Top Things To Do in London This July
by Nina Christopoulou
July is turning out jam packed in events, activities and fun opportunities for Londoners. While the list of events we uncovered was too long to handle, we tried to narrow down our top picks, and make your life easier with this list:
This new comer is bound to excite the crowds, with the world-class music presented in “one of the world’s most iconic public spaces”, as the London Symphony Orchestra site itself states. In case you were wondering, yes that would be Trafalgar Square! The open-air concert is free, and Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra are bound to take your breath away on Sunday, July 1st.
Credit: @London Symphony Orchestra
Pride in London
The Festival takes place starting June, yet the Parade is considered its peak and it is definitely worth a visit. On July 7th prepare for an incredible parade through central London, which comes together in Trafalgar Square with a series of performances that should not be missed. Join the crowds and celebrate London’s LGBT+ community in the most enjoyable way possible this July!
Gunnersbury Park welcomes grime, electro, soul, R&B and more sounds at the two day musical celebrations. Groove Amanda founded the festival 16 years ago, and by now it has built a reputation for itself, as evident by the headlining acts featuring Childish Gambino, Diplo, Wu-Tang Clan and more. With festival stalls covering you in glitter and vintage markets, this festival has it all! So save the date(s) – you know what to do July 13th & 14th!
Credit: @Lovebox Festival
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
The annual tennis match is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, not to be missed! One of four annual Grand Slam tennis events globally, Wimbledon attracts over half a million visitors and for good reason. So hurry up and book your tickets asap, the championships will be held only until July 15th!
Prep yourself for a traffic free Regent Street this July! During four Sundays this month, the central shopping spot will be rid of cars from Oxford Circus all the way down to Piccadilly Circus. It will offer its guests a festival-like vibe, as the stores are fiercely preparing for the event! (July 1, 8, 15 and 22)
Credit: @Dr H Al-Barjas PhD FRCS(UK)
London National Park City Week
This city has so many oasis of greenery, it was bound to schedule some sort of celebration of its parks. In its aim of becoming the world’s first National Park City in 2019, London will work towards promoting the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the green spaces around the city during a fun-packed week!
The Royal Air Force is celebrating 100 years since its formation, and London has a multitude of celebrations in store to commemorate the event. From Foundation Day at the RAF Museum, to a Family Spitfire Run, the events organised are versatile and perfect for all ages and interests! Our recommendation for July is the Aircraft Tour at Horse Guards Parade, on July 6-9.