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 15th August 2019

For the ultimate outdoor events in London, check out Day and Night: where you'll find DJs playing at venues from Camden to Brixton. Dance the day away, cocktail in hand and let the beautiful rooftop terrace get you in to that summer vibe.

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.


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@ Brunel Museum on Various dates from Friday 23rd August 2019

This summer, Midnight Apothecary will become the ultimate evening hangout. Experience a selection of culinary delights from the city's finest, alongside craft brews and hand-crafted cocktails to enjoy by the campfire or among the fauna of the rooftop garden. 

This summer, witness the magic of Shakespeare come to life before your very eyes. Taking over beer gardens across the country, these unique re-interpreters of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' are perfect for unique group outings and quirky dates.

@ Skuna Boats on Various dates from Wednesday 21st August 2019

Kick back and relax as you set sail through the historic West India Quay on a unique little vessel. BBQ Boats are all you need this summer to experience a truly unique way to eat outdoors, with drinks to hand and you're own private floating barbecue. 

The Luna Cinema - London

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Snuggle up under the stars at one of Luna Cinema's pop-up film screenings this summer. You'll get to catch cult classics, rom-coms and blockbusters from one of their picturesque locations across the city, perfect for a quirky date. 

Rooftop Film Club

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Summer’s coming, which can only mean one thing: everybody’s favourite sky-high cinema is back! Here for another season of iconic screenings at altitude, Rooftop Film Club are setting up again at the…

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 20th August 2019

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?

Fulham Beach

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This summer, kick back and relax as you explore Fulham Beach. Offering an array of fun summer activities, you'll be able to enjoy table tennis, mini-golf, beer pong and plenty more all from the luxury of the Thameside slice of paradise. 

@ Nomadic Community Gardens on Fri, 6th Sep 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Head down to Brick Lane this September where the Nomadic Community Gardens will be hosting their last Nomadic Nights of the summer season. Bringing you a stunning selection of ethical food traders, luve music, sound healing and group meditation, it's a wonderful way to see out a great summer.

Make the most of long summer nights by heading to Brixton's Prince of Wales, and explore their schedule of epic events. Perfectly placed in the buzz of South London, the rooftop bar's selection of live DJs, epic soundsystems and quirky parties are a must-see. 


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If you're after quirky things to do outdoors in London, this City pop-up needs to be on your radar. Taking the old school game of bowls and fusing it with modern tunes, lip-smacking drinks and an eclectic mix of street food, Festibowl has it all.

The BBQ Club

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Head to the Thames for the ultimate alfresco feasting as Jimmy's returns with The BBQ Club. Located at the Southbank Centre, this is a food lover's dream; with Middle-Eastern flatbreads, maple-smoked sea trout, lamb ribs and more.

Solomons' Yard

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Spend your summer nights at the iconic Camden location of Solomons' Yard, as they make a mighty return after three years of grafting. Expect a season of live music sessions, DJ nights and immersive experiences with street food, craft brews and cocktails.