It's a summer of sports, and more. With the city heaving with the best culture and events in town, and not to mention the shining weather, London in July is full of activities you won't want to miss out on.
As the weather starts heating up, so too do some of the world’s most exciting sporting events. July plays host to a tournaments and matches with the world’s eyes on all of them.
Taking place in London, the Wimbledon championships will take place over 2 weeks, in the 136th edition of the Championships. The women's singles final takes place on Saturday, 15 July, with the men's final on the Sunday. Watch from outdoor screenings across London, or enjoy it live if you’re lucky enough to have bagged a ticket, or watch with us on our live screens with cocktail in hand.
July 3 to 16, 2023
Enjoy a spectacular light show at London’s Swiss Church. Genesis depicts the story of Earth through an immersive light display that completely consumes the room. Focusing on the elements of light, water, earth, and plants, over 30-minutes, the performance drops visitors right into the middle of “the first three days of creation in ‘Genesis.'” Having had great success across Europe, the show now lands in London.
Opens July 28, 2023
The Swiss Church In London, 79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
3. National Portrait Gallery
After three years of closure, the National Portrait Gallery has just re-opened. The closure saw the museum undergo its most extensive refurbishment and redevelopment since it first opened back in 1856. There’s now an all-new entrance to the gallery, space for the entire collection of art to be displayed, and even a luxe new eating and drinking venue. Until July 6, take a wander through the First Look Festival to allow you to reconnect with the space. There will also be an exhibition called Yevonde: Life And Colour, which runs until October and examines the pioneering photographer. From June 28 until October, the gallery will also run Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm, a selection of snaps from the legendary Beatle at the time when the fab four were rising to worldwide domination.
St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
4. Courtauld Lates
Ever wandered what it would be like to tour a museum or gallery after hours? Here’s your chance to do so at the Courtauld Lates. You’ll be treated to an evening of art, cocktails, music, and live performances as you explore the museum’s masterpieces. Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK, The Courtauld Gallery is located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House and is particularly known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and exciting programme of temporary exhibitions. Among the gallery’s renowned pieces are Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. Stay tuned and act quickly when tickets are released on their website.
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
5. London Theatre
Along a list of incredible summer shows, this is one to watch. A year after he blew our minds with a reprise of his jaw-dropping turn in Jez Butterworth’s ‘Jerusalem’, Mark Rylance is back with the London transfer of ‘Dr Semmelweis’. Based on his own idea, the Tom Morris-directed show follows the career of maverick Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, who revolutionised medicine and saved probably millions of lives by being the first doctor to really understand the importance of antiseptic procedures.
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
11 July until 7 October