Six weeks is a long time to keep anyone entertained, let alone your toughest critics. Don’t panic, though: we’ve got this year’s school summer holidays totally sorted. Let the younger ones go wild at a city farm, send your teens to swot up at one of London’s top museums, or take your pick of our favourite family-friendly events going on in the capital from July 14-September 2 2018. For more inspiration, check out our bumper collection of 101 things to do in London with kids and keep them busy all year round.
Our summer holiday London highlights
Outdoor fun for kids this summer
Indoor fun for kids this summer
More family-friendly things to do
A short stroll off the main Upper Street drag, this high-ceilinged Canonbury bar is bright and airy yet cosy and discreet – perfect for an illicit afternoon sesh. This quartet of siblings take their cocktails very seriously indeed, and it shows; you’ve probably necked a negroni or two in your time, but have you ever tried a six-week-barrel-aged negroni? It’s dark, sweet and intoxicating on many levels. The popular elderflower julep is an altogether lighter proposition, with a subtle hint of apple, and is emblematic of Four Sisters’ rigorous approach to ingredients; the gin hails from the nearby East London Liquor Co, and the syrups (lavender, passion fruit, cranberry) are made in-house. This kind of quality doesn’t come cheap, so if you’re sceptical swing by during happy hour, perch up on a barstool with a partner-in-crime and grab two works of expertly made enliveners for a mere tenner.