June 21…the best day of the year because today officially means we are into SUMMER!!



It’s hard to be grumpy when the weather is just so nice and sunny! It also means plenty of summer vacation for kids and adults alike…so what do you do with all that free time?

Lucky for us, the City of London has created a list of 6 things to do right here in the city! Check it out below and start planning out the ultimate summer with you family! See the list HERE as well!


Cool off at a City pool or spray pad

Did you know the City of London has 11 outdoor pools, 11 wading pools and 14 spray pads?

Many of our pools offer swim and dive teams, swim lessons and volunteer opportunities – lots of options to keep cool and make a splash this summer! Check out the location of outdoor pools and cool off close to home.



Spend a day at Storybook Gardens

Storybook Gardens has been a family destination in London for over 60 years, enchanting visitors with rides and attractions themed around popular fairytales and nursery rhymes. During the summer months, enjoy the Pirate’s Island playgrounds, the Leaping Lilypad jumping pillow, sand play area, pedal cars, miniature play village, and of course, cool off at the splash pad! Check out Storybook Gardens Signature Programs or upcoming Special Events and plan your visit this summer.


Catch a movie under the stars

Grab the family, bring a blanket and a chair and enjoy a free movie under the stars this summer. Movies are showing across the city – see the list of movie titles and locations near you. The Neighbourhood Outdoor Movies Program is a partnership between the City of London and neighbourhood groups and residents across the city.



Tee off at a Municipal Golf Course

Practice your swing or challenge your friends to some friendly competition at one of the City’s five municipal golf courses at three facilities, Thames Valley Golf Course, Fanshawe Golf Course and River Road Golf Course. Each golf course offers a fully stocked pro shop, food and beverage services, member and private tournaments as well as lessons for all ages and skill levels.



Enjoy the fresh air at a City park

Did you know London has over 470 parks across the city? With amenities such as pathways, tennis courts, skateboard parks, playgrounds and picnic sites, there’s a park for all ages and abilities. Explore our parks and enjoy some fresh air this summer.


Jam out to some live tunes with the London Music Office  

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy some live music whether it’s on the patio or at one of London’s many festivals and events. Check out London Music Office’s upcoming events and you may just find your new favourite band.