Events in London – July 2019

Summer in London means eating strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, drinking plastic pints of beer at the music festivals, and getting some gardening inspiration at the Hampton Court Flower Show. It’s also time for the RA’s Summer Exhibition and the beginning of the Proms Concert season at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

Theatre shows in July

How about a night at the theatre watching a West End musical?

Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

to Gillian Lynne Theatre The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
9 To 5 at Savoy Theatre

to Savoy Theatre 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss

Family & Kid’s events in July

Here are some family day’s out in July if you’re coming to London on holiday

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar

Art & Museum exhibitions in July

Here are some interesting exhibitions if you’re coming to London on holiday

Tate Modern
free

to Tate Modern Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II
Old Operating Theatre

Old Operating Theatre A demonstration and talk about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years
National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Sean Scullys new work on display at the National Gallery was inspired by JMW Turners atmospheric painting The Evening Star
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain A major new exhibition at Tate Britain that covers the entire career of abstract painter Frank Bowling from the 1960s to the present day
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a major retrospective of the work by Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academys Summer Exhibition is the largest open art exhibition in the world attracting 12000 entrants
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Shermans entire career including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck

Royal & Religious events in July

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Crossbones Graveyard
free

Crossbones Graveyard On the 23rd of every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to pay their respects to societys outcasts
Hampton Court Palace
free

Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City
Westminster Abbey
free

Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches
Somerset House
free

Somerset House The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House

Political & Military events in July

Daily parades and political events taking place during July

Speakers’ Corner
free

Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech
Guildhall
free

to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall and see the Aldermen and Lord Mayor of London
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Tower of London

Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Horse Guards
free

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is a lot less crowded and takes place every day
Tower of London
free

Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years
Mansion House

Mansion House Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall

Sightseeing tours in July

If you’re visiting London in July then try one of these sightseeing tours

Somerset House
free

Somerset House This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
The City

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
The City

The City A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London
The City

The City Walk through the streets of Roman Londinium and see what remains of the old city walls military fort and amphitheatre
Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames to learn some history and see some of the rivers most famous landmarks
Guildhall

to Guildhall Look around one of Londons most historic buildings with a Great Hall dating all the way back to medieval times

Sports events in July

Hackney Marshes
free

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams

Other London events during July

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during July

Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Portobello Road

Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UKs most famous antiques market where 100000 people browse hundreds of stalls every Saturday
 
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