Is it almost the weekend again? Hurray! If you need inspiration for things to do over the next few days in London, look no further. From yoga lessons on a hotel rooftop to a luxurious spa day at the London Sofitel, read on...
Take your workout to new heights
Fancy your next yoga session with a view? Head to The Berkeley, who have launched rooftop yoga classes in the privacy of the luxury hotel's secret garden that offers beautiful views of London. In collaboration with Silou London, instructor Phoebe Greenacree will guide guests through a range of movements incorporating various yoga techniques from Vinyasa to Restorative, creating a dynamic yet relaxing flow class.
£65, visit the-berkeley.co.uk
Watch the World Cup at Near & Far
Germany lost for the first time in an opening game since 1982 and Argentina drew with Iceland. The World Cup is shaping up to be quite the soap opera this year, and if you're looking for somewhere a little on the quirky side to watch the action, you're in luck. Near & Far are showing all the matches, running special drink offers, and you can even opt for table service if you're not about standing at the bar.
Outdoor cinema at Bussey Building
London's the best in the summer and one of our favourite alfresco activities is outdoor cinema! There are so many to choose from around the capital, but for sky-high views of the City, head to the Bussey Building in Peckham. Rooftop Film Club has taken over the roof and is screening old classics such as Dirty Dancing to Oscar winners like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Other venues also include Roof East in Stratford and Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch. Grab your popcorn, we'll see you up there!
Watch the football on Veuve Clicquot's Brosé on the Roof Selfridges pop-up
If you can't get away from the World Cup (and do you really want to?), but are bored of watching the matches in you local pub, then head to Selfridges for the most glam way to cheer on your team. Veuve Clicquot has launched Brosé on the Roof, which is a month long pop-up on the Selfridges Oxford Street rooftop, showing all the key World Cup matches. It's also celebrating 200 years since the invention of rosé - which is definitely something to raise a glass to! The new rooftop bar is open between 19th June - 15th July, and you don't need to book. Your Instagram feed will love you.
Indulge at Black Roe
Throughout summer Black Roe will be a tropical oasis introducing you to a Pacific Paradise located in the heart of Mayfair, where guests can experience a fabulous slice of island life in celebration of their second birthday. From a Hawaiian style summer poke bar, to the tropical floral installation and a cocktail menu that transports you to tranquil beaches; Black Roe will be bringing the spirit of the warmer months inside.
Saturday bottomless brunch at The Bull
The Gorgeous Brewery is an independent, family-run artisan brewery with its own beer garden based at Highgate's The Bull Pub - a veritable institution to locals and one of the most popular public houses in the whole of North London. To celebrate the arrival of summer the pub has lunched Saturday beer bottomless brunches. From 9.30am till noon you can indulge on an array of culinary delights, from smashed avocado on toast to the Bull English breakfast - yum!
Mamma Mia! Brunch at 100 Wardour Street
Calling all musical fans! Visit 100 Wardour Street for their amazing Mamma Mia! themed bottomless brunch. The venue is creating the gorgeous Greek atmosphere based on the musical, where guests can enjoy a three-course meal, all the prosecco you can drink and even watch a cast perform Mamma Mia's most iconic musical moments and hits! Tickets start from £20.
Tickets available here
Celebrate the London Seafood Festival
This year say HELLO! to London Seafood Festival, which is launching this week until Sunday 24 June. New for the capital, the festival at Battersea Power Station celebrates all things… well, seafood! Restaurants including Wright Brothers, No 29. Power Station, Fiume and Tonkotsu will be hosting takeovers, masterclasses, live cooking demos and serving special festival menus. Don't miss the Louisiana-style crayfish boil! On the weekend, there will also be live music and outdoor film screenings to enjoy on the banks of the River Thames.
Spa day at the London Sofitel
We all need some time to unwind and relax, and BuyAGift have an incredible array of amazing experiences on offer. Our top pick is their So Magnifique Spa Experience - you and a guest both enjoy a 60-minute treatment of your choice at the London Sofitel So SPA and use of the gorgeous facilities, followed by a traditional afternoon tea.
£240, visit buyagift.co.uk
Summer party at Avenue
Calling all lovers of brunch and champagne! On Saturday 30 June, Moët are taking over Avenue restaurant in central London, transforming your traditional brunch experience into a fully-fledged summer party. Grab a group of your favourite party-goers, don your best summer attire and head to Mayfair for a day filled with delicious food, music and plenty of fizz. Enjoy dishes including lobster mac 'n' cheese and burgers while HedKandi's DJ JayLi takes to the decks. And you can't miss the Moët Champagne pyramid. The dream!
Feast on a platter by Platter London
If this picture isn't making you hungry, we don't know what will. Catering company Platter London is opening its first coffee shop in Kensington (1 Holland Street) on Monday 25 June, where they'll be dishing up their signature platters to eat in or take away. There'll be mini platters consisting of sweet or savoury bites for one or two people, and larger platter boxes and picnic platters for groups - perfect for sharing in the park! On top of the bountiful fruit and veg on offer, the local shop will also be serving artisan coffees, iced drinks and freshly baked pastries. What's not to love?
Have a gourmet picnic with DUKES LONDON
Up your picnic game with DUKES LONDON, who are launching their summer gourmet picnics. Head to the hotel's GBR restaurant to pick up your ploughman's hamper, which will be filled to the brim with all of your favourites, including chutney, pickles and pork pies. Or, indulge in the DUKES classic picnic - a five-star twist on picnic nibbles, including chorizo and goat's cheese scotch eggs, new potato salad with tarragon mustard, and spiced chicken brochette with courgette and cherry tomato. What's more, DUKES staff will set up the perfect spot for guests in Green Park with plump cushions, soft blankets and all the cutlery and utensils needed. No need to lug bags and blankets around! Picnics are available throughout the summer and start from £26 per person.
Work up a sweat at RooFit
Rooftop cocktails are a right of passage in London – especially during summer – but how would you feel about ditching empty calories for a fun fitness class instead? Aviary is one of the City's most luxurious spaces in the sky, and they're hosting a variety of fitness classes, from yoga and boxing to ballet. Tickets are £25, but you'll get 50 per cent off breakfast at the rooftop restaurant, the use of shower facilities in the hotel spa, a PRESS juice, and a goodie bag to take home.
aviarylondon.com/roofit and designmynight.com/london/restaurants/city-of-london/aviary/roofit-summer-series-triyoga-takeover?t=5b2a380c89d5f66f0a16cf86
Try the cocktails at Bluebird Cafe Blossom City Terrace
Now that summer is in full swing, why not head to the new Bluebird Cafe Blossom City Terrace to try some of the delicious Fever-Tree cocktails. Perfect to wind down in the evening, whilst soaking up the balmy rays.
The Fever-Free Championships
The Fever-Tree Championships is an annual event on the men's professional ATP Would Tour, which started in 1979 and attracts the world's best players. This year has seen its strongest ever line-up, with six of the world's top 10 having signed up to play.
Tickets are still available for the semi-finals on 23 Saturday and the singles and doubles final on 24 Sunday, so this is the last chance to see the world's best in action at The Queen's Club.
Tickets are available to purchase via lta.org.uk/fever-tree-championships or at the box office onsite.
Sing-a-long a movie
It's still June, so it's still on! This really is the ultimate movie night - with a musical twist. For the rest of the month, our favourite Karaoke venue, Lucky Voice Islington, is offering private film screenings in their cosy booths - featuring all your favourite sing-a-long classics from Grease to Moulin Rouge and Lion King. If that’s not enough, after the film finishes you can sing your heart out with one hour of private karaoke to the film’s soundtrack. Film nights cost from £20 per person for groups of 4-8 people, including a glass of prossecoo and a pizza.