Fun Things To Do Outdoors In London

For every problem, the capital has an answer and is ready with loads of different outdoor events ranging from boat parties and canal cruises to rooftop brunches and outdoor cinema screenings. So when the temperature's rising, put on your finest string vest and get down to the best things to do outdoors in London. And for when it's not? We've got outdoor winter events too.

Last updated on 11th May 2022




Head for the skies with this unique rooftop bar in Tobacco Dock. Enjoy panoramic views of the city while you sip on cocktails and even take in a few rounds of croquet or pétanque during summer. Swinging by in winter? It's all about the sky-high ice rink and heated huts.

If you're looking for fun things to do outdoors in London, it doesn't get much better than the official Sherlock live game. Not only will you get to play detective for the day, but you'll be following clues from the stars of the show, adding even more drama to the immersive experience. 

BucketRace Public Events

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If you fancy getting a bit of fresh air, try your hand at one of BucketRace's fantastic scavenger hunts. With different themes, you and your team will be sent on a mission to discover new places and hidden gems for the chance to win great prizes.

Bar Elba

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This summer, Bar Elba is home to a roster of unmissable outdoor events and experiences. Swing by the Central London rooftop for incredible views, handcrafted cocktails and tasty bites alongside boozy weekend brunches and suppertime drinking sessions. 

From rooftop bars showing classic flicks in a cosy setting to beautiful gardens offering a romantic setting for date nights, these cinema events are not to be missed. Check out our guide to the best outdoor cinemas in London and book an experience to remember. 

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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Hip Hop Brunch LDN are taking things alfresco this April with their outdoor bottomless brunches. The award-winning event will still be serving up their epic three-course meals, bottomless cocktails and banging tunes, along with bingo games.

Impossible Things Entertainment will be taking over Aeronaut's beer garden for a series of weird and wonderful outdoor bottomless brunches. Themed bashes will see you sipping on unlimited cocktails, chowing tasty bites and testing your trivia on all things Spice Girls, noughties, Britney and more.

The Big Bakes

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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 winner in your group (and London if you wanna go that far). 

ScooTours

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Check out the capital's landmarks as you've never seen them before with a scoot or E-bike tour. The guides are taking you on a two-wheeled journey through iconic neighbourhoods across the capital, sharing stories and insider information as they go.

London Boat Party

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All aboard London Boat Party, a fun booze cruise serving up tasty food, drinks and banging tunes from a DJ. Gather your mates and let your hair down while taking in some the city's most iconic sites at this unmissable outdoor experience. 

Garage Brunch

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If you're looking for something a little different to do outdoors, this brunch is your best bet. You'll get the chance to chow down on a tasty two-course meal, sip on bottomless cocktails for an hour, and skank out on the dancefloor to the hottest UKG artists at a proper old skool rave.

Going above and beyond the usual crazy golfing experience, Plonk is easily one of the best things to do outdoors in London. If you're in the mood for a little fresh air? Head on over to their outside course and get a little competitive with your pals. 

An alfresco activity that'll take you all over Kingston and Richmond, Game of Stones will challenge you and your bubble to crack head-scratching clues, unravel riddles and take funny photos while testing your brain. Get it done in time and you may just win a secret prize.

Urban Missions

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

London Craft Beer Cruise

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For an outdoor event in the city, head to The London Craft Beer Cruise for an awesome boat experience around the Thames. Enjoy the views while learning from the best sommeliers and eating yummy pub grub.

Looking for the best outdoor events in London this summer? Check out what fun things Supa Dupa Fly have in store, from rooftop celebrations to boozy brunches. Armed with the finest in hip-hop and RnB tunes, these guys are sure to get you in the party spirit. 

Big fan of The Taming of the Shrew? Well, you're in luck as Open Bar are putting on a production of both their version of the play as well as Comedy of Errors, an evening of cracking jokes from some seriously talented actors.

Make the most of blue skies and the balmy days of summer with a beautiful brunch. Alongside alfresco restaurants and waterside spots, you'll also find rooftop stunners that are serving up steaming coffees, bottomless fizz and eggs galore against a gorgeous backdrop.

If you're looking for an outdoor bottomless brunch in London, then Barrio Shoreditch is a great place to start. Their La Isla Bonita offering is bringing the best in 80s tunes, with tickets include a two-course feast, free-flowing sangria or fizz and live musical bingo, hosted by Tequila Maria and DJ Limão.

Neverland

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If you're looking for outdoor happenings in the city, it doesn't get better than Neverland's Little Kyoto. Enjoy free-flowing prosecco at a bottomless brunch, a Galentine's Day celebration  or opt for a drag bingo event.

The Brixton Courtyard is the 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.

All Star Lanes Events

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Offering some fun things to do in London this spring and summer, All Star Lanes are sorting you out with an incredible array of quirky activities and nights out. With everything from Britney brunching to after-work drinks, there's something for any and all parties.

The best thing to do outdoors in London? Make the most of the sunshine to explore some of the city's prettiest gardens. From free public spaces to hidden gems and rooftop oases, there's more than enough lush spots to keep you busy all summer long.