Best Events in July
With so much going on in July, it can be difficult to know just exactly where to start! Sports galore, pop-ups to boot, and al fresco events like no other month - we're big fans of July. So whether you're looking for the best place to catch the sports action or just looking to kick back and enjoy the sun (god damn it it'll stay), we've put together a package of the best events and parties that are going ahead throughout the month.
Last updated on 27th April 2017
July just got a whole lot hotter as Guilty Pleasures comes to refurbished former theatre KOKO in Camden. Full of the cheesiest, catchiest and happiest songs, the night is the perfect opportunity to stretch those vocal chords, dance to the silliest dance moves and confess all to Father Oates.
It's a summer's evening and you want to party - take it outside with Silent Sounds Boat Party as the fun-time party boat cruises past some of London's most iconic sights. Dance to a mix of music channels under a starry sky, and while seeing Tower Bridge and amazing landmarks float past.
The Ferryman sold out its initial run at The Royal Court Theatre in under 24 hours. Now it is being brought to life this July by multi-award winning film and stage director Sam Mendes, with a play that tells a story of a rural Irish village changed forever by the arrival of a mystery visitor.
Blues Kitchen Camden are putting on a massive night in tribute to Bowie as they invite The Beekays to play his most amazing hits. There will also be facepainting and a prize for the best fancy dress.
Taking place in a cemetery in Stoke Newington, Grimm Fairy Tales will be an atmospheric and unique retelling of the classic tales. Brought to life by Pandemonium Productions, see your favourite tales such as Hansel & Gretal and Red Riding Hood in this unique North London setting.
Having received rave reviews and a sell-out run, Alice's Adventures Underground are returning for 2017. Follow the White Rabbit to The Vaults at Waterloo to create your story in Wonderland, from a party with the Mad Hatter through to riddles from the Cheshire Cat.
Nicole Line hosts textile workshops that are designed to teach a creative skill to both adults and children. Perfect regardless of whether you’re a complete beginner or a total pro, you’ll share ideas and techniques in a relaxed setting. The workshops are held at venue’s throughout London, where you’ll learn how to use the equipment, source the materials and even set up your own studio space at home.
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.
Having already one over the hearts of many of London's burlesque fans, Tempest Rose and her House of Burlesque embark on a new mission, combining sultry routines with eye-opening technology. This head turning event will take place at the Underbelly Festival on London's Southbank and will draw in crowds from across the capital. Trust us, you won't forget this wonderfully weird experience anytime soon.
Join the most aloof garden party you’ll attend this summer at the Chap Olympiad. Dress in your dandiest clothes and compete in a series of challenges, from track and field to floppy of hair events, you’ll gain less points for sporting prowess then you will for dandiness. With your other eccentrically dressed sports men and women, raise a glass to Britain’s sporting incompetence.
If you love beer, you can’t go far wrong than with a festival dedicated to the Belgium brews. Discover unique beers from 20 authentic Belgian craft breweries and taste them with your very own festival glass. There will also be tonnes of authentic Belgium food available from meatballs to cheese or shrimp croquettes.
This is no ordinary quiz night. It’s more of a massive disco in pub quiz format, as Sounds Familiar leave the boring trivia questions at home and come armed with their record box instead. The drill is pretty simple; they’ll play a snippet of a famous song, and it’s up to you to scribble down the artist and the track’s name. Audience participation is a big deal, and terrible singing/dad-at-a-wedding dance moves are encouraged.
Summer weekends just got even hotter as Brixton Beach makes its huge comeback for summer 2017. The South London spot will have you partying July away with a real sandy beach, scorching vibes, amazing DJs, big-name street food dealers and all the summery cocktails you need.
Get a little naughty with nostalgia this July in London as there's a roaring new brunch event on the scene. Not only dosing the crowd on favourite 90s bites and bottomless mimosas, there's set to be DJs, lip-sync battles and plenty more.
Celebrate the start of Wimbledon and Britain's love of tea with a cocktail masterclass at a secret East London location. On the day, guests will be taught how to make the perfect alcoholic cuppa, using milk vodka from the Black Cow spirit brand. Expect plenty of flairing, a few alcoholic snacks and plenty of wonderfully weird flavours.
Thirsty Thursday is about to reach a whole different level thanks to the Shoreditch Pub Crawl. Offering 2-4-1 tickets (that’s £6 per person), you’ll go hard with free entry to four of the area’s top nightspots, with free shots and beer pong antics throughout. Hook up with a raucous crowd out to have a great time and experience Shoreditch nightlife at unbeatable prices.
The summer months mean you get to enjoy some of the best outdoor activities in London, and Campfire Club Friday is doing just that. Gathering the best musical talent in the capital to a secret natural location, they’ll be playing for you, completely unplugged, around an intimate campfire.
Elanor Conway’s hilarious stand-up, sell-out show is coming to the Century Club this July, telling the ridiculous story of the comedians own life. From partying around the world as a music journo to working for the triads in Asia and making hardcore porn – this fresh comedic experience is all about laughing at the extremes of one’s own life.
Comedy Carnival is celebrating Independence Day with a night of brilliant comedy. Join the West End Bar Rumba as they host the huge night of hilarious shenanigans, this time led by some of America's top comedians.