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 14th June 2017
Throwing their hat into amazing things to do this summer comes The Luna Cinema. The renowned group screen a whole variety of films in stunning locations such as Westminster Abbey, Kew Gardens and Alexandra Palace.
From cocktails by Sipsmith through to an immersive secret event, Juniper Manor is an unmissable summer event. Head to the secret location in your finest black and white dress for an evening of cocktails, nibbles and surprises.
Summer is here and we're looking to celebrate it properly. Step up London Swedes as they throw their annual midsummer party in West London. This year the party will be ramped up with a prosecco bar, DJs, maypole dancing and plenty of surprises.
There's nothing like a summer evening spent partying, and that's exactly what's going to be happening with The Dutch Master as the boat cruises the Thames, taking some of London's most beautiful sights. Along with jaw-dropping scenery, there will also be a killer soundtrack blasting through the headphones, with multiple channels so you can choose exactly how to sound track your night.
The London Shuffle Club is back open this summer for you to enjoy the biggest game in London. Rent out a court and get your friends involved, as not only are there 6 indoor shuffleboard courts, there’s two table shuffleboards, cocktails, pizza and all the disco tunes you can listen to.
The Chap Olympiad is a garden party like no other: a celebration of Britain’s sporting ineptitude, you’ll be dressed to the nines in elegant finery and formal wear while competing in a bunch of impractical games. This is a party where maintaining your trouser crease is more important than crossing the finishing line, picnic hampers take utmost importance, and everyone must dress appropriately for dandying about.
You want a BBQ this summer, but you don’t know where to go? Well, here’s somewhere you haven’t thought to look: The Underground Supper Club. Not only will you dine on three courses of delicious BBQ food in a decommissioned tube carriage, you’ll also receive a welcome cocktail and a great company.
After sell-out success in 2015 and a slew of rave reviews, Alice's Adventures Underground returns for 2017 to the Vaults in Waterloo. The amazing immersive theatre event whisks you down the rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy land of Mat Hatters, Cheshire Cats and Tweedledees and Tweedledums.
Spend a Saturday afternoon and evening partying to the sounds of Ibiza on top of a secretive East London rooftop. Head to Moorgate as DJ Cuppy hosts huge summer bash Cactus on the Roof complete with special guests, goodie bags and the chance to win a holiday.
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.
Belgian Beer in Oval Space – do you need any more convincing? Try your way through 20 authentic Belgian craft breweries with your own festival class, and if you need some food, there’s tonnes of Belgian food available from their kitchen.