The days are getting longer and the weather's warming up... but the best of summer is yet to come. If you’re looking for something a little different to the usual beer garden and park hangout combo on these balmy days, then this guide’s for you. From floating BYOB hot tubs to open-air food markets, here’s 9 of the quirkiest things to do outdoors in London.
Dine By The Water With Jimmy's BBQ Club
Top-notch BBQ bites with views of the Thames? It can only be The BBQ Club. This unique experience pairs foraged ingredients and seasonal specials to knock out dishes like braised beed cheek doughnuts, hand-dived csallops and potato flatbreads with wild garlic. Expect supper club vibes set to a backdrop of London's best landmarks and iconic sights.
Try A Rooftop Bottomless Beer Brunch
If you're on the hunt for quirky things to do outdoors with friends, we recommend heading to London Bridge Rooftop's bottomless brunch. Chow down on lip-smacking burgers, accompanied by free-flowing Aperol spritzes, beer cans, prosecco and more. And if that wasn't enough there will be live DJs at this sky-high event to keep you entertained throughout.
Stay Sandy At Neverland
Looking for a proper summertime getaway without the pricey airfare? Head to this Fulham favourite for lounging on your own private cabana and getting cosy in a deckchair by way of Tulum and Malibu. Fulham Beach is one of the best outdoor activities in West London.
Fill Up On Street Food At Vinegar Yard
It's about time you got a taste of this foodie hotspot. Venture to London Bridge for a menu that includes loaded burgers from Nanny Bill’s, the droolworthy Bad Boy Pizza Society and Baba G’s hangover-soothing naanwiches. With a huge range of vendors alongside pop-up shops, art installations and impressive views of The Shard, this is definitely one for The Gram.
Get Fit With Rooftop Voga
London's Treehouse hotel just got even cooler, with the House of VOGA taking over on Saturdays. The Nest rooftop bar will be your location for a morning where yoga meets dance. It's not just fun fitness though, with complimentary coffees, teas, juices, mocktails, cocktails, and even a Mexican brunch available after.
Head To The Rooftop At Skylight
Not only does this East London hotspot offer a variety of outdoor games, but Skylight is the perfect party venue, with DJs providing you with a soundtrack come the weekend. Whether you’re thirsty for after-work drinks or chilling with mates, it's about time you booked in for brunches and live sports screenings.
Go Retro With London Shuffle Club
Still haven’t experienced this offbeat Shoreditch spot? Check out London Shuffle Club, as warmer weather welcomes the opening of the outdoor lanes. Gather your crew and try your hand at shuffleboard before digging into vegan, veggie and meaty pizzas and reimagined cocktails. There’s even bottomless shuffle brunch on Saturdays.
Tour London On A Boozy Bus
Get to know this beaut city like never before, as the London Bar Bus takes you across some of the most iconic sights with a drink in hand. You'll be on a double-decker bus, with a choice of drinks that includes prosecco, G&Ts and more... all set to the backdrop of landmarks like the London Eye, St Paul's and Tower Bridge.
Experience The Montague On The Gardens
The Montague on the Gardens has transformed its rooftop space once again; this time, bringing private groups and hotel guests a slice of the Bahamas in its beach bar. Journey off the beaten track where you’ll find a beach hut, palm trees and real sand all under one alfresco roof. Grab something from the BBQ paired with cocktails served in coconuts.
Get Wet With Skuna
You’ve probably spotted the cheeky Skuna making its way down the canal and now it’s your turn to climb aboard. ICYMI, this is your chance to try a floating hot tub boat. Yep, that’s right. It's BYO, so grab your favourite tipples and get ready to cruise across Canary Wharf from the comfort of your own heated vessel.
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