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 us, you, and everyone else in fair London; there are loads of weather-appropriate bars and cool events going down. From pop-up parties to boozy river cruises, tasty chow to rooftop wonders; this here 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? Good.

Last updated on 20th June 2018

3 events @ Tobacco Dock with 132 upcoming dates from 10 Jul 2018 until 07 Oct 2018

With the summer season comes the desire to drink at sky high venues and Skylight is here to bring you that and much more. Indulge in a little croquet, a spot of pétanque, or just kick back and enjoy the view at one of the best summer venues in London.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates

Inspired by tales from the notorious Wild West, this pop up bar in Fulham 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 moonshine and let expert mixologists at the Moonshine Saloon craft some snappy cocktails for you.

24 events @ Cafe de Paris with 24 upcoming dates from 13 Jul 2018 until 29 Sep 2018

One of the best things to do in London this summer, Cafe de Paris is bringing you a programme of the very best in burlesque and cabaret to keep you entertained through these warmer months.

2 events @ Aviary with 8 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 24 Aug 2018

This rooftop event combines fitness with stunning views and delicious food, as you are invited to join some of London's best instructors for a class on the roof, before breakfast at Aviary (which is half price!) and a swag bag full of goodies.

1 events @ Secret London Location with 1 upcoming dates starting on 22 Sep 2018

Get ready to give it some welly at this new monthly event. Disco Brunch will have you dancing on tables with their mix of the biggest disco tunes, bottomless cocktails and two courses of brunching deliciousness.

2 events @ 2 venues with 44 upcoming dates from 09 Jul 2018 until 22 Aug 2018

 All aboard the rum-fuelled Wood's barge! You'll start off at Number 90 Bar & Restaurant before setting sail to Granary Square in Kings Cross on an hour-long cruise, where you can see the beautiful Hackney Wick landscape all while enjoying a complimentary Wood's cocktail.

4 events @ Pitch Stratford with 15 upcoming dates starting on 14 Jul 2018

The ultimate East London chill-out pad, Pitch Stratford is your back yard away from home, complete with drinks, food, games and awesome summer parties for you to get into.

@ Secret Location on Various dates from 11th July

Tumble into a fantasy world of enchanted forests, epic castles and decadent dining as Darling and Edge put on their latest immersive event. This time the dynamic duo are taking on Swan Lake; dance with danger, feast on a banquet prepared by a Masterchef winner and choose whether you follow the white or black swan.

34 events @ Boisdale of Canary Wharf with 176 upcoming dates starting on 09 Jul 2018

Boisdale of Canary Wharf are welcoming you in for the summer, bringing you some of the best live jazz, blues and soul in all of London, spread across their spectacular two-floor venue complete with restaurant, whisky bar, and cigar terrace.

3 events @ Neverland London with 77 upcoming dates from 11 Jul 2018 until 26 Aug 2018

For a magical summer in London, head to Fulham for sun, sand BBQ food and fun activities. Brought to you by the team at Neverland, The Fulham Beach Club has everything you need for a perfect summer from bottomless brunching to beer pong.

1 events @ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden with 24 upcoming dates from 13 Jul 2018 until 29 Sep 2018

One of the best things to do in London in summer, this cool and quirky rooftop pop up invites to join them for cocktails, delicious food and a truly magical atmosphere.

16 events @ The Prince of Wales Brixton with 16 upcoming dates from 15 Jul 2018 until 30 Sep 2018

The Prince of Wales is the place to visit this summer, not just playing host to some of the biggest parties and hottest DJs around, but also split across their main club venue and enviable rooftop space.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates

Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event taking place this summer, revolving around all the yeast-based fun of baking. Guests will be set a number of challenges by the event's talented professionals in order to find out who is London's true star baker. Immortality is only a scone's throw away; this great summer event has everything you could possibly knead.

8 events @ 3 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 27 Jul 2018 until 08 Sep 2018

Nomad Cinema are returning to London for another scorching line-up in some of the city's most beautiful locations.From an old cemetery to Hyde Park Lido, catch your favourite films under the stars.

8 events @ Studio 338 with 8 upcoming dates from 13 Jul 2018 until 31 Aug 2018

Join Pub Tropicana for the ultimate summertime bar experience, where you can enjoy arcade and console gaming, neon ping-pong, table football, live World cup screenings, cult pub quizzes, delicious beer, cocktails and themed Djs to create one big, party place.

5 events @ Last Days of Shoreditch with 10 upcoming dates from 10 Jul 2018 until 29 Jul 2018

If you're looking for a spot where the cocktails and strong and the DJs are insatiable, this sunny pop up in Shoreditch will be appearing as an enchanted garden to bring you one of the best things to do this summer.