If you’re looking for things to do in London, then you’re in for a treat. July is the month where London truly comes to life, with so many amazing activities and events taking place. Check out our top picks for London this July.
Every year thousands of festival-goers descend on the Finsbury park to skank to the sounds of the very best artists from the urban music scene. Since starting, Wireless has grown to become one of the premier festivals in Europe and the year is looking like it’s going to be even more lit than last year. Headline acts include Cardi B, ASAP Rocky, Migos, and many many more.
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British Summertime Festival
Held in Hyde Park, the annual British Summertime Festival is a music lovers dream, bringing some of the most iconic artists from across the globe to the heart of London, for a week full of fun. Slightly more civilised than it’s wild counterparts, it’s perfect if you are intrigued by, but don’t want the full-blown wild festival experience. Headlining this year will be, Florence + the Machine, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand. So get ready to get your groove on, and if you’re lucky, the weather will be on your side.
Pride In London
London is a cosmopolitan city that champions freedom of expression and diversity. One of the biggest showcases of this is Pride London, an annual event held to celebrate the LGBTQ community. The main parade takes place on Saturday 6th July, with close to a million people party from Portland Place to Trafalgar Square. However, the festivities begin a few weeks in advance, with so many events taking place around this time.
WingJam Rooftop Wing Festival
July 5th– 7th
Rooftop bar, chilled drinks, tasty tunes and chicken wings, something most would say is a winging combination for a cracking time. If you agree, then you won’t want to miss the Rooftop Wing Festival that takes place in Peckham from the 5th-7th of July. Held at the Bussey Building rooftop bar, all wings will be £1 with over 30 combos to choose from, with a winner walking, or flying, home with the crown of WingJam champion.
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Sunborn Afternoon Tea and Cinema Experience
July 5th– 7th
Ever fancied having afternoon tea and watching a movie on your own Yacht? Well in London you can fulfil this fantasy at the famous Sunborn Yacht Hotel. Located at the Royal Victoria Docks, this luxury liner hosts the Sunday Movie Afternoon Tea experience. So you can spend the afternoon like the loaded people you see on TV, to views of the iconic London skyline. They have regular screenings through the summer, with the next one being on the 7th of July.
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Summers Street – Regents Street
July 14th, July 21st
Regents street is a super busy shopping paradise, where people from all over the world come to get some retail therapy. However, every summer, the street is pedestrianised from Piccadilly to Oxford Circus. That’s right, you can sit in the middle of Regents street, have a bite or even a boozy beverage from the vendors without getting nicked for being a nuisance. The festival takes place on four Sundays in the summer, filled with fun activities, food and entertainment. It’s completely free to attend, so get yourself down and join the party.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
July 13th – July 15th
It’s that time of the year where the streets of Wimbledon are abuzz people from all over the world coming here to watch some tennis. If you’re one of the lucky people with tickets for centre court, be prepared to feel the wrath and jealousy of so many people. If you don’t have tickets, don’t worry. They have a massive screen on the iconic Henman hill, so you can watch some tennis, top up the tan, sip on some Pimms and scoff strawberries and cream.
Brixton Gin Festival
If you suffer from ginloveritis, then be sure to head to South London for the Brixton Gin Festival. Everything about this festival is freaking awesome, when describing it, it’s hard to find a place where we can beGIN. Handpicked speciality gins, tasty street food to a backdrop DJ’s blasting some bassy beats. You’d be Ginsane to miss it.
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Brunch and Blow
Our slightly loopy but lovely friends at Near and Far Camden are known for creating cracking cocktails. They’re always coming up with new and unique experiences, but even they’ve outdone themselves this time. Introducing Brunch and Blow, the latest addition to their calendar, where you can pig out on some Mexican munch and pamper yourself after, at their Pop Up hair salon. A great way to wind down after a busy week, but also a perfect way to prepare for a big night out.
So that’s how the line up is looking for this edition of What’s Happening in London, and be sure to check some of these events out when you’re in town. Stay tuned for our August edition and some more amazing spots in London for you to uncover.