Sizzling summer shows and attractions you need to visit in London
Enjoy a summer that’s full of live entertainment at its very best. From comedy and drama to a fun-filled cabaret, you’ll want to explore what London has to offer. Whether you’re looking to keep cool at one of London’s air-conditioned theatres or just want to bask in the summer sun, experience a night of unforgettable live entertainment that sizzles with excitement with us.
Summer shows and attractions
Magic Mike Live!
The 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular comes to the Hippodrome Casino. Enter the steamiest venue in town at Magic Mike Live! and experience the red-hot seduction for yourself. Performed in a state-of-the-art theatre where everyone’s guaranteed close-up action, experience Channing Tatum’s 2012 film in real life in a show combining sensuality and showmanship.
Mamma Mia! The Party
Spend a magical summer evening with friends in a special Greek island taverna, where the host’s only rules are dance, dine and have the time of your lives! You’ve seen the musical. You’ve watched the films. Now experience Mamma Mia! The Party at the brand new taverna in town.
The Bridges of Madison County
Jenna Russell and Edward Baker-Duly return to the Menier to star in the London premiere of The Bridges of Madison County. The two-time Tony Award-winning musical follows Francesca, an Italian-American immigrant whose life is changed when she meets Robert, a National Geographic photographer sent on assignment to her local area.
Each year, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre opens its door to thousands of ready-and-waiting audience members who want to see a show in the great outdoors. This year, you’ll be able to see Evita, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and whisk you away to another world. Want to find out more about the shows? Click here to explore the entire summer season.
On Your Feet
Charting the greatest hits by Gloria and Emilio Estefan in stage form, On Your Feet will make its West End premiere at the London Coliseum in June 2019. From humble beginnings to global superstardom, listen to ‘Conga’, ‘1-2-3’ and get ‘On Your Feet’ at this sensational musical infused with the Latin and Cuban sounds associated with Estefan! Playing across this summer, put the feel-good into the season with the West End.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
As part of the production’s nationwide tour, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre this summer. In the stage adaptation of Louis de Bernières wartime-based novel, see how a young Italian officer who faces serving his army or falling in love with an enemy.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Located at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, the Iris Theatre offers audiences the chance to see an outdoor production, making the most of the summer evenings in the capital. This season, audiences can step in time to medieval Paris at a vibrant production of Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Kew Gardens and Kew Palace
The world’s most famous gardens offer visitors the chance to delve into a rainforest, see the galleries dedicated to botanical art and take a stroll along the spectacular walkway set within the tree canopies above the gardens underneath. The recently re-opened Temperate House, a Grade I listed masterpiece of 19th-century design and the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, is also a sight to behold. There’s so much to see and do at Kew Gardens and Kew Palace, it really is worth setting aside a sunny day to take a visit.
ZSL London Zoo
With over 800 animals to see, explore the animal kingdom at ZSL London Zoo this summer. From the Land of the Lions to the Gorillas and the Rainforest, get up close to creatures in all habitats. With secret underground worlds as well as opportunities to pet the animals, you’ll wish you could spend every day at the zoo!
City Cruises – Afternoon Tea
Looking for a cultured way to pass an afternoon? Want to see London from a different perspective? Then, an Afternoon Tea cruise is just the ticket! Gather a group of like-minded friends or your closest family members and set out on the River Thames for 90 minutes of sandwiches, scones and sights. If you’re feeling extra decadent, why not treat yourself to a glass of bubbly? It’s the perfect way to relax after a long day of shopping and exploring the city.
Serving ice cocktails in a bar kept at -5c all day long, there’s no better place to cool down this summer than with a trip to the Belowzero Ice Bar. As the UK’s permanent ice bar, spend time wandering around the ice sculptures and try the signature drinks offered inside. Once you’ve been inside the ice bar experience, warm up with a visit to the Heddon Street restaurant and get ready to walk around London’s streets!