What To Do In London: Summer 2023

As summer approaches, London blossoms with exciting events and experiences to explore. From captivating exhibitions at renowned museums to vibrant food markets and scenic parks, the city offers an array of options to satisfy your artistic and culinary cravings.

Exhibitions, Museums & Activities

Evelyn Hofer @ The Photographers' Gallery

23rd June - 24th September 2023

The first UK solo exhibition for the photographer, discover Evelyn Hofer’s beautiful work of characteristically considered, portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and more at The Photographers' Gallery in Soho.

Candle Making @ Earl of East

June - September 2023

Join us at our Coal Drops Yard store in Kings Cross for a candle making class. In a group of 10, you will learn how to make your very own scented soy wax candle complete with a personalised label.

Dear Earth @ The Hayward Gallery

21st June - 3rd September 2023

Bringing together 15 artists from around the world, the Dear Earth exhibition explores our emotional connection with nature through an engaging showcase.

Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian 'Forms of Life' @ Tate Modern

Until 3rd September 2023

Explore the fascinating combination of Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian at the Tate Modern's 'Forms of Life' exhibition. Delve into Hilma af Klint's groundbreaking abstract art and Piet Mondrian's exploration of harmony and abstraction, experiencing the spiritual and philosophical dimensions of their work.

Eat & Drink Alfresco

Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross

Home to our Coal Drops Yard store, you'll find an array of bars, restaurants and cafes in this area. From tapas to tacos and sandwiches too, choose to takeaway and enjoy your bite to eat on the grass covered steps by the canal.

London Food Markets

If it's food markets you're after, we've got a fair few favourites. Explore the vibrant Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey, offering gourmet delights and street food wonders. Head to Hackney Bridge for a diverse range of global cuisines and fusion flavours.

Experience the Italian-British fusion at Mercato Mayfair in Mayfair, and indulge in a unique street food experience at Model Market in Lewisham.

Lastly, discover the vibrant Peckham Levels, where a transformed multi-story car park hosts a variety of food stalls and artisanal eateries.

Broadway Market, London Fields

Broadway Market and London Fields play home to some wonderful businesses and stores, plus a high quota of excellent places to eat and drink. There’s plenty to do here any day of the week, though it’s on a Saturday that the market is on, and so if you’re able to visit then (and quite like a bustling crowd) it’s a must.

Walk, Cycle, Relax

Victoria Park, Hackney

Anointed The People's Park, Victoria Park is deservedly adored by East Londoners for its expansive greenness and social history. Though often bustling, there are tranquil spots to be found. The beautiful Village is adjacent, and perfect for browsing, picking up picnic supplies or for a leisurely lunch.

Telegraph Hill, Lewisham

Telegraph Hill boasts a pretty special view of the city. A great choice for a picnic anytime of day, but especially to watch the sun go down on long summer evenings.

London Fields Lido, Hackney

Cool off with a refreshing swim at the London Fields Lido, then grab a takeaway bite to eat and enjoy in the surrounding park. Just make sure you book in plenty of time as it's a popular one (with good reason!)

Hollow Ponds, Waltham Forest

A new nature discovery of ours since we moved East, the Hollow Ponds area offers walking trails through woodland and plenty of open space to sit and relax too. Hire a boat and spend an hour or half on the water.

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