Wimbledon | A London highlight in July. Lots of outdoor venues showing live screenings. One of my favourite hotels is serving a Wimbledon afternoon tea, and for the first time they have a screen up in their ‘yard’ where you can watch all the live action. Check out the other listings I’ve made for you.


The North Face Climb Festival 12 & 13 July | Head over to Canary Wharf and watch the very best climbers from around the world race head to head on a 16-meter-high climbing wall over deep water. Check out the two day schedule. FREE.


Paris Olympics 2024 | If you aren’t making the hop across the English Channel then head to an official GB ‘free to enter’ Fan Zone in London. The three official locations are King’s Cross (Lewis Cubitt Square), Battersea Power Station, Mayfair in London.
Open 26 July for the Opening Ceremony until Sunday 11 August and the Closing Ceremony. Plan your viewing around the Olympic schedule. 


Barbie The Exhibition: Design Museum | 5 July – 23 February 2025. Enter the world of Barbie. Seen through the eyes of the design lens the exhibition coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Barbie brand.


Yayoi Kusama arrives in Kensington Gardens by the round pond. 9 July – 3 November 2024. It is the tallest bronze pumpkin sculpture to date by the artist. It ties in nicely with Serpentine Park Lates which begin this month, and the art/sculpture trail in and around Kensington & Chelsea. Find outdoor sculptures from Sloane Square to Holland Park.


Zoo Nights at London Zoo | Every Friday until 26 July 2014. Enjoy the Zoo after hours for a full 4 hours at 30% less than a standard day ticket. Over 18’s only. If you tempted any further, there are new lion cubs and they are super super cute 6pm – 10pm.


The National Portrait Gallery | On Friday 26 July The NPG are doing a Friday Late like no other. To coincide with the brilliant exhibition Six Lives : The Stories of Henry VIII’s Six Wives which opened in June; Six the Musical are doing a ‘One of a Kind’ Late which will open with a live performance from the cast of the show.
Free, but expect it to be busy.
Book in for supper at Larry’s downstairs or The Portrait on the roof.


The Battersea Games returns from 1 July – 8 September at Battersea Power Station. A schedule of free family friendly games, from Padel, giant chess, a climbing wall inside Turbine Hall B to a running track outside. All this alongside all the Wimbledon and Olympic coverage & cinema viewings. If that wasn’t enough, check out the new Arcade Food Hall for some good food.

Free classical concert | The London Symphony Orchestra are playing live in Trafalgar Square on 13 July at 5pm. Check in for an afternoon of free classical music in the heart of London.

Tavares Strachan: There Is Light Somewhere at Hayward Gallery | A stunning, thought provoking art /sculpture exhibition is absolutely worth a visit this summer. As a young Bahamian growing up with an incredibly curious mind and fascination for stories; he has weaved together some remarkable rooms that tell his own very powerful stories.

Swifties ALERT : Breaking news from the V&A is that there is a Taylor Swift Songbook Trail coming from 27 July to 8  September 2024. In time for her August concerts each of the 13 stops will reflect a chapter of Taylor’s career, and will be weaved throughout the museum.

London Leadenhall Markets are in full flow and I only just discovered them. If you are in London this month, these are the ones to check out.
The Solo Craft Fair I on 13 July and Vintage Furniture Flea on 28 July. 12-5pm.