Ready for a scorcher? We mean the amazing line-up of July events, rather than the unreliable British summer, obviously. As well as the Wimbledon tennis finals, July also means we’re deep in music festival season Summer also means loads of new pop-ups, alfresco dining and hours spent lounging around London’s best rooftop bars. If you can drag yourself away from those cocktails, here are our highlights of the very best things to do around town in July.
Pride in London Parade 2019 – LGBT+ communities take over London’s streets for a massive celebration of love in all its forms London’s getting its annual helping of rainbow flags, fun-loving crowds, and LGBT+ spirit with the Pride in London Parade on July 6 2019. This year’s event will boast hundreds of floats and walking groups from across the LGBT+ spectrum, which will march through the heart of London from 12pm onwards.
Movies on the River 2019 – Can you imagine watching a movie under the stars on the top deck of a boat, after a cruise along the Thames? Time Out will make that dream a reality in the summer of 2019 with the return for a third annual season of Movies on the River – London’s first ever cinema on the Thames. For five nights a week from early June to August, our movie boat will offer a food and drink-fuelled sunset cruise from the Tower of London. Until 3rd August 2019.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019 – Experience two weeks of first-class tennis, served with strawberries and cream at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in south-west London every summer for the longest-running tennis tournament in the world, and one of four annual Grand Slam tennis events held around the globe. From 01 July 2019 to 14 July 2019.
Buckingham Palace tour: Summer Opening 2019 – Explore the lavish interiors of the Queen’s official London residence, and one of the world’s few remaining working royal palaces, at Buckingham Palace this summer. Visit the official London residence of the Queen, as Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public every summer. In 2018, Buckingham Palace is open to visitors. From 22 July 2019 to 29 September 2019.
Angler – Bordered by lavender bushes and olive trees, Michelin-starred Angler’s chic outdoor terrace is open all year thanks to a retractable roof that shields diners from summer rain and winter chills. Tables can’t be booked, but once you’re ‘in’, you can sip premium cocktails while nibbling on big-money seafood snacks – Porthilly oysters, Cornish sea bass tartare, Alaskan king crab cromesquis. Otherwise, push the boat out with a pot of oscietra caviar