Events in London - Sunday 7th July

Pick of the day – Red Bull Soapbox Race — The world's craziest race!

The Red Bull Soapbox Race is a car race with a difference — there are no engines in this one, no souped-up turbos, and no aerodynamic wind-tunnel rockets — all of the cars in this race are made by amateurs in their sheds and garages. Each machine is fuelled by nothing but gravity, courage (maybe a bit too much courage!), and a big hefty push from their mate... more

 

Need some inspiration for 7th July? Julius Caesar launched the second invasion of Britain on this day in 54 BC, landing his troops somewhere near Deal in Kent. There aren’t many Roman remains left in London anymore – the best one is probably the amphitheatre underneath the Guildhall Art Gallery.

Theatre shows on 7th July

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 7th July

Mrs Browns Boys D Musical at O2 Arena

Mrs Browns Boys - DMusical?

7 Jul 2019 Mrs Browns Boys are back at the O2 Arena with a brand-new musical adventure that will leave you crying with laughter
Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

7 Jul to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Henry V at Globe Theatre

Shakespeares Henry V

7 Jul to When the French dismiss Henry Vs claim to his ancestral lands across the Channel he marches the English army to Agincourt
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

7 Jul 2019 to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes

Music and comedy on 7th July

Have a night out at one of these rock and pop concerts or comedy gigs

Deborah Frances White at Royal Albert Hall

Deborah Frances-White - The Guilty Feminist

7 Jul 2019 Deborah Frances-Whites comedy phenomenon is coming to the Royal Albert Hall for its final show
Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park

Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park

7 Jul 2019 The Wireless Festival is coming back to Finsbury Park in the summer for three more days of music

Mrs Browns Boys - DMusical?

7 Jul 2019 Mrs Browns Boys are back at the O2 Arena with a brand-new musical adventure that will leave you crying with laughter
British Summer Time Hyde Park at Hyde Park

British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park

7 to Headline acts for this years British Summer Time Festival includes Robbie Williams and Florence + The Machine

Family & Kid’s events on 7th July

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 7th July

Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

7 Jul to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
The City

Great Fire of London family walk

7 Jul to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way

Beasts of London

7 Jul 2019 to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale
Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

7 Jul to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII

Art & Museum exhibitions on 7th July

How about spending a few hours on Sunday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

7 Jul to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton
National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman - National Portrait Gallery

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

BP Portrait Award 2019

7 Jul to The National Portrait Gallerys annual BP Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world
National Gallery
free

Bermejo - Master of the Spanish Renaissance

7 Jul to The National Gallery will be showing two masterpieces by the Spanish painter Bartolome Bermejo

Royal & Religious events on 7th July

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

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

Sunday service at the 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

Evensong Mass at 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

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

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

Political & Military events on 7th July

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

7 Jul to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

7 Jul to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

7 Jul to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Speakers Corner Hyde Park at Speakers’ Corner
free

Listen to a speech at Speakers Corner

Visit Speakers Corner on a Sunday lunchtime and hear orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech

Classical music on 7th July

Sunday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the 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 famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 7th July

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

The City

Great Fire of London family walk

7 Jul to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way
Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

7 Jul to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London By Night Tour at See London by Night

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital

Sports events on 7th July

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Sunday 7th July

Redbull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace

Red Bull Soapbox Race - The worlds craziest race

7 Jul 2019 The Red Bull Soapbox Race is where amateurs race their homemade go-kart contraptions downhill at high speed
Surrey at Oval

County cricket game - Surrey vs Kent

7 to Enjoy some cricket at the Oval when the reigning champions Surrey take on Kent in a County Championship game

Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019

7 to Join over half a million tennis fans at Wimbledon to see Sir Andy Murray play one last time before he retires
Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

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

Other London events on 7th July

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Sunday

Hampton Court Palace

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

7 Jul 2019 The annual RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show takes place in the grounds of Henry VIIIs Tudor Palace
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

7 Jul to Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

7 Jul to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
 
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