header image: Thomas Lovelock for Prudential RideLondon
We’re struggling to keep shtum on summer’s little secret – The View at the Shard’s Silent Disco. Expect hefty tunes, panoramic views and the opportunity to tick off an obligatory visit to this hedonistic high-rise playground.
40 Seconds of Summer
image: ArcelorMittal Orbit
Enjoy big thrills on London’s newest attraction – the world’s tallest, longest, and fastest tunnel slide. In the buzzing Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The ArcelorMittal Orbit has been transformed into the world’s biggest helter skelter – so grab your potato sack and get ready for 40 seconds of loops, curves and corkscrews as you whizz around London’s biggest playground.
The View from a Canoe
Take in the sights with an aquatic adventure tour. Get your paddle on in a waterway race, or relax into the lazy river for a restful reprieve from the rabble above, all from the comfort of your comical cow-print craft.
Open Air Olympics
So you might not have blagged a ticket to this year’s Olympics, but bag the next best thing at one of London’s al-fresco screenings. We can’t promise the Brazilian sunshine, but we can guarantee you’ll be soaking up all the action from the comfort of your deck chair.
Don’t Forget To FreeCycle
image: Thomas Lovelock for Prudential RideLondon
If the Tour de France leaves you longing for the Lycra, then why not saddle up and join in the cycle-mania as RideLondon navigates 70,000 roaming riders across the Capital on this rolling landmark tour.
IT’S A DATE! – dates for your diary
Udderbelly Festival | 7th April to 17th July | Southbank Centre
British Summer Time Music Festival | 2, 8, 9 July | Hyde Park
Notting Hill Carnival | August Bank Holiday Weekend | Notting Hill