For those with post-winter thrill-seeking vibes, you've come to the right place. Summer 2022 is here and we couldn't be more excited.
Trust us when we say your schedule is in for a treaaat starting from this weekend. Glorious weather calls for just as glorious plans no?
We've found the best bars, brunches and boujee London experiences. Be it speedboat rides along the Thames or sunrise yoga sessions with only panoramic views of the city, this month might just be your most enjoyable one yet.
Our top picks for the best London events in summer 2022
10 amazing things to do in London 2022
Obsessed with The Great British Bake Off? Yeah, who isn't? Our heat writer Ruby Barry recently got invited to visit Big London Bake's newest tent in Haggerston, East London, and try out the experience.Ruby: "It's super strange watching Bake Off for so many years, and then walk into an exact recreation of the tent itself, with cocktail in hand! I went with a friend, and as a duo you have around two hours to create a themed cake using ingredients and surprises provided. It was so much fun, and the hosts were such a laugh. Even after a couple of drinks, our cake turned out stellar, although we didn't win star baker. We should've won- our cake included a fondant hedgehog with a top hat. Overall- an amazing event to go to, I never wanted it to end!"
Looking for something special? Why not gift a loved one a night on London's only superyacht at the prestigious Royal Docks. It not only includes a 10/10 afternoon tea with a complimentary cocktail or glass of champagne but also a scrumptious fully cooked breakfast the next morning. Located right next door to the ExCeL and close to Canary Wharf, it's a thriving area for an evening stroll. The yacht even has a snazzy bar for a late night beverage or two. Blessed with both a sunset and a sunrise from your room, those views are worth it alone.
Hey, have you seen James Bond? It's the only question we are ALL being asked at the moment and rightfully so (we've only been waiting a year for it). If you haven't had the chance to go see it yet or it's on the agenda for this month, get excited. You are in for one hell of a treat. There is, however, one activity we recommend you do to top off your experience and that's a visit down the James Bond memory lane at The Distillery. Whether you're a James Bond fanatic or new to 007, The Distillery are giving you the chance to indulge yourself in an evening of gastronomic storytelling including a five-course immersive adventure (and don't get us started on the famous Bond drinks) for just £100. And, trust us when we say, you really feel like one of the Bond girls or Bond, James Bond, himself.
Jet past the city's greatest sights this summer while looking fly AF aboard one of the Thames Rockets speedboats. The combination of a top summer soundtrack blaring in your ears, wind in your hair, and a cocktail in your hand is sure to make you feel on top of the world (especially when you zoom under Tower Bridge as the sun sets). And yes, throwing your hands in the air is mandatory.
Just a stone's throw from Waterloo Station lies a trendy rooftop bar with drink deals epic enough to keep you there for hours on end. Make your way to Bar Elba anytime from 4 pm to 6 pm Sunday through Wednesday and you can snag 2-4-1 cocktails (think frosé cocktails and porn star martinis). With stunning skyline views of the capital and three street food vendors, this rooftop has thought of just about everything; including a heated and covered area to combat the unpredictable British weather.
It is time we are honest with ourselves. Actions have consequences. You, my friend, must spend an evening locked in an Alcotraz prison cell for all your naughty behaviour. Tut Tut. You may also need to win over the security guards to help you smuggle the liquor past the warden, but hey, that shouldn't be a problem? Post-lockdown, we are talking maximum security and life or death inmate activity.
What's the only thing better than dinner and drinks? That's right, dinner, drinks and DANCING DOGS. You heard.Get yourself down to The London Cabaret Club at the Bloomsbury Ballroom for a night of food, martinis and immersive entertainment including somersaulting waiters, singers and those dogs. Because dreams really can come true.
Always wanted to join a musical but never seen an opening? Well, not to worry. With non-stop musical theatre hits and plenty of food and drink to go around, this brunch is your chance to shine. Located in several secret spots across central London, you'll be getting up close and personal with all the West End stars (and being fed a gorg meal while you're at it).
The War of the Worlds? Does this not sound thrilling enough? If you are up for a spicy adventure, this might just be the perfect solution. Your journey begins in The Spirit of Man, a steampunk bar and restaurant on London's Leadenhall Street. You'll be crawling, sliding and god know what to get you through all 24 extraordinary scenes, experiencing first hand the fear and destruction of the Martian invasion.
It isn't every day that our key NHS workers and Formula E supporters can enjoy a sustainable bar in London. Cool right? Brought to you by Heineken in the lead up to the 2021 Heineken® London E-Prix, The Greener Bar located at the ExCel Centre is certainly worth the visit. It not only uses new building methods, materials and technologies focused on improving how we upcycle, recycle and reuse materials but provides the complete entertainment experience. NHS workers, go green and drink a beverage (or a few) for us!