Like almost everybody else this year, here at Iggy and Burt we have spent the whole summer umming and ahhing about whether to try and go abroad this year for our summer holidays, or to do so closer to home. Whatever you have decided to do, here are a few ideas for a last minute and late summer getaway here in the UK.
An artsy break in Somerset
We LOVE Somerset any time of year, come rain or shine, but one of our favourite times to visit is for the Somerset Open Studios which is run by Somerset Art Works. The Open Studio event presents and opens up over 300 artists to the public across over 200 studios and spaces.
It is the perfect chance to get to see loads of amazing UK based artists in some of the countries most beautiful landscape. Alongside that we always enjoy everything else to boot: the cheese, the cider and the hospitable locals. We have taken great inspiration from what’s on display and this event is a great reminder of the talent which the UK and the West Country produces.
Somerset Open Studios runs from 18 September – 3 October 2021 with more information on the artists and venues to be found here.
If you need something fabulous to wear whilst touring the event, look no further than our soon to be released Mini Leopard Print jumper, which is available for pre-order now for £95.00.
Camping is not for everyone… but camping in a vineyard?! Yes, please, sounds like heaven.
If you need a few days break from the norm and to enjoy the outdoors whilst not sacrificing your well-earned glass of wine then pack up the car and get yourself off for a spot of camping or glamping in a vineyard.
We have already got our knitwear and wellies on and cool box packed, just don’t forget the corkscrew too.
Wild swimming spots
If you have not been able to get abroad this year you might be missing the freedom of the beach, the sea and outdoor swimming. That might be particularly the case if you have young ones and furry friends at home who are pining for more of the outdoors.
We have written before about our love of all things Suffolk, and we unashamedly will plug it again. One of the best wild swimming spots we have come across is on the Waveney River. Wild swimming here is one of life’s great pleasures on a summer’s day.
In fact, wild swimming is so good in Suffolk generally that Visit Suffolk has kindly and diligently complied this guide to where the best spots are. Combined with a few days pottering around the Suffolk coast and sights, we can’t think of many better ways to spend a few late summer days.
For those who are London based, we also recently swam in the amazing Beckenham Place Park Lake, which is London’s first purpose-built swimming lake. More information about the swimming lake and this amazing park is available here. You won’t be disappointed if you visit.
Just don’t forget that outdoor swimming can leave you a little chilly, so don’t forget to look fabulous in something as you warm-up after, like our V-Neck fine Merino Jumper, currently available for £85.