Inspired by tales from the notorious Wild West, this pop up bar brings you a fun and fully immersive experience, and one of the best things to do in London this summer. Smuggle in your favourite bottle of liquor and let expert mixologists at the Moonshine Saloon craft some snappy cocktails for you.
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.
One of the best things to do this summer, Fuller's are ready and waiting to spice up your evenings with their theatrical series. Grab your mates and head to Shakespeare in the Garden for live performances of famous plays while sipping on craft brews.
Enjoy the sunshine AND stretch those little legs with our round-up of five waterside walks. Heading along canals and rivers, these walks are all under 4 miles, and have plenty of refreshment stops along the way.
Not only is South Bank's giant beer garden promising live performances from the UK's top DJs and brunches hosted by Drag Race superstars, but Between The Bridges has also got games, street food and more.
Jimmy Garcia's sell-out BBQ Club is back for the summer, and it's pretty as ever. With fresh ingredients and views of the water, join the notorious chef at his Southbank spot for charred flavours and all manner of delicious drinks.
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.
With so few planes out of the country at the moment, a tropical paradise is in order, no? Brought to you by Mahiki, head to Henley Royal Regatta (as little as an hour out of London) for cocktails by the water, DJs and a dose of holiday-inspired heaven.
Live out your summer dreams of being on deck with a cold drink with this cool craft beer cruise. A unique way to enjoy the sights of London, the experience will have you floating down the Thames with refreshing brews and tasty snacks.
From Fulham Palace to Crystal Palace, pop-up cinema events are taking over some of the finest outdoor spaces in the capital to bring you a line of only the most epic films from The Favourite to The Big Lebowski.
Among the best things to do in London this summer, Pop Up Screens is bringing together a fun lineup of classic flicks to keep you cool this season. The series will be coming to a whole range of locations across the capital, so you'll never be far from a viewing.
Fulham Beach is an unmissable summer pop-up in London. Join the stunning Thameside location for the chance to recline in your own cabana, sip cocktails and devour street food. That's not all though, as they're also home to some of the South's best late night parties.
If your summer is all about trying new things (after 2020? We don't blame ya), then give the city's hottest waterside opening a try. A brand new pizza spot complete with pagodas and cabanas, book in for wood-fired pizza overlooking the riverside at Hays Galleria.
If cocktails in a secret rooftop garden sounds like your kind of Saturday night, then Midnight Apothecary is the place for you. Swing by this gorgeous hidden gem for botanical sips surrounded by wildflowers and glowing fairy lights.
Missing your fix of live DJ sets? Luckily, Prince of Wales is here to save the day with their Spaced Out series of boozy brunches and suppers. Grab yourself a private booth to spend the day drinking, dining and dancing at this South London spot.
Ballie Ballerson is back, baby. Get balls deep in nightly events, with hilarious bottomless brunches, a full moon party and Pride special all on the cards at the Shoreditch stalwart.
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.