What’s Hot In London in July?

Simon HardingOK, you are coming to London for a theatre break in July and you need something to do during the day. Of course there are the museums and the attractions and the parks,  but July has a few very special events to offer too.

Here are five great ideas of ways you can fill up your days when you come to London – whether you have a show to go to in the evening or you are just down for the weekend!

Summer Streets

Regent Street all Sundays in July 2015

Regent Street Hosts Summer Streets

Experience Regent Street at its best with the return of Summer Streets. Each Sunday will be a different theme. First will be “Garden Party” on 05 July followed by “Health Kick” on 12 July.

Fashion Festival (19/7) and Culture Club (26/7) will cover the third and fourth Sundays – it is just a pity there are not more!

These occasions are an ideal time to shop, dine and have a refreshing drink or two!

Kew The Music

Kew Gardens 07 – 12 July 2015

Kew Gardens is the place to be for one of the coolest summer music festivals. Acts include Paloma Faith, Jools Holland, UB40 and the Specials.

To go with the music you can also pre-order a yummy hamper or pick up some bites from the artisan food stalls and bar… or you can just BYO!

Note: If you fancy a short break to London featuring a visit to Kew Palace and gardens then check out our sister site, Royal Breaks

Bastille Festival

Bankside and Borough Market 12 July 2015

Bastille Festival is back for its eighth year at Bankside and Borough Market. Sample some French delicacies, enjoy live music and street performances and take part in a game of boules. For those left wanting more, the festivities will carry on at night with the Bal Populaire.

No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990

Guildhall Art Gallery 10 July – 24 Jan 2016

The Guildhall Art Gallery celebrates Black British cultural heritage, social and political history. Particular focus will be put on the lives of activists Eric and Jessica Huntley and a number of prominent Black artists will be featured.

Eid Festival 2015

Trafalgar Square, 25 July 2015

Celebrate the Eid festival in Trafalgar Square to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Sample a feast of worldly foods with stalls will be dishing up Malaysian, Turkish, Asian, Egyptian, Lebanese, Indonesian, and Arabic cuisine. Enjoy live music and performance, plus family activities such as face-painting, henna, calligraphy and sports

Stay cool out there!

All the best

Simon