Events in London - July 2019

Need some inspiration for July? 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?

Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre

to Les Miserables is an epic tale of passion and destruction set against the backdrop of the French Revolution
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

to A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

to The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

to Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his jungle adventures

Music and comedy in July

Some of the best concerts and comedy gigs to attend this month

Stewart Lee at Soho Theatre

Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado

to Stewart Lee will be appearing in a run of work-in-progress shows at the Soho Theatre to prepare two new stand-up sets
Arthur Smith at Soho Theatre

Arthur Smith at the Soho Theatre

to Arthur Smiths nostalgic new show is about his dad Syd who fought in the war and ended up a prisoner in Colditz Castle

Jeff Goldblum playing jazz music

Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum will be coming to the O2 Empire in Shepherds Bush to play some music with his jazz band
Il Divo at Royal Albert Hall

Il Divo - Timeless

The good-looking pop opera boys from Il Divo are bringing their Timeless world tour to the Royal Albert Hall for one night in July
Maps at Purcell Room

Maps (aka James Chapman)

Ten years after his Mercury Music Prize nomination James Chapman is back at the Purcell Room with his brand-new studio album

Family & Kid’s events in July

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

Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

to Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his jungle adventures
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes

Art & Museum exhibitions in July

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

Tate Modern
free

Magic Realism - Art In Weimar Germany

to Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II
Museum of London Docklands
free

Slavery Culture & Collecting

to This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britains oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Victorian Surgery Old Operating Theatre at Old Operating Theatre

Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
British Museum
free

Reimagining Captain Cook

to The British Museum will be marking the anniversary of Cooks Pacific voyage by looking at it from the Islanders perspective

Royal & Religious events in July

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

The Favourite at Kensington Palace

The Favourite at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace will be showing Olivia Colman Oscar-winning movie The Favourite on an outdoor cinema screen
Young Victoria at Kensington Palace

Outdoor cinema: The Young Victoria

Kensington Palace will be showing Emily Blunts movie The Young Victoria on an outdoor cinema screen outside the palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

to Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection
Wolf Hall at Purcell Room

Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall - Live

Hear extracts from Hilary Mantels award-winning novel Wolf Hall alongside a performance of the TV score by the Locrian Ensemble

Political & Military events in July

Daily parades and political events taking place during July

National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
Museum of London

See the remains of Londons Roman fort

to This short guided tour will show you what is left of the Roman military fort that stood on the western edge of Londinium
free

Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time

to The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

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

Classical music in July

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during July

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
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
Il Divo at Royal Albert Hall

Il Divo - Timeless

The good-looking pop opera boys from Il Divo are bringing their Timeless world tour to the Royal Albert Hall for one night in July
Barbican Hall

Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

The Academy of Ancient Music will be giving a performance of Mozarts comedy opera The Marriage of Figaro at Barbican Hall

Sightseeing tours in July

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

Somerset House
free

Somerset House Historical Highlights

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

Guided walk around Charles Dickens London

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

11 - Londons cheapest sightseeing bus

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

City Highlights: The Top 10 sights

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
Mansion House

Mansion House: The Lord Mayors Residence

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

Sports events in July

Here are some sports matches and events taking place in July

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea 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
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

Other London events during July

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

Albert Memorial

Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial

Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
Boris Bike Hire In London at The City

Hire a Boris Bike and cycle around London

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)

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
No 15 Heritage Bus at Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Ride around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
 
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