Things to do outdoors in London


    London isn’t made for sitting around indoors. Once the weather warms up & the sun starts making an appearance, you can’t beat a day out in London. People start smiling, after-work drinks are relocated into open-air terraces, ice creams are back on the daily menu & suddenly become a viable snack option – & that’s just for starters.

    Make the most of alfresco London and catch an open-air film screening or an outdoor theatre show, or even catch unique performances of street artists in the centre of the capital. Like we said, you really can’t beat this city when you’ve got the whole of the outdoors to play with and our comprehensive guide to help you along the way.

    • Open Air Theatre or catch an Outdoor Cinema Screenings

    London has a renowned history of wonderful theatre productions in some of the most famous venues in the world, and they don’t get much better than a summer showing in one of the select few outdoor theatre venues. Get a glimpse of Hamlet inside Shakespeare’s historical Globe Theatre, an open air venue on the bank of the river thames thats stood for over 300 years. A great alternative is a visit to Regent’s Park, where they have plays and performances running throughout spring and summer with an auditorium like viewing experience.

    Another great evening option in the summer is to catch a film in an outdoor cinema spot. On a balmy London evening, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars. Catch a flick on the river thames or visit the rooftop cinema in Peckham for some of the best showings of the season in some of the hottest summer viewing spots London has to offer.

    • See the sights on an open-top bus tour of the capital.

    A great way to get to know the capital, as well as catching some sun as you do! The open-top bus tour takes you from Buckingham Palace and St Pauls all the way through the shopping hubs of Oxford Street and Bond Street, before winding into the affluent streets of Knightsbridge to peep some of London’s famous properties and boutique outlets. The bus tour allows you to hop on and off whenever you wish, meaning a quick detour into Harrod’s is a must!


    • Marvel at the street artists and performers in Covent Garden

    A haven for any up and coming musical or street performers, ponder through the squares of Covent Garden surrounded by performances on every corner, from jugglers to magicians. Most of them are often great at involving the crowds, with one performer often being able to keep you hooked for over 15 minutes (which isn’t to bad on a hot summers day in London)! Make sure to take a walk through the Market building to find designer shops and some cool restaurants as the evening approaches!


    • Treves Terrace
    Finishing work in the spring evenings when London is still bright and warm calls for a cold drink in the sunshine! If you’re based in the city we have just the place for you – the outside terrace of Treves & Hyde. Right next to Aldgate East station Treves & Hyde offers a secluded sun drenched area outside, complete with heaters for enjoying friends’ company with a drink or sharing platter from their top chefs. Treves offers an extensive drinks menu, from world class coffees, to artisan beers to a wine menu carefully selected to cater to every taste. This spring the terrace will be open all day, making it the prime spot to enjoy the delectable (and photo worthy) brunch options on offer through to dinner as the sun sets on the city. Away from the bustling main roads and overcrowded bars, this spot won’t be secret for long this spring!


    • Birdies Mini Golf
    Spring time date nights are best spent outside enjoying each other’s company in the sunshine and what better way to get to know someone than through good old fashioned light competition.  East London’s subterranean mini golf experience, Birdies will soon reopen for evenings of fun in the sun. Located at Roof East in Stratford Birdies Rooftop Crazy Golf promises a bespoke nine-hole course, serving up loops, half-pipes, hidden putt-off prizes. The rooftop offers everything else you will need to make for a successful date – cocktails from mixology masters, a multitude of delicious food stall options and a swinging schedule of resident DJs, all whilst enjoying London’s sun-drenched skyline.

    Of course this venue is far too much fun to just keep for date nights, it’s also great for groups of friends and getting to know brand new people as you make your way around the course!