Unmissable Things To Do Outdoors In London

Things are hotting up and you want to make the most of it? We feel that. Fortunately, this city is ready to go with a host of outside events, alfresco dining spots and rooftop bars. We've also got you covered with the best parks, swimming pools and quirky activities so you can soak up the sun at some of the capital's many green spaces. Without further ado, here's our outdoor guide to London. 

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Where To Drink

  • Rooftop Bars in London

    Top up your tan, take in views and sip on seasonal refreshments at the best rooftop bars that London has to offer.

  • Where To Drink Outside

    Whether you fancy alfresco cocktails on a terrace or wine on a barge boat, these are the prime places for outside sips.

  • Beautiful Beer Gardens

    From local gems with blooming flowerbeds to cool gastropubs and outdoor games, here's London's finest beer gardens.

Where To Stretch Your Legs

  • London's Cycle Paths

    Get on your bike and discover some of London's prettiest bike routes, including through forests and along rivers.

  • Animal Spotting

    From giraffes and llamas through to a whole host of bird life, take a safari through London with this unique guide.

  • Secret Green Spaces

    There's plenty of beautiful parks and green areas in London, and this lot are made all the better by their lack of crowds.

Where To Eat

  • Best Riverside Restaurants

    On the hunt for a Thameside bite, a canal-fronted meal or maybe something a little different? You'll find 'em all here.

  • Summer Dining in London

    Come summer you'll be living at these gems, combining sunshine and stunning plates for a truly delicious outdoor experience.

  • Pretty Rooftop Restaurants

    London's sky-high restaurants are taking the term 'dinner with a view' to new heights with gawp-worthy vistas.

Where To Keep It Quirky

  • Swim Outside In London

    Discover the best outdoor pools and lidos in London, with brilliant nearby bars to dry off in afterwards.

  • Top 10 Quirky Activities

    BYOB hot tubs? City beaches? Fun activities? Uncover all this with our roundup of quirky things to do outdoors in London.

  • Must-See Outdoor Cinema

    Explore our favourite outdoor cinema events in London this season, from rooftop screenings to park pop-ups.

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