September 2022: You can trust us here at Time Out. We’re your wisest, oldest friends guiding you towards the best that London has to offer. That’s why you’ll see this list chop and change frequently. You’ll find we’ve updated it with everything you need to know when the leaves start turning in London and the cooler weather is on the way for Autumn; like where to see the big blockbuster exhibitions and art shows that have hit town for the season, where to go on a leaf-crunching walk, and the best places to hide away from the cold. We’ve got you covered.
There’s always a lot to do in London, but summer opens up a brand new side to the city. As soon as the sun comes out, London’s parks turn into leafy social clubs, restaurants dust off their outdoor seating, fountains erupt from dusty concrete squares and suddenly the city air is filled with alfresco theatre, music and art.
You can fill your extra-long days and balmy nights with visits to incredible art exhibitions, iconic attractions, secret spots, world-beating theatre, stunning parks and still barely feel like you’ve scratched the surface. And that’s before you factor in all those historic London pubs, the latest must-visit restaurants and vibrant LGBTQ+ venues. And if you need somewhere to stay? Check out London’s best hotels or Airbnbs.
This London bucket list (curated by our editors and always hotly debated in the Time Out office) is a good place to start because exploring this city can be a little daunting. There’s something for everyone here, but you need to know where to look.
Plus, if you want to know what’s happening in London, like, right now, check out things to do in London this week and things to do in London this weekend. After a few days pottering about in the British capital, you’ll be more than ready to reel off Dr. Samuel Johnson’s famous quote: ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.’
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