Monday 19th of August 2019
Little London Whispers

July 2017’s Super Seven things to do in London

London seems to be menopausal at the moment, one minute it’s so hot we are all dripping in the heat, the next it’s dropped 10 degrees and out come the clothes you’d put away for summer. Either way, I’m rather enjoying the mix up. So July is here, and as Londoners leave for their summer holidays, those of us left can enjoy the city without as much traffic for all the fun.

1. The V&A have opened up their new entrance after a 3 yr wait, and it is incredible, a must visit for any Londoner. It opens with a special week long Reveal Festival. 30 June – 7 July I have been at the museum a lot this week, and there is so much going on, it’s well worth a visit.

2. Art Car Boot Sale in Vauxhall on 9 July looks set to be a boot sale with a difference, as artists sell their work with no middle man.  It is being held this year in Lambeth from 12-6pm with some seriously cool artist and as Vogue said ” The most stylish boot sale imaginable..” All details are in the link. I’m definitely going to try and get there.

3. Summer Street Sundays on Regent Street means shopping with no cars,  or fumes, it’s actually far more fun with pop-ups, activities, garden parties, talks & music to keep you amused.

4. Wimbledon 3-16 July.  We can’t go into July without the highlight of the tennis calendar descending on SW19.  Will it be Andy’s year again, or will the fight be on with Roger Federer or Rafa? Check out the pop-up screens for those lazy afternoons watching Wimbledon at Pimm’s o’clock.

5. Bold Tendancies & “Multi-Storey Orchestra in Colour” are at Frank’s Cafe 6&7 July for some culture on the roof of Peckhamplex. Perfect for sundowners with the most unbelievable views across London with a load of modern art too.

6. Walk the Line. Did you know you can walk from the O2 to Stratford’s  Olympic Park along the modern contemporary art walk that has been installed, to enjoy by some of the world’s leading artists? Here is the MAP, which should inspire you to check it out and make a day of it. The Emirates cable car is exciting enough with stunning views across East London.

7. Free outdoor cinema at the Barclaycard Open House in Hyde Park. It is first come, first served 3-7 July inclusive. Great for the family, or your Flashback Friday ‘Back to the Future’ or ‘Dirty Dancing’. On a lovely summer’s evening, this is such a fun thing to do, and this year there are some seriously good food stalls, a lot of whom I know from the weekend food markets, so its not all that greasy spoon stuff.

Extras

Pride London Parade 8 July in Trafalgar Square, be there or be square for the Joy of Love

Hampton Court Flower show 4-9 July

World ParaAthletics Championships at The London Stadium 14-23 July

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