We may be already past the longest day of summer, but before the nights draw in there’s plenty of fun to be had in the capital. Whether you’re looking for summer holiday things to do with the kids in London, or are visiting London from abroad, we’ve got something for you.

Don’t forget to book your accommodation and make a stay of it – we’ve still got lots of London serviced apartments available for the summer. Just give us a call on +44 (0) 208 004 0007.

Film4 Summer at Somerset House

Enjoy a film against the stunning backdrop of Somerset House between 8th and 21st August at Film4 Summer. With a BBQ Club on site, as well as a DJ, you can make a night of it. Seating includes director’s chairs and beanbags and you can pre-book a picnic hamper.


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Zip Now London

If it’s hot you’ll love catching a breeze as you zip along 225 metres taking in some iconic London views on the Zip Now huge adrenalin-kick zip wire. You can reach speeds of up to 50 km per hour and ride alongside friends as there are four adjacent wires.

BBC Proms in the Park

You can’t beat incredible live classical music in the open air and that’s exactly what you get at BBC Proms in the Park. On until 14th September there are some fantastic musicians being showcased in Hyde Park.



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Summer by the River

Dip your toe into Summer by the River to experience a range of different events focusing on music, culture and exhibitions. It’s an insightful way to see London in its summer glory.

Underbelly Festival

It’s impossible to mention summer 2019 in London without mentioning the immensely popular Underbelly Festival on the South Bank. Having started in April, it’ll still be going strong in September. There’s an enormous variety of events on here, combined with incredible street food.



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Buckingham Palace Opening

Whilst the Queen is away for the summer, it’s a chance to come and take a look around the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. Don’t forget to enjoy the infamous Changing the Guard ceremony while you’re here. You have until 29th September to step inside, so don’t miss out.

London Craft Beer Festival

Book yourself a London serviced apartment in Docklands for 9th – 11th August 2019 and enjoy the London Craft Beer Festival at Tobacco Dock. Tickets include all your beer and the vibe is set to be relaxed and fun, so make a weekend of it.


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Kids’ Week

More correctly called ‘Kids’ Month’. Kids’ Week is a chance for kids to go free to the theatre in August. There are a whole heap of shows on offer such as Braniac Live, Horrible Histories and the Gruffalo. Also happening are various special activities including tours, workshops and behind the scenes tours.

The Monster

Let yourself loose on the world’s largest inflatable course, The Monster, at Alexandra Palace from 23rd – 28th August. The course is a whopping 300 m long and includes more than 40 different obstacles. Alongside the course are Boozy Bingo, Mega Beer Pong, Drag Queen Karaoke and the Mystery Wheel of Glitter. There are special sessions available for children.


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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has been running since 1932. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will finish on 27th July and is followed by the incredible Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita. Evita runs from 2nd August until 21st September.

Behind the Seams at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

If the weather’s not kind, or you simply want to experience a worldfamous opportunity, then it’s always worth heading a little out of central London to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour. However, with lots of available dates, it’s worth heading there this summer to experience the Behind the Seams experience. It’s a chance to find out more about the 25,000 items of clothing used by the Costume Department.



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Notting Hill Carnival

Summer in London isn’t complete without the Notting Hill Carnival. 25th – 26th August is the date this year and you can expect to be indulged with Caribbean Culture, fabulous costumes, and an electric atmosphere. Feel truly part of it by booking yourself into a London serviced apartment in Notting Hill.

Totally Thames

In case you’re worried that the end of August signals the end of the London summer, you’re wrong! From 1st – 30th September Totally Thames keeps the summer vibe going. It’s a celebration of the river and has all sorts of events included.



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Chihuly Nights at Kew Gardens

Dale Chihuly’s glass masterpieces are being showcased in the setting of Kew Gardens. Add in lights, music and night time and the result is truly spectacular. Chihuly Nights allows you to see the breath-taking pieces of art after dark from 15th August until 26th October on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Kew Gardens is in Richmond, out of the centre of London. Book your stay in a serviced apartment in Richmond.

London Dessert Festival

Life is too short not to enjoy dessert and from 17th – 18th August at the London Dessert Festival you can discover a sweetly immersive dessert experience. Tickets include lots of fun from demos and entertainment to immersive installations. What’s not to love?!



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Summer Streets

Once again, Regent Street has become pedestrianised on set Sundays for its Summer Streets events. This carries on through till 15th September on selected Sundays from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Street. There will be a variety of activities and entertainment as well as wonderful food and drink options.

Prudential RideLondon

It’s not often that cyclists of all ages and levels of fitness get the chance to ride the streets of London traffic free. For a chance to see famous sites by bike then the Prudential RideLondon event is for you. Taking place this year on 3rd – 4th August the ride takes you through central London.


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Mamma Mia The Party

Making its home at The O2 is Nikos’ Taverna where guests will be immersed in a Greek island paradise. With sumptuous Mediterranean food, a great deal of singing and dancing, theatrical performances and of course plenty of ouzo, Mamma Mia The Party is a summertime event not to miss.

BBQ Boats

Summer 2019 sees, for the first time ever, the chance to hire a BBQ Boat from West India Quay. It very much is what its name implies: bring food and drink and cook it on a BBQ as you cruise along the river. The same company does Hot Tugs where you can relax in a hot tub floating on the Thames too!

Fulham Beach

Fulham Beach by Neverland sees sandy toes coming to the capital. With games such as ping pong and relaxing spaces such as beach huts, day beds and cabanas you’ll have a seaside time, without the sea. The food and drink here are also worth experiencing. If you book into one of our London serviced apartments in Fulham then you’ll be as close to the beach as you can get.

Summer is an incredible time to be in the capital. It’s not too late to book your stay in a London serviced apartment. Call us for availability on +44 (0) 208 004 0007, otherwise use our WhatsApp, Live chat or Email.