Fun Things To Do Outdoors In London

Whether you're after a sun-soaked outing or an exciting activity, we've got all the alfresco events from canal cruises to rooftop brunches and golfing ranges. So when the temperature's rising, put on your finest summer outfit and get down to the best things to do outdoors in London. And for when it's not? We've still got plenty of fun activities for you in the capital.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 8th July 2024


@ Urban Food Fest on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 9 other Saturdays

Outdoor things to do in London this weekend are topped off by the return of Urban Street Food Fest's Saturday bottomless brunches. Expect to munch through your choice of street food dish from the varied traders and wash it down with unlimited cocktails or prosecco.

Best Tours

Promising a fun day out for everyone, no matter what you're interested in, Best Tours are a company who have been leading walking tours for over 15 years. Get to see the city in a whole new light, whether you're embarking on a ghost tour of Mayfair or watching the Changing of the Guard, all for £25 per person. they even offer Harry Potter and The Beatles-themed walks, with expert guides to talk you through them.

Gentleman Afternoon Tea

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

If you're looking for outdoor things to do in Central London, how about a Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea on Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel's exclusive rooftop? Expect the likes of Wagyu beef sliders and slow-cooked pork Hirata buns, all washed down with the venue's signature whiskey or paired with a Davidoff cigar.


@ London Stadium, on Friday 26th July 2024 and 2 other dates

Wing Fest is a great pick of fun things to do outdoors this July 2024 in London, as the huge poultry party returns to our city for another year. Think plenty of chicken to scran and the chance to vote for the best trader, all while getting stuck into axe-throwing and eating contests. Plus, there's more entertainment in the form of live music and cooking demos.

Skylines Boat Parties

Whether you're looking to get involved in a secret afters or a Bollywood blowout, Skylines Boat Parties offers you a range of dos where you'll cast off from Westminster Pier and sail past landmarks, tipple in hand. Expect to dance to hours of music from the DJ, all with drinks at pub prices.

Urban Missions

Like the idea of playing an immersive adventure trail? Urban Missions is a 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. 

Events at Gipsy Hill Brewery

Gipsy Hill Brewery has you covered over the next coming months with an array of events to be enjoyed with a freshly poured pint in hand. It's Spring Celebration offers some exclusive one-off concoctions as part of its 10th birthday, alongside DJs and great grub, and its Projekt Market Pop-Up provides the chance to get your hands on vintage movie posters. 

London Premier Walking Tours

If you're on the hunt for some knowledge-enriching activities outside then head to one of these Premier Walking Tours. You'll get to learn a tonne of history while visiting iconic landmarks and getting stuck into their fun themes such as Shakespeare or Sweeney Todd.

Herstorical Tours

Looking for a fun outdoor activity that'll also teach you a little more about the past of the city? Then be sure to check out Herstorical Tours - female-led walking tours that will teach you forgotten tales about sex workers, suffragettes and everything in between. There expert guides will lead you through significant historical sites while sharing fascinating facts, and tickets start from as little as £17.50 per person.

Silent Sounds Boat Party

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 10th August 2024 and 4 other Saturdays

Did somebody say silent disco...on a party boat? Silent Sounds just did. Grab your friends and be sure to check out this awesome event where you'll not only get to dance and have a good ol' time but also you'll get to see all of the gorgeous landmarks while you're cruising down the Thames.

Midnight Apothecary

Midnight Apothecary are offering some seriously fun experiences where you'll get to explore the area and settle into a roof garden above Brunel's historic Thames Tunnel. Tip back cocktails while munching on a s'more and cosying up by the campfire.

Bottomless Brunch and Crazy Golf

@ Swingers West End on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 5 other Saturdays

Thirsty? We thought so. This summer, head to Swingers West End's gorgeous terrace to see it transformed into an Amalfi Coast-inspired haven, with tipples from Ciroc Limonata, plus free-flowing wine, beer and bubbles. Tickets to its bottomless brunch are £55 each and include street food from Patty&Bun, DJ sets and a round of crazy golf. 

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

Take a seat overlooking the river by the Southbank, soak up the sights and devour some of the finest local produce in the city as part of The BBQ Club's six-course tasting menu this summer. Starting from late April onwards and for £60 a head, you will be treated to watching divine dishes whipped up right in front of you over an open fire and get to learn about each element's origin thanks to knowledgeable waiters. On the menu, expect creative plates like a re-imaged Caesar salad made with Brixton honey-glazed chicken, then passion fruit s'mores for dessert.

Al Freso Dining at The Chesterfield Mayfair

@ The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel on Mon, 1st Jul 2024 - Mon, 30th Sep 2024

The Chesterfield Mayfair are opening up Dartmouth House's Terrace exclusively for diners this summer, with breakfast, lunch and dinner available on select dates throughout the season. This secret garden-style space is filled with beautiful stone sculpting and hanging plants, while the menu features everything from aged beef fillet steaks to wild line-caught seabass, with an extensive selection of wines to top it all off.

Mr Fogg's Treasure Hunt

@ Mr Fogg's Pawnbrokers on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 16 other Saturdays

Mr Fogg's Treasure Hunt is a truly unique experience that invites you to follow Phileas J. Fogg himself through Soho, cracking cryptic clues and conundrums in order to win a mystery prize. Over the space of 80 minutes, you'll wander down Old Compton, Dean and Frith Street before heading back to his quirky den where you'll raise one of your two complimentary tipples and toast to your escapades.

Bussey Rooftop Bar

Make the most of the sunshine with Bussey Rooftop Bar, the iconic Peckham venue which boasts unbeatable views of South London. These guys are known for hosting wild bottomless brunches with quirky themes, whether it's Barbie or Taylor Swift vs Harry Styles. These 90-minute sessions cost just £39 per person, promising unlimited cocktails, prosecco or beer alongside a delicious pizza from Share A Slice.

StreetHunt Games

If you think you know London, this outdoor game from StreetHunt will put you to the test. Combining a scavenger hunt with an escape room and a murder mystery, this activity will keep you entertained on dates and work dos alike.

Skylark Roof Garden

Head up high to the gorgeous Skylark Roof Garden where you'll be able to back in panoramic views over Notting Hill and Hyde Park while enjoying some delicious tipples. On Sundays, catch its endless brunch where, for £35 per person, you can inhale 60 minutes of unlimited tacos. If house music is more your thing, snap up tickets to its Miami beats session. 

London Boat Party

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. 


Wherever you are in the city, you can find a brilliant outdoor event thanks to Parable. These guys host a number of day and night parties everywhere from Greenwich to West Silvertown, whether it's right by the river or on a stunning rooftop overlooking the London skyline. You can expect everything from melodic house to progressive techno from names like Nick Warren or Mano Le Tough, with tickets starting from only £20 per person.

Rooftop Brunch Session: powered by Whispering Angel

@ Wagtail on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 5 other dates

Join Wagtail every Saturday for its Rooftop Brunch Session, powered by Whispering Angel and you won't regret it. Tickets to this sky-high party are £80 per person and include free-flowing rosé, other bottomless drinks options and a selection of moreish canapes. What's more, there'll be DJs spinning tunes to keep the party atmosphere going throughout the afternoon. 

AIM Escape

AIM Escape's Augmented Reality Outdoor City Experience is one of the capital's coolest high-tech escape rooms. Gather your mates and get ready for an experience that's out of this world, while remaining firmly in it. You'll get to explore London and interact with its famous sights while using gadgets and your noggins to solve fun puzzles for two and a half hours. Uncover secret cities and learn more with games like Operation Mindfall, where you're sent on a mission to prevent mind control. 

Brixton Jamm

For fun outdoor things to do in London, make your way to Brixton Jamm for an array of epic events. Throughout the week and over the weekend, this lively joint hosts quiz nights dedicated to the likes of Peep Show and The Lord Of The Rings, as well as drag bingo shows where sensational queens tear it up and spice up your life. 

13 Must-Try Spots For Wild And Open Water Swimming In London (And Nearby)

If you're keen to spend a little time in the great outdoors, why not hit up one of London's many lakes for a spot of wild swimming? Secure your goggles and take a dip in the Serpentine Lido or venture east to the West Reservoir Centre in Hackney where you'll find it a lot less crowded than the likes of Hampstead, which is still a fabulous option, especially if you're celeb hunting.

12 Best Gardens In London

Free outdoor activities in London? Make the most of the sunshine to explore some of the city's prettiest gardens. From public spaces to hidden gems and a stunning rooftop oasis, there are more than enough lush spots to keep you busy all summer long.