Outdoor Events in London

Sure, we like to moan that there's no sun in a British summer, but once that big yellow ball starts shining down on us we all start to panic because we need things to do in the sun in London. For every problem, the capital has an answer and is ready with loads of different things to do outside ranging from boat parties and canal cruises to rooftop exercise and outdoor cinema. So when the temperature's rising, put on your finest string vest and get down to the best outdoor events in London.

Last updated on 22nd September 2020

Head for the skies with this unique rooftop bar in Tobacco Dock. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from on high while you sip on cocktails and even take in a few rounds of croquet or petanque during summer, while in winter it's all about their ice rink.

Midnight Apothecary

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One of the best outdoor bars in London, Midnight Apothecary is back for its ninth season bringing you gorgeous foraged cocktails in an idyllic open-air environment. Moreover, the Rotherhithe venue is letting you order food to their box office which the team will personally deliver to your table.

Missed bopping to your fave live acts? The Paperworks is the shiny new Peckham venue hoping to fix that, with their socially-distanced offering of music events. Book an al fresco spot to spend the night dancing and drinking to a whole host of epic acts.

One of the best outdoor events in London, Fuller's Shakespeare in the Garden is bringing The Tempest to gorgeous beer gardens across the UK. Expect a spacious setting with food, drinks and a theatrical event.

AIM Escape

5 user reviews 5

When it comes to outdoor events in London, AIM Escape is up there. Taking things outside, the East London games spot is all about COVID-safe experiences from immersive tech and themed rooms to outdoor escapes with augmented reality and safety precautions.

  The Big London Bake

705 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Saturday 26th September 2020

Baking is so in right now, so why not get your friends together and compete? All in a cute marquee, you'll be provided with the ingredients and 90 minutes to come up with the best bake, all in an effort to be crowned the winning baker in your group (and London if you wanna go that far). 

Putt In The Park

30 user reviews 4

Head over to the urban oasis that is Battersea Park for a sunny afternoon of putting and scoring at this 12-hole crazy golf course. Book beforehand for you and three of your housemates for a fun and easygoing weekend activity.

One of the best cinema experiences in the country, this gorgeous outdoor cinema is promising one of the most unique experiences in London this summer. Climb aboard a self-driving boat and float your way around Merchant Square while the Openaire screen plays an array of excellent movies.

  The Southbank BBQ Club

185 user reviews 4

@ The Southbank BBQ Club on Saturday 26th and Wednesday 30th September 2020

One of the best places to eat outside in London, this unique hands-on BBQ experience is offering you the chance to grill up your own dinner in a gorgeous setting. Located right next the river, this fun pop-up restaurant is helping you squeeze the last drops out of the summer season.

See London's streets like never before with the help of Imagine Experiences. Their immersive tours promise to take you beyond the guide book, bringing you closer to traditional pubs, iconic music venues and vibrant food markets.

Discounts available on certain events

If you're after a weekend of eating, drinking and dancing then look no further than PITCH Presents. The Stratford venue is putting on a series of socially distanced outdoor events to keep you and your mates entertained, complete with live DJ sets, BBQs and giant Jenga games.

  Mission: Bomb Disposal

23 user reviews 4

@ Leake Street on Various dates from Saturday 26th September 2020

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Like the idea of playing London's most immersive adventure trail? Urban Missions is an immersive game across Lambeth and Westminster, in which players will race against the clock to solve riddles sent directly to their phones, and crack the case before time runs out. 

The Brixton Courtyard is an all-new socially distant outdoor experience, reinventing how you party in London this summer. Bringing together world class DJs, craft beverages, cocktails and street food traders, it's a Covid-safe setting to let loose once again.

The Vauxhall Comedy Club

35 user reviews 5

You know what's fun? Live comedy. Do you know what else is fun? Bottomless booze. Put them together, and that's where the magic happens. The Vauxhall Comedy Club is promising to seriously liven up your night Friday night with their hilarious (and boozy) alfresco offering.