personal trainer and Wildcat fitness blogger, LJ, you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat – and what better place to do it than the beautiful Floating Pocket Park? Once you’ve worked up an appetite, relax and tempt your palate at one of several top class restaurants and wineries.
After a perfect summer’s day, simply stroll the five minutes back to the Mercure Paddington for an excellent night’s sleep!