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? 

For more inspo? Check out our guide to summer in London.

Last updated on 8th August 2019

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 2019

Tune out the summer heat and get involved with the season's hottest event. Head to The Old Metal Exhchange where this unique take on HG Wells' War of the Worlds brings together top-notch technology and immersive techniques to recreate the Martian invasion.

The BBQ Club

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One of the highlights of the summer dining calendar, Jimmy's BBQ Club is back on the South Bank for a stunning season of delicious eats that puts you in charge of firing up the grill and getting those goods on the sizzle.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 21st August 2019

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.

Fulham Beach

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Whether you're a long time lover of this west London hotspot or still haven't checked it out, this summer is the perfect time to hit up Fulham Beach. Think indoor pergolas, pop-up restaurants, live music, yoga on the beach, bottomless brunch and much more.


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Whether you're looking for a new after-work drinks spot, in need of quirky date night inspo or searching for a cool group activity, check out Festibowl. This summer, the pop-up is back with old school games, mouthwatering street food and ice cold cocktails in the City.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 2019

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.

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 2019

The Lost Love Speakeasy is opening its doors to artists, gangsters and movie stars alike for a twisted tale of hidden romance. Be immersed in one of London's most exciting experiences, while dressed to the nines and treated like a member of New York's elite.