London is a city of many talents and nowhere is it more apparent than in its summer venues. You can spend the day enjoying a few rounds of croquet, treat yourself to delicious street food and retire to a secret rooftop to sip cocktails as the sun sets on the city.
There’s still a few months to go before there’s any chance of a hot day in London, so to get in the mood put on some Lovin’ Spoonful and enjoy our ultimate guide to summer venues.
Something to Eat
London is full of great lunch spots and our picks will let you take full advantage of the sun, should it ever come out.
This hip cornucopia of delicious street food joints will step you out of the city and into a culinary adventure zone. Made from stacks of reclaimed shipping containers this exciting venue is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch.
North of the river, Dinerama in Shoreditch offers an open-air playground perfect for those summer days where staying inside just isn't an option. With eight bars on offer alongside a plethora of street food traders, you'll be spoilt for choice.
A Chilled Afternoon
So you've enjoyed some amazing food and perhaps had a drink or two. It's time to check out some of London's coolest outdoor venues perfect for a relaxed afteroon in those glorious rays.
The City Summer House
While away lazy Sunday afternoons at The City Summer House. With giant bean bags and big lawn games this is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the afternoon sun. You can even book the whole venue for a big summer bash.
To quote The Wind in the Willows "there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats". Take to the Thames this summer and enjoy a serene afternoon of nautical bliss.
While you won’t quite enjoy an ocean breeze, this sunny roof terrace is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon drinks or host a summer party one sunny weekend. From the terrace, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the London skyline making it a wonderful place to watch the sun set over the city.
When the Sun Goes Down
So you've been taking it easy through the afternoon and just enjoying those mellow summer vibes. As the amber sky fades to black, and the summer day drifts away, let us tell you more about those summer nights.
Billed as London’s ‘Best Kept Secret’, the Century Club is one of London’s most private and discreet clubs. Best of all their roof terrace offers a great place to catch the last few rays of the day.
When the sun sets and you want to keep the party going, Barrio Shoreditch offers a lively and vibrant Brazilian inspired bar and dance venue.
Looking Glass Cocktail Club
Home to the secret bar, the Looking Glass offers an eccentric atmosphere and a secret world to step into and a night of wild entertainment.
With so many incredible summer venues on offer in London you'd be forgiven for daydreaming about your perfect day of summer fun. Armed with our guide and the rest of the amazing summer venues on Hire Space, you can plan out an amazing day.