Things to do in London in July 2020

Take in the July heat at London's outdoor attractions and open-air events, including some of the capital's biggest music, sports and flower festivals.
Panorama of London with fields of grass and trees in sunshine.
Head to Primrose Hill in July, one of the hottest months to enjoy in London. Credits: Jan-Otto. Image courtesy of iStock.

Key events in July

  • July is one of the warmest months to visit London.                         

  • Buckingham Palace usually opens its doors to visitors for summer.

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

  • Pride in London, a huge celebration of the LGBT+ community often falls in July.

July brings fabulous festivals to the city, and is one of the warmest months of the year in the capital! It's time to head to London's great outdoors: visit one of London's parks, enjoy an open-top bus toureat alfresco and sip on a drink at a rooftop bar.

There are all manner of things to do in July, but this year some London events have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Check back nearer the time for the latest advice and confirmed openings.

You can also squeeze plenty out of the summer in London with our Virtually London guide, which if full of virtual events and things to do at home.

What's on in London in July? 

Explore London's outdoors

Unmissable July events for your diary

  • Peer inside the lavishly furnished rooms of Buckingham Palace during the annual summer opening of the Queen's official London residence (while the Queen is away on a holiday!). This year's event has been cancelled.
  • Shop on a traffic-free Regent Street, tuck into foodie treats and enjoy free entertainment during Summer Streets.
  • Take in the infectious atmosphere at the African Village Cultural Festival, celebrating the African culture through performances, mouthwatering food, talks and workshops.
  • Pop your kicks on for the London Victoria Park Summer Half Marathon and 10K.
  • Tobacco Dock London welcomes you to devour tonnes of halal goodies! Make your way to the London Halal Food Festival to get your fill.

Must-see music festivals this July

Annual festivals in July in London

  • Celebrate the capital's LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community with the Pride in London festival, which usually 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. This year's event has been postponed.
  • Every July, you can marvel at the beautiful gardens and floral displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, the largest annual flower show in the world. This year's event is taking place in September
  • Immerse yourself in all things tattoo-art at Europe's biggest tattoo festival, the London Tattoo Convention 2020. This year's event has been postponed until 2021.

London sports events

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. If you're in London, find out what's on this weekend and download the Visit London app for the latest information on coolest things happening in the capital. 

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

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