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, and don't you waste another sunny minute, okay? 

For more inspo, check out our guide to summer in London.

Last updated on 27th May 2022




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.

Fronting Polynesian parties and Ibiza-themed soirees, Neverland in London is a brilliant spot to head to if you're looking for delicious drinks and a bloody good time. Enjoy snapping pics in this Instagrammable venue.

Boasting showings from Hampton Court Palace to Kenwood House, The Luna Cinema in London is a great choice for fun things to do outdoors this summer. Be sure to pack your favourite snacks or bevvies, and watch a fabulous selection of films on the big screen. 

Check out the BBQ Club

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Fancy yourself as a barbecue maestro? Put that to the test when you head over to Jimmy's BBQ Club, where you and your mates will whip up a 6-course meal while getting top tips about fire cooking from chefs such as Aaron Middleton. Better yet, you'll get your own cabana.

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?

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.