Top 20 Things To Do This Summer

We made it! Winter was great and god knows we love the charming wet weather of spring, but by darn it's summer - and luckily for you there are loads of sunshine-appropriate bars and cool events going down. From pop-up parties to urban beaches, tasty chow to rooftop wonders; this city has them all. In no particular order, check out our recommended top 20 things to do this summer in London, and don't you waste another sunny minute, okay? 

For more inspo, check out our guide to summer in London.

Last updated on 9th August 2022

Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is the quirky cooking event taking place this summer. You'll be set a number of challenges by talented professionals in order to find out who is London's true baker. What more could possibly you knead?

Enjoy Dazzling Burlesque

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Gin-House Burlesque is bringing a dazzling, 1920s-inspired experience over to East London's The King's Head Member's Club. Expect a night like no other, with four floors of performances showcasing cabaret, live music and fire eaters in a slinky setting.

Ride the waves this summer at London's finest boat bars, canal cruises and river retreats. Whether you're after lunch, dinner, drinks or a boozy brunch, these floating hangouts have got it all, plus some stellar views along the way.

Fronting Polynesian parties and Ibiza-themed soirees, Neverland in London is a brilliant spot to head to if you're looking for delicious drinks and a bloody good time. Enjoy snapping pics in this Instagrammable venue.

It's hot, you're sweaty and in need of something cool to throw your perspiring self into. Fortunately, London is awash with lidos and outdoor spots for swimming. We've got our favourites here, along with the best places for brunch nearby. You can thank us later.