8 Things To Do in London This Summer

 GUEST POST | London is great all-year around, but Summer and Christmas is when it really peaks and shows off the best of what London has to offer. With Summer fast approaching, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and research what you can do in this wonderful city throughout the Summer months.

In this post, we’re looking at 8 different things that you can add onto your agenda of things to do in London this Summer, from museums to shopping to theatre and much more. London isn’t always the cheapest place to visit, so don’t forget to try and find some discounted activities as well!


Visit the free museums
London is amazing, but when you’re on a budget, it can be hard to enjoy when there’s so much expensive involved, including travel and food. So when you find somewhere free, you’d better make the most of it! The free museums in London are absolutely fantastic and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t visit them during the Summer. If you take a packed lunch with you as well, then you’re actually in for a pretty cheap day out in London!

The Science Museum is always a hit with kids, and the Natural History Museum is a beautiful and fascinating place to stroll around for all ages. The National Gallery and the British Museum are also free.

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Have a picnic in Hyde Park
Hyde Park is definitely worth a visit in the Summer – you could spend a full lazy day there, just watching the world go by. As it’s such a beautiful park, this can be a great option for a day out for couples or the whole family!

Pack a picnic and some blankets and head to Hyde Park on a sunny day and enjoy watching the world go by. If you have roller-skates, then you might want to pack those too and have a skate around. There’s plenty of wildlife, children’s playgrounds and of course, don’t forget to visit the Peter Pan statue!

Watch a candlelight orchestra performance
I did one of these last year and it was an absolutely magical night. It was warm enough that all you needed was a light cardigan, the candles were beautiful, and the performance was fantastic. It was a string quartet performing John William’s scores.

I’d highly recommend checking out Fever for a range of orchestra performances by candlelight – a super romantic thing to do one evening in London in the Summer.


Do a sightseeing bus tour
Great for tourists, but even if you’re familiar with London, why not be a tourist for the day? Hopefully you’ll have a nice sunny day and can enjoy the sights and architecture from the open-topped bus.

Hire a go-boat around Canary Wharf
We did this a couple of years ago and it was so much fun – although the weather during our trip was NOT fun and Summer would be a much more appropriate time of year to go and do a Go Boat trip! You hire your own little boat and spend a slow and lazy couple of hours cruising around Canary Wharf. Bring a picnic. Bring your dog. Bring your friends. And enjoy!

Go to the theatre
Of course, the theatre is a must-do any time of year in London, so it’s worth adding to this list as well. From Back To the Future, to Wicked, to The Lion King, there really is something for everyone up at London’s West End.

london theatre

Spend the day at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is the perfect way to spend a long Summer's day in London. On average, it takes around 3 hours to walk all the way through Kew Gardens, so make sure you have your comfy walking shoes on for this one! Going in the Summer will allow you to catch the vibrant flowers during a leisurely stroll. Don’t forget to bring a picnic as well!

Support small at Coal Drop’s Yard
Coal Drop’s Yard near King’s Cross is a great hub for shopping with plenty of small, independent and artisan shops and coffee shops to choose from. If you’re into natural beauty, I’d highly recommend checking out Blomma Beauty whilst you’re there. They also offer facials and workshops, so perhaps treat yourself to one of those on your trip!

I hope this has given you some ideas of what to do in London this Summer. There are endless possibilities, in such a big and vibrant city!

Have you visited London? What are your favourite places to visit?

About the author:
Jenny is a full-time lifestyle blogger and content creator for 10 years and shares content around wellness, self-care, personal growth and more. She has lived in London all her life until her move to Lincolnshire in 2023. She loves books, Yoga and dogs more than anything.

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