1. Outdoor swimming
London does cooling down in pretty novel ways. Mix with the kids and leap about the 1080 jets in Granary Square, Kings Cross.
These guys light up so they're even more fun at night.
Hampstead Heath's womens & mixed ponds are popular, historic, and idyllic. Book ahead online.
Open water swimming in Hyde Park's Serpentine lido is iconic and open every day (including Christmas!) from 9:30am - 5:30pm.
The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park is free and pleasant way to wade and picnic at leisure.
2. Take a Graffiti Masterclass
Admit it, you want to know what it feels like, and how easy it is. Will you get hooked and start sneaking out at night to spray your tag under bridges?
Find out. Take a class from some pros.
DID YOU KNOW: This class was our Chief Enjoyment Officer's favourite activity in all that she did over her 21 day tenure last summer!
3. Shakespeare: An Experience
There are tons of afternoon teas in London BUT only one Midsummer Night's Dream afternoon tea. The Swan also promises fresh pastry and riverside views over St. Paul's Cathedral.
Schedule the tea before heading to a show at the open-air Globe Theatre next door.
Their summer programme has an exciting selection of modern takes on Shakespeare's classics.
4. Wellness with a View
The SkyGarden has, in our humble opinion, the best views over London. It's actually nicer than The Shard given the ceiling height and the botanical nature of the space.
They run morning yoga 36 floors above the City. You need to bring your own yoga mat which is sort of annoying.. but a towel will do in a pinch. Tues & Fri at 7am. Sat & Sun at 8am.
5. GO BOAT-ING
Just near Point A Paddington and Point A Canary Wharf you can pick up a Go Boat. They will cheerfully give you a quick guide on how to steer and then send you off to drive around the local waterways.
Sound scary? It is a little. But you quickly get over it because you're having so much dang fun.
Pack a picnic, get captain hats for your crew, and remember to stay away from long, dark tunnels.