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What's On In London | July 2016
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What's On In London | July 2016

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Updated: 15 November 2016
Summer has arrived – well as summery as London can get – and with it comes an array of events, festivals, openings and exhibitions you don’t want to miss. Whether you are looking at reliving your childhood with The BFG, escaping to the French Riviera without leaving the country, or discovering the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, there is something for everyone. So, before you make any plans, discover what you shouldn’t miss out on!


© Richard Schmidt // © Rosie Allt // Courtesy of Rocket Leisure // Courtesy of TfL
© Richard Schmidt // | Rosie Allt // Courtesy of Rocket Leisure // Courtesy of TfL

DRINKS | Old Street Records Makes A New Appearance

From Fri 1 July

Third time’s a charm with Rocket Leisure as they open their new Old Street Records bar.

MUSIC | Party In The Park For British Summer Time

Fri 1 – Sun 10 July

A chance to dance the day away with your favourite musical acts in London’s back garden. Grab a cool drink and a tasty treat and see Hyde Park as you haven’t before.

ART | David Hockney Returns With A Passion For Portraiture

Sat 2 July – Sun 2 October

The fantastic David Hockney is back at the RA with his latest exhibit. With 82 unique portraits on show, you’ll have to go back again and again.

FESTIVAL | Looking For A Horse & Carriage Or Looking Into The Future?

Sun 3 July

Transport back in time to the Victorian era or get an insight into what the future has in store for the way Londoners travel, as Regent Street turns into a marvellous display of transportation.


ART | Tate Modern Brings Georgia O’Keeffe To London

Wed 6 July – Sun 30 October

Georgia O’Keeffe’s UK exhibition is coming to the Tate Modern for the first time in 20 years. Do you dare miss it?

MUSIC | Sway To The Sounds Of Somerset House This Summer Series

Thurs 7 – Sun 17 July

A summer breeze in your hair and a cool drink in your hand, the beautiful Somerset House couldn’t provide a better place to listen to the best music around.

FOOD | Love Natural Love Organic Welcomes All Health Nuts

Fri 8 – Sun 10 July

Are you constantly eating quinoa and on your way to a spin class? Love Natural Love Organic is your home away from home.

FESTIVAL | Southbank’s Festival Of Love Returns For Summer

Sat 9 July – Mon 29 August

Love is one of the greatest emotions that can consume any living being, so why not enjoy the summer of love over on the South Bank?


MUSICAL | Groundhog Day Comes Back Again And Again On Stage

Mon 11 July – Sat 17 September

The creative team behind smash-hit Matilda return with Groundhog Day, repeating again and again until September.

COMEDY | Just For Laughs Lands In London Town

Thurs 14 – Sun 24 July

One of comedy’s biggest events is hitting London after having huge success across the pond. The world’s wittiest comics are winging their way to make you chuckle.

OTHER | The Ultimate Star Wars Celebration Arrives In Europe

Fri 15 – Sun 17 July

In a galaxy not far from this one, ultimate fans from across the world will have the chance to engage in the universe of Star Wars and possibly meet one of the great cast and crew members.

COUNTRY | Console Your Inner Country Bumpkin At The Lambeth Show

Sat 16 – Sun 17 July

A prize for the largest legume or the pinkest peonies, you can see it all at the annual Lambeth Country Show, a place to eat, watch and boogie along the day away.


OTHER | Come Chill With A Cocktail At Camden’s Very Own Beach

Mon 18 July – Tues 23 August

Want to escape to paradise? Head on over to Camden’s beach terrace and sun yourself in this busy city. Cocktails will be flowing, so what more could you need?

FILM | Don’t Be The Only Human Bean Afraid Of The BFG

From Fri 22 July

Calling all human beans – if you don’t have anything brain-boggling to do this weekend, why not meet the only BFG you need to know!

SPORT | Race Down To The London Anniversary Games

Fri 22 – Sat 23 July

Dig out your old 2012 London Olympics t-shirts and embrace the nostalgia at the London Anniversary Games where the biggest athletes are set to return.

OTHER | Slip Away To The Seaside At London’s East Beach

Sat 23 July – Sun 4 September

No need to book an expensive holiday when London’s very own East Beach is back. Instead, head over to the Olympic Park for sandcastles and cocktails.


INSTALLATION | Spend Your Summer At The French Riviera In The Gherkin

Mon 25 July – Fri 2 September

This summer, there is no reason to jet off to the breathtaking Côte d’Azur, when this Mediterranean coastline arrives in the big city!

FILM | Just Keep Swimming Until Dory Arrives

From Fri 29 July

Everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, is back with a new adventure and mission to be reunited with her parents.

FESTIVAL | Do You Love The 90s? This Film Festival Does

Fri 29 –Sun 31 July

Nothing says summer like street food, live music and an outdoor cinema screening nothing but the greats from the good old 90s!

OTHER | Get Jolly At London’s Greatest Cocktail Party

Fri 29 –Sat 30 July

What’s Cocktails in the City? It’s unique cocktail tastings, interactive demonstrations, and a perfect summer weekend.

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