London Design Festival’s Architecture-Themed Walking Tours: Discover Alfresco Art

London is currently bathed in an unexpected burst of sunshine, making it the perfect time to explore the city’s late summer offerings.

From festivals to exhibitions and outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during these bonus summer days.

Greenwich & Docklands Festival: A Week of Entertainment

One exciting option is the Greenwich & Docklands Festival, featuring circus performances, outdoor theatre, and dance shows running until the end of this week.

The best part? It’s entirely free, and you can easily reach the venue using the air-conditioned Elizabeth line.

BBQ Boating in Canary Wharf

For a unique experience, consider floating around Canary Wharf in your very own BBQ boat from Skuna.

The sun-soaked atmosphere is perfect for this adventure.

And if you’re still hungry for more (pun intended), the Totally Thames festival lasts all month, celebrating the rich history and culture of London’s legendary river with boat rides, photography tours, and art installations.

Artistic Strolls with the London Design Festival

Long summer evenings call for leisurely walks, and the London Design Festival has you covered.

Join one of their architecture-themed walking tours, showcasing alfresco art displays in design districts throughout the city from September 16 to 24.

Exploring the World of Fashion at V&A

Fashion enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the V&A’s first UK exhibition dedicated to iconic designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, opening on September 16, coinciding with London Fashion Week.

Disney100: The Exhibition

If you’re a Disney fan, head over to ExCel London for Disney’s largest-ever exhibition, celebrating their centenary with 10 galleries filled with treasures, stories, historical artifacts, original costumes, and interactive installations.

A Phenomenal Summer in London

London has truly come alive this summer, with events like the Coronation, Wimbledon, and Pride captivating residents and visitors alike.

The good news is that summer isn’t over yet, so whether you’re a local enjoying a staycation or a tourist savoring the city’s delights, London’s vibrant offerings await.

Find Your Inspiration

With something for everyone, if you’re still undecided on how to spend your summer days in London, head to for some inspiration.

Laura Citron is the chief executive of London & Partners, the organization behind Visit London, making it your go-to resource for exploring and experiencing the best of the city.