Keep reading to discover 50 fun things to do in London this summer.
London sparkles even more in the summer than it already does the rest of the year. There is something about London in summer that is just wonderful. Parks are packed of sun-worshippers, the pavements are full with explorers and restaurant terraces buzz with the sound of alfresco diners. If you’re planning on a trip to London this summer or live here and need some ideas for days out, look no further.
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Check out my list of 50 fun things to do in London this summer.
Did you know there are approximately 3000 parks and green spaces in London? Isn’t that INSANE! When the weather is good there’s nothing better than exploring the many parks London has to offer. You can hire a pedelo in Hyde Park, feed the ducks in St James Park or see the deer in Richmond park. You could also grab your favourite book to read or round up your mates for a nice picnic. There are endless ways to explore London’s parks and green spaces. Check them all out here.
Most of us know about the most famous sights of London such as The London Eye, Big Ben and The Tower of London. After 10 years in London I still love visiting those places and I still suggest them to visitors who want a classic London experience . However, London is so much more than its famous sights. The city holds tons of secrets and each street you walk down there is always something new and bit unusual to discover. You could discover a beautiful abandoned church, enter a secret underground bar or relax in your very own secret little Venice. Check out my blog on 100 hidden gems to discover in London for tons of ideas to spend those summer days!
Roof Top Cinema host fun movie evenings that take place on top of some of London’s best rooftop venues. Over looking the city skyline and beneath the starry stars, you can snuggle up and enjoy iconic films such as Dirty Dancing, Pulp Fiction and Grease. A really cool and unique way to spend an evening this summer.
Want to do things a little differently this summer? How about instead of choosing your bog standard dinner destination why not eat aboard a floating restaurant? London has a range of different floating restaurants for you to choose from including Aussie dishes from Darcie & May, fresh fish from The London Shell Co and even a barge dedicated to all things cheese! Check out London’s best floating restaurants here.
When the warmer, sunnier months finally arrive in the UK, we Londoners can’t resist an outdoor or rooftop bar. Sipping on a nice cocktail basking in the sunshine while overlooking the London skyline is something you have to experience in the city. Lucky for us there are so many GREAT ones to choose from. From boozy adult playgrounds to secret rooftop gardens check out my list of London’s best rooftop and outdoor bars.
London is very walkable and when the weather is nice its the perfect time to explore the city by foot. Whether you’re a tourist visiting from afar or a local wanting to explore your hometown, you’ll want to check out my self guided walking tour that takes you past 23 key London sights. The walk starts in Covent Garden and takes you all across the city discovering things you’d never see if you were sat on a stuffy tube train. Check out my sightseeing tour here.
Every summer, Regent’s Park theatre puts on a spectacular theatre production in their open air theatre. The venue is tucked away in Regent’s Park and is one of London’s best kept secrets. If you love the theatre, it’s a really unique experience to enjoy some top productions beneath the twinkling stars of the city skies. The season is only from June – September and tickets sell really fast so be quick if you want to secure your seat.
I love London for all its weirdness and quirkiness. I mean, there aren’t many places where you can hire a floating hot tub. Skuna Boats are London’s floating hot tub company. This summer you can round up a bunch of mates, get your swimming trunks on and sail around Canary Wharf in your very own hot tub. They also do BBQ boats for you all adventurous foodies out there too.
Hot days are the best excuse to eat copious amounts of ice-cream. Gelupo is a little gelato shop hidden in the backstreets of Soho that has to be on your list this summer. They create beautiful seasonal flavours of gelato such as sour ricotta cherry, tiramisu and strawberry and pink peppercorn. They have also been known to do more unusual flavours such a blue cheese and walnut or white truffle. A great choice to indulge this summer.
What better way to experience London then via its iconic waterways and there are many boat adventures you can do here in the city. You can do something more touristy like a sightseeing cruise past London’s most iconic sights, ride a barge down London’s picturesque canals or even ride a speed boat down the Thames. Check out a bunch of great boat tours to do in London here.
That was just 10 of my favourite things to do in London this summer so don’t forget to download the complete list of 50 fun things to do in London this summer.
I’ve even created a map for you below.