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

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

Experience 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.

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.

Celebrate the capital's LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community with the annual Pride in London parade through Central London and free performances in Trafalgar Square.

Find contemporary art installations and performances in iconic and unusual venues for one night only during Art Night.

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 in July.

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

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 July, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London. And catch the best of the London stage this month with our theatre guide.

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

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