As temperatures soar in the capital, we’ve rounded up some of this month’s most sizzling events.
Scary yourself silly at London Dungeon Lates
Enjoy a hair-raising dose of after-hours fun at The London Dungeon’s new Lates event on Friday 17 July.
Strictly for over 18s, guests who dare will gain tingling new insights into Jack the Ripper’s murderous story.
Steel your nerves with a Bloody Mary cocktail before venturing into the chilling Whitechapel streets to meet working girl Mary-Jane Kelly and a police detective determined to solve the brutal murders. Tickets are £26 per person.
See a movie under the stars with Pillow Cinema
Snuggle up on giant beanbags and watch a movie al fresco on a rooftop overlooking Shoreditch Park with Pillow Cinema.
July’s screenings include horror The Babadook and Oscar winners Whiplash and Birdman. Tickets are £12.50 each to share a beanbag for two.
Eat a gelato sandwich at Snowflake Gelato
Escape the heat by sinking your teeth into a gelato sandwich, the latest New York foodie trend to hit London, which is available exclusively at Snowflake Gelato in Selfridges Food Hall.
Choose from 12 different flavours of gelato and sorbetto (vegan gelato), from the best-selling sea salted caramel to award-winning raspberry, all of which can be enjoyed in a sweet, soft brioche bun. Open until 9pm Monday to Saturday.
Celebrate Japanese music and culture at Hyper Japan
Get your fill of Japanese culture at Hyper Japan, where Japanophiles will be treated to sushi, sake, anime and manga.
Festival-goers can also expect vintage kimono, pruned bonsai, Japan travel tips, technological marvels and a dazzling line-up of Japanese performers. Taking place from 10-12 July at The O2, tickets cost from £13.
Bathe in art at King’s Cross Pond Club
Slap bang in the middle of the King’s Cross development site is a new art installation in the form of a natural bathing pond.
The UK’s first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond is gloriously chemical free and has room for 40 bathers. Open until dusk, tickets cost from £3.50 to £6.50 and must be booked in advance.
Sunbathe at Camden Beach
Get into the summer vibe at Camden’s famous pop-up beach at The Roundhouse, where you will find sand, bars, restaurants, deckchairs, palm trees, beach huts, ping pong and rooftop gardens with hot tubs.
Open from 17 July until 23 August, from 5pm to 11pm Monday and Tuesday, and 12pm to 11pm Wednesday to Sunday.
Eat, drink and be merry at Carnaby Street Eat
Loosen your belt for Carnaby’s one-day food festival Carnaby Street Eat, offering more than 30 food stalls and trucks from the area’s tastiest restaurants, bars and cafes.
There will be £5 taster dishes, a live demo kitchen on Broadwick Street, al fresco dining areas and live music. Open from 12-7pm on Saturday 11 July.
Drink al fresco with Cocktails in the City
Sip refreshing summer cocktails at this outdoor drinking event at Bedford Square Gardens.
Taking place from 18-19 July, this two-day cocktail festival sees 25 of London’s hippest bars gather beneath the green canopies of London’s largest private Georgian gardens for a celebration of the city’s diverse drinking scene.
Expect live music, DJs and a boozy gelato bar serving up alcohol-flavoured sorbets and ice creams. Tickets are £15.