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 6th July 2021

One of the best things to do this summer, Fuller's are ready and waiting to spice up your evenings with their theatrical series. Grab your mates and head to Shakespeare in the Garden for live performances of famous plays while sipping on craft brews. 

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.

Live out your summer dreams of being on deck with a cold drink with this cool craft beer cruise. A unique way to enjoy the sights of London, the experience will have you floating down the Thames with refreshing brews and tasty snacks.

Among the best things to do in London this summer, Pop Up Screens is bringing together a fun lineup of classic flicks to keep you cool this season. The series will be coming to a whole range of locations across the capital, so you'll never be far from a viewing.

Fulham Beach is an unmissable summer pop-up in London. Join the stunning Thameside location for the chance to recline in your own cabana, sip cocktails and devour street food. That's not all though, as they're also home to some of the South's best late night parties. 

@ Piazza by the Pier on Various dates from Saturday 31st July 2021

If your summer is all about trying new things (after 2020? We don't blame ya), then give the city's hottest waterside opening a try. A brand new pizza spot complete with pagodas and cabanas, book in for wood-fired pizza overlooking the riverside at Hays Galleria.

If cocktails in a secret rooftop garden sounds like your kind of Saturday night, then Midnight Apothecary is the place for you. Swing by this gorgeous hidden gem for botanical sips surrounded by wildflowers and glowing fairy lights.

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.