Summer is officially on its way, with evenings drawing out and days getting longer. And if you needed any more good news, there are plenty of activities going on to help you make the most of the day.

The longest day of the year this summer falls on Monday June 20, with the sun rising at 4.43am and setting at 9.21pm.

Here is a list of our pick of great events around London during the daylight hours, so you can make the most out of the longest day of the year.

See a play

Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith

Bugsy Malone returns to The Lyric Hammersmith this Summer following an immensely popular run in 2015.

This classic musical is brought to you live with talented young local actors, all under 25! Enjoy your favourite tracks, including Fat Sam's Grand Slam, My Name is Talulah, So You Want To Be A Boxer and many more.

Ticket prices range from £15 to £40

The Lyric Theatre, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith , W6 0QL - 020 8741 6850

Heartbeat at Richmond Theatre

For the first time ever ITV's popular Sunday evening 60s police drama Heartbeat comes to the stage starring members of the TV cast.

Come and see David Stockwell, Gina Ward, PC Geoff Younger and a number of other of the most popular characters in a two hour live stage production with a brand-new script.

This event runs from Monday June 20 to Saturday June 25. Tickets cost from £14.40.

Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond , TW9 1QJ - 0844 871 7651

Have a picnic

With Richmond Park, Regents Park, Hyde Park and Kew Gardens on our doorstops, what better do than gather up your family and friends and sit with a lovely picnic and sunbathing session?

Plus, it's free! Why not try one of our packed lunch recipes to take along with you?

Head to the cinema

With so many incredible films on offer at the moment, what better to do on a long day than to catch a flick?

Below are the listings for every Vue cinema in west London... Find one near you and catch a movie:

Acton : Vue Acton, Royale Leisure Park, Western Avenue, Park Royal South, Acton, W3 0PA - 08712 240 240

Fulham : Vue Fulham Broadway, Fulham Broadway Retail Centre, Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 1BW - 08712 240 240

Harrow : Vue Harrow, St George's Shopping and Leisure Centre, St Anne's Road, Harrow, HA1 1HS - 08712 240 240

Shepherd's Bush : Vue Shepherds Bush, West 12 Shopping and Leisure Centre, Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherd's Bush, W12 8PP - 08712 240 240

Westfield : Vue Westfield London, Westfield Shopping Town, White City , W12 7GF - 08712 240 240

Meet a family of otters!

Meet the otters at WWT London Wetland Centre

Meet a family of otters at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes!

Watch the otters playing, foraging, feeding, swimming, grooming and sleeping in their specially designed holt. Don't miss out!

The otter feeding times are 11am and 2pm.

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes , SW13 9WT - 020 8409 4400

See an amazing sunset safari

Sunset Safari at ZSL London Zoo

See an amazing safari at the world-famous London zoo while the sun sets; delve into zoo life after-hours and get the chance to see an animal having dinner or laying down for the night.

A self-guided Safari Trail will lead you through a schedule of feeds and wild talks, as well as performances and live acoustic music.

Tickets cost £27 for adults, £20.25 for children.

ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY - 020 7449 6200

Visit an exhibition

Colourful Events, Townscapes and Street Photography In Ealing Borough, London and Beyond by Tim Robinson

Why not visit a fun exhibition with photos of Ealing, London and beyond?

"Colourful Events, Townscapes and Street Photography In Ealing Borough, London and Beyond" by Tim Robinson contains beautiful photos of Lumiere London Festival, Hanwell Hootie, St Patrick's Day and more... Don't miss out.

The Grove Gallery, 65 The Grove, Ealing , W5 5LI - 020 8810 0364

Sensational Butterflies at The Natural History Museum

Enjoy a fun family day out wandering among hundreds of moths and butterflies from around the world.

Get close-up views of butterfly wings, look for caterpillar camouflage and have a chance to see a butterfly emerging from its crysalis!

Dr Blanca Huertas, curator of butterflies and moths at the Museum, said: "Sensational Butterflies is a rare chance to see these beautiful creatures in flight here in the city."

All tickets cost £5.85.

The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington , SW7 5BD - 020 7942 5511

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