Things to Do in July in London 2016

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

The world's greatest classical music event, the BBC Proms, presents daily fun and affordable concerts for eight weeks at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall.

 
If rock, pop or dance music is more your thing, head to 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.

Buckingham Palace opens to the public every summer, giving you a chance to peer inside the lavishly furnished rooms and see special royal exhibitions.

Art Night comes to London for the first time in early July 2016, with a free trail of art through Westminster for one night only.

While London celebrates Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday and The BFG movie release with a six-week BFG Dream Jar Trail through the city.

 
The largest annual flower show in the world, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, attracts thousands of gardening fans to explore beautiful gardens and floral displays.

Enjoy cycling shows, thrilling races and the UK's largest sportive, as London takes to two wheels for the RideLondon festival of cycling. Or catch some of the world’s best athletes ahead of Rio at the London Anniversary Games.

For more things to do 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 guide to top shows in July.

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

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