Summer is in full swing, the sun is (hopefully) out and London has an exceedingly lively July events calendar to take advantage of. Guests at any of Red Carnation Hotels’ London properties will have a huge variety of events to choose from, whether you’re interested in internationally anticipated sporting fixtures, historic musical events or must-see exhibitions. Here’s our pick of London’s very best events in July.
The 2018 Wimbledon Championships
An event watched around the globe, the Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Dating back to 1877, the championships take place over the first two weeks of July as the players compete for a place in the hotly anticipated final. Soak up the atmosphere on Centre Court with the help of Wimbledon Debenture Holders, or watch the world’s tennis greats battle it out from the comfort of the Wimbledon themed bar at The Rubens at the Palace.
2nd July – 15th July 2018
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club London
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Over 250,000 flowers will be on show at the Hampton Court Flower Show, taking place from 3rd – 8th July 2018. There is something for everyone here as you can take in the impressive displays, get inspired at the show gardens, shop at the Country Living Pavilion or attend one of the talks on expert horticultural tips from some world-renowned gardeners. For the exceptionally green-fingered, the preview evening on the 2nd July includes fireworks, live music and, of course, early access to the show.
3rd July – 8th July 2018
Hampton Court Palace
Life in the Dark
Taking place just around the corner from The Egerton House Hotel, follow the fascinating lives of nocturnal animals with this brand-new exhibition at the Natural History Museum. The exhibition will explore a range of species such as deep-sea fish, moles, moths and even crocodiles to examine how they thrive in the shadows. The perfect family trip, make sure to stop by the seasonal butterfly tent if you’re visiting with young children.
13th July – 31st December 2018
Natural History Museum
An integral part of the British summer, the BBC Proms (short for promenade concerts) begin in mid July. The proms are an eight-week celebration of classical music, with some of the world’s finest musicians and orchestras descending on London for a joyous and lively series of concerts. With an aim of allowing everyone to enjoy world class classical music, venues range from the magnificent Royal Albert Hall to the city’s public parks.
13th July – 8th September 2018
Royal Albert Hall
A Royal Day Out
Experience a comprehensive tour of some of London’s most famous royal buildings with a Royal Day Out. Available from 21st July 2018, visitors will first tour the Queen’s Gallery, where they can enjoy the current exhibition, Splendours of the Sub-Continent, which celebrates the South African treasures of the Royal Collection. The next stop is the Royal Mews, to view the historic collection of royal carriages. Then it’s on to the Throne Room, used by the Queen for ceremonial occasions, and a walk around the garden and lake, where you can take in views of the palace.
21st July – 30th September 2018
Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
An annual festival of cycling, Prudential RideLondon sees central London close its roads as cyclists take over the city. The highlight is the RideLondon Freecycle, where the whole city joins together for an eight-mile cycle around London’s most iconic landmarks. No bike? Why not try London’s easy accessible rental bike service for as little as £2.
28th July 2018
Make the most of London’s full July events schedule when you stay at any of Red Carnation Hotels’ centrally located London properties.