The sun is (sometimes) shining, and sand is returning to London's streets in the form of pop-up urban beaches. Here's where to find them. We'll be adding to this list as summer goes on so keep checking back.
Fulham Beach Club
Neverland at Fulham Beach Club is a sandy beach right next to the Thames. As well as the beach itself, there are two bars and a pop-up restaurant courtesy of Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club, plus live DJs and events including yoga and shuffleboard. If you're a regular beachgoer, membership for the whole season is available.
£5 entry, booking advised, Wednesday-Sunday, from 3 May 2018
Hampstead Beach at JW3
As in previous years, JW3 Jewish community centre has its own beach, going under the moniker Hampstead Beach. No further details are available yet, except that we're promised "a taste of Tel Aviv in NW3".
Free entry, July and August
The Beach at Brent Cross
A beach is popping up next to the shopping centre again. Further details tbc.
26 May-2 September
London's Royal Docks beach
A stretch of sandy beach will pop up in Royal Docks, right near the cable car, with deckchairs, street food, pop-up classes and more. Check out the website for more information (not yet updated with this year's information).
Free entry, 18 July-2 September
London's year-round beach: Ruislip Lido
No need to wait for these pop-up beaches to roll out their sun loungers. Ruislip Lido in Hillingdon has a natural beach year-round, as long as you don't mind sharing sand space with swans. There's even a miniature railway to make getting there that bit more fun.
Great British Seaside
Alternatively, if the sun's not shining on your particular sandy patch, head to the National Maritime Museum's Great British Seaside exhibition. Here's our Visual Arts Editor Tabish Khan getting beachy in early March: