Shows Under The Stars in London

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British summer time can be extremely temperamental; From sweltering heat to freezing cold winds in just minutes, the clothing seen on Londoners is as mismatched as chalk and cheese. One thing that can be certain though is that as soon as that sun shows, us Londoners up our anti with outdoor events to rival any warm continent.

Moving entertainment from Netflix on the sofa, to large-scale theatrics on the grass, scan through our roundup of shows to see under the stars.

Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Set in the heart of Regents Park, you can see performances on everything from A Tale of Two Cities to Oliver Twist. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and accompanied by the scent of BBQ from their café, this is the perfect summer time experience. Plus prices are cheaper than traditional theatre stubs, meaning you can splash out on their picnic service, which includes strawberries, white wine and your very own reserved spot.

Rooftop Cinema Club
Set against some of the most spectacular views in London, it won’t just be the movie you have your eyes glued to. Showing cult classics alongside new releases, you settle into beach style deckchairs for a film experience like no other. With every movie starting at sunset, Rooftop Cinema Club is heard entirely through headphones, meaning there’ll be no reason for that death stare you’ve cultivated for the chatty people behind.

Royal Opera House’s BP Big Screens
Showing opera for people who don’t like opera, throughout July giant screens will be emerging all over London. From Trafalgar Square to Alexandra Palace, the performances include a ballet adaption of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and are best enjoyed with a blanket and bottle of champers.

Movies on the River
A food and drink extravaganza, Time Out have created an event that combines classic movies with a trip across the Thames. The first ever cinema of its kind, you can catch films like Clueless and Casablanca, as well as a waterside sunset. Not one for the seasick, you might want to give their showing of Jaws a miss.

If even after all this entertainment, you’re still craving the great outdoors, why not check out our article on the best beer gardens in London.