Good news: London Bridge City’s Summer By The River will be returning on the 10th June for three months of warm weather festivities for all to enjoy.

The riverside between London Bridge and Tower Bridge will be home to alfresco drinking and street food pop-ups – before (pending government announcement on 14th June) opening up with a full-packed programme of free entertainment, screenings and activities from the 21st June.

Summer By The River: What to Expect

At London Bridge City Pier will be Piazza By the Pier, hosted by renowned British chef Jimmy Garcia and the infamous Jimmy’s Pop Up team. Those after a flavour of Italy in the city, can head down to Piazza By the Pier for pizzas cooked over open fires and a menu filled with this summer’s must-have cocktail, the spritz. Jimmy’s team will even be on hand to guide guests how to make their own perfect sourdough pizza with an opportunity to finish it off themselves in the wood-fired pizza oven at the pre-booked 3-course interactive pizza party dining experience (£39.00 per person), or book ahead in one of the Mediterranean-themed pagodas for a group get together.

Summer by the River will also feature the Riverside Terrace Bar at The Scoop, designed to represent a collage of Mediterranean coastal towns and bring this iconic and picturesque architecture to London Bridge City. Drawing inspiration from the lime-washed towns of Greece, the Riverside Terrace is the perfect setting to knock back an Ice Cold Pint of Madri Excepcional, a Malfy con Limone Spritz, a Lynchburg Lemonade, or a Graham’s White Port ND Tonic.

Summer By The River: Programme of Events

The Summer by the River schedule also includes Massaoke, Musical Bingo and Barrioke, a special karaoke show with Barry Evans from Eastenders, and open-air fitness classes. With live music from up-and-coming London acts in collaboration with BBC Introducing in London, salsa and swing social dances with Havana Londres and Swing Patrol, and family-friendly events and entertainment across the weekend, there is something for everybody looking to celebrate the summer in the city.

Dates: Thursday 10th June – Tuesday 28th September

Location: London Bridge City, SE1 2DB

Nearest Tube: London Bridge

Photo credit: Luke Dyson