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.

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

Last updated on 11th September 2023

Hop On A Beer Cruise

Looking for things to do in London this summer 2023? Then hop aboard the London Craft Beer Cruise. Sail across the gorgeous city, all while quaffing hop-tastic brews, all before digging into a tasty variety of cheese and meats. If golden pours are not your thing, there are gin events too.

Head To Neverland's Fab Events

Fronting bottomless pizza parties and Bondi-themed soirees, Neverland in London is a brilliant spot to head to if you're looking for delicious frozen margaritas and a bloody good time. Enjoy snapping pics in this Instagrammable venue - the pergolas and igloos ooze summer vibes.

Play Some Bingo

When it comes down to things to do in London this summer holidays, Dabbers Bingo is sure to impress. Get stuck into a range of events across the city, which will have everyone quaffing bottomless prosecco and enjoying hilarious entertainment from the hosts.

Prove Your Baking Credentials

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?

Check Out Sky Garden's Terrace

On the hunt for summery things to do with pals? Boasting gorgeous views of London, Sky Garden is promising everything from summer parties showcasing live music to a stunning evening at Fenchurch Terrace with Whispering Angel wine and a scrumptious meal.

Enjoy Dazzling Burlesque

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.

Dance To House DJs On A Rooftop

Make sure this summer is one to remember by heading to ByDay ByNight's killer parties. Taking place at The Prince of Wales Brixton and Dalston Roofpark, these fabulous outdoor events will showcase some of the hottest house and disco DJs on the circuit.

Drink At Some of London's Best Boat Bars

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.

Catch An Outdoor Film Screening

One of the best things about summer? Outdoor film pop-ups. The Luna Cinema is hitting up various parks across the city, bringing us screenings of movies like Elvis, Everything Everywhere All At Once and more. Plus, there will be food and drink vendors available too.

Check Out London's Best Rooftop Events

Go sky-high this summer at some of London's top rooftop events. From non-stop raves touting live music sets from some of the best in the biz to afternoon teas with cider, whiskey and showstopping scenes of the city, our guide has it all.

Visit The Capital's Best Ice Cream Spots

For all of the inside scoop on London's best ice cream destinations, check out our roundup right here. From gelato retreats touting plenty of flavour to American-inspired hotspots that stuff their doughnuts with sweet treats, we have got the entire city covered.

Make A Splash At An Outdoor Pool

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.