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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One of South London's prettiest bars is back this summer to sort all your date night needs. Head over to the Brunel Museum where the Midnight Apothecary has taken over the outdoor areas for another season of foraged cocktails and evenings around the campfire.
What better way to kick off summer 2020 than a late-night boat party down the River Thames? The M.V. Jewel of London will be journeying through London with epic music, a well-stocked bar and plenty of social-distancing measures to ensure your safety.
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
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.
Summer ain't over just yet, and The Vauxhall Comedy Club are proving it with their line-up of alfresco stand-up shows. Tickets include bags of live entertainment as well as 90-minutes of free-flowing booze.
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.
Head over to Devonshire Square for this whacking brunch from Scottish maestros Mac & Wild. The renowned restaurant is perking up Saturdays with unusual dishes such as haggis pops and Venimoo burgers, plus an additional bottomless option for £23.
BBQs, live DJ sets, giant Jenga... PITCH Presents is bringing you a whole host of summer events throughout August. The alfresco Stratford venue will be putting on a range of epic day parties, with everything from naughties bangers to soul tunes to choose fom.
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.
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.
The perfect spot for extra special celebrations and breathtaking views, Sky Garden is once again opening its doors to thirsty Londoners. Tickets for this 43rd-floor Fenchurch Street venue cost just £11 and include entry as well as a tasty welcome cocktail.
One of the best outdoor summer events in London, Love Pub + Grub is serving up outdoor games and DJ sets in an outdoor venue. Taking place at Tobacco Dock every weekend throughout August, this outdoor party den will also have happy hours and delicious food to keep you fuelled up throughout the day.
One of the best summer events in London this year, Openaire is the city's newest and most unique open air cinema experiences. Head down to Paddington's Merchant Square where you can view some of your favourite movie classics from an actual boat.
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.
Boasting serious tropical island vibes, Bar Elba is Waterloo's best-loved rooftop spot. Head here on Sundays and Saturdays throughout summer for an epic vacay-inspired bottomless brunch, complete with BBQ food, cocktails and socially-distanced games.
Lost Boys Pizza are bringing you a series of summer events this August with their month of gothic cinema screenings. Taking place in their heated garden, evenings will play film such as Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey whilst also offering a two-course meal and drink to keep you fuelled up throughout.
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.
Head over to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden where they'll be opening up their doors for a super fun summer feast this season. Bringing in three hilarious drag hosts, the event will see you treated to tasty food, fresh pints and excellent entertainment all afternoon.
For an easy-going afternoon of crazy golf, head to Battersea where Putt In The Park is on hand for you and three of your housemates. Book your slot online and get ready for some friendly competition whilst topping up your tans.
While freshly-poured pints may have been seriously lacking this summer, this behind the scenes brewery tour is giving hop-devotees the chance to make up for lost time. Tickets include a guided tasting session along with a free pint, and a quick lesson in the world of brewing.
One of the best bingo events in London is back and they're taking their game to new heights. Join the Musical Bingo team as they kick off a series of nights on the Prince of Wales rooftop, complete with high-octane dabbing, dance-offs and hilarious challenges.
One of the best summer events in London, this unique dining experience is bringing together a stunning mix of seasonal plates for you to get stuck into. You'll play a key role in the making of your meal too, as the team pass over the tongs to let you grill up your own delicious BBQ food.
This summer, head to one of Soho's most sought-after rooftop bars for an unmissable soul-infused supper club. Not only will you get to indulge in a high-end feast but you'll get to dance under the stars while soundtracked by a serious on famous DJs.
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.
From the gang behind Corsica Studios comes a brand new outdoor space in Peckham, complete with mega street food, a well-stocked bar and a roster of epic DJs. Head here every Friday or Saturday throughout August and September for the ultimate summertime night out.
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.
The lovely folks at Dinner Ladies are giving you a chance to have the ultimate luxury dining experience at home this summer. Host your own event, whether it be a three-course birthday dinner with a wine pairing or one of their kits for bottomless brunch, picnics and the ultimate BBQ.