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School’s Out For Summer

Things to do in London this Summer

Published: 05/07/2018

Get ready to give a big sigh of relief – the school year is almost over!

We’re quickly coming to the end of another school year, and as the summer holiday approaches, teachers across London are looking forward to a well-earned rest.

Whether you’re looking for ideas to spend some quality time with your own children, or just want to kick back, relax and enjoy a child-free summer, here are our top 10 things to do in the capital for Summer 2018.

Top 5 Child Friendly Ideas for Summer 2018

Hit the beach!

Forget the massive crowds and painful commutes to the coast – bring a traditional taste of the seaside closer to home by visiting one of London’s many urban beaches.

London’s Royal Docks beach is a great option for quiet family time - Alternatively, combine a trip to the shops with some time at the Beach at Brent Cross, or for a more upmarket alternative, head to Neverland at Fulham Beach Club (kids only allowed on weekends).

Head to the West End

All August, it’s ‘Kid’s Week’ – which means children under 16 can get a free ticket to selected West End shows when accompanied by a fully paying adult. The promotion runs throughout the month of August, and there’s loads to choose from.

Further information and tickets can be found at

Lambeth Country Show

Kick of the summer celebrations and give the whole family a taste of the countryside without leaving the capital at Lambeth Country Show. Held on 21st and 22nd July, it’s one of the UK’s biggest and best family festivals.

Expect traditional country show attractions, like farm animals and country crafts, and plenty for kids to do, including bouncy castles and a funfair. Entry is free – for further info, head to

Notting Hill Carnival

Europe’s biggest street festival is a vibrant, exciting celebration – and definitely worth a visit. Held over August bank holiday (26th and 27th) – expect a parade, fantastic live music and a carnival atmosphere.

If you’re going with children, we recommend the Sunday ‘family day’. It’s a little quieter and less intense than the Monday parade. Arrive early to beat the crowds.

Sensational Butterflies @ The Natural History Museum

Get hands on and mingle with thousands of colourful, live butterflies at this fantastic exhibition. It’s running until September at the Natural History Museum, and makes for an entertaining and educational day out the whole family can enjoy.

5 Fabulous Child-free Ideas for Summer 2018

Had enough of kids for a few weeks? Here are 5 grown up events!

BBC Proms

EDM leave you reaching for the earplugs? Don’t fancy trapesing around in a muddy field? The BBC Proms is an altogether more civilised ‘festival’ experience. As the world’s largest classical music festival, there’s something for every music lover. Runs from 13th July until September 8th -

Chap Olympiad

Forget normal – Chap Olympiad is a celebration of the traditional British eccentric. A day long garden party with a twist, it’s a fantastic party complete with fun sporting games, live music and plenty of cocktails.

Expect outlandish personalities, traditional Victorian, military and dandy dress, and an unforgettable day! Find out more at

Zip Line!

Adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss Zip Now London - the world’s longest, fastest city-centre zip wire is back in the city for another year.

For 2018, it’s located on the south bank and runs until 9th September. It features 3 225 metre zip wires, providing riders with amazing views of the city as they’re propelled to speeds of up to 50kph!

The Monster

A giant 300m inflatable obstacle course that’s just for Adults – The Monster is in residence at Alexandra Palace throughout the summer months.

Have fun on the course, then enjoy DJ sets, street food and plenty of bars – it’s the perfect way to let your hair down and relax with friends this summer.

London Craft Beer Festival

Celebrity chefs, top DJs and hundreds of the best craft beers from all over the world – what’s not to like?!

Held from 3rd – 5th August at Tobacco Dock in Hackney, the London Craft Beer Festival is now in its 6th year. This year, more than 60 of the world’s best breweries have been invited, and it’s a must visit for any craft beer lover.

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