Summer doesn’t last long in London, so take full advantage of every sunny day and each balmy night with these locally loved alfresco finds, guaranteed to keep even the most demanding of travellers happy.
FOR THE WOW FACTOR
Make an impression and combine breathtaking sights with cultural classics for an awe-inspiring experience.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
image: Lord of the Flies, 2015. Photo David Jensen.
Nestled right in the heart of London’s Regent’s Park, see theatre brought to life with the unpredictability of the elements adding to the atmosphere of cultural classics. This summer pays homage to iconic masterpieces Jesus Christ Superstar and Pride and Prejudice. Bring a picnic and some very British Pimms and sit back for a sensational showstopper.
Open Air Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside
Dedicated to the work of poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, The Globe amphitheatre combines history, culture and the arts with the elements. Catch A Midsummer Night’s Dream or evening of Macbeth, or learn something new at one of the many lectures, talks and events taking place here all year round.
Selfridges Forest on the Roof Restaurant, Bond Street
Rooftop settings are hard to find in the capital, so take full advantage of this hidden gem tucked up high around the corner, at the top of iconic department store, Selfridges. There’s an exciting seasonal menu bursting with fresh local ingredients, and the cocktails are very hard to beat. Plus you’ll also get to sample the fashions, homewares and foodie favourites on offer in London’s most celebrated shopping destination on the way back down.