Blix Guide To The Best Summer Events in London

Summer is in full swing and this means one thing – our calendars are getting filled up with the weddings, birthdays, festivals and work-dos.

Oh, London – you’re packed with amazing rooftop bars, pop-up parties and all sorts of outdoorsy socials. We’re so spoiled for choice.

Blix decided to make our own list of the very best summer events to attend (in chronological order) to make the absolute most of these steamy summer days (and nights!).

Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

Where: Ascot Racecourse

When: 20-24th June

For a quintessential British summer event, don’t miss the highlight of the British flat racing calendar – Royal Ascot. Stunning fashion, gourmet dining, exhilarating racing along with the customary champagne and Pimms, all combine to make this famous British summer event the perfect day out.

Tickets: £37-£75


Beautifully Midsummer

Beautifully Midsummer - Young Professionals

Where: Battersea Barge, SW8

When: 23 June

As a sub-organisation of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Young Professionals (YP) is a social hub for young professionals with an interest in Anglo-Swedish society.

This year, to mark one of the most important dates in the Swedish calendar – Midsummer, The Young Professionals together with Rekorderlig Cider will create a true Swedish Celebration by the River Thames and the boat Battersea Barge in Vauxhall.

Get down to SW8 straight after work for a Swedish Midsummer buffet, birch wine, flower crown binding, live folk music, a Midsummer pole and cider flavoured for summer – all complimentary of course. With two floors the boat will feature an outdoor deck to soak up the setting sun in the summer breeze, followed by a live band to take you into the night.

 Tickets: YP-Member: £19, Non-Member: £29


Swedish Midsummer Celebrations

Swedish Midsummer Celebrations 2017

Where: Loft Studios, NW10

When: 24 June

Swedes, Swedophiles and everyone else who loves the sunshine, flowers, and dancing!

Celebrate Midsummer with LondonSwedes – the largest network of the Swedish and  Scandinavian community in the London and the UK.

This Midsummer festival will take place on the evening of the 24th June in the Loft Studios, NW London. Absolut Vodka will host a complimentary drink reception between 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Clas Ohlson will dress up the venue with flower arches, amazing garden lighting, fluffy bean bags as well as chocolate fountains and a mobile charging station.

Expect authentic Swedish Midsummer food, a picnic area, drinks, a line-up of amazing live music, a famous Swedish DJ – Sebjak and just a lot of Midsummer vibes.

Don’t miss one of the hottest events of this summer – book your tickets now, only a few remaining!

Tickets: £25


The Inner Circle Summer Polo Festival

Blix Guide To Best Summer Events In London 2017: The Inner Circle Summer Polo Festival

Where: Ham Polo Club, Richmond

When: 12 August

The Inner Circle, exclusive online dating website will be hosting their annual summer polo event at HPC,The London Polo Club in Richmond. You will enjoy a day of exhilarating polo matches, over a delicious brunch, topped off by an incredible party until the sun sets. DJ Per Pedersen on the decks, Chris Sharp on the Sax and Sofia Landgren on the violin – it promises to be an unforgettable highlight of the British summer.

What’s not to like? Plus you might meet someone very amazing too!

Not a member of The Inner Circle? Blix readers can get an exclusive invite here.

Tickets: £35


The Rooftop Film Club

Blix Guide To Best Summer Events In London; Rooftop Film Club

Where: Peckham, Shoreditch, Stratford, Kensington

When: Until September 30

Catch a movie under the stars at one of the Rooftop cinema clubs. Comfy chairs, wireless headphones and blankets in case it gets a little chilly. There are events on weekly across London so you’re bound to find a beautiful spot and film that suits.

Tickets: £15

Check out our Events calendar for more curated events in London and beyond.

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