Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Things to do in London in July 2024

The ianVisits guide to July's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Monday 1st July

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Tuesday 2nd July

The Spanish Armada naval training ship, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano will be in Canary Wharf for a few days, and will be open to the public to visit.
2024-07-02
3pm to 8pm
 
Poplar
Visit the tall sailing ship, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano
Poplar

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Wednesday 3rd July

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Thursday 4th July

The Spanish Armada naval training ship, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano will be in Canary Wharf for a few days, and will be open to the public to visit.
2024-07-04
10am to 8pm
 
Poplar
Visit the tall sailing ship, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano
Poplar
On the first Thursday of the month, Holborn's Novelty Automation has a bar in the store for their late-night opening.
2024-07-04
6pm to 9pm
 
Holborn
Monthly bar night at Novelty Automation
Holborn

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Friday 5th July

Normally you need to pay to visit the gardens, but on a few weekends a year, the gardens are free to visit.
2024-07-05
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Free entry to Hampton Court Palace gardens
East Molesey
Six times a year, the private gardens at Lambeth Palace are opened to the public.
2024-07-05
12pm to 3pm
 
Southwark
Southwark

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Saturday 6th July

Normally you need to pay to visit the gardens, but on a few weekends a year, the gardens are free to visit.
2024-07-06
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Free entry to Hampton Court Palace gardens
East Molesey
This exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of the ordination of 1200 women to the priesthood in the Church of England.
2024-07-06
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
Southwark
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio
2024-07-06
11am to 6pm
 
Twickenham
Twickenham
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2024-07-06
2pm to 5pm
 
Tooting
London Sewing Machine Museum - monthly open day
Tooting
David Jamieson reveals Galileo's secrets in the first planetary discovery and how it reshaped celestial science forever.
2024-07-06
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
Galileo's gaze: The secrets of cosmic discovery
Hanover Square

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Sunday 7th July

Weather permitting, at sunrise this morning, up to 50 hot air balloons will fly over central London.
2024-07-07
6am to 9am
 
Hot air balloons (may) fly over London this morning
Normally you need to pay to visit the gardens, but on a few weekends a year, the gardens are free to visit.
2024-07-07
10am to 4pm
 
East Molesey
Free entry to Hampton Court Palace gardens
East Molesey
Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
2024-07-07
10am to 4pm
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Croydon
TYC looks forward to inviting members of the public to try sailing or paddleboarding, enquire about membership, cruising and training opportunities.
2024-07-07
11am to 3pm
 
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio
2024-07-07
11am to 6pm
 
Twickenham
Twickenham
Visitors to the mill are given a full guided tour covering the history, operation and principal features of Shirley Windmill.
2024-07-07
12pm to 5pm
 
Croydon
Croydon
80ft long wildlife friendly garden, on two levels at rear of Victorian semi.
2024-07-07
2pm to 6pm
 
South Woodford
Visit a Garden - 83 Cowslip Road
South Woodford

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Monday 8th July

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Tuesday 9th July

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Wednesday 10th July

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Thursday 11th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-11
10:30am to 8pm
 
Euston
Euston
In this lecture, Nicola Clark explores the daily lives of ladies-in-waiting, revealing the secrets of recruitment, costume, what they ate, where (and with whom) they slept.
2024-07-11
1pm to 2pm
 
Soho
Soho
The usually private gardens at The Charterhouse will be open for three evenings this summer.
2024-07-11
5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Clerkenwell
Open evenings at the Charterhouse Gardens
Clerkenwell
£17.27
Explore the fascinating world of gases with Mark Miodownik. From neural pathways to climate crises, a captivating journey unfolds.
2024-07-11
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
It's a gas
Hanover Square
Join Lara Maiklem as she discusses the follow-up to her bestselling Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames with Hannah MacInnes
2024-07-11
7pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
A Mudlarking Year: Finding Treasure in Every Season  with Lara Maiklem
Southwark

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Friday 12th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-12
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston
This panel discussion will explore different perspectives on the experience of adapting the biographies of Queens for storytelling in musicals, operas and plays, novels, film and television.
2024-07-12
7pm to 8pm
 
Soho
Soho

Online events / webinars

Join Helen Fry to learn about MI9, the WWII organisation that engineered the escape of Allied forces from behind enemy lines.
2pm to 3pm
 
MI9: Escape and Evasion in the Second World War

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Saturday 13th July

Pope's Grotto, in Radnor House School, will be open 13 days in 2024, and this is one of the open days.
2024-07-13
10am to 12:30pm
 
Twickenham
Pope's Grotto open day
Twickenham
A day of talks exploring the archaeology of London buildings.
2024-07-13
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
The Archaeology of London Buildings - A Day of Talks
Southwark
Upminster Windmill has been extensively restored and is now open one weekend per month from Spring to Autumn.
2024-07-13
10am to 4pm
 
Upminster
Upminster Windmill's monthly open weekend
Upminster
The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-13
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

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Sunday 14th July

Upminster Windmill has been extensively restored and is now open one weekend per month from Spring to Autumn.
2024-07-14
10am to 4pm
 
Upminster
Upminster Windmill's monthly open weekend
Upminster
Monthly open day at a historic water mill.
2024-07-14
2pm to 5pm
 
Cobham
Cobham

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Monday 15th July

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Tuesday 16th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-16
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

Online events / webinars

Join Ben Edge for this Zoom talk as he takes you into the heart of British Folklore and shares his own journey as an artist
7:30pm to 9pm
 
Painting British Folk Customs - Ben Edge

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Wednesday 17th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-17
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston
Two sets of military gun salutes will take place today to mark the Birthday of HM The Queen.
2024-07-17
11:30am to 2pm
 
Gun salutes in Green Park and Tower of London

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Thursday 18th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-18
10:30am to 8pm
 
Euston
Euston
As England’s most celebrated royal dynasty, it’s often overlooked that the Tudors have their origins in rural Wales, far from the urban centres of English power where they dared to become great.
2024-07-18
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
The Son of Prophecy: The Rise of Henry Tudor - A Talk by Nathen Amin
Southwark

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Friday 19th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-19
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

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Saturday 20th July

Tour a historic Grade II listed water tower with views of the Kings Cross area and St Pancras station.
2024-07-20
10am to 4pm
 
Kings Cross
Occasional open day at the St Pancras Water Tower
Kings Cross
The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-20
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston
A monthly display of classic cars in Waterloo - usually attracting around 20 vehicles.
2024-07-20
11am to 2pm
 
Southwark
Southwark

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Sunday 21st July

Weather permitting, at sunrise this morning, up to 50 hot air balloons will fly over central London.
2024-07-21
6am to 9am
 
Hot air balloons (may) fly over London this morning
Pope's Grotto, in Radnor House School, will be open 13 days in 2024, and this is one of the open days.
2024-07-21
10am to 11am
 
Twickenham
Pope's Grotto open day
Twickenham
Bigger, madder and badder, this year’s event features the much-mentioned and seldom seen spectacle of the Soho Police vs. Soho Firemen TUG OF WAR!
2024-07-21
12:30pm to 6pm
 
Soho
Soho Village Fete
Soho

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Monday 22nd July

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Tuesday 23rd July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-23
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

Online events / webinars

In this talk, Gilchrist scholar Daniel Pietersen will use newly-unearthed details of the writer's life to explore this change in fortunes
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Darkling Shadows:  Weird Fiction of R Murray Gilchrist - Daniel Pietersen

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Wednesday 24th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-24
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

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Thursday 25th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-25
10:30am to 8pm
 
Euston
Euston
Drawing on her recent book, Emily Butterworth will introduce the figure of Queen Marguerite de Navarre, also known as Marguerite d’Angoulême.
2024-07-25
1pm to 2pm
 
Soho
Soho
A talk on how fabric has shaped history with writer and cultural-historian Kassia St Clair
2024-07-25
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Southwark
Southwark

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Friday 26th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-26
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

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Saturday 27th July

A day full of discussions about the history of England during the 17th century.
2024-07-27
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Revolutionary England - A Day of Talks
Southwark
The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-27
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston
A silent cinema screening with live musical accompaniment on the Wurlitzer by Donald Mackenzie.
2024-07-27
8pm to 10pm
 
Brentford
Summer Fright Night
Brentford

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Sunday 28th July

Weather permitting, at sunrise this morning, up to 50 hot air balloons will fly over central London.
2024-07-28
6am to 9am
 
Hot air balloons (may) fly over London this morning
A WW2-era history attraction that's open to the public once a month.
2024-07-28
10:30am to 4pm
 
Watford
Monthly open day at The 1940s Experience
Watford
Once a month, the oldest building in Hackney, St Augustine's Tower is open, so you can climb up to the top.
2024-07-28
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
Monthly opening of St Augustine's Tower
Hackney

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Monday 29th July

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Tuesday 30th July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-30
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

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Wednesday 31st July

The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.
2024-07-31
10:30am to 5pm
 
Euston
Euston

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