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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Celebrate the last moments of summer with PWRD PROJECTS II, a stacked lineup of eight up-and-coming DJs blasting the best of house, disco and garage on a party boat. Expect four hours of fun on the Thames, with a floating space that boasts multiple bars, a retractable roof and terraces.
Venture over to Tobacco Dock and Peckham where Skylight is back for the summer with its epic sunshine set up. Enjoy their range of top-notch events from parties with BBQs and cocktails galore, to cocktail classes and drag brunches. You won't want to miss out on these.
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.
If you're in need of fun-packed summer antics, then hop on London Boat Party – THE ORIGINAL. This 4-hour-long cruise will not only go past all the key sights and illumination the city has to offer, but will also have top tunes spun by a live DJ alongside a light buffet. Sign us up.
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and The View From The Shard is hosting one heck of a rooftop day party. Make the most of the beautiful day by dancing your heart out to fun-lovin' tunes, as well as sipping Champers and cocktails.
Fancy heading to a bottomless event in the sunshine? We thought so. Make your way to Barge East Gardens & Terrace in Hackney Wick for unlimited chicken wings and beer in its gorgeous outdoor space. Think canalside views and sights of the 120-year-old Dutch barge.
On the hunt for a top-notch summer event in London? Saddle up and get ready to enter The West: An Immersive Wild West Experience at COLAB Tavern on Harper Road. Expect a fun-fuelled event where you'll free roam as a criminal or marshal, to uncover dark secrets.
We all need a break right? The London Craft Beer Cruise is giving you everything you need to relax with its epic boat experience. Sip delicious booze, whether it's cider, wine or gin, all while learning from sommeliers and eating scrumptious fare.
Taking place at Bedford Square Gardens, Cocktails in the City is a summer series featuring over 20 London bars, including Mayfair hotels and Shoreditch speakeasies. While listening to live music, you'll get stuck into cocktail masterclasses, blending sessions and much more.
Glitterfest are adding an extra dash of sparkle to your summer event calendar. Head on over to one of their quirky bashes, as they take to the seas and bring festival vibes to Stratford, with live music, flowing drinks and heaps of entertainment all guaranteed.
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.
Searching for a fun event to head to during the summertime? Bubble Pop Brunch are giving you unforgettable evenings of K-pop fun with a killer host in Pianwooo, as well as quizzes and music. And to eat? Chow down on bottomless Korean fried chicken and cocktails for 90 minutes.
Love all things baking? Then this event is right up your alley. Bringing all things sweet to the city, The Big London Bake has pitched its tent in East and South London, offering you budding bakers the opportunity to whisk your way to victory over 90 minutes of competitive fun.
If you're looking to channel your inner bartender, we've got good news. Check out The Art of Spritz Masterclass for a boozy affair. You'll get to create two different cocktails all while learning the history behind the original 'spritz'.
Searching for fun things to do? Skylines Boat Parties are hosting a feast of events starting at Crown and Westminster Pier. While on your cruise, you'll get to enjoy two deck's worth of music and drinks as well as an open sundeck to take in the views.
Can't wait to check out Notting Hill Carnival 2022? This after party is sure to add to your evening and it's got all the raving action to boot. From soca to hip-hop and Afrobeats, there will also be two rooms so you can shake it on the dancefloor in style.
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 for fun things to do this summer in London? Rivoli Pop up Cinema is showcasing some of the best films of all time in a stunning setting. Head on over for titles like Jaws and Some Like It Hot, with plush red seating, scarlet interiors and plenty of snacks to see you through.
Situated atop Brunel Museum, Midnight Apothecary are offering fun tours and access to its gorgeous roof garden, where you can cosy up by the campfire for a s'more or sip on a range of creative concoctions - the charcoal-activated marg is a must-have.
If you're looking for a night you won't forget in the city, then be sure to check out Silent Sounds' Boat Party. Expect an unmissable trip on the Thames and a silent disco where you get to choose your own tracks, with delicious cocktails and bubbly.
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.
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.
Gin-House Burlesque's vintage showgirls are shimmying over to The King's Head Member's Club in East London for a few evenings of gin-doused debauchery. While in the quirky yet slinky setting of this venue, enjoy cabaret, cocktails, circus and music.
Searching for an event with a breathtaking view? Then look no further than Glasshouse On The Roof At NYX Hotel in Holborn. Expect to take in the gorgeous city views, all while delving into a fabulous food and drinks menu, that's bound to impress.
Need summer plans? Then be sure to head on the London Bar Bus. Expect nothing less than touring the stunning city, all while getting Insta-worthy snapshots on their botanical rooftop space and sipping on bespoke concoctions. Sign us up.
Make the most of the summer sunshine by nabbing yourself tickets to one of Like It Love It's Events. Whether you fancy partying to ABBA classics on a foliage-adorned terrace or showing off your best moves on an Ibiza-themed boat, you're in for a treat.
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.
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.
Summer rooftop events in London don't get much better than a trip to Skylight Peckham, where the cool space is fronting BBQ food, DJs, games and more to keep you entertained. Expect afrobeats, hip hop, RnB and bashment, all while getting stuck into karaoke or dancing 'til you drop.
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.
Looking for summer events in London? Then make your way to Dusk at Pergola Paraíso in Pergola Paddington. This hotspot will be hosting plenty of non-stop music from musicians and DJs, alongside tasty drinks in their gorgeous space.
Site 5 in Wapping will be home to the much-loved event: Love Pub + Grub - Summer 2022. Expect a fabulous range of music spun by a live DJ, an outdoor and indoor space perfect for dancing, and a VIP area for those feeling extra. Fancy a drink? Head to their fantastic bar.
The Sunset Steam Express is the perfect date idea if you fancy a delish three-course meal and a cute excursion. The city getaway lets you kick back in a carriage while admiring views of Surrey Hills. You can also pack a picnic if you rather bring your own goodies along for the train ride.
Can't decide what to do this summer? Tired of the same old boozers? Neverland is a stunning venue to head to for Instagrammable bottomless brunches and fabulous parties, including Ibiza and Miami Vice themed ones.
When in need of things to do this summer in London, The Cadogan Arms' beer festival is just the thing. You'll get to choose ten half-pints from a selection of twenty brews, attend 'meet the makers' sessions and chow down on the ultimate bar snacks platter, all included in the price of your ticket.
If you're looking for fun summer events, The Bowls Club are bringing the heat with a fun garden party. Their themed lawns bowl comes with delicious street food, amazing cocktails and live entertainment to keep the vibes going all evening.
Upgrade your boring ol' summer plans with Mumbai Masala at Proud Cabaret City. Expect a line-up of fabulous Bollywood stars performing top-notch routines and comedy, all while enjoying a delicious menu designed by celebrity chef Nisha Parmar.
From rooftop parties to all-day raves and bashes packed with bottomless drinks, Another Motive is known for bringing some of the best summer events in London. Better yet, they're all complete with a soundtrack of bashment, soca, hip hop and more.
One of the summer's hottest brunch parties, the R'n'Brunch is back with help from London's DJs Emily Rawson and Sandra Omari. Get ready for an afternoon of drinks, dining and dancing (at your table of course) as the R'n'Brunch takes over Proud Cabaret City.
The Great Game Treasure Hunt Hyde Park is a fun outdoor activity for those looking to soak up the sun. You'll be given a map, compass and clues to locate your hidden treasure: a pub of course. At your final destination, you'll get a discount off your bill.
Didn't manage to get festival tickets? This new summer series is bringing you a taste of the dance tent with an outdoor setting and big name DJs. Join Between The Bridges every Friday and Saturday night for the likes of Norman Jay, Joe Goddard and even a rare set by Suggs from Madness.
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.
Rooftop Film Club has headed to Stratford for the summer to bring you epic movies under the stars. Settle down in picnic chairs with popcorn and cocktails in tow to watch everything from Flight Club to newbies like Death On The Nile.
Can't decide where to head to in London for a bit of clubbing? Check out Electronic Sessions Legends for an awesome summer boat party. You and the gang can listen to amazing sets from the likes of Brett Gould, Damien Spencer and Elliot Moriarty.
When it comes to summer pop-ups in Central London, The Montague on the Gardens is going all out. From floral leis on arrival to sandy scenes and beach huts retreats alongside exotic cocktails and a BBQ cocktail, this is one for you.
If you're looking for fun summer events happening around London, you're in luck with Shakespeare In The Garden. Taking place across several pubs, Open Bar are bringing you this cracking comedy, featuring four actors playing 22 roles in The Taming of the Shrew, as well as The Comedy of Errors.
A lush summer event in London? At Trishna, the venue is hosting a Midsommer Wine Discovery Series, so you and your pals can enjoy a five-course meal and wine pairing all while getting insight on how vino is paired with food.
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.