What’s on July 2012 – Free events in London

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral

FreeSummer Lates, at St. Paul’s Cathedral

 •  St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ludgate Hill, The City, London51.513805; -0.098393 St Paul's will be offering free entry to both the Cathedral floor and crypt on selected dates during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Victoria Park

OlympicsFreeLondon Live in Victoria Park

 •  Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Hackney, London53.538053; -0.0364 If you didn't manage to get any tickets for the Olympics then check out London Live.
Hyde Park

OlympicsPickFreeLondon Live in Hyde Park

 •  Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London51.507693; -0.16345 If you didn't manage to get any tickets for the Olympics then check out London Live.
Royal Opera House

OlympicsFreeThe Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games

 •  Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London51.512888; -0.122369 The Royal Opera House will be the unlikely venue for an exhibition about the Olympics.
Bedford Square

FreeThe Chap Olympiad, in Bedford Square

 •  Bedford Square, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London51.518929; -0.130135 Those frightfully nice gents from 'The Chap' magazine will once again be hosting their annual 'Chap Olympiad' at Bedford Square.
Royal Albert Hall

FreeProms #7 — Handel (Free Prom)

 •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 The world famous Proms season continues at the Royal Albert Hall with a concert by Herve Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel.
Bankside

FreeHelp the French celebrate Bastille Day, on Bankside

 •  Bankside, Bankside, London51.507298; -0.10192 Bankside will turn itself into a little bit of France for three days this summer, when it helps to celebrate Bastille Day.
Kensington Gardens

PickFreeThe Kensington Palace Party!

 •  Kensington Gardens, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London51.505944; -0.180452 The Kensington Palace Party is a fun, free event that will take place around Kensington Gardens.
Somerset House

FreeGuided tour of Somerset House

June –  •  Somerset House, The Strand, London51.510732; -0.116938 This 45-minute tour of Somerset House will take in Tudor intrigues and the "King's Shilling", and the extravagant entertainments of the...
Sir John Soane’s Museum

PickFreeSee Sir John Soane’s Museum by candlelight

 •  Sir John Soane’s Museum, Holborn, London51.51697; -0.117877 Sir 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...
Michael Palin at Foyles

PickFreeMichael Palin, at Foyles

 •  Foyles, London51.514668; -0.130252 Michael Palin will be in London during July 2012, for a talk at the Foyles.
Trafalgar Square

FreeCelebrate Canada Day, in Trafalgar Square

 •  Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London51.508142; -0.128141 Canada Day is a chance for the capital's large Canadian community to celebrate the country's birthday, with an exciting mix of Canadian...
National Portrait Gallery

PickFreeBP Portrait Award 2012

 •  National Portrait Gallery, London51.509256; -0.128096 The BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world.
Tate Britain

OlympicsFreeLondon Olympic and Paralympic Games posters

 •  Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London51.49087; -0.127207 London 2012 has commissioned twelve leading contemporary artists to create the official posters for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Buckingham Palace

PickFree Changing the Guard, at Buckingham Palace

 •  Buckingham Palace, The Mall, London51.501009; -0.141588 Strolling down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and watching the "Changing of the Guard" is one of the must-do events in everyone's itinerary.
National Gallery

FreeTitian’s “Diana and Callisto”

 •  National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London51.508862; -0.128746 This special exhibition celebrates the National Gallery's acquisition of Titian's "Diana and Callisto".
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