Summer Adventures In London

Fat Face Summer Range Bikini

Why aren’t the summer holidays a thing when you become a proper adult?

This annual leave codswallop is a joke. 20 days? R u mad bruv?

What happened to the six week break? Summer holidays were the dream, weren’t they? Endless adventures, sleepovers, camping trips, holidays, BBQ’S and a lot of time chillin’ and den making down the beach hut.

Things aren’t quite the same these days. Work happens ALL year round. Imagine that? It took me a while to come to terms with being in big sweaty city over the summer months. But you learn that you gotta focus on whats on your door step. Adventure is out there, you just gotta look!

I have collaborated with Face Face on their Summer range.

I’m gonna be honest, the plan was to nip off to the seaside and get sassy shots of the gorgeous garms on a nautical back drop, it it just wasn’t happening. Hectic diary, little dollar… Gals gotta stay in the smoke. I figured you might be doing the same the summer, so I why not make the most of what we have?

Over the past few summers in London, I have discovered a few gems. There are a lot more I want to show you (I will take you for the adventure, obvs) but I thought we could start off at the one closest to home.

Up until last year I didn’t even though this place existed! Fancy a dip? Tooting Bec Lido is where the party’s at.

Tooting Bec Lido

Tooting Bec Lido

Tooting Bec Lido

Just down the road from my gaff, there is a haaauge fresh water pool (largest in the UK, say whaaat).

Nestled in Tooting Bec Common, the Lido is the PERF place for those hot summer days where you ain’t quite sure what to do with yourself. I can’t believe it has only just come into my life, water lovely surprise!

You know when you just really, REALLY need to submerge yourself in a cool body of water? That is exactly how I feel in London pretty much erry day.

We have been blessed with a few sunny weekends recently and ya gotta embrace it when you can. Pack a bag inc. a towel, corker of a picnic and some spare change for ice cream.

It is a around £7 entry, so head down early doors and make a day of it.

Find a shady (or sunny) spot beneath the trees.

Fat Face Summer Range Overhead lace

Set up camp. Throw out your blanket, unpack the speaker, books, snacks and Pimm’s (compulsory). Get comfy in your poolside glad rags.

Fat Face Lace over head

Fat Face

This lace overhead from Fat Face is quickly becoming my summer staple, it is light, cute and perfect for throwing on over just about everything. (Ft. my sexy looking midge bites, mmmm lovely!)

Starting to feel a lil warm? Lets dive in. Or y’know take 10239 years to climb down the steps as it is furrrrrrrreeeezing!

Fat Face Bikini

Once you are in and under, it is dreamy. You can either swim (it is a very long way to the other end!) or just y’know frolic in the shallows which is what I did. It was also an excuse to show of my new bikini hehe. When browsing FF’s swimwear, this gem was by far my fave. Such a dreamy print and also SO comfy and secure, especially when you have larger bosoms… Nothing worse than worrying about an accidental flash whilst swimming! Also, the price tag is proper decent. Why are most bikinis/underwear so expensive?!

It does get pretty busy, especially on V hot days – but as it is huge, so it doesn’t get too chocca. There is a cafe for chips, cold cans of coke and ice cream – but if ya fancy a full on feast, bring along your own grub.

The Lido is open from 06:00 – 8:00PM till the end of August. Whaddya reckon?

Lemme know your fave summertime London gems, I would LOVE to check them out. Here’s to summer in the citaaayy!

Ix

Snaps by the wonderful Oscar May.

This post was kindly sponsored by Face Face, but obvs the love for beaut garments, swanning around in a new bikini etc etc are all my own.

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  • Girl, you look stunning! Wish there was an outdoor pool near where I lived~ unfortunately not! xx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Thank you gal! Ah man :( Paddling pool it is! Anything to cool me down even slightly is a life saver! Thank you for stopping by lass :) Immy x

  • The bikini is beautiful and I wish I’d known about this spot when I spend one summer in London, I would’ve needed it! :D

    Lii
    https://byliil.wordpress.com/

    • Ah thank you so much Lii :) I wish I knew about it waaay before too – such a bloomin’ gem! Can’t believe it was just round the corner all this time :o Immy x

  • Ah I love Tooting Bec Lido. I’m just about to move even closer to Tooting on Saturday! Do you still fancy a coffee/breakie?

    I am dying to try out the Hampstead Heath outdoor pools, they look amazing! x

    • It is so lush isn’t it! Would be PERF on a day like today <3 Oooh that is so exciting gal, Tooting is the best! Yes that sounds wonderful, perhaps Mud? My absolute fave brunch spot. Ooh yes I really want to go there too – looks so beautiful! Immy x

      • I would give anything to be in a swimming pool right now! Mud looks great, I haven’t been there yet. I’m free on Wednesday mornings or weekends… except this weekend is looking a bit busy! Next weekend is better. What works for you? x

  • Cant believeeeee this is in Tooting Bec! Looks beautiful – there’s a Lido about half an hour from me but lets just say it doesn’t look quite as dreamy, i-could-be-on-holiday as this haha. Looking stunning in that bikini girl! (and congrats on the collab with Fat Face, so cool!)
    Sophie xxx

    http://www.sopharsogood.com

    • It’s craaazay isn’t it?! It is so beaut, and SO massive too! Definitely the nicest outdoor pool experience I had had in England lol! Thank you gal :) Immy x

  • Laura Torninoja

    Ahh I’ve always wanted to go here – the coloruful changing huts look so cute! I’ve been to the lido in Herne Hill which is really nice too, but I think getting to the Tooting Bec one will be my mission for this summer… xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • They are so lovely aren’t they! It is such a lovely place to hang out. Ooh nice, I haven’t checked that out out before! Definitely, you will love it. Immy x

  • Ellie Adams

    Can we discuss how absolutely incredible you look?! Love Fat Face so much, need to check out more of their swimwear fo sure!

    Elle
    xx

    • Aaaah thank you Ellie my love <3 Fat Face is bloomin' dreamy, there are so many beaut bikinis this season too! Hopefully see you soon gal :) Immy x

  • I really enjoy reading your blog! I’m planning on going to London to study! I can only hope that one day, my blog will be as successful as yours is! Keep up with the good work,

    xx, Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Ooo thank you so much Kris that means a lot :) How exciting, where are you studying? Immy x

      • Probs King’s College! xx

  • You look so cute awww – I love the bikini so much, I can’t wait to head down to my local lido this summer!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Heheeeeeeeeh thank you Lucy! I know, I bloody wish I was there today! Offices AIN’T the one with weather this this :o Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    I need to work out which is our closest lido, it would have been perfect today!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Yesss! It is so perfect, but not gonna lie – I am considering investing in my own paddling pool for the garden. I most definitely think it is necessary right now haha! Immy x

  • Ahh I love your bikini, and these photos are gorge! I only just discovered that there was a lido near to where I leave and am desperate to go now after this post! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

    • Thank you so much Heather! Ah yes you have to go gal, such a relief after a day like today! I am sat here at my desk feeling SO bloody warm! Immy x

  • When I lived in the area I used to go to Tooting Bec lido loads! But mostly for laying out in the sun – and the briefest of dips in! The water is infamously frigid so the fact that you manage to look s0 glam in these pictures is super admirable! x

    • Ah it is so lush isn’t it! Dip in every so often to cool down, it is perfect. Uuuuuuugh I know, it takes your breath away haha! I disguised how frozen I was relatively well lol. Immy x

  • You’re soooo pretty!! And I love your top hun. Kisses from London! xXx

    • Oooh my love thank you Dominica! :) Immy x