London is a city bursting with excitement and entertainment, especially in the summer months. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, make the most of the season by embarking on unforgettable adventures with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.
In this article, discover 9 summer days out in London including some of the very best fun-filled events the capital has to offer.
#1 – Explore London’s royal parks
London is known for its bustling streets and iconic landmarks, but did you know that the city is home to a collection of magnificent royal parks? These royal parks offer a tranquil escape from the urban jungle, with over 5,000 acres of lush landscapes and captivating wildlife. There are 8 royal parks in total, including:
- Hyde Park
- Kensington Gardens
- Richmond Park
- Bushy Park
- St James’s Park
- Green Park
- Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill
- Greenwich Park
These parks are free to visit and brimming with history, so jump aboard one of our vessels to make your way to these hidden gems.
#2 – Battersea Power Station
Recently refurbished, Battersea Power Station has returned to its former glory as a vibrant hub of London. With an array of bars, entertainment venues, shopping experiences, historical spaces, and summer events, it’s a destination you won’t want to miss.
Read our related blog post to find out more about what Battersea Power Station has to offer: Battersea Power Station – the new 15-minute live, work and play neighbourhood.
#3 – Victoria Park
Escape to the oldest public park in London, Victoria Park. First opened in 1845, this historic gem spans 86 hectares and has a rich history to unravel. Wander around the park’s lush greenery, relax in the café, and discover great play areas and interesting historical landmarks – exploring Victoria Park promises the perfect day out this summer.
#4 – Open-air cinemas
Make the most of the sunshine with a visit to an open-air cinema. Experience the magic of watching your favourite films and iconic blockbusters in the capital.
Luna pop-up cinemas
Making a summer appearance in locations all over London, prepare to be captivated as you watch your favourite films with Luna Cinemas. They’ll be popping up in the following locations:
- Marble Hill, Twickenham: 18 – 20 July
- Clapham Common: 19 – 23 July
- Westminster Abbey: 25 – 30 July
- Kensington Place: 9 – 13 August
- Regent's Park Open Air Theatre: 20 August and 10 September
Bring a picnic blanket, a jumper in case it gets chilly and your favourite cinema snacks and settle down for an afternoon or evening of FREE cinema action.
From 24 July to 25 August enjoy a selection of sports and games themes films at Battersea Power Station; at Canary Wharf you can enjoy movie nights Tuesdays at Canada Square Park or Family Film Club on Saturday mornings. Enjoy a weekend of modern movies and classics hosted by Pop Up Screens at Greenwich Peninsula as part of their Summer Sessions, 26-27 August. This one is not free but very affordable!
#5 – Jubilee Gardens
Take a moment to visit Jubilee Gardens, a green oasis created in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. This picturesque spot boasts a playground, a charming bandstand and a beautiful water fountain.
You can also marvel at the statue of Peter Pan, commissioned to celebrate the 50 anniversary of the publication of this timeless tale. J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, lived in London and often visited the gardens, so it was the perfect place to display this masterpiece. Stop off at London Eye (Waterloo) Pier to check out these gardens.
#6 - Summer by the River Festival
Immerse yourself in the Summer by the River Festival, a three-month extravaganza along the riverside between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.
From 1 June to 1 September, you can enjoy food stalls, pop-up bars, and live music. Plus, don’t miss out on the chance to watch films under the shadow of Tower Bridge at the free outdoor cinema! Hop off at London Bridge City Pier to explore this vibrant festival.
#7 – Fulham Palace House and Garden
Discover the captivating Fulham Palace House and Garden, formerly home to the Bishops of London and now a fascinating museum with gorgeous gardens open to the public. Simply hop off at Putney Pier, cross Putney Bridge and explore amazing gardens and historical landmarks.
#8 - Wandsworth Park
Stop off at Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier and step into Wandsworth Park, a Grade II listed urban park on the bank of the river Thames. With 20 acres to explore, Wandsworth Park offers a peaceful retreat between Putney and Wandsworth town centres. Enjoy a round of mini-golf at Putt in the Park, relax in the café, or let your little ones run wild in the playground.
#9 - River cruise with Uber boat by Thames Clippers
Make the most of summer and enjoy a river cruise along the iconic river Thames. Meander down the river and witness the beauty of London’s skyline from the very best viewpoint.
Relax and enjoy the soothing journey, whether you prefer the comfortable seats in our climate-controlled cabins or the refreshing breeze on the outside back deck. With guaranteed seating and comfortable facilities, including toilets with accessible amenities and baby changing tables on our larger vessels, we ensure an enjoyable experience for all passengers.
Indulge in the convenience of our onboard café bar, offering a wide range of refreshments to satisfy your cravings. And don't forget, we also welcome bikes on board at no extra charge, so you can explore the city at your own pace.
Travelling with kids? We offer a range of family-friendly tickets and discounts, to help create unforgettable days out in London with the kids in the summer holidays.
Make this a summer to remember
Spend quality time with your friends and family on these extraordinary days out in London this summer.
Embark on your next adventure and plan an unforgettable, fun-packed summer with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.