Things to Do in London in July 2017

July is the perfect time to explore London's outdoor attractions and open-air events, including some of the capital's biggest music, sports and flower festivals.

July is usually one of the warmest months of the year in London.

Head outdoors to make the most of the summer weather: visit one of London's parks, enjoy an open-top bus tour, eat al fresco and enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar.

July Events in London

Watch world-class tennis as you tuck into traditional strawberries and cream at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Advance tickets always sell out, but you can get your hands on same-day tickets if you're prepared to queue.

Peer inside the lavishly furnished rooms of Buckingham Palace and discover special royal exhibitions, during the annual summer opening of the Queen's official London residence.

Celebrate the capital's LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community with the two-week Pride in London festival, including a parade through Central London, free performances in Trafalgar Square and the West End, plus a Pride in the Park event in Vauxhall.

Experience the world's greatest classical music event, the BBC Proms, which kicks off this month for eight weeks of fun and affordable concerts at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall.

If rock, pop or dance music is more your thing, head to another one of London's music festivals in July. Many of these lively outdoor events take place in parks, such as Lovebox in Victoria Park or British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

Follow a free trail of contemporary art and performances in iconic and unusual venues for one night only during Art Night.

Take a stroll through a free sculpture garden in Regent's Park with Frieze Sculpture this summer.

Marvel at beautiful gardens and floral displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest annual flower show in the world.

Drop by one of London's many open-air summer festivals along the banks of the Thames, many of which offer free activities, from Southbank Centre's Summertime and the Underbelly Festival, to London Bridge City Summer Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

Enjoy cycling shows, thrilling races and the UK's largest sportive, as London takes to two wheels for the RideLondon festival of cycling this July.

You can also watch the world's best para-athletes compete in the IPC ParaAthletics World Championships this month.

For more things to do in London in July, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London, or download a free copy of the July London Planner visitor guide. And catch the best of the London stage with our roundup of top shows to see in July.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.

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