Spending summer in London is part of being a Londoner. It is the perfect time to explore the outdoor activities, open-air events and entertainment that the capital has to offer. So, if you are looking to head into the city to enjoy the summer season, why not take a visit and enjoy the annual Sensational Butterflies exhibition, take a ride on the ArcelorMittal Orbit, enjoy a rooftop movie or get competitive with Putt in the park?
Sensational Butterflies Exhibition
Whether you have an interest in history, butterflies or enjoy city exhibitions, The Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition is returning for 2017! Enjoy a fun family-filled day where you can walk with hundreds of live butterflies and moths in a tropical butterfly house. As you walk through the trail you will pass caterpillars, glistening chrysalises, and busy feeding stations for species from Central and South America, Africa and Asia. Individual prices are £5.85, family prices are £19.90 and free for members, patrons and all children under the age of four.
Book your tickets online today until 17th September 2017, to discover fascinating butterfly facts and watch a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis. Open everyday from 10am - 5pm. Nearest tube stations: Gloucester Road and South Kensington.
If this doesn’t get your adrenaline running, we’re not sure what will! Located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and known to many as one of the striking and enduring visual designs of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, the ArcelorMittal Orbit provides an adrenaline rush experience where you can explore the UK’s tallest sculpture, ride The Slide and see London in a completely different light.
Visitors experiencing the slide, will descend the world’s highest and at 178m the world’s largest tunnel slide, they will pass through light and dark section with scenic skyscrapers of London whizzing by. The forty second trip will see visitors circle around the Orbit twelve times, experiencing twists and turns and a 50m straight drop back down to earth.
Named as London’s number one attraction in 2016, you certainly won't want to miss out for 2017! Open weekdays 11am - 5pm (with the last entry at 4:30pm) and weekends 10am - 6pm (last entry at 5:30pm). For more information and to book your experience, visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit website today. Nearest tube station: Stratford.
Rooftop Film Club
If you are looking for ways to spend your summer evenings, why not visit the all famous Rooftop Film Club with venues across London including Peckham, Shoreditch, Stratford and Kensington. With wireless headphones, spectacular views, comfy deckchairs and most importantly the screening of iconic movies, you will be sure to receive the ultimate movie experience. Come rain, drizzle or beautiful sunshine you are guaranteed that these rooftop film nights will continue to go ahead and you will be most surprised at how stunning they are.
Open every day, with each film starting as the sun begins to set over London, with the bar open from Tuesday - Sunday at 5pm and serving drinks until 11pm the box office is open an hour before the film starts, so why not visit beforehand to enjoy some food and drink. If you are celebrating a special occasion you can choose the Rooftop Love Seats, where you can take advantage of bottomless popcorn, a free glass of prosecco/beer or wine, extra legroom and a pillow to make yourself right at home. If you find yourself regularly attending the Rooftop Film Club why not become a member to receive free tickets, discounts and access to Member Mondays.
Putt in the Park
If you like some sort of competition, then Putt in the Park could be the best way to spend your summer. With three different courses to choose from across the beautiful and historic city of London including: Wandsworth Park, Battersea Park and Acton Park the courses have been designed to suit all ages and abilities.
Why not after your game of golf, relax and grab a bite to eat and drink in our dedicated clubhouse? All our clubhouses are all fully licensed serving a range of hot and cold meals, tasty snacks, scrumptious desserts, coffee and fresh juices. So whether you wish to entertain the whole family at the weekend, organise an office after work social or a friendly competition between your friends why not turn up and play, no booking is required!
All our Putt in the Park courses are open every day from Monday - Sunday from 9am until dusk. Wandsworth Park can be found at Putney Bridge Road, SW18 1PP with the nearest tube station being East Putney and Putney Bridge. Battersea Park is located at Albert Bridge Road, SW11 4NJ and the nearest tube station is Sloane Square. Acton Park can be reached at East Churchfield Road, Q3 7LL and is accessible by car and rail with the nearest station being Acton Central Station.
Throughout your summer, at the weekend or on your next day off, why not pop along to one of the above activities, because let's be honest there is nothing like enjoying the fun and thrilling activities in and around London.