July jam-packed with events in London


Those who find themselves taking London getaways this month will be veritably spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to do, with festivals, events and activities taking place at every corner you turn.

Arguably one of the most exciting spectacles to grace the capital this month is the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival taking place until this Sunday (July 14th) in Hyde Park. Many people may have heard of it as 'The Rolling Stones concert' as the legendary headline act seems to have completely stolen the show and hype surrounding it. If you are lucky enough to hear of spare tickets going, to see The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park this week – after their iconic Glastonbury performance recently – would surely go down as a moment in musical history.

The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace, which has seen the royal residence open up its gardens to the public, will also be coming to a close this Sunday. Especially for those who have never been to London before, the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II really is an absolute must-visit.

There is also only a fortnight or so left to get along to Zoo Lates at ZSL London Zoo. The adults-only event could be great fun to go along to with friends as an alternative to a standard night out on the town, with drinks, music, food and a whole heap of entertainment on offer – not to mention the opportunity to explore the zoo itself after hours.

Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera House will be coming to a close on July 16th, while Pride and Prejudice at the stunning Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will finish its run on July 20th. BP Big Screens will be finishing next Thursday having screened ballet and opera live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to several locations across the UK, including several in the capital, since mid-June.

Regent's Street in the West End will also be closed every single Sunday this month to make way for activities and entertainment to take place in the street. This Sunday, 'Senses' will be the theme, with food and drinks for attendees to sample and singing flash mobs, for example, while July 21st will be a must-go for fashionistas, with the street boasting a 100m-long runway show.

As former events come to a close, new ones all begin, and so visitors to London can rest assured they will find numerous exciting things to do this month.