July in London means long summer nights just made for festivals, rooftop bars, open-air cinema, music and exhibitions celebrating the culture, creativity and diversity of the city, so get out there and get involved!

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London Pride Parade

Get your rainbows ready for London’s annual Pride Parade, this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Pride in the UK. Watch and cheer as over 30,000 people from over 600 LGBT+ groups march through London in a riot of flags, balloons and fabulous outfits. It’s a wonderful, upbeat celebration as well as a platform to highlight the injustices and inequalities that still exist. Hugely enjoyable and uplifting.

Hyper Japan Festival

Curious about Japanese culture? Head to Hyper Japan, the UK’s biggest J-culture event. There’s shopping, entertainment, fashion, cosplay and plenty of food from the land of the rising sun.

Festival14

A brand new four-day arts festival in Canary Wharf with live music, comedy, outdoor theatre, dance and family activities. Music legends Grandmaster Flash and Jocelyn Brown head up the main stage and Busk in London will be providing music in Jubilee Park. There will be a street food market on Montgomery Square and special offers in many of the local bars and restaurants.

The Tiffany Diamond in a necklace
Photo by Amanda David

Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany & Co.

Live your own Breakfast at Tiffany’s dream or channel your inner Beyoncé in this dazzling diamond-studded free exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Beautifully-curated in different chapters, there are models of Tiffany windows, stunning exclusive Blue Book pieces, classic Tiffany-set solitaire engagement rings and the Tiffany diamond – a mere 128.54-carats.

Lambeth Country Show

A slice of country life in the city with this free family-friendly event. Live music, craft and food stalls plus an urban farm.

Superbloom at the Tower of London

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 the Tower of London has sown over 20 million seeds throughout its moat, transforming it into a huge wildflower meadow that you can wander through. There is a specially-curated soundtrack and a giant slide (weather permitting).

Summer Lights at Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf’s unique Summer Lights display is back to celebrate the beauty of natural light with a series of colourful outdoor light installations, officially opening on summer solstice.

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Acton Depot Open Weekend

A rare opportunity to see the treasures of London Transport Museum’s working storehouse. This is the second of three events this year and has a family theme so there will be plenty of activities and interactive events for the kids to enjoy.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Finish

Watch the triumphant arrival of the Clippers in Royal Albert Dock in a breath-taking ‘Parade of Sails’. Cheer the winning crew home, get caught up in the atmosphere and soak up the dockside party vibe.

The Other Art Fair

Run by Saatchi, this art fair brings together pieces from 110 independent artists in a relaxed, informal environment. It’s a good chance to see and support upcoming artists, with performances, immersive installations, DJs and a bar.

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BIO: Freelance writer, flâneuse and former blogger at London Girl About Town, Amanda is dedicated to sharing the latest on London's restaurants, bars, hidden quirks and general wonderfulness.
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