What's On in London Season by Season

Samuel Johnson famously said to his mate Boswell, "when a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Today Boswell would be even more assured of activities to entertain him, day or night. 

London at night from above:Photo by Giammarco Boscaro on Unsplash

Thankfully we have the internet literally in the palms of our hands so it's easier than ever to find something fun, exciting, interesting or educational to do in England's capital city. 

Whether like me you live just out of "town" as we call it or are flying across the globe to visit the UK you will find something to do all year round. If you find yourself in London without a clue, just ask your favourite browser:"What's on in London this weekend" and you will be presented with a myriad of options to suit all tastes.


The city lights up  in November and December and there are fabulous window displays in stores like Harrods, Hamleys, Fortnum and Mason and Liberty.

We like Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Book ahead to get the best deals and to guarantee admission to popular attractions like the Circus. You could go ice skating at Somerset House, or watch the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown 

Hyde Park Winter wonderland from above


Spring is a good time to avoid crowds and see Britain blooming in the parks across the city. For the best horticultural experience visit RHS Chelsea Flower Show -look out for the celebs. 


London's rooftop scene is booming and what better way to enjoy good weather than from a rooftop sipping cocktails . Or hunt down a pub or bar offering outdoor live music. Anyone for Pimms? July is Wimbledon season after all.

London Pride is huge now and the city has a whole host of events on during Pride month from poetry readings and photography exhibitions, music and theatre performances to Drag King and Queen led tours in the city. 

London Pride in Trafalger Square


London lends itself well to autumn adventures with leaves turning russet and gold and misty mornings. Join a ghost tour or head to London Dungeons for some scariness. London Zoo sometimes holds Halloween events.You can even visit the reptile house where Harry Potter first learned he could speak snake! Hunt down places which do pumpkin carving or enjoy a boozy Oktoberfest.

Take a walk - Hampstead Heath, Greenwich, Kew Gardens and Battersea Park are all good destinations for leaf crunching. Dog optional.

All year round there are exhibitions, music and theatre events, pop-up dining events, tours, talks, shows and all manner of cultural celebrations. Whether you fancy a romantic couple's break or an action filled family holiday London will never let you down.