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 10th August 2017
The Crown and Shuttle hosts the only outdoor pub quiz in London, bringing several different rounds of brain-tickling rounds with the chance to win a bar tab – all in the sun!
Even if the beaches of Spain feel like a distant dream, Brixton Beach is there for you. Just a stone’s throw away from the station, they’ve got everything from Cuban partying to salsa classes and BBQ feasts, creating one of the best London outdoor events because of just how much is going on there. And with the summer vibes permeating through the entire place, it’s impossible not get infected with summer happiness.
Bombay Sapphire has teamed up with The Cinnamon Kitchen to create the ultimate summer pavilion. Decked out opulent bright colours, retro sporting gear and even a life size baby elephant replica, it’s the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and enjoy one of many lush gin and tonics.
Combining a bar, event space, and open air cinema, Roof East is one of the best rooftop bars in London. Hop up the lift and into the space where you can play crazy golf, get involved in an American-style batting cage or simply grab a gin and tonic and appreciate the sunset over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Sailing along the canal and partying in the summer has never been easier thanks to the Canal Party Club. Not only do you get the canal boat all to yourselves and your friends, you can choose the music and bring your own drink with you. This cool London outdoor event sees you sailing across the Regent’s Canal, with heaters and covers should the weather take a turn for the worst.
The Brunel Museum roof gardens are open and serving some delicious Campfire Cocktails once again. They specialise in botanical cocktails created from ingredients created in their own rooftop garden, with all alcohol sourced from local breweries. There’s even some toasted marshmallows and other food available, making it one of the best outside events in London.
Neverland is a little slice of beach heaven in Fulham. With street food vendors, palm trees, painted beach huts and deckchairs, it has everything to get you in that summer mood, and you can retreat inside their Pergola or beach huts should it start to rain. Best bit? It’s BYOB, making it one of the most chilled out London summer events around.
Baking is so in right now, so why not get your friends together and compete to see who’s the best and making something delicious. All in a cute marquee, you’ll be provided with the ingredients and 90 minutes to come up with the best piece of cake you can. Can you beat out the other 9 teams to be crowned London baker extraordinaire?