With the start of summer, July has a lot of exciting things to offer in London. Festivals, shopping, food and some fantastic exhibitions, London has it all. So sccroll down for 10 things to do in London in July 2016.
2. Somerset House Summer Series
Fancy a musical evening with for example James Morrison, St. Germain and Laura Mvula? Head over to Somerset House for the famous Summer Series.
When? 7-17 July 2016
Where? Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
3. Georgia O’Keeffe At The Tate Modern
On 6 July the highly anticipated Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition opens at the Tate Modern. With over 100 paintings portraying her famous magnified flowers, New Mexico desert landscapes and animal skulls, this exhibition features some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s important works. As no other work of Georgia O’Keeffe is displayed in any UK public collection this exhibition is a must see for any art lover. By the way did you know that the Georgia O’Keeffe’s famous painting ‘Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1’ is the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction? And yes, this painting is also exhibited. Ending 30 October there’s plenty of time to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition if you can’t make it this month.
When? From 6 July to 30 October 2016
Where? Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
4. BBC Promes
Called the world’s greatest classical music festival, the BBC Proms starts this July. With 91 concerts over 58 days there’s plenty to chose from. Some of the best musicians, composers and artists will be preforming at the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal College of Music. And no it’s not expensive. You can for example enjoy world-class performances for just £6 if you go promming.
When? From 15 July to 10 September 2016
Where? Various places in London
5. The Slide
In for a thrill? Head over to The Slide, the highest and longest (178m) tunnel slide in the world. Definitely not the faint hearted or the claustrophobic, but if you’re in for a ride take the 40-second trip down through loops and curves and end with a 50 meter straight run back down to earth!
When? 1 April – 30 September 2016
Where? ArcelorMittal Orbit, 3 Thornton Street, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford,London, E20 2AD.
Get ready for a party! Wireless is back this summer with a 3-day festival. To name a few Calvin Harris, The 1975, Martin Garrix and Big Sean perform on Wireless. Get your tickets before they are sold out.
When? 8-10 July 2016
Where? Finsbury Park, London
7. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Do make sure to go to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to delight your senses. While there make sure not to miss the Butterfly Dome filled with exotic butterflies from Indonesia and South America. Foodies will get inspired at the special Cook & Grow Theatre. In other words, there’s something for everyone at the RH Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
When? 5-10 July 2016
Where? Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
8. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The Truman Capote classic is now reborn with a more modern-ish take with Pixie Lott starring as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Expect great costumes, music and theatricals.
When? 30th June to 17th September 2016
Where? Haymarket Theatre Roay, Soho, London
9. Bread Street Kitchen
Hungry after all these things to do in London? Why not head over to Bread Street Kitchen. Less than 5 minutes away from St. Paul’s, this Gordon Ramsay restaurant has everything you need to fill your empty stomach. Whether you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner for sure there’s something that you find tasty, like the Tamarind Spiced Chicken Wings.
Suffering from food allergies? Then you know how difficult it can be to go out for food. From experience, Bread Street Kitchen knows how to handle your allergies. But as always make sure to inform your waiter of your allergies (also when you book a table) and check everything again when your food arrives whether you eat at Bread Street Kitchen or at another restaurant.
When? Open 7 days a week
Where? 10 Bread Street, London, EC4M 9AJ
10. London Sample Sales
July has some great sample sales in store. Just think of Preen, Antonio Berardi, Christopher Raeburn and Miista to name a few. So if you’re in for some guilt-free shopping check out the July London sample sales guide.