London comes alive at Summer and there's no shortage of things to do. Although it seems like this rain is relentless and will never end, here are 10 great ideas to enjoy on a date or with friends. The best thing is some of these events are completely free!
This summer is one for the sporting lovers. Pop Fields opens this weekend at Pop in Brixton and will be screening all the events, like Wimbledon - outdoors. As well as watching you can also play in the grounds they've created. Otherwise sit and soak up the atmosphere with food and music being a major highlight also.
London Zoo have created a safari adventure which takes place as the sun goes down. They can't promise an African sunset, but what there will be is face painting, festival fun and music, not forgetting animals.
9 hole crazy golf takes to the heights of Roof East this summer. As well as half pipes, loops and hole in ones, there will be cocktails from Spirited Mixers, and hot dogs from RockaDollar Dogs. Perfect double date activity.
4. Sky Garden
Did you know it’s completely free to get up to Sky Garden and have a wander around?! With arguably the best views across London, visit at night for a romantic evening.
5. The Scoop
The Scoop at More London stages events all year round in it's 1,000 person sunken amphitheatre. The best part is all events are completey free to watch, so you can treat someone special (or be treated!) to dinner after the show.
Head to East & South East London for art installations, street theatre, cabaret, dance acts and music events in various parts of the Greenwich and Docklands areas. The event is completely free!
The Summer Series at the iconic London Somerset House returns with a great line-up of acts, with favourites as well as newly emerging Artists. Tickets start at £29.50.
From the 18th - 19th of June, 200 gardens across London will be open to the public, from traditional squares to roof terraces, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings. 138 of the gardens are usually closed to the public so it's time to feed your curiosity! Tickets are on sale now for £12.
Every Saturday Shoreditch Euro Car Park is transformed into a food-focused market festival which features 15 different food stalls weekly. Dishes from all over the world are served, as well as great music and vintage furniture stalls.
Entry into this annual country show is completely free. There is live music on two stages, sheep rearing, an array of delcious food stalls and not forgettting the vegetable sculpture competition!