Loving London this July
July is one of our favourite months – summer is in full swing; Londoners are enjoying the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club and BBC Proms starts its eight week musical treat at the Royal Albert Hall.
Wimbledon 2018 (2 – 15 July)
If you haven’t got ballot tickets this year, there’s no need to break a sweat – ground tickets are available on the door on a first come first serve basis.
Alternatively, you could watch the matches on the big screen at several locations throughout the London:
- Lewis Cubitt Square – this venue is close to Kings Cross and St Pancras and nicknames their show ‘Strawberries and Screen’
- Skylight London, Tobacco Dock for those of you based in the East of the city https://www.skylightlondon.com
- Cardinal Place Victoria – located near Buckingham Palace for those of you who want a jam packed day out
- The Wimbledon Piazza – close enough to pop past the grounds but also giving you the time to explore Wimbledon town
- BST Hyde Park – this venue will be showing the matches midweek but the BST festival will take over the stage for the weekends
- Bluebirds Chelsea – the restaurant even has a special tennis set menu for the final’s day https://www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk/event/wimbledon/
For other sporting favourites this month, check out the Athletics World Cup at Queen Elizabeth Park (14 – 15 July) and the Women’s Hockey World Cup (21 July – 5 August).
BBC Proms (13 July – 8 September)
Join the BBC Proms live at the Royal Albert Hall (or Hyde Park if you’re up for Proms in the Park) to hear world class musicians, conductors and orchestras. Some of this year’s highlights include:
- Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra
- Jacob Collier
- Ivan Fischer
- Marin Alsop’s Bernstein
- Khatia Buniatishvili playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto
If you can’t find your favourite musician at the Proms, there are several festivals also in London this July:
- Gunnersbury park is hosting Lovebox on 13-14 July followed by Citadel on 15 July.
- Hyde park will host British Summer Time over the weekends this summer – look out for Eric Clapton, Michael Buble and Bruno Mars.