Top 5 summery things to do in London

Now, I don’t know about you but the only thing that seems to get me through the daily grind is planning things to look forward to. So, I’ve compiled a list of the top five things I’m getting excited about this summer and making the most of the long, warm London nights whilst they stick around!

Zoo Lates
Zoo Lates

What? Zoo Lates at ZSL London Zoo is back for another year! Enjoy a wild night out with after hours access to the biggest and best zoo in the city. Watch side-splitting comedy, listen to live acoustic music sets and tuck into delicious food from around the world.
When? Every Friday from the 6th of June to the 1st of August.
Where? Held in the grounds of ZSL London Zoo and only a short walk from Camden Town Tube station.
How much? Regular tickets cost £21.81 but if fancy going all out their ‘Ultimate Party Animal’ tickets are £34.54 and include an animal hat or mask, fast-track entrance and a drink on arrival.

Urban Food Fest
Urban Food Fest

What? Urban Food Fest street food night markets have kicked off again! Come and sample the culinary delights of 15 food trucks and stalls serving top quality global cuisine. All washed down with your choice of craft beers, prosecco, shots and great entertainment.
When? Every Saturday night from the 12th of April, from 5pm to midnight.
Where? Experience all this excitement in Euro Car Parks, 162-175 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6HU. Funnily enough, the closest Tube station is Shoreditch Hight Street.
How much? It’s FREE!

Summer Series at Somerset House
Summer Series Somerset House 2014

What?  American Express® Summer Series at Somerset House returns! See some of the hottest music acts of the moment perform in one of the city’s most stunning venues. Choose from the musical stylings of: Kelis, Bastille, Clean Bandit and many more.
When? Takes place from the 10th to the 12th of July. 
Where? Somerset House (the clues in the name) just a stone’s throw away from Temple Tube station. 
How much?
 Tickets are £28.50 each excluding the booking fee. Hurry though, they’re selling out fast!

Backyard Cinema at Camden Lock
Backyard Cinema at Camden Lock

What? Treat yourself to the ultimate outdoor movie-watching experience at Camden Lock’s Backyard Cinema. Sit back and relax on deck chairs with a Brew Dog beer and burger in hand whilst enjoying some classic blockbusters, from The Goonies to Human Traffic.
When? Every Wednesday and Thursday from the 17th of July to the 5th of September.
Where? On the “iconic cobble stones of Camden Market”, but 54-56 Camden Lock to be more precise. Closest Tube is Camden Town.
How much? Standard tickets’ll set you back £15. However, if you’re going for the ‘Full Monty’ a ticket will cost £29, but that includes a movie, deck chair or bean bag, a burger and two drinks of your choice!

Rooftop cocktails
Rooftop cocktails

There’s no specific name, date, location or price for this summery suggestion but you won’t be short of places to choose from. Check out this cracking blog I stumbled across all about the ‘Top 10 Rooftop Bars in London’, I’m sure there’ll be (at least) one which tickles your fancy!

Of course, this is only a tiny selection of what’s going on in the Big Smoke this summer and fingers crossed one of them’s got you all excited! I’d absolutely love to hear what you’re planning to get up to over the coming months even if you’re not living in London.

So, why not leave me a comment below to let me know where you’re off to?

Happy summer planning!

Until next time,

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