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 24th July 2017
Get your heart racing with amazing views and a 50 minute HIIT class as Digme Fitness take over Aviary rooftop for one of their renowned workouts. Follow the principles of run, condition and move before rewarding yourself with a breakfast or smoothie on the terrace.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is there anything more summer than a big old BBQ? Join some of the best BBQ street food vendors as they go head-to-head armed with meat, secret sauces and fire to see who’s the best. Meanwhile, there’s cocktails, DJs and retro games to keep in you entertained.
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.
Celebrate your bank holiday the only right way: with all-day-and-night live music. Head to the Piano Works to start off with a bottomless brunch, live music, a DJ in the early hours and drinks discounts aplenty.
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.
Love Espresso Martinis? You are about to have a great summer. A whole weekend is going to be dedicated to the drink, with some of the best cocktail bars in the city offering them at cut prices. So grab your sophisticated city-living clothes and get in.
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.
This summer head to one of the most unique cinema events around, where classic films with legendary soundtracks are screened, before the night descends into one big party with big tunes, nostalgic vibes and great films.
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.
After 3 successful years of summer showpieces, the Roof Gardens in Kensington are inviting Londoner's back down for this year's spectacular. On the night, guests will be given a complimentary cocktail on arrival before having the chance to enjoy some delicious barbecue dishes. Grab your mates, head for one of the rooftop veranda's and enjoy the summer sunset in true style.
With four successful years already in its back pocket, the London Craft Beer Festival returns to the capital this summer. Taking over the Shoreditch Electric Light Station, the event will showcase the creations of 45 of the world's most famous breweries. Whether you enjoy a pint of pale ale, prefer a hearty stout or would rather sip on a pint of pilsner, this is one summer event you'll be talking about for years to come.
The Night Star Cinema is taking control of Blair House in South London to host not one, but two mid-summer parties like no other. The team will be screening the Great Gatsby and La La Land on the venue's idyllic lawn, all the while serving themed cocktails and complimentary popcorn to guests as they arrive. Better still, ticket holders will have access to the 1920s themed after-party taking place in the mansion once the screening is finished.
The ultimate summer bar is opening in Bar Elba. Based on the tropical island that an exiled Napoleon partied with his mates in, so expect sunny colours, cool designs and a 20-strong cocktail list – and two drinks are included in the price of your ticket.
Hosting arguably the biggest summer brunch event in London, Sushisamba and Duck & Waffle are joining forces this July for Dayzed. Guests can choose from two different brunch menus, both offering seasonal dishes that pack a punch. Once the plates have been cleared, the DJs - Josh Roberts, Josh Parkinson, Jamie Lisa - ramp things up, playing a medley of fun summer tracks and partying while the sun sinks below London's skyline.
This is a summer festival unlike anything you’ve done before. Lawndaze is a truly eccentric summer festival, combining 14-hours of Djs playing in their Enchanted Forest nightclub to partying in an 18th Century Manor, complete with a heated swimming pool, cocktails, lawn games and a wood-fired hot tub. Oh, and there’s Champagne Afternoon Tea as well!
This summer you can enjoy two British culinary treats in one big cruise as fish & chips and afternoon tea combine in one fun cruise. You’ll sail from Camden Locks, seeing London Zoo and the leafy tree-lined paths of Primrose Hill, while learning a thing or two about the surroundings as you go.
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.
The Great British Apple Festival is putting the fun back into British summertime as they host a village-fete style shindig. Head to Shoreditch Park for a weekend of delicious food, scrumptious cider, live music and fun and games.
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 over the Montague on the Gardens is a Bahamas beach paradise in the heart of Central London. Encased in a beach hut style thatched roof, expect real sand, palm trees, delicious cocktails and mouth-watering BBQ food, completing that summer vibe.