The Luna Cinema is back and better than ever, bringing a host of movie classics to green spaces all over London. The outdoor movie pop-up will be screening hits including Romeo + Juliet, Notting Hill and Knives Out, ideal for a romantic date night or just a fun evening with mates.
Best Events in July
The sun's in the sky, the city is sizzling and it feels like everyone's in a good mood. And it seems London is too, with rooftop parties, cocktail festivals, canal cruises and summertime pop-ups all on hand to help you make the most of it. So, whether you're after somewhere for a midnight dance or just looking to kick back and enjoy the balmy weather, you'll find them all here in our package of the best events in July.
Step off the streets of East London and into the Wild West with Moonshine Saloon's immersive event. Don your cowboy gear and prepare for a night of liquor smuggling, card games and potent drinks made by some of the greatest bartenders around.
Get involved in one of London's best events this July, as Hip Hop Brunch takes up residency at a top secret location. Enjoy an hour of bottomless tipples before belting out some bangers or watching as others attempt to rap their way through.
Head to Hackney's Bohemia Place where a Breaking Bad-inspired RV awaits. Step inside your motorhome away from home and mix up your very own molecular libations at this wacky and fully-immersive masterclass.
Summer 2020 might be saved just yet as the Prince of Wales opens up its Brixton rooftop for a series of socially distanced brunches and suppers. Using private party booths to ensure safety, these events will feature a mega lineup of DJs as well as tasty cocktails and mouth-watering food.
An exciting cocktail experience in the city, The Bletchley is a boozy WW2-inspired event bringing you puzzles and cryptic drinks. Solve your way around the bunker and decipher the enigma to earn yourself bespoke concoctions.
Got buns hun? Perk'd Up Burger are adding some excitement to your mealtimes with their various DIY kits, that'll give you a step-by-step guide and ingredients to make four delicious meals. Now all that's left to do is decide your patty...
Set sail and explore the Olympic Park canal network with Gin On The River. During your cruise you'll learn a short history of the spirit whilst sipping on four bespoke mixes, all served in custom glasses that are available to be kept as a souvenir.
Is it even summer if you're not soaking up the sun on a gorgeous rooftop? Located in Tobacco Dock, Skylight is a stunning spot offering views, brews and a number of outdoor games to keep you amused, including petanque and croquette.
What do you get when you combine speed boats with London Cocktail Club? Thames Rockets are the ultimate river experience. Not only will you be supplied with a tasty snifter, but this exhilarating speedboat ride will give you enviable views of the city's iconic skyline.
Whether you're a beginner or expert, you're in for a fun and energetic evening at Fiddle Paradiddle's Pop-Up Ceilidh. Taking place across London, the raucous night will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to a wild live band.
Making sure that your lockdown stays list, the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is back with another virtual instalment of their much-loved ever. Tune in this July for specials that promise musical favourites, fun and a few surprises.
Take your midnight antics to the next level with a Silent Sounds Boat Party. Kickstart your evening with a drink from The Dutch Master's onboard bar before moving up to the top deck where you'll be treated to iconic city landmarks and an epic clubbing experience.
Is this the best event happening in July? Fulham Beach is transporting Londoners to an exotic oasis, complete with a jungle-themed pergola, seaside huts and a flamingo bar. An urban gem, this haven is ideal for a chilled weekend with friends.
Spend your evening dancing on a secret rooftop at The Mansion London's tenth anniversary celebrations. They'll also be hosting an exclusive art exhibition if you fancy a bit of culture and have make-up artists and a clairvoyant on hand for that extra flair.
Who says you can't feel like a Dancing Queen whilst sun saluting? Get stuck into Disco Yoga's quirky workout experience, where DIY glitter stations are the norm and mountain poses and vinyasa flows are accompanied by a soundtrack of party classics.
Round up your housemates and hop aboard London's hottest new boating experience this July. You'll get to take the helm of these quirky self-driving vessels and choose your route as you cruise along the city's stunning canal network; make sure to pack a picnic for an extra-special adventure.
After something a little different this month? Switch things up with an interactive murder mystery that'll take you back to the summer of 1991. Think old-school vibes and a mystery that'll take you from your living room to the past.
Shake things up with a day of speciality quaffs and craft brews on a canal boat, thanks to Cocktails Ahoy! The outing will take you on a voyage along the River Lea with a playlist of upbeat tunes keeping energies high. Peckish? They've also got bar snacks to nibble on.
After months of being cooped up indoors it's little wonder you're craving a dose of culture. What better way to fall back in London than a party sunset cruise down the River Thames, complete with a retractable roof, fully-stocked bar and plenty of social distancing measures.
DUO's Do It For The Gram Cocktail Masterclass will help you earn major kudos at your next party. Gather your girls for this session that'll teach you how to whip up two picture-perfect creations that're almost too pretty to drink.
Dinner Ladies are giving you the chance to indulge in a luxury dining experience from home this summer. Choose from the birthday deal, which includes a three-course feast and wine pairing, or there's the boozy brunch package, glorious garden picnic box and the ultimate BBQ kit.
Tails are keeping you well-watered this July as they continue to whip up those expertly-batched cocktails. Get ready to sip on one of the best pornstar martinis out there as they send out the goods in huge 1L bottles, so all you have to do is shake it up and pour it out.
Gagging for a day of drinking and dancing in the sunshine? Head to Brixton Courtyard, where Garage Brunch is hosting a series of epic alfresco events. Expect unlimited cocktails, tasty food and epic DJs, all with social-distancing in mind throughout.
Bashment Brunch is an award-winning event in London. Playing the very best in soca, reggaeton, afrobeats and dancehall, they'll also be treating you to an hour of bottomless punch and a two-course feast of jerk chicken and rum cake.
Back for another season of sunshine antics, The Montague On The Gardens Beach Bar is knocking up summer-ready sips, barbecue plates and a tonne of excellent activities. Pop on your shades, top up the lotion and take a trip to Holborn for an inner-city getaway.
This July, indulge in the ultimate throwback event in London - we're talking acid-wash denim, Jason Donovan hits and mullets galore. The 90's Brunch will be keeping you on your toes with its free-flowing fizz, party games and vast array of nostalgic-themed entertainment.
Calling all culture vultures: this event will have you listening to live swing tunes at London's most famous jazz club. For one night only, Benoit Viellefon Hot Club will be performing a number of iconic 20s and 30s melodies at Ronnie Scotts.
Catch the city's most talented musicians as they perform a range of live sets and tribute shows at Jazz Cafe. With everything from Whitney-fuelled evenings to nights devoted to reggae, this series is bound to have something to please everyone.
Heading north of the river this month, over 30 multidisciplinary artists from the Black community are taking to Drink, Shop & Do. Make your way to King's Cross for creativity, drinks and your chance to support the community.
This year, your summer should be about two things - boats and booze - and the London Craft Beer Cruise is offering you all that and more. Take a trip down the Thames on this fun floating bar that brings together an excellent line up of local brews for you to chug on.
The Brixton Courtyard is a socially distant outdoor experience and a totally new way to party in London. Head here to revel in three areas designed for socialising in a Covid-safe setting with world class DJs, craft beverages, cocktails and some of the city's top street food traders.
Head on over to Flamingo Park in Chislehurst this July and you'll find Celestial Drive In Cinema. Offering a quirky drive-in movie experience inspired by Miami Vice, the outdoor event will keep you on your toes with its combination of Hollywood flicks and impressive refreshments from KERB food traders.
When it comes to darts, Flight Club are connoisseurs at bringing the party. Rally your mates for their Brunch Social and spend your weekend scoring bullseyes whilst dancing to a summer playlist, swigging from bottles of prosecco and nibbling on bottomless pizza.
If you're looking for fun things to do this month, then Jimmy's BBQ Club should be on your agenda. Taking over a hidden garden in Clapham, this alfresco dining experience is serving up 7-courses and welcome cocktails, with the option to BYO drinks.
Head down to the river where the Tattershall Castle plays host to some of the comedy circuit's most established acts and freshest talents every week. Find yourself there at the weekend? Stay on for their club night and dance to the biggest floor-fillers and souped-up pop songs.
West End Musical Brunch is adding a little razzle-dazzle to your Saturday. Starting with an hour of unlimited drinks and a two-course meal, the theatreland lovers will treat you to five hours of your favourite numbers performed by stars from the industry.
If you love a potent drink or two, Cocktails in the City 2020 is a must. Taking place across two days at Bedford Square Gardens, the festival is filled with pop-up bars from the best in the country, along with interactive mixology sessions and plenty more to look forward to.
Leicester Square's Bar Rumba is delivering a weekly dose of side-splitting laughter as part of their Comedy Carnival. Not only have they hosted household names, including Reginald D Hunter, Sarah Pascoe and Jack Whitehall, but they also offer 2-4-1 drinks until midnight.
When it comes to food festivals in summer, there's none quite like this. Gathering some of the country's best poultry purveyors under one big roof, London Wing Fest is giving you the chance to taste your way through delicious mouthfuls of chicken, alongside live music, drinks and games.
Check out Gigi's Bar this summer where the infamous 'Great British Brunch Off' comedy show will have you snorting espresso martinis out your nose. Join your drag-tastic host Ginger Phlappage for an afternoon of ludicrous activities including Take It To The Runway and The Wheel of Certain Misfortune.
Trade in your mundane whisky tastings for something a little more unusual with Mac & Wild's Drams In The Dark. Heightening your senses by using a blindfold, the fully immersive multi-sensory experience will guide you through four different sips, along with a number of canapes.
This July in London, be taken back to the Golden Age days of live jazz, late night debauchery, bathtub gin and flappers. The Candlelight Club are in town and they're set to host a series of glamorous soirees where you'll be dancing, drinking and getting merry as if it were the 1920s.
After months of poor attempts at eggs benedict and Tesco's cheapest fizz, London's bottomless brunch scene is finally snapping back into action. Kicking things off with a bang, Bar Elba's free-flowing offering includes tasty BBQ food, rooftop views and socially-distanced fun.
If you're after something a little different then look no further than Agency Unknown. The party pros are adding a comedy element to your night out with a number of brilliantly bizarre events that'll see you competitively twerking, lip-syncing and letting your hair down.
Bringing you some of the best events in London in July, The Reggae Brunch has you covered for cocktails, food and epic tunes. Beginning with an hour of bottomless rum punch and a three-course Caribbean meal, the party will soon move to the dancefloor where a DJ will be spinning some of the freshest tracks.
Back with a bang, Tonight Josephine is ready to bring summer to life with a unique selection of quirky events taking place this summer. From showgirl brunches to Mean Girls afternoon tea, they're making sure you pack as many memories into this season as possible.
In the market for mega sunset views over London's skyline? Look no further than Sky Garden - the stunning space that can be found on the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie. Reopening its door just in time for summer, £11 tickets include entry as well as a welcome cocktail.
The Little Yellow Door is a fabulous apartment-themed restaurant in Notting Hill dishing up gawp-worthy brunch classics and a seemingly endless supply of bubbles. Hit them up on a Saturday for a rowdy afternoon that'll have you and your posse ready for a night on the tiles.
Grow Hackney is a cool and quirky riverside retreat in London. A multipurpose space offering everything from workspaces to outdoor dining and dining, it's a must for summertime sipping with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups providing regular entertainment.
Offering some of the finest food experiences in London, The Moveable Feast is a charity restaurant crawl around the city's most exciting private dining rooms. Organised by area, you'll enjoy a stunning dish at four different fine-dining eateries with the aim of raising funds for Action Against Hunger.
Discover the summer of 1963 at Kellerman's resort this July, as Secret Cinema invite you to take part in their Dirty Dancing immersive experience. Expect an evening of drinking, dancing, live music and something even more tempting when you venture off the beaten track...
Ciderama is the capital's biggest craft cider festival, with hundreds of unusual creations and limited releases landing in Peckham for one day only. Guests will get an exclusive look into cideries from across the world, plus an exclusive Hawkes cider tasting glass to keep.