Plan amazing things to do this summer
Regent’s Park, London zoo, NDT shows and more
Thinking about fun things to do in London? Whether you’re seeing friends, on family days out or looking forwards to catch-ups with work mates, we’ve put together the ultimate guide. Discover the best places to eat, drink, book tickets, see shows and generally have the best summer ever.
With climbing at the EustonWall Climbing Centre, new shows at New Diorama Theatre and outdoor tables at Regent’s Place Plaza via walking and biking tours of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, to planning trips to London Zoo – everything you need is right here.
Book amazing shows at the New Diorama Theatre
The NDT puts on an energising mix of shows for all ages while supporting stand-up comedy, independent companies and local theatre. With its welcoming cafe-bar-workspace (complete with huge tables and charging points), NDT is one of your must-know destinations. Keep up to date with their latest productions here.
Eat and drink in the sunshine at Regent’s Place
With plenty of open-air space including the Plaza and alfresco dining, Regent’s Place is a brilliant spot for catching up with friends or family dinners. The Refinery is now open for indoor and outdoor bookings, serving cocktails, burgers, salads and mezze.
The Union is another fantastic find for drinks with friends and brunch menus of shakshuka, buddha bowls and Thai yellow curry.
For more laidback coffee on the go, takeout picnics and quick stops, Regent’s Place is also home to independents including Beany Green, BloomsYard and the social enterprise Good Company as well as Pret, itsu, Wasabi and Starbucks. We recommend takeout and the 30-minute beautiful walk to Primrose Hill to watch the world go by.
Boost your wellbeing at the House of Wisdom
With bouldering, training, women-only and open social evenings, after-work climbs and team building, a cafe and a gym, the EustonWall Climbing Centre is a great place to unwind, get fit, have fun and meet new people. You can get private coaching, book group climbs for your team or enjoy the Boulderama open social (7pm-8:30pm) each Friday with no booking required.
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Explore London by bike
Thanks to Regent’s Place’s central location, it’s a great place to use for a bike tour of London (plus we’re home to a Brompton Bike hire locker so you can pick one up from us). From two-wheeling round the outer circle of Regent’s Park to heading east to Limehouse Basin, here’s a handy guide to planning your sightseeing routes.
Take a trip to Regent’s Park
One of London’s gems, Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill are an unmissable day out when the sun is shining. Just a few minutes’ walk from Regent’s Place, its 395 acres are home to a boating lake (hire boat and pedalos here), children’s playground, Queen Mary’s Gardens (which features 12,000 roses), tennis and netball courts, beautiful memorials and fountains, varied wildlife and a nature trail plus its famous open-air theatre is showing The Tempest, Robin Hood and the musical, Once On This Island in summer 2023.
Events to watch out for in Regent’s Park this summer
Bee walks, Taste Of London, Frieze, an outdoor production of La Boheme plus tennis and beginner’s food growing sessions. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great events at Regent’s Park – find out more here.
Book London Zoo
London Zoo in Regent’s Park is a must in the summer. Simply book your tickets online and turn up on the day. They’ve carefully colour-coordinated walks around the zoo so you can find your way around easily. Unmissable sights include the reptile house (a must for Harry Potter fans), the rainforest (see a sleeping sloth inches above your head or go underground to see nocturnal bats and rats enjoying their dark territory), feeding time for the penguins and In With Monkeys (keep your bags closed as they like to have a good look inside). There’s a particularly good gift shop with picnic benches scattered around for tired feet.
Directions to Regent’s Place.
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Last updated Sunday 8 October, 2023