Summer Events in London
Want to make the most of your summer but not quite sure what to do? Do not fear - we have put together a list of summer events that are happening in our glorious City for you to enjoy. We've picked nothing but the greatest events to get you out and about so you can make the most of your summer days. Check out our recommendations for some brilliant summertime events in London, you won't be disappointed!
Last updated on 26th May 2017
Head to Victoria Park this June and bask in the glorious sunshine at Mighty Hoopla, an one-day summer festival that embraces all the wonderfully bizarre things that we loved about the 90s. Headliners Allsaints will undoubtedly whip the crowds into an uncontrollable frenzy, while the performances by Sophie Ellis Bextor, Snap and Technotronic are certain to remind you of those carefree days of your youth.
It's not summer unless you spend it at the beach and Brixton Beach are bringing all the huge summer vibes to South London. The rooftop will be heating up your summer with street food, cocktails and some of the biggest DJs.
Get into the swing of summer with The Broadway House Midsummer Party. Making the most of the light evenings, the exclusive spot is opening their lovely terrace for a party that includes BBQ food, DJs and plenty of ice-cold beer.
Returning for 2017, London Wing Fest is putting on two days of buffalo wing deliciousness at the Printworks. Spend an August weekend working your way through buffalo wings and chicken wings from famous London faces, accompanied by a hot line-up of live music and craft beers.
With hot tubs, a pool, burlesque performances, live bands, DJs, and tea parties, Wonderland is making sure their 10th brithday goes with a bang. Join them for a weekend in a secret location that promises to be just as mad as ever.
This summer Cinnamon Kitchen have opened up their very own Gin Garden and attached Summer Pavilion. Expect greenery, life-sized baby elephant replicas, swing benches, and fairy lights and candles for when the sun goes down. The bright and opulent area is perfect for sitting back and drinking a Bombay Sapphire gin cocktail.
What’s more summery than free tacos? Tickets to London’s first ever taco festival will grant you three free tacos and a drink. But that’s not all, the finest traders in the country are uniting to deliver frozen margaritas, tonnes of tequila, Latin and Caribbean music, and loads of tacos.
Summer in London is finally here and it's time to spend as much time outside as possible. Join Rooftop Film Club as they screen movies under the stars. Taking place in three locations, pull up a double deck chair, snuggle up under a blanket and watch your favourite films under the stars.
Taking place in STYX in London, this event is a perfect option for the bank holiday. Feast on BBQ food, slurp an ice-cold pint and party until 4am to the best in Afrobeat, funk and disco.
With live performers, DJs, cake, pinatas and face painters, Pop Brixton are celebrating their second birthday in style. Taking place in June, the event will be a fun-filled weekend of great cocktails, street food and plenty of shenanigans.
This summer, Rumpus are welcoming the freaks in gowns and the wonderful clowns for a night of typical mayhem. The sell-out event features everything from seven different rooms of music, to rooms dedicated to Salvador Dali himself painting your portrait and a whole room dedicated to the weirdness of wonderland.
Enjoy a picnic in the city as The Windmill Mayfair open their rooftop for the summer. The venue will be joined by Sipsmith as they mix up special gin cocktails, and give out picnics stuffed with pub goodies including scotch eggs, pies and chocolate brownies.
All aboard The Tattershall Castle boat this summer for its 15th year running as London's finest and funniest floating comedy club. Take advantage of the summer evenings at this intimate docked liner as you'll be giggling and cheering away as class comedy acts from premier improv troupe Noise Next Door and funny Frenchman Marcel Lucont to comic-actor Charlie Baker and stand-up sensation MC David Morgan take to the stage and entertain no end. Not forgetting its open 'til late nightclub, The Tattershall Castle will also cater to the carousers among you post-show complete with bevvies and boogies.
Summer is all about the beach and booze, and Neverland is bringing those good time vibes to the city with their tropical pop-up. Creating a white sand beach beside the Thames, Neverland will be a hot mix of beach huts, BYOB, street food vendors and cocktails bars.
This summer, the Emirates Cable Car is going to be transformed into one spectacular pop-up restaurant. Guests will be able to feast on a four-course meal in the cable car with a drinks and cocktail pairing, all the while some of the most spectacular sights in London will pass you by.
Jump aboard the Canal Party Club boat and party in your preferred style. Hire out the party canal for you and your friends and embark on your very own journey around London. The two hour cruise leaves from King's Cross, travels through Camden and along the stunning 200 year old underground Islington Tunnel. Bringing your on booze, food and music is allowed so stock up for the day! A great way to spend a summer afternoon, you won't be left disappointed.
Taking place on one of Shoreditch's most popular rooftops, Afrobeat All Dayer is bringing you huge Afrobeat karaoke, giant games, a dance competition and some of the hottest DJs in East London.
What happens when you combine delicious food, great music and tonnes of art all in the best months of summer? The Last Days of Shoreditch, the event that ironically has no intention of finishing. With food stalls aplenty, clubbing nights and exhibitions, this is the best place to while away your summer days.
Keeping the summer sun in London a few months after its faded is the Tequila and Mezcal festival. Bringing everything you love about Mexico, including drinks from your favourite vendors in the capital, street food for when you get hungry and a whole host of entertainment from mariachi bands to folklore dancers to an Aztec ceremony performance.
With golden white sand and skyline views, Brixton Rooftop returns to South London, offering the same fun summer vibes that made it one of the most popular spots last summer. Coupling stunning street food with summer cocktails and great live music shows, this pop-up bar will draw in crowds from all over with its quirky theme and huge club nights on the beach. Be warned, the sand goes everywhere!
Give your weekend the perfect summer start as The Geffrye Museum open up their garden in Hoxton. Bringing all the best parts of summer, the spot will be bringing out the deckchairs, serving cocktails and cooking up a serious BBQ.
With a number of brunches spread across the entire Summer, Hip Hop Brunch hopes to change the way you think about Saturday afternoons. Serving a mouth-watering 3 course meal and boasting an impressive cocktail list, you'll have a chance to gorge on the best the South has to offer while celebrating the creativity and work of Hip Hop's many legendary artists. This is a great way to unwind after a long working week.
It's time to get your thriller on as Nightspot Cinema focus on Michael Jackson for their summer shindig. The unique event focuses on movies and music as they put on DJ sets and a classic film; this time it will be Thriller followed by a cracking set list of the King of Pop's best hits.