Who cares what the weatherman says...

After too many miserable London summers, you probably want to get away to a place where the weather is a little more reliable, where a crystal clear sea washes up on sandy beaches, where you could take your bike along expanses of sand dunes and down narrow country lanes, where you could dine al fresco and eat local produce fresh from the farm.

You don’t have to go far and you don’t need your passport for Jersey. Just take a bus to London City airport and within an hour you’re there.

Landing in St Peter's Airport on the west of the island, the first thing to do is head to the five-mile beach of St Ouen's bay, buy a coffee from Big Vern's café and sit out on the terrace watching the surfers waxing their boards.

VLM Airlines offers one return flight every weekday, and every Sunday, between London City and Jersey. Prices start from £25 one-way, www.cityjet.com/flyvlm.

Three days Car hire (economy car) with Hertz starts at £91, www.hertz.co.uk.

For more information visit the Jersey Tourist Board website, www.jersey.com.

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