London is a fantastic city to visit in the summer months, with a wide variety of great events happening throughout July. Whether you’re eager to see the latest comedy, visit a music festival, or fancy catching up on the latest sport – in this blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the key events to look out for during your own stay…
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
1st July 2019 – 14th July 2019
There is no tennis event quite like Wimbledon, and eager crowds of sports fans have already got their hands on tickets to this unique and action-packed event. With a fortnight of great sportsmanship and entertainment on offer, this is one of the definitive sporting events of the summer for sporting guests at the Park Grand Kensington.
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
Until 6th July 2019
An innovative outdoor festival which champions the creative arts, here you’ll find everything from outdoor theatre to eye-opening art installations, alongside music events, dance, circus and street theatre. Each act has been carefully curated and produced by creative talent from the UK and further afield, and is sure to provide plenty to keep you entertained during your trip to London.
Pride in London
Until 6th July 2019
The annual London Pride event celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community, with a range of events in June and July. Everything culminates in the Pride Parade on 6th July, with over 300 floats and performers in the streets of the city.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
1st July 2019 – 7th July 2019
As the biggest flower show anywhere in the world, the RHS Hampton Co urt Palace Flower Show takes place in stunning surroundings and allows visitors the chance to explore the beautiful grounds and gardens of one of the most impressive historic buildings in the local area. Here you’ll find plenty of demonstrations by noted gardeners and can even access top tips and buy a few luxury items to help transform your own garden while staying at hotels in London.
14th July 2019 / 21st July 2019
Summer Streets helps to transform Regent Street into a pedestrianised shoppers paradise, as well as offering a fantastic assortment of summery entertainment with a real festival atmosphere. Businesses in the area get involved for this event, which takes place on selected Sundays throughout July, August and September.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Until 14th July 2019
Its a fantastic summer for sports fans staying in London, with lots of great events taking place around the city. The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the most significant, with key matches at the Kia Oval and Lord’s Cricket Ground helping to solidify the UK’s reputation as a key destination for cricket.
World Illustration Awards
11th July 2019 – 28th July 2019
Hosted at Somerset House, the World Illustration Awards present the very best from the world of illustration, with the complete shortlist of 200 entries on display for art-loving guests at the Park Grand London Hyde Park to enjoy. The exhibit is part of the biggest World Illustration Awards yet, with artwork from 75 different countries.
19th July 2019 – 14th September 2019
This world-famous music event will kick-start in mid-July, and continue through the summer. Presenting a season of concerts at music venues around the city (most notably the Royal Albert Hall), the BBC Proms have become a summer mainstay, celebrating classical, contemporary and family-based music with a wide range of compositions and performers set to take part.
Muller Anniversary Games
20th July 2019 – 21st July 2019
A major highlight in the sports calendar for 2019, the Muller Anniversary Games take place at the prestigious London Stadium, and showcases the very best in international sports talent. Prior leading lights of athletics who have competed here include Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, and this year is set to attract top talent once more. While staying at hotels on a book now pay later basis, you can plan your perfect trip to London and catch all the action for yourself.
Tunes on the Thames
Until 14th September 2019
Throughout July, City Cruises are hosting a range of ‘Tunes on the Thames’ excursions, allowing visitors to see the city in a whole new light. The events will include live music and DJs including a silent disco taking place on three separate decks, providing a luxurious and fun-filled trip through London’s waterways. With incredible views of England’s capital, this is a wonderful way to see the sights this summer.
British Summer Time
5th July 2019 – 14th July 2019
Hosted in Hyde Park, the British Summer Time music festival is one of London’s foremost music events, with top artists from around the globe taking the stage for great live music for two consecutive weekends in July. If you want to combine visiting one of the city’s top Royal Parks with unbeatable live entertainment, this is a fantastic way to achieve your goal.
Until September 2019
This popular festival takes place throughout the summer at London’s South Bank, offering a wide variety of incredible acts drawn from across different artistic disciplines. There’s everything here from cabaret to comedy, circus, children’s acts and theatre.
The comedy performances are particularly popular, and showcase some of the UK’s best rising stars as well as top established talent. Families will also enjoy some of the shows, thanks to their focus on entertainment for kids. This can include everything from live readings of famous children’s books, to singalong entertainment suited for both adults and younger visitors. The circus acts are also particularly impressive, and offer something truly dynamic and new to the format.
Established 11 years ago, the Underbelly Festival continues to grow in size and scope, year on year – and with such a huge variety of acts to see, there is sure to be something to pique your interest.