The weather may be scorching hot, but there are plenty of cool things to do in London this summer.
From activities that will cool you off to admiring the view at rooftop bars and discovering new restaurants in town, here are some of the best things to do in London this summer.
Take a spin on the Thames
Thames Lates is offering thrilling jetboat rides on the Thames, where you’ll speed along the river, hold on tight through 360 turns, and listen to party music the whole way.
These tours show you some of the city’s best attractions in ways you’ve never seen them before, such as the Tower Bridge and London Eye. With the wind in your hair throughout the tour and a refreshing drink to finish, this is one London attraction that will definitely help you to stay cool.
Attend the Notting Hill Carnival
The Notting Hill Carnival runs from Saturday August 27 to Monday August 29 (Bank holiday weekend), and will be the first time it has been held since 2019. This celebration of Caribbean culture and food is historically one of the biggest street festivals in the world, and is not to be missed for locals and visitors alike this summer.
Welcome the carnival back in style by getting dressed up, trying some of the epic carnival street food stalls, and dancing the weekend away.
Spend an evening at one of London’s outdoor cinemas
What better way to spend an evening than relaxing outdoors as the weather cools with snacks, drinks, and friends as you watch a classic movie or a new release?
Thanks to the increasingly large number of outdoor cinemas in the city, catching a movie outside has become one of the best things to do in London this summer.
There’s the Openaire cinema, which is the first cinema in the UK where you float on a boat to watch a movie. Or you could try the Rooftop Film Club, which screens films on rooftops (doubling as fun rooftop bars), or there’s the Merchant Square Big Screen, where you don’t need to book – just show up with a picnic and a blanket and find a spot on the grass.
Discover your new favourite steak restaurant
The Meat & Wine Co is a brand new fine dining restaurant in Mayfair, where the dishes and décor take inspiration from African heritage and cuisine, where our wine list offers some of the best labels in the world, and where our steak menu and in-house dry aged steak programme are at the heart of it all.
Recently opened in London after becoming a beloved steak restaurant in Australia, The Meat & Wine Co is looking forward to welcoming diners from across the city to explore our elevated steak dining experiences, fresh produce, dedicated skewer menu, and delectable desserts.
So when you’re looking for the best things to do in London this summer, be sure to make a reservation to secure your table and start exploring our a la carte menu and planning your order.