What’s on July 2012 – Free events in London

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Looking for something to do in London for free during July? Our what’s on guide has all the best free events.

British Museum

OlympicsFreeSee the London Olympic medals, at the British Museum

8th Feb – 9th Sept 2012  •  British Museum, LondonThe British Museum will be hosting a small exhibition showcasing all the medals that can be won at the London Olympics. Also on show will be medals from the 1908 and 1948 London Olympics. The display will tell the complete …more
National Gallery

FreeTitian’s “Diana and Callisto”

1st Mar – 1st July 2012  •  National Gallery, LondonThis special exhibition celebrates the National Gallery's acquisition of Titian's "Diana and Callisto". Its companion painting "Diana and Actaeon" was purchased in 2009, and the pair have now been reunited in Room 1. …more
Buckingham Palace

PickFree Changing the Guard, at Buckingham Palace

1st May – 31st July 2012 (except 2nd-5th, 9th June, 29th July)  •  Buckingham Palace, LondonStrolling down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and watching the "Changing of the Guard" is one of the must-do events in everyone's itinerary. The new set of guards arrive on the forecourt accompanied by a military band, …more
Tate Britain

OlympicsFreeLondon Olympic and Paralympic Games posters

21st June – 23rd Sept 2012  •  Tate Britain, LondonLondon 2012 has commissioned twelve leading contemporary artists to create the official posters for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. This will be on display at Tate Britain as part of the London 2012 Festival. Tate …more
National Portrait Gallery

PickFreeBP Portrait Award 2012

21st June – 23rd Sept 2012  •  National Portrait Gallery, LondonThe BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and the 60 short-listed finalists will have their work on display at …more
Trafalgar Square

FreeCelebrate Canada Day, in Trafalgar Square

1st July 2012 •  Trafalgar Square, LondonCanada Day is a chance for the capital's large Canadian community to celebrate the country's birthday, with an exciting mix of Canadian sport, music, art, culture, food and drink. The celebrations going on in Trafalgar …more
Michael Palin at Foyles

PickFreeMichael Palin, at Foyles

3rd July 2012 •  Foyles, LondonThis is your chance to meet the world-travelling Monty Python star Micheal Palin, as he discusses his latest novel at Foyles. Michael will also talk about his his early years with "Monty Python's Flying Circus", through …more
Sir John Soane’s Museum

PickFreeSee Sir John Soane’s Museum by candlelight

3rd July 2012 •  Sir John Soane’s Museum, LondonSir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. Once …more
Somerset House

FreeGuided tour of Somerset House

5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th & 28th July 2012  •  Somerset House, LondonThis 45-minute tour of Somerset House will take in Tudor intrigues and the "King's Shilling", and the extravagant entertainments of the Georgian Enlightenment. As you explore the graceful staircases and atmospheric …more
Kensington Gardens

PickFreeThe Kensington Palace Party!

7th – 8th July 2012  •  Kensington Gardens, LondonThe Kensington Palace Party is a fun, free event that will take place around Kensington Gardens. Bring your dancing shoes and try out every kind of dance from the last four centuries! Taster classes will be provided for …more

FreeHelp the French celebrate Bastille Day, on Bankside

12th – 14th July 2012  •  Bankside, LondonBankside will turn itself into a little bit of France for three days this summer, when it helps to celebrate Bastille Day. The events will be spread between London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge (on the riverwalk), with a …more
Royal Albert Hall

FreeProms #7 — Handel (Free Prom)

18th July 2012 •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonThe world famous Proms season continues at the Royal Albert Hall with a concert by Herve Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel. They will be performing Handel's "Water Music Suite in F major", "Suite in D major", "Suite in G …more

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