However you plan to battle the heat in London this weekend, let our guide show you the best our capital has to offer – from new launches of classic hotel bars and innovative Kosher restaurants to summer blockbusters and ways to get green-fingered in the myriad of public parks and spaces that the city boasts. Read on for Tempus' top picks for a weekend of wonders...
Putting the spotlight on contemporary kosher cuisine, Tish Restaurant opens this Sunday 29 July in the heart of Belsize Park. Offering an all-day menu of European cuisine – including family favourites from owner David S Levin's Jewish heritage – Tish promises to be the perfect setting for a meal that celebrates family and friendship, and we can't wait to try it.
Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild – London's self-describe Highland Hideaway – has upped the ante with the launch of a new shooting range and whisky bar in the lower ground floor of its Devonshire Square. Bringing two of Scotland's greatest past-times to the City, guests will enjoy a 200-strong whisky menu devised by Blair Bowman and a variety of Scottish snacks, while testing their mettle in the venue's virtual gun room.
This summer, the Corinthia Hotel London's Bassoon Bar has been transformed into a 1920s New Orleans-themed speakeasy, with the art, music and cocktail menu all reminiscent of a time gone by. Beautifully curated, the upscale bar is celebrating the colliding cultures and jazz aesthetics of the Big Easy era, with a cocktail menu riffing off classics such as Martinis, Julips and Gin Fizzes.
Part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's bid to establish the UK's capital as a National Park City, the inaugural week (running 21-19 July) offers more than 300 events across parks and green spaces across the city. Community groups, arts organisation, charities and businesses are hosting events, including walks and tours of London's lesser known waterways, encounters with urban wildlife and opportunities to get involved with environmental action.
Tom Cruise returns in the sixth instalment of his Mission Impossible series, co-starring British actors Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg. Secret agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) joins forces with a CIA agent to prevent a disastrous attack, but when weapons go missing is crew finds themselves in a race to retrieve them, while questioning who they can trust. Expect extreme stunts, high-octane action and plenty of adventure in this predictable but exhilarating summer blockbuster.
In UK cinemas now