Fabulous things to do in London this summer

Are you visiting London this summer? Or are you a local looking for the best that your city has to offer now the sun is (finally) out? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the UK capital has to offer over the next couple of months. From <insert> to <insert>, there are so many fabulous things to do in London this summer.

So, when does summer start this year? Most people in the UK go by the astronomical seasons, which change slightly every year. This really surprised me when I first moved to London as I was used to the very structured meteorological seasons that set summer in the Northern Hemisphere as 1st June – 31st August every year. However, having lived now lived here for over a decade, the astronomical seasons definitely make more sense and this year the summer season in London will run from Friday 21st June to Monday 23rd September 2019.

Summer in London is usually a dreamy escape from nine months of cold and rain. The sun comes out and all the green spaces around the city suddenly become filled with people lazing around in its glow. There are so many things to do during these few short months that the weeks just fly by. There is an incredible array of festivals, outdoor cinemas and parties to enjoy. So pull on your short shorts and make the most of the season with these fabulous sunny things to do in London.

💃 Fabulous things to do in London this July

🎩 Fabulous things to do in London this August

👯 Fabulous things to do in London this September

🌈 Fabulous Pride in London parties

🌞 Fabulous August Bank Holiday weekend parties in London

🎨 Fabulous exhibitions in London this summer

🎭 Fabulous theatre and live performance in London this summer

🌟 Fabulous musicals in London this summer

🎥 Fabulous outdoor cinemas in London this summer

 

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Fabulous things to do in London this July

Cate Blanchett makes her National Theatre debut

Rumour has it that Queen Cate was originally lined up to play Gillian Anderson’s role in All About Eve (see below) when this new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, came her way. Having previously performed on the London stage at the Barbican and the Albery Theatre, this will be the first time she has appeared at the National Theatre. The bad news is that this very experimental play (that sounds quite kinky) is showing in their Dorfman Theatre, which only has 400 seats. The tickets were all sold by a ballot in November, so you can’t buy any in advance – but you can still call the theatre each day for returns. Worth a try, I think.

🎭 Click here for more fabulous theatre in London this winter.

📅 16th January – 2nd March 2019

📍National Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9P

➡️ nationaltheatre.org.uk

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Fabulous things to do in London this August

Do you disco?

With a line-up that includes Horse Meat Disco, The 2 Bears and Cassius, La Discothèque promises to be one of the most amazing dance-all-night kind of parties on this February. Plus, one of the godfathers of Chicago’s house music scene, Derrick Carter, is headlining the party – making this one of the best tickets you can score this winter. It is nearly sold out, so grab yours now.

📅 1st February 2019

📍Printworks London, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ

➡️ facebook.com

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Fabulous things to do in London this September

An evening with Angela Davis

Activist, educator, scholar, and politician. Angela Davis has been at the forefront of the civil right movement since the 1960s and is appearing at the Southbank Centre’s World of Women festival on International Women’s Day this year. What could be more amazing and empowering than seeing this legendary woman speak (on any day but especially this one)?

📅 8th March 2019

📍Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

➡️ southbankcentre.co.uk

Winter in London Bettmann Archive Angela Davis

📷: Getty/Bettmann Archive

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Fabulous Pride in London parties

Winter in London @minkaguides Divine Proportions NYE

The Bacchanalian immersive dining experience, Divine Proportions at The Vaults, are throwing a special NYE party complete with shows, dinner and fireworks. I went along to see the show in November and loved it, so this should be an unforgettable way to greet 2019. 📷: @minkaguides

30th December 2018

31st December 2018

1st January 2019

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Fabulous August Bank Holiday weekend parties in London

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Fabulous exhibitions in London this summer

Winter in London @minkaguides Dorothea Tanning exhibition Tate Modern

I caught the Dorothea Tanning retrospective (opening at the Tate Modern in February) when I was in Madrid in November and it was incredible! Really recommend catching this exhibition when it opens. 📷: @minkaguides

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Fabulous theatre and live performance in London this summer

Seven methods of killing Kylie Jenner - credit Helen Murray

Seven methods of killing Kylie Jenner‘ was first commissioned as part of The Andrea Project at Royal Court Theatre and will be showing there from 4 – 27 July 2019 📷: Helen Murray

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Fabulous musicals in London this summer

Things to do in London this summer @minkagides Everybody's Talking About Jamie

I went to see Everybody’s Talking About Jaime a while ago with my friend Lucy and it was fantastic! I’m not normally a fan of new musicals but it was really well put together – and very fab! 📷: @minkaguides

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Fabulous open-air cinemas in London this summer

Things to do in London this summer @beltandbracespr Rooftop Cinema Film Club Peckham

Rooftop Cinema Film Club Peckham 📷: Belt and Braces PR

  • Summer Film Nights (showing Little Shop of Horrors and Chicago) @ Southbank Centre ~ 24 July-21 August 2019
  • Rooftop Film Club (showing Death Becomes Her and Spiceworld) @ Peckham, Shoreditch and Stratford ~ till 31 July 2019
  • Film 4 Summer Screen (showing Clueless and The Piano) @ Somerset House ~ 8 – 20 August 2019
  • The Nomad Cinema (showing The Favourite and Some Like It Hot) @ 16 locations across London ~ 18 June – 7 September 2019
  • L.A. Nights – Backyard Cinema (showing Mamma Mia and Pretty Woman) @ Roundhouse, Camden ~ 18 July – 17 August 2019

 

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