Thinking of visiting London this summer? Well, we don’t blame you. 

Parks turn into giant sunbathing spots, outdoor markets pop up everywhere, and there’s numerous events happening almost every night. 

Home to some of the most iconic monuments and buildings in the world like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, London boasts countless things to do during summer.

Whether you’re all about the big-ticket sights or prefer discovering hidden corners, there’s something amazing waiting for you.

Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range

The Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range offers a unique golfing experience in London.  This modern, 60-bay driving range boasts fantastic views of Canary Wharf and the River Thames. It’s a great spot to work on your swing, have fun with friends, or even introduce a newbie to the sport.

Some bays feature Top Tracer technology, letting you analyse your shots for extra improvement. Whether you’re a pro or just starting, the Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range has something for all skill levels.

After hitting some balls, you can unwind in their cafe or lounge area. Their on-site restaurant is called The Joint and sells a selection of American classics, like burgers and chicken wings. 

If you fancy some extra competition, you can also try out their 18-hole mini-golf course, Perfect, for the little ones.

Classic Afternoon Tea London Sightseeing Bus Tour

Brigit’s Bakery Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour combines afternoon tea with the excitement of sightseeing. You will board a vintage double-decker Routemaster bus and embark on a journey past iconic landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye.

Indulge in a classic afternoon tea spread of delicate finger sandwiches, dainty pastries, and of course, warm scones with clotted cream and jam. You can stick with the traditional choice of tea or upgrade to one of their many alcoholic drinks served aboard.

This unique tour is perfect for a special occasion, a first-time visitor, or anyone who wants to experience London in a deliciously unforgettable way. There are three bus routes to choose from, including a Peppa Pig themed one for the kids.

Outdoor Cinemas

Across London there are a range of open air cinemas you can visit, and we suggest you don’t miss them. These definitely make the list of one of the best things to do in London in summer.

Prepare to swap your traditional stuffy theatre seats for an evening breeze, twinkling lights, and the iconic London skyline as your backdrop. With each cinema showing a range of films, from the latest hits to classics, there is sure to be someone for all film lovers.

So, where are the best outdoor cinemas you can visit? We’ll some of our favourites include:

Rooftop Film Club – this unique cinema has two locations in London and has many screenings that occur weekly. With rooftops views of the city, it’s definitely one not to miss.

Adventure Cinema – these guys host screenings all across the UK, showing all your favourite films on a massive scale.

Vision Cinema, Woolwich – this cinema pairs you with noise cancelling headphones and comfy blow-up chairs when you arrive. Perfect for sitting back and relaxing, although be careful, you might fall asleep!

Fairgame, Canary Wharf

Ditch those old-school arcades! Fairgame, in Canary Wharf, is where grown-up fun gets seriously competitive. With classic fairground games like skee-ball and whack-a-mole ,mixed with modern technology, make for a great experience. Challenge your mates, show off your skills, and let your inner child loose.

This place isn’t just about winning (though that’s fun too). Grab some epic street food from amazing vendors, sip a drink at the bar, and soak up the buzzing energy. Perfect for a hilarious group night out, a date that’s way more fun than dinner, or just shaking off that work stress.

Ready for some laughs? Fairgame even hosts epic bottomless brunch events and themed party nights. You can follow them on social media to stay in the loop and grab tickets before they’re gone!

Food Markets

If you’re a foodie then play close attention! 

London is home to some of the best food markets in the country, each providing unique cuisines from all across the world. From historic Borough Market, packed with fresh produce and artisan goodies, to the hip street eats of Maltby Street Market. There’s a flavour adventure waiting around every corner.

Explore global cuisines – grab steaming dumplings in Chinatown, indulge in cheesy Italian delights, or spice things up with vibrant Mexican tacos. 

These markets aren’t just about eating; they’re a buzzing social hub with live music, craft beer stalls, and unique finds from local makers.

The Barbican Conservatory

Hidden within the brutalist architecture of the Barbican Centre, central London, lies a surprising oasis – the Barbican Conservatory. This indoor rainforest is home to over 2,000 species of exotic plants, towering trees, and tranquil ponds filled with koi carp.  

As you wander through the humid air, the sound of trickling water and the occasional call of a hidden bird makes you feel like you’re in the jungle. Lose yourself among the giant leaves and twisting vines, and discover a world of vibrant colours and textures. 

The Barbican Conservatory offers a unique and unexpected slice of paradise in the heart of London, an ideal place to explore on a hot summer day.


Forget quiet museums and framed paintings – Frameless is the future of art galleries. This immersive experience near Marble Arch transforms masterpieces by legends like Cézanne, Kandinsky, and Rembrandt into a breath taking spectacle. 

Lose yourself in rooms where the boundaries of art dissolve. Watch as colours dance across the walls, wander through abstract landscapes brought to life, and find yourself reflected in ever-changing digital interpretations of iconic works. 

Frameless isn’t just about looking at art, it’s about stepping inside it and re-discovering the timeless power of artistic expression in a completely modern way.

Thames Speed Boat Experience by Thames Rockets

Get ready for the ride of your life with Thames Rockets! These high-speed speedboats will rocket you down the River Thames, delivering a thrilling combination of sightseeing and adrenaline. 

Hold on tight as your experienced skipper blasts you past London’s iconic landmarks like the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge, reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. Feel the wind in your hair and the splash on your face as you twist and turn through the docklands.  

This isn’t your average boat tour – expect a hilarious guide, pumping music, and an unforgettable, white-knuckle experience on the water.