Occupy your London summer months with non-stop social darts at Flight Club. With venues dotted across the capital, from Shoreditch to Victoria, this is the perfect place to get stuck into a few games, all before digging into pizza slices or prosecco.
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
Need plans for summer in London this 2023? Then test your orienteering and problem-solving skills with Hyde Park's Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt. Grab your closest pals (and your sunnies) to explore the surrounding area in a bid to find the X.
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.
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.
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.
Get on down to Jack & Boule in South Bank for a brilliant brunch event this summer. Boasting eight urban boules courts, not to mention a range of endless beer and prosecco, it's an absolute winner in our eyes. Oh, and did we mention there's also delicious street food?
Upgrade your summer plans with the London Bar Bus, which will be whisking punters across the capital in style. Hop aboard this moving haunt, where you'll be able to toast glasses of bubbles, as you take in city scenes, including the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.
Inspired by tales from the notorious Wild West, Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience is one of the best things to do in London this summer. Smuggle in your favourite bottle of liquor and let expert mixologists craft some snappy cocktails for you.
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?
Ballie Ballerson is back, baby. Get balls deep in a range of fun-packed events at this Shoreditch stalwart. From hilarious bottomless brunches touting cocktails galore to hip hop-themed parties and DJ sets galore, this venue is a real staple come summertime.
Big Penny Social are transforming their outdoor space into a beach pop-up from Tuesday 18th July, promising huts, sand pits, deck chairs and more across the sun-trap of a space. Not only that, but you can accompany fish 'n' chips and soft-serve 99s with frozen cocktails too.
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.
Looking for quirky things to do in Central London? Thames Lates is the speedboat experience that hurtles you down the river, with summery bangers playing in the background, drinks at sunset and a laugh-out-loud comedian as your host.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the hunt for summer events? Check out London Bridge Rooftop's bottomless brunch. You will eat a burger with chips, washing it down with 90 minutes of unlimited beer, rum punch, fizz or Aperol - all while DJs play.
There's a whole wealth of VR experiences in London, but none quite like Otherworld. Like something out of the mind of Charlie Brooker, this VR wonderland blends experience pods and street food for the ultimate night in Hackney and Victoria.
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.
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.
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.