What's on in Paddington this summer

Summer has officially started! The choice of activities to do in London can sometimes be mind-boggling, so we have narrowed it down for you - here are some of the top things to do this Summer in Paddington.

Euros 2016, 10th June – 10th July                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The football season is over but the European Championships are just getting started! Kicking off on Friday 10th June, we have found a couple of the best venues in Paddington for you to cheer on your favourite team! Sports Bar & Grill Marylebone, with 19 HD screens you can be sure that you won’t miss any of the matches wherever you are, The Carpenters Arms – Offering a constant differing selection of Ales and Lagers and the opportunity to show what you’re made of on the dartboard!

Rekorderlig’s Midsommar, 25th June – 10th July                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Midsommarstång is a traditional Swedish boat which will be mooring at Merchant Square on the 25th of June to celebrate the most important event in the Swedish calendar, Midsommar. You can expect Swedish fun and frivolities on the canal up until the 10th of July.

Wimbledon in the Basin, 27th June-10th July                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday 27th June sees the start of Wimbledon! Couldn’t get your hands on some tickets? Merchant Square will be showing all Wimbledon matches on the outdoor lawn. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout all matches, so go along and grab some strawberries and Pimms!

Free music Festival Fridays, 24th June & 29th July                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Missed out on tickets to Glastonbury or BST Hyde Park? Get into the festival spirit down at Norfolk Square Gardens and enjoy live music with tribute bands covering artists like Adele, Ellie Goulding and Rihanna.

Canalside Lectures, 30th June                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Who would have thought it was possible to go to a lecture and have a cocktail at the same time! On Thursday 23rd June Merchant Square will be hosting the canalside lectures. Giving you the opportunity to expand your mind and learn something new. Tickets include a free craft beer or soft drink.

Little Venice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fed up of getting the bus and tube everywhere? Why not head to Little Venice, just behind Paddington’s main station and take a boat trip down to Regents Park or Camden Market! Open Saturdays and Sundays between 10.30am and 3pm. Free Paddleboarding on the Canal Enjoy the views of Paddington from the water! Try your hand at stand up paddleboarding (SUP) with Active 360 on offer every Wednesday at 12:30pm.