Things to do in London in July
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Things to do in London in July

You won’t want to miss these sensational summer events

Unsure what to do in London this month? No fear – C&TH has you covered. Make sure to add these to your calendar.

July conjures images of sunshine, long evenings, and best of all – summertime working hours. With the capital fast approaching a heatwave, we don’t want you to miss out on a thing. Here’s the best selection of events and pop-ups of things to do, see, eat and experience in London this month.

The Events Calendar: Things To Do In London In July

Jet back to Russia 1991

‘Patriots’ at the Almeida 2nd July – 20th August 

Too warm outside? Hark back instead to the chilly dawn of a new Russia and the fall of the Soviet Union, with the Almeida’s production. A gripping play about oligarch ambition and the cost of loyalty starring Tom Hollander and directed by Rupert Goold.

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Bloomin’ Good Menu

Hakkasan in Bloom until 28th July

Hakassan in Bloom

One of the best names in Chinese fine-dining teams up with the one of the best names in English sparkling wine. Hakkasan and Nyetimber have collaborated to create an exciting limited edition menu which focuses on seasonal ingredients. Try Wagyu beef shui mai sourced from Yorkshire, and the Shanghai mess meringue with British coastal strawberries. Be sure to enjoy this menu against the backdrop of a colourful floral installation before it ends.

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Watch the Women’s Euros 2022 26th July England vs Sweden, KO 8pm

Wembley Stadium

Whether you’re a football fan or not, there’s an undeniable atmosphere attached to a big sporting event. And as Wimbledon winds down, the EUROs is there to take its place. Recreate the magic of last summer and support the English team in the EUROs in the upcoming qualifiers – given most of the big stadium fixtures are sold out, we recommend watching at the Boxparks for a lively, communal atmosphere.

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Make Your Abs Ache (From Laughing Too Hard)

JOHN REED Gym Liverpool Street 28th July, 7pm

Comedy Night at John Reed Gym

Proving once and for all that gym bunnies and bros have a sense of humour. The world-renowned gym hailing from Berlin’s fitness scene hosts not just killer ab-workouts to live DJ sets – but also monthly comedy nights. This month’s lineup includes Yedoge Travis (who you might recognise from Netflix’s Russian Doll) plus TikTok funnyman, Muhsin

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Yippee-ki-yay for Action Packed Nights

London Action Festival 28th – 31st July

London Action Festival

Die Hard © 1988 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Fan of nail-biting car chases? Enjoy terse scenes filled to the brim with fights, flings and full-pelt fisticuffs? London’s inaugural Action Festival might be the place for you, if so. From film screenings to director Q&As, not to mention panel talks, this promises one action-packed weekend (and you can finally expect to hear the last word on the ‘Is Die Hard a Christmas Film?’ from its director John McTiernan).


Hans in the Air 

Candlelit Hans Zimmer Concerts Until 28th July

Candlelight Concerts

Celebrate legendary composer Hans Zimmer’s best works in the astonishing grounds of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Allow a talented string quartet to transport you from The Lion King to The Pirates of the Caribbean – all lit by enchanting candlelight. Potentially a romantic evening or one for the Mark Kermode wannabes.

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Celebrate African Polo

Lux Afrique Polo 30th July

Lux Afrique - things to do in London in July

Dubbed the ‘Black Ascot’, Hurtwood Park Polo Club plays host to Europe’s premier African polo event. Hosted by Hurtwood Park Polo, four talented teams descend on the grounds for two matches, looked on by well-heeled guests and VIPs (and with a competition for best dressed towards the end of the day, expect brilliant outfits). A brilliant day of polo awaits – followed by brilliant musical performances by both soul voice Shola Ama and the Pegasus Opera Company.

Scavenger Hunt

Victoria Overton’s recycled exhibition Until 31st July

Sculpture by Victoria Overton - Things to Do in London in July

Featuring works constructed from scavenged materials, American sculptor Victoria Overton’s first solo UK exhibition takes recycling to extremes. How? Her installation won’t go to waste when it comes to an end; the artist plans to break it down for further use. This work explores how the old can be made new once more.

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