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 parties and events in July in London.
Last updated on 28th June 2017
London's biggest brunch session returns this July, taking over not just SushiSamba but also Duck & Waffle. The event takes place in the heart of the City, and will pair together two great brunch menus, plus a great party afterwards. With the likes of Josh Roberts and Josh Parkinson set to DJ, this is one party brunch you're certain to be talking about for years to come.
Make sure you don't miss one of the best summer events as Luna Cinema returns for another season of beautiful film is stunning locations. Grab a picnic blanket and watch your favourite films under the stars as the group take over spots such as Alexandra Palace, Brockwell Lido and Kew Gardens.
The Glam Clam is a night like no other. Taking over the Dead Dolls House in Islington, the evening will feature 3 floors of live entertainment, a handful of great DJ sets, all your favourite drinks and plenty of fun courtesy of the drag queens leading the event. A house party that you're certain to be talking about for years to come, this July event is not to be missed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The London Shuffle Club is back bringing you the game that has taken the capital by storm. With six indoor courts, two table shuffleboards and loads of cocktails and pizza its better than ever. Come early, bring your friends, learn the rules and dance to disco tunes before you take the court by storm.
The Nomad Cinema takes some of the most iconic films in history and plonks them outside at the most fabulous spots in the city. Watching your favourite films in beautiful surroundings might just be one of the best ideas for a summer event around.
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.
Jay Gatsby formally invites you to his secret London party this July. Taking place at Gatsby's drugstore in South London, guests are encouraged to dress to impress in their finest 1920s attire. Enjoy a few cocktails, watch the dazzling live jazz band and soak up all the frivolous fun on offer at this Gatsby night out in London.
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.
The Big London Bake is a fun baking event that's taking inspiration from one of the UK's most popular tv shows. The competition will see amateur bakers from across London battle it out against each other in a set of baking challenges. Do you have what it takes to rise to the top? Or will you crumble under the pressure?
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.
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.
Prepare for one of the most emotional nights of your life as Massaoke sees a crowd gather to sing some of the best karaoke songs from the 80s, 90s and 00s. There’s a big screen with the lyrics, DJs, a live band, glitter cannons and giant balloons – as well as some lip sync battles for good measure.
Comedy in a church? That's right, July is churning out some absolute gems. Join Live At The Chapel for some of the finest comedy in the city this month as you tuck back into pews and enjoy the rolling laughter from some of the finest in stand-up.
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.
See off July with a delicious supper club from Jam Tree Chelsea. They’ll be serving up two-courses of delicious Caribbean food crafted by their head chef, all washed down by bottomless Mount Gay Polo Club punch.
The BBQ Club is the best summer concept for those wanting a fun, social interactive dining experience on the South Bank of the Thames. Guests get the opportunity to baste and grill their own six course meal alongside the chef in the split-level restaurant looking out over the river. Great food and great company – want more could you want?
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.
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.
Coupling sunshine with great West African music and stunning BBQ food, the Afro-Vintage Garden Party is back at Tottenham Hale's STYX. With the likes of Buyers Club, Champagne Funk back and special guests Quinton Scott controlling the tunes, guests will be treated to the very best Afro-beat and hip hop songs throughout the day.
Get down to the jam tree for a night of fun salsa dancing. Your teacher has danced on the West End stage, as well as with celebrities like Cheryl Cole and Rihanna, meaning even those with two left feet will get the hang of it. You’ll also get a complimentary rum cocktail as well.
Celebrate Canada Day this year with an afternoon of craft beer and unlimited pizza! Choose from meaty, veggie, vegan and gluten free pizzas, washed down by some delicious craft beers, while the tunes from Canada’s favourite recording artists play in the background.
Head over to Chelsea to celebrate fourth of July with a big dose of style. Goat DINE are throwing their hat in the ring with DJs, live music, cowboy chic and a menu full of hearty American classics.
Big Screen On The Green is back for another July of outdoor summer fun. Pull out that old picnic blanket and head to Parsons Green in South West London, where you'll find a series of outdoor film screenings and live coverage of this year's Wimbledon tournament. With food and drink on site and the huge blue sky as your ceiling, this is one fun event you don't want to miss.
There's a Caribbean breeze in Stoke Newington as Zona N16 puts on a night of partying and eating. Join the North London venue this July for live music, sharing platters, rum punch, happy hours and specially cooked dishes.
The Block Party Cinema are taking things to a new level, offering a Brazilian themed evening like no other. Revolving around a screening of the iconic film The City of God, this event will be held at JuJu's in East London. To really get guests in the Brazilian mood, the team will be hosting a fun cocktail masterclass, an afro-samba dance workshop and an incredible VR experience, showcasing what life is like in the city of Rio. What more could you want from a July event in London?
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.
Sit back in a deckchair and watch Wimbledon in the style it deserves. South Place Hotel are hosting the final on their open-air, West-facing rooftop terrace on their large Bang and Olufsen screen. Meanwhile, you can nibble on complimentary strawberry meringue and white chocolate artisan ice cream, a gourmet scotch egg and a refreshing scotch egg, protected by the retractable roof terrace should it start raining.
Listen to an orchestral rendition of social and music pioneer Curtis Mayfield's work at this event in East London. Join XOYO and a live orchestra for an evening of politically engaging and beautiful music.
Following the three principles of run, condition and move, Digme fitness are bringing one of their epic classes to the Aviary rooftop in the city. Take part in a 50 minute session to beautiful London views, followed by smoothies and breakfast on the terrace.
The world as we know it has ended and the undead are threatening to destroy everything. It's your job to help the army over at Bunker 51 in this amazing immersive experience; over the course of 3 1/2 hours you will be given training, shown the zombies and let in for a few terrifying surprises...
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.
It's time to steam toward summer with one of the best pop-up events in the city. Coming at you with street food, palm trees and partying aplenty, join Neverland London as this top notch event promises a journey to the tropics just shy of West London.
Central London venue, The Hippodrome Casino is perking up your summer with a series of amazing live music concerts. Join the impressive spot as they are joined by some of swing and jazz's favourite acts, from The Tootsie Rollers through to The Eastcoast Boys.
Overdough is all about spontaneity and surprises. Not only is there bottomless cocktails for an hour, but also non-stop endless pizza. Expect flashing lights, hip-hop karaoke and tonnes of music.
London Vegan Beer Fest is returning for 2017 with even more plant-based goodies. Head to Hackney for a July Saturday of vegan beer in a beer hall, a beer market with street food, and a cafe with vegan wine.
This July the Central School of Ballet are displaying their talents by performing Romeo and Juliet and other works at the Bloomsbury Ballroom. This family-friendly event is the perfect opportunity to witness highly-talented dancers at the peak of their training. Afternoon tea is available too.
Join Evan and Peel’s for an exclusive evening of quality entertainment. The 1920s themed party comes complete with live entertainment from the Evans & Peel band for their debut performance, as well as the Gatsby Girls, cocktails, birthday cake and even a best dressed competition.
The Big Chill House is teaming up with magician Jake Banfield to create a gin masterclass with a difference… a magic difference! Guests are treated to an amazing alfresco gin and tonic before learning – and sampling – Martin Miller’s Gin while being entertained with magic tricks.
With two performances over July, you have double the opportunity to listen to Fleetwood Mac like never before. The Transatlantic Ensemble are bringing their most successful album, Rumours, to life, in a unique re-imagining of one of the biggest party LPs ever written.
Think spelling is easy? Think spelling is easy after a few pints and in front of a rowdy crowd? Put your skills to the test at this hilarious night in north London as the Star of Kings put on a brilliant spelling bee.
The judge may have sentenced you and seven mates to life imprisonment, but it looks like you and your team may have other ideas. Join Trapped as they give you one hour to escape from a revamped prison van in this brilliant immersive experience that requires logic, team work and thinking outside of the box.
For a whole week in July, Laugh Out London is taking over the Old Queen’s Head for a night of top quality comedy. Expect big names like Tim Key, Rose Matafeo and even Richard Herring might make an appearance.
Get your comedy kicks this July in London with more capers from The Four Thieves. Bringing you an Edinburgh Fringe Preview with stand-up names aplenty, settle in for a night of rip roaring laughs.
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.
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.
Elanor Conway’s hilarious stand-up, sell-out show is coming to the Century Club this July, telling the ridiculous story of the comedian's 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.
London's premium vintage showgirls are back for another round of sassy burlesque in July, where they'll be throwing on the show from a secret, taxidermy-laden members' club on East London's Kingsland Road. Don't miss out on this sizzling affair.
This summer get yourself down to one of the best food, music and art events of the year. The Last Days of Shoreditch delivers everything from a stunning street food market to live music, club takeovers and street parties.
The Freude Museum is hosting a supper club that showcases the very best Persian summer recipes and dishes. On the night, guests will enjoy eight separate courses of food - including contemporary dishes and recipes that go back generations - alongside a thrilling traditional dance and live Persian music.
Vagabond Wines are spending their summer teaching you all there is to know about wine. Head to one of their venues across the city as their experts teach you the difference between a good French and South African bottle, give you blind tastings and import little-known bottles.
This July the Blues Kitchen Shoreditch are welcoming the London Afrobeat Collective to their doors, bringing their hypnotic grooves, pounding rhythms and soaring melodies to create bass-heavy and politicised rhythms that will definitely get you moving. Afterwards, their resident band will be playing until the early hours.
Having already won 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.
Summer should always be spent waking up to beautiful views, and one spot making sure that happens is Roof East. Join them for their Gospel Brunch which includes singalong music by a live gospel choir, food from Jimmy Garcia aka the Pop-up king, and drinks from Grey Goose.
Taking place on the first Saturday of July, The Old Queen's Head is celebrating Canada Day with a huge weekend of tunes from some of the country's greatest exports including The Weekend, Drake and Kaytranada.
Enjoy a Sunday of great food, relaxed vibes and reggae fun with the team at Brixton Jamm. Hosting a number of great DJ sets throughout the month of July and having called in some of the biggest street food vendors to cater, this event offers London's party animals the ultimate way to shake off any remaining weekend energy that you might have.
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.
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.
You can help people and have a great night at the Community Spirit for Grenfell event. All money goes to charities helping the Grenfell disaster, including from the cocktails that are supplied by some of the best bartenders in the city. There’s also live music, DJs, food, a charity auction, indoor and outdoor space, and We Stand Together t-shirts available. Ticket price includes three delicious cocktails.
This July be transported to the sunny isles of Polynesia with the Spirit of Tiki festival! The spirit of the South Pacific will be out in full force with a wonderful range of colourful statues, flowers, hula dancing, street food and expert mixologists shaking you up something spectacular from their range of first-class rums.
Revolution is sweeping the city and it’s up to you to save it. The audience are cast as leaders of rival factions and will have to make moral and tactical decisions to determine the cities fate. And with the lives of millions in your hands, these are decisions with consequences.
Hayman's Gin are joining forces with Social Pantry Cafe for a special four course meal. The dinner will take place at the cafe's venue in Battersea and as well as a feast of fresh seasonal plates, there will be plenty of gin cocktails as well as tastings from the family distillers.
The Montague on the Gardens has transformed its outside into a beach bar of your dreams. Expect real sand, a beach hut style thatched roof, delicious BBQ food and even tastier cocktails – that’ll all get you in the mood for some real summer partying.