See the Zoo in a whole new light; without the crowds, the kids and the afternoon summer heat! This adult only event gives you the unique opportunity to see what the animals get up to after dark. An expert will guide you round the key enclosures, plus there are lots of fun animal themed games to play along the way! Street Food from around the world will be waiting once you've worked up an appetite, as well as bars for an evening tipple.
Location: London Zoo Date: ends 28th July 2023 Entry Fee: £19.50
It doesn't get more British than Wimbledon! The iconic Tennis tournament is hosted here every summer and closely watched by millions around the world. Tickets to actually go to the courts are hard to come by, but there are plenty of big screens popping up for you to get a glimpse of the action. Just don't forget your strawberries and cream for the full experience!
Date: 3rd July-16th July
Here are a few top spots to look out for:
Granary Square: Kings Cross
As always, Kings Cross is a hot spot to soak up the atmosphere and watch the game. Take a seat on the faux grass overlooking the canal, and join the crowds for a glass of bubbly whilst cheering on your favourite players!
Borough Yards is putting up a big screen on its glitzy courtyard and showing Wimbledon matches across the tournament. With plenty of nearby eateries, there's no need to miss out on any of the action, make sure to look out for many of the retailers putting on special offers and discounts for the occasion!
This year, Covent Garden are putting up a screen in the market, the perfect location to watch and eat good food! Don't miss The Crepe Stop for your essential dose of Pimms and Strawberries & Cream!
Location: Covent Garden Market Entry Fee: Free!
London Pride Festival 2023
London's annual Pride Festival will be hitting the streets on Saturday 1st July! Previous events have seen impressive floats and hundreds of people marching through the heart of London, bursting with every colour of the rainbow and this year will be no different! The day usually begins in a big party in Trafalgar Square, with entertainment. All day long, Soho Square and the surrounding streets will be filled with members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies gathering to celebrate (and continue) the battle for equal rights.
Contemporary African Photography: A World in Common
Head over to the Tate Modern to see a new perspective on African photography. Artists from different generations join together to create and exhibition showing how photography, film and audio is being reimagined to give a different take on African History and Culture.
Location: The Tate Modern Date: from 6th July 2023 (10am-6pm) Entry Fee: £17
Outdoor cinemas have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with more and more popping up around the capital. What better way to see your favourite films, than under the stars? (in true Grease fashion!)
This picturesque scene will make you feel like you're in your own movie! Grab a beanbag, some popcorn and settle down for the evening watching the likes of Elvis, Matilda the Musical,Top Gun: Maverick, Mamma Mia and many more!
Location: Canal Side Steps, Granary Square, Kings Cross Date: until 9th August 2023 Entry Fee: Free!
Head over to the East side to catch a film on Roof East's iconic roof top. Showing a mix of old and new releases, there is something for everyone. Pull up a deck chair, put on some headphones, sit back and relax for an evening of entertainment, with food options available too!
Location: Roof East, Stratford Date: All year round! Entry Fee: From £16.95
Get your hands on some of the last remaining tickets for Hyde Park's British Summertime Festival! Catch a glimpse of Take That, Blackpink, Bruce Springsteen and Lana Del Ray this July and soak up the sun and good vibes in the open air.
Location: Hyde Park Date: 1st-9th July 2023 Entry Fee: £95-£111 per ticket
All this month you can enjoy an amazing 6 course meal and glass of prosecco at one of London's favourite restaurants, Six by Nico! This limited time immersive dining experience has just been announced for the month of July.
If you're quick, from now until the beginning of July you can indulge yourself in The Chippie Experience. Showcasing British Chip Shop classics like you have never seen them before, this menu creates a fine dining menu full of nostalgia and reimagines true Great British grub!
As for the rest of July, The World of Imagination experience will be taking over, enjoy this journey of discovery with the taste of Sicily!
Location: Six by Nico, 33-41 Charlotte Street, W1T 1RR Date: until 31st July 2023 Entry Fee: £35 per voucher (limited time deal, retail price £56)