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 19th July 2021

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.

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. 

Pop Up Screens

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Taking over parks across the capital, Pop Up Screens is making sure you don't miss out on all the London summer has to offer. Bringing you a host of film favourites, from Jaws to Jojo Rabbit, this fun series is one to make the most of.

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.

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.

On the hunt for fun things to do outdoors in London? The Luna Cinema have got just the thing, providing you with a whole summer packed full of alfresco movie screenings. From Top Gun and Sister Act to Bohemian Rhapsody and Knives Out, the events are sure to please.

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. 

Four Wheel Events

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For some of the best outdoor activities in London, look no further than Four Wheel Events. Hosting a number of drive-in experiences, these guys are serving up comedy shows and DJ sets in a fun retro setting.

Chelsea Physic Garden

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A gorgeous outdoor supper club in London, this stunning series at the Chelsea Physic Garden will have you chowing on unique eats made with only the best seasonal ingredients, alongside paired wines and an impressive alfresco setting.

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. 

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.

Love Pub + Grub

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East London is a must-visit summer pop-up providing you with delicious street food and quirky cocktails in a colourful sun-drenched setting. If that wasn't enough, there'll also be giant games and DJ sets.

  Sky Garden Music Nights

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@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Saturday 24th July 2021

Sky Garden are inviting guests to head up to their 35th-floor urban oasis for a night of live music and cocktails, set to a backdrop of the city's most stunning views. Opt for a bottle of Champagne or a tasty sharing board as resident DJs take to the decks 'til late, allowing you to sip, snack and dance as the sun sets.

One of the best outdoor events in London this summer, Big Smoke Brew Co are throwing their annual beer festival at their Kingston HQ. Head over for the chance to chug pints from their menu of 80 options, or get stuck into G&Ts in the sunshine.

Midnight Apothecary

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One of favourite alfresco venues in London, Midnight Apothecary is a gorgeous green wonderland, sat atop the Brunel Museum. Head along to this hidden gem to sip on botanical sips while surrounded by stunning wild flowers.

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.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Saturday 24th July 2021

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). 

Golden Tours

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See the city with the wind in your hair as these quirky open-top bus tours offer you one of the best things to do outdoors in London. On top of some cool sightseeing, the events will see your treated to live performances from comedians and West End stars.

One of London's best outdoor activities, Vision Cinema is a must for movie lovers. The open-air film screening maestros are showing Tenet, Trolls, Wonder Woman 1984 and more this summer and offering guests comfy bean bag chairs to nestle into alongside waffles and cocktails.

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. 

For sophisticated things to do outside in London, look no further than Vida Alta. The party pros are bringing you a seasonal of epic day fests, complete with house tunes from top DJs, tasty food and drinks, all held on the terrace of Country Club.

Fuller's are spicing things up with their Shakespeare in the Garden summer pop-up series. Playing host to live actors, pubs across the capital will be embracing their inner thespians for an evening performance of Much Ado About Nothing or Love's Labour's Lost.


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The Courtyard is a summer pop-up in Russell Square hosting some of the very best sporting events and fun experiences in London. Check out what they have in store, from massive Euro showdowns to Wimbledon matches topped off with afternoon tea and jugs of Pimm's.

Get on your glitter, rally the gang and head to Shabba Party where you'll find one of the best outdoor events in London. Taking place at various spots around the capital, the carnival-themed brunch event will be upgrading your weekends, with a little help from talented DJs who'll be spinning reggae, soca and more.

Rooftop Film Club

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One of the best outdoor events in London this summer, Rooftop Film Club is a must-visit for movie lovers and those looking for something a little different. Head to the very top of an iconic venue for the chance to catch classic movies with the city as your background. 


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Home to some of London's best outdoor events, HUCKSTER is bringing together a range of fun brunch and dinner events this season. Taking place on the venue's gorgeous sun terrace, these fun sessions come in all manner of themes, from dancehall and R&B to diva-driven delights.

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. 

Cocktails in the City 2021

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Looking for fun outdoor events in London this summer? Cocktails in the City is making your alfresco drinking dreams come true as it brings together a wealth of bartending talent, alongside masterclasses, demonstrations and live music.


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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 Bar Bus

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Weaving its way through London's iconic and historic streets, the London Bar Bus isn't just a whistlestop tour of the city from a double decker, it's a fab drinking experience to boot as you can pre-purchase bevvies to enjoy on your tour beforehand.

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. 

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.

Thames Rockets

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In need of an adrenaline kick? Take to the water with a ride on Thames Rockets. The Speedboat supremos are taking you on a 50-minute journey past some of the capital's most iconic sites at a heart-racing speed of up to 30 knots. 

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.

@ Barrio Shoreditch on Every Saturday

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.

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.

Fulham Beach

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Looking for some of London's best outdoor events this summer? Head on over to Fulham Beach for the chance to sip cocktails, devour pizza and soak up the sun in a stunning location. They'll veena be hosting BBQ supper clubs, boozy brunches and plenty of parties.

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Saturday 24th July 2021

Secret Cinema are serving up another season of immersive movie experiences, but this time taking the fun outside. With previously acclaimed themes such as Stranger Things and Casino Royale under their belt, the pros are now bringing the world of Dirty Dancing to life, filled with dance instructors, a holiday resort setting and cha chas galore.