London, the capital of England and the UK, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. Summer in London means enjoying plays, musicals and movies with a few comedy performances at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in their 1,250 seat outdoor auditorium. Covent Garden's variety of jugglers, musicians, acrobats and comedians perform live in the Piazza during the summer. Enjoy horse riding in Richmond Park and Hyde Park. The West Reservoir Water Sports Centre close to Stoke Newington also has an incredibly pretty backdrop to learn the ropes. Book a trip to Go Ape in Trent Park and enjoy zip wires, Tarzan swings and high ropes. Always well-liked with the summer dating crowd, you can hire rowing boats or pedalos at Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Battersea Park, Finsbury Park, Victoria Park and Dulwich Park.