Six Sensational ways to enjoy your summer (well July!) in London
This July, Crown Group has rounded up our 6 favourite London events that will keep you entertained all summer long
- Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019, 1 – 14 July
The Wimbledon Tennis Championships return to the Old England Tennis Club this July. Since its inception in 1877, the Championships have been full of surprises. The key question fans on both sides of the Pond want answers to this year is how will Andy and Serena fare? It’ll definitely be a pairing to remember.
- World Illustration Awards. 10 – 28 July, Somerset House
The World Illustration Awards bring together the best pieces of work from all genres of illustration (editorial, wallpaper and design, children’s books and advertising to name a few). View digital wallpaper that changes colour with the movement of the sun, an immersive world centred around a potato family and reporting of humanitarian crises in a reportage style.
The ceremony itself will take place on 10 July but the exhibition will last until 28 July.
- Festival season, 12 – 14 July, Gunnersbury Park
Citadel and Lovebox return this July to their new home in Gunnersbury Park. Bringing the best new bands and several veterans, both festivals are set to be stellar events.
- Summer streets, Sunday 14 and 21 July, Regent’s Street
Enjoy a festival style atmosphere as you shop along Regent Street on sunday’s this summer. With special menus and outdoor activities, the local shops and restaurants will all be putting on something extra special to get you into the summer spirit.
- BBC proms, 19 July – 14 September, Royal Albert Hall
Founded in 1895, The Proms are an 8 week classical music event held predominantly at the Royal Albert Hall. With daily concerts and orchestral performances, The Proms bring together the best musicians in the classical industry. Expect lots of space themed music this year as the opening night premieres Zosha Di Castri’s Long is the Journey commemorating 50 years since the moon landing.
- Buckingham Palace Opens, 20 July – 29 September, Buckingham Palace
Every summer, the State Rooms open for 10 weeks. In addition, this year’s special exhibition focuses on Queen Victoria and how she transformed the Palace from an incomplete building into a working Royal Palace just three weeks into her Reign. Remember to book early to avoid disappointment