Venture over to Tobacco Dock where Skylight is back for the summer with its epic sunshine set up. Enjoy lawn games such as croquet and petanque or just relax with a cocktail and take in some gorgeous views of the city.
Summer Events in London
The glory days are here (praise be vitamin D) and you want to make the most of your time in the city but are not quite sure where to start? Don't fret. Slap on the suncream and get your sandals out of storage as we bring you everything from seasonal pop-ups and weather-friendly experiences to new venues in a guide to summer events in London.
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Dust off your finest summer attire and shimmy on down to the Prince of Wales in Brixton for some socially distanced summer fun. Offering private custom-made party booths, their Spaced Out brunches and suppers will be set to a backdrop of live DJs and South London's best views
A fun and boozy brunch event, Supa Dupa Fly should be top of your list for things to do this summer. Not only will you be treated to a two-course meal and a trio of heady cocktails, but you'll also enjoy a day of dancing to RnB tunes and quizzing.
Set sail along the Thames this summer with a little help from London Boat Party. The floating party palace is taking you on a four-hour cruise past the most well-known sites as you dance to top tunes and let loose.
Nothing screams summer more than a rooftop party. In celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Mansion London are hosting a fabulous sky-high shindig at a secret central location, filled with live DJ sets, make-up artists, an exclusive art exhibition and a clairvoyant.
Gather the girls for an afternoon of candyfloss cocktails, cookies and giant meringue lollipops at Duo's That's So Fetch afternoon tea. The Mean Girls-themed event will also have its own specially made Burn Book for you to let out your inner Regina George.
For a night of dancing under the stars to some of the UK's very best DJs? Head to the Prince of Wales where Brixton Disco Festival will once again be taking over. The Saturday night bash will see live performers, incredible music and tasty street food come together for the ultimate summer night.
What better way to spend your summer than with a leisurely morning of Moet and music on London's highest rooftop? The Shard is inviting you to an epic day party on their sky-high terrace where you can expect swoon-worthy views, delicious drinks and a cool DJ playing chilled and funky boppers.
One of the coolest summer events in London, Electronic Sessions is back aboard a slick riverboat and they're inviting you to get wavy on the water with a lineup of excellent DJs keeping the party going until late into the night.
Queen of Hoxton is home to some of the very best summer events in London, from its quirky underground club space all the way up to the sprawling rooftop. Check out their rammed roster of fun things to do, from karaoke sessions to boozy brunches and house party-style bashes.
One of the best summer events in the city this year, Vauxhall Beer Garden's bottomless brunch is back for the season and its making sure each weekend counts. Head over to their open-air hub for free-flowing cocktails, delicious street food and live entertainment.
Get the ultimate staycation with Flight Club, as they host their brunch socials complete with palm trees and bangers from resident DJs. Add in lashings of prosecco, pina colada cocktails, bottomless pizza and all the Social Darts you need, and you've got all the makings of a raucous afternoon.
Taking over London Stadium this summer, Wing Fest is the food festival we deserve after the year we've had. Bringing together some of the best chicken wings in the country, the event will be helping you digest those tangy morsels with bourbon, beers and live bands.
Jerk & Jokes Brunch's bashes will see you and your pals heading to a secret venue where you'll spend the day chowing down on jerk chicken, sipping summer spritzes and getting down to some of the city's finest DJs. Plus, there'll also be live entertainment and games throughout.
One of the best summer events in London, Cocktails in the City is back for 2021 with a wealth of incredible bartending talents. Head over to their Bedford Square HQ and get stuck into live music, libations and fun masterclasses.
Spend your summer night dancing to live country music while taking in some of the capital's best sites on the Pearl of London. The Thames boat is kitted out with three bars, two dancefloors and a rooftop deck - everything you need for a raucous evening.
One of the summer's hottest brunch parties, the R'n'Brunch is back with help from London's best female DJ collective Rock The Belles. Get ready for an afternoon of drinks, dining and dancing (at your table of course) as the R'n'Brunch takes over the Rum Kitchen Shoreditch.
One of the coolest summer events in East London, this beach-themed party is taking over Cargo to help get you back on the London clubbing scene in style. Head down for a huge lineup of DJs across the afternoon and evening, alongside slick drinks and fun decor.
Nothing says summer like dancing to reggae tunes in a carnival-themed setting. Shabba Party are bringing you all this and more at their raucous brunch events around London. Along with tasty food, they'll be joined by impressive DJs who'll be spinning non-stop tunes.
Love all things The Great British Bake Off related? Then this event is right up your alley. Inspired by the popular cooking show, The Big London Bake has pitched its tent at The Castle Tooting and is offering wannabe star bakers the opportunity to whisk their way to victory over 90 minutes of competitive fun.
Take part in the ultimate summer event with Canal Party Cruises, where you and 14 of your closest friends will take in the stunning scenes of Regent's Canal over the course of two hours. That's not all though as you can bring your own booze, food and music to soundtrack.
This summer, What's The Motive have a whole range of epic events that are not to be missed out on. Expect unique music-themed concepts, complete with props and giveaways to ensure you have a memorable experience in the UK's party capital.
Looking to spice things up? MILK's summer ball will some of the city's finest X-rated burlesque performers gather for a night of music, dancing and mischief. Spread over two floors, the event will see live DJs keeping the party going until 5am.
Soul Serious will be kicking off London's most spectacular summer yet with day-long takeovers of venues across the city. Their house band will be taking to the stage along with world-class musicians, who will be spinning tracks 'til late as you drink and dine.
Summer just got a whole lot hotter as Dabbers Bingo returns bigger and better than ever. They'll be taking over venues across the city to bring you sessions packed with hilarious hosts, bottomless booze and the chance to win some very cool prizes.
One of the hottest tickets in London this summer, The Southbank BBQ Club is back for another season of DIY grilling and riverside views. Head down to the outdoor restaurant for cooking tips, delicious food and an electric atmosphere.
This epic immersive experience is inviting you to plunge into the cockney criminal world of the 1920s. A must-do for any Peaky Blinders fans, this theatrical event promises plenty of intrigue, with the audience guiding the narrative every step of the way.
If you're looking for fun things to do this summer in London, check out what Bar Elba have in store. From bottomless brunches to suppertime sessions, this Central London rooftop has plenty of alfresco opportunities up their sleeve.
Brixton Courtyard is an all-new way to party in London this summer. Set across three outside areas, the space brings together world class DJs, craft beverages, cocktails and top street food traders in one Covid-secure setting to ensure you feel safe while you dance the night away.
The Prince of Wales Brixton will be the place to be this summer, hosting night after night of incredible live events. Expect special parties hosted by the likes of SoulTown, Supa Dupa fly and Horse Meat Disco, with musical bingo and boozy brunches thrown into the mix too.
Secret Cinema are taking you to a holiday resort for a night of power ballads and steamy hidden parties. The immersive London experience will have you dazzled from start to finish with incredible settings, fun characters and tasty cocktails.