Can you believe we’re already half way through the summer?! We’ve been loving summer life in the city so far, and it doesn’t stop here! We’ve rounded up the best things to do in London this July. Why not come and join in the fun? …
If you’re looking for the best way to cool down on a hot summer’s day in the city – look no further! Grab your swimwear and head to the open-air Bathing Ponds at Hampstead Heath. In the midst of the lush trees and green pastures are the UK’s only life-guarded open water swimming facilities. Totally natural, unheated and wholly refreshing!
In the midst of East London’s ‘tech city’ you’ll find ‘The Magic Roundabout,’ an urban hangout whose tagline is ‘eats, beats, booze.’ There’s not much about that that we don’t like the sound of! To find this spot take the secret staircase from Old Street Station and you’ll find this hidden oasis in the middle of Old Street Roundabout. Find tasty street food, creative cocktails, craft beers and parties happening on a regular basis.
Free Entry unless a ticketed event
Check website for full details
This nature reserve in the middle of bustling King’s Cross has woodland, grassland and wetland habitats. Sitting on the banks of Regent’s Canal, this two acre haven is the perfect place to chill out with birds, butterflies and amphibians for company.
Check website for seasonal opening times
At the heart of the King’s Cross regeneration project is Granary Square. It’s the place where barges once unloaded their goods during the area’s industrial hey day. Now, it’s a bustling public square, animated by over 1,000 choreographed fountains. Plenty of great restaurants surround the square. Check out Caravan or Grain Store for brunch or Dishoom for, arguably, the best Indian in town!
Ever dreamed of drinking cocktails on a boat? Well this is where your dreams come true! The team behind renowned Kentish Town cocktail bar ‘Ladies & Gentleman’ are bringing their drink-making skills to a working-barge in King’s Cross. Hop on board to enjoy classic mai tais along with creative original numbers like the ‘Jungle Bird Twist.’ Aye aye captain, that sounds alright to us!
1st June – 30th July 2017
Tickets £15 for a one-hour trip
Wimbledon has been played since 1877, making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Out of the four ‘Grand Slams’ it’s considered the most prestigious. Even if you’re not lucky enough to get tickets for the tournament, there’s plenty of places around London to watch it on the big screen. Come rain or shine, Londoners will be out in force to support their players! Find out where to catch all the action right here.
3rd – 16th July 2017
Screenings are free
The ‘Summer Series’ at Somerset House is a highlight of London’s musical calendar. In it’s stunning courtyard, talented artists take to the stage to entertain crowds throughout the summer. Most tickets are sold out but you can still grab a spot to see LA art-rock quartet Warpaint’s whose ethereal sound and shifting harmonies would be the perfect thing to enjoy underneath the dusky night sky.
10th July 2017
It’s that time of year again, to celebrate love – in all it’s many forms! LGBT communities take over streets and venues in London with rainbow flags, lively crowds and a whole lot of pride spirit. This year the theme is ‘Love Happens Here,’ aiming to counter the not-so-nice happenings in London and beyond of late. The main parade will take place on July 8th, but make sure you check the website for full details of the various events happening throughout the city.
24th June – 9th July 2017
British Summer Time Festival takes over Hyde Park for the first 9 days in July. The award-winning festival has hosted some of the biggest names in music over the past few years, and this year looks no different! The line-up for 2017 includes artists such as Justin Bieber, Phil Collins, Green Day and Kings of Leon. Tickets are flying off the shelves fast so if you’re keen to get involved, grab yours soon!
1st – 9th July 2017
Tickets from £90
Lovebox, held in Hackney’s Victoria Park, is one of the highlights of the city’s festival calendar. With a strong mix of electronic acts and live bands it’s garnered a reputation for showcasing some of the best of British and international music talent to a crowd that’s filled with the cool kids of East London. This year, catch the likes of Frank Ocean, Chase and Status, Seth Troxler and Jess Glyne. Alongside that, you’ll find the weird and the wonderful – performance art, dance and plenty of top afterparties.
Jul 14 – Jul 15, 2017
Weekend Ticket £126.25
Have we got you in the mood for some London summer lovin’? Then grab your bed and come and get involved! Check out our Special Offers page too and you might just get yourself a HOT deal …