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 sunshine-appropriate bars and cool events going down. From pop-up parties to boozy river cruises, 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 27th March 2020




@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Saturday 4th April 2020

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.

@ Secret private rooftop venue on Sat, 18th Jul 2020 @ 21:00 - 3:00

Live your best life with a rooftop party this summer in celebration of The Mansion London's 10th birthday. Embracing a blue dress code, the event will see you dancing to live DJ sets, checking out some impressive art and having your future read by a clairvoyant. Need a navy top up? Make-up artists are on hand to help you out.

Renowned for putting on an unforgettable evening, The Luna Cinema are back for another season of outdoor film screenings across London. Bigger and better than ever, the movie heavyweights will be showing an eclectic catalogue of classics at venues such as Victoria Tower Gardens, Fulham Palace and Battersea Park.

If you love a cocktail or two, you won't want to miss out on Cocktails in the City as they head to Bedford Square Gardens for a seasonal special. Join them and a handpicked selection of London's finest for interactive workshops, cocktail tours and plenty more fun under the sun. 

@ The Vaults on Sat, 6th Jun 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Back for another rip-roaring bash, this Blitz spirit-themed knees up is celebrating the best music, drinks and fashion from the 1940s. Taking place in an authentic air raid shelter, you're invited to shake your tail-feathers to live music late into the night whilst dress up in your finest retro attire.

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Saturday 4th April 2020

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.

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 favourite here, along with the best places for brunch nearby. You can thank us later.