High Life’s affordable guide to summer in London

Plus, the locations behind this year’s most bingeable series and Europe’s unexpectedly historic cities.
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50 affordable things to do in London this summer

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There’s a lot to love about London in the summer. Mostly, it’s that you don’t need the deepest pockets to have a high old time in the city. Spend less and see more with our feature on 50 affordable things to do in London this summer, which delivers a raft of out-of-the-box activities, from a hot air balloon regatta to a country-themed queer cabaret.

As the mercury rises, it’s also the best time of the year to venture into Europe’s second cities, where unexpected cradles of culture await. From mediaeval trading ports to Byzantine-era baths, here are seven cities for your history fix

And just across the North Sea, we’ve touched down for one of our favourite ever city breaks to compile our truly Original Guide to Amsterdam, creating a chic and artsy weekender with a touch of whimsy.

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