Things to do in London in July 2019

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.
Crowds gather in front of the Trafalgar Square stage during Pride in London 2017.
Pride in London 2017 Trafalgar Square stage. Image courtesy of Pride in London.
  • July is one of the warmest months to visit London.                          

  • Buckingham Palace opens its doors to visitors for summer.

  • July events include Wimbledon, BBC Proms, BST Hyde Park, RideLondon and the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

  • Pride in London LGBT+ celebrations often fall in July. 

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 toureat alfresco and enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar.

July events in London

Annual London events 

  • Celebrate the capital's LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community with the Pride in London festival which takes place in June and July. The festival culminates with the famous Pride in London Parade through central London, and free performances in Trafalgar Square.
  • Marvel at beautiful gardens and floral displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest annual flower show in the world.
  • Experience the world's greatest classical music event, BBC Proms, which kicks off this month for eight weeks of fun and affordable concerts at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall.
  • Peer inside the lavishly furnished rooms of Buckingham Palace during the annual summer opening of the Queen's official London residence.

Unmissable July events in London

  • Discover incredible illustrations at the World Illustration Awards and see creative responses to current conversations, including climate change and feminism.
  • Climb aboard a City Cruises vessel to sip on bubbly, dance to top DJs and sail by London landmarks with Tunes on the Thames.
  • Head to Backyard Cinema's L.A. Nights beach party for cocktails, palm trees and Hollywood movies.

Outdoor activities in July

London sports events

  • 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.
  • Cheer on international hockey teams at a thrilling FIH Pro League fixture.
  • See the stars of track and field race to the finish line at the Müller Anniversary Games.
  • Head to the Kia Oval and Lord's to see top cricket teams compete for glory in the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

For more things to do in London 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 with our London theatre guide.

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

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