Events in London – 1 July

Need some inspiration for 1st July? One of the bloodiest battles of World War I began on this day in 1916 when British troops attacked heavily defended German positions in the Battle of the Somme. Why not go and pay your respects at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey?

 

Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 1st July

BFI IMAX Cinema

BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Watch a play on Sunday 1 July, or one of London’s musicals

As You Like It at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of 'As You Like It' -- one of Shakespeare's most popular cross-dressing comedies.
Hamlet at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre This summer the Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies -- Hamlet.
 

Family & Kid’s events

See all family, kids Take your kids to London on the 1 July for one of these family events

Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.
 

Art & Museums

See all art, museums Visit an art gallery or museum on Sunday 1st July and see an exhibition

National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called 'On The Wall'.
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
 

Royal & Religious

See all royal, religious Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 1 July?

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Tower of London

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.
 

Political & Military

See all political, military Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 1 July

Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
Speakers’ Corner

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.
 

Sightseeing tours

See all guided tours Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 1st July

Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
BrakeAway Bike Tours

BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
 

Classical music

See all classical music How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Every Sunday St Paul's Cathedral invites one of the world's finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour.
Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.
 

Free events

See all free events There are lots of free events happening in London on the 1 July

National Gallery

to National Gallery Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.
One New Change

One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
 

Other London events

See all other events Don’t forget these other good events in London on Sunday 1st July

Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial Go inside the railings and learn about the Albert Memorial, one of Victorian London's finest, and most guilded monuments.
St. James’s Park

to St. James’s Park Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb to the top of the O2 Arena's big tent roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
 
 
 
 
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