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Paul Bennett, Director

This year’s summer solstice takes place on Tuesday 21st June, marking the astronomical start of summer and the longest day of the year. There are plenty of places to mark the extended daylight hours and warmer months, as St. John’s Wood estate agent Behr & Butchoff reveals.


The Rooftop at The Trafalgar St. James

Overlooking one of London’s most iconic locations, The Rooftop is a fantastic place to toast the summer solstice. This outside terrace is perched high on the top of The Trafalgar St. James hotel, with views across Trafalgar Square and beyond. Book online now to reserve a terrace table for 21st June.


Chelsea Physic Garden

If the solstice is more of a spiritual affair for you, you’ll love the outdoor sound bath event taking place at Chelsea Physic Garden. Between 6-7:30pm on Tuesday 21st June, organic and ancient instruments, including a gong, bowls and voice, will create a truly meditative event. Don’t worry, there’s an alternative inside option if it rains. Tickets can be booked online.


Cadogan Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play the Cadogan Hall off Sloane Square on Tuesday 21st June. The programme features Beethoven’s King Stephen: Overture; Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ and Symphony No. 7 for a rousing way to celebrate the start of summer. Tickets are priced from just £15.


The Ivy, St. John’s Wood High Street

The Behr & Butchoff team is keeping everything crossed that this year’s summer solstice is a warm, dry affair. If the weather is fine, reserve an outside table at The Ivy on St. John’s Wood High Street and enjoy fine brasserie dining accompanied by a cocktail. May we recommend the French Garden as the ideal summer solstice sip?


How about one of these properties available through Behr & Butchoff?


Walsingham, St Johns Wood Park

This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment forms part of the desirable Queensmead development, a short walk to St. John’s Wood Tube station. As well as a recently refurbished interior, there is a balcony ready for balmy summer nights. For sale through Behr & Butchoff priced at £1,350,000.


Prince Regent Court, 8 Avenue Road

Set on the second floor of a portered block, this stunning three-bedroom apartment features a wrap-around balcony off the living/dining room. There’s ample room for a bistro dining set and potted plants – perfect for sunrise coffees and sunset digestifs. Available to rent through our St John’s Wood office for £1,900 per week.


If the prospect of spending every solstice in the world’s best city appeals, contact Behr & Butchoff – estate and lettings agents serving the St. John’s Wood area. Our team is on hand to help prospective buyers, sellers and tenants move home this summer season.