Summer may be in full swing (sort of) but July's set to get even hotter with this line-up of events. This month welcomes the arrival of more scorching things to do, pop-ups and festivals, including Lovebox, Citadel and Wimbledon - and don't forget that the kids are let loose for a whole six weeks for the summer holidays too. Check out our highlights below for the best things happening in town this July.
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Our July highlights
Once upon a time, the basement of Madame Tussauds was home to the Chamber of Horrors. The wax likenesses of murderers and criminals have made way for a Sherlock Holmes-themed interactive experience, which brings the world of the fictional detective to life for a walk-through adventure. See Holmes's drawing room, walk along a lamp-lit Victorian street and search for the infamous 'demon' hound on a dark moor. This permanent addition to Madame Tussauds London is included in the venue's entry price.Read more
Landscape painter, flower painter, feminist artist… Georgia O’Keeffe was all of these and more. One of the most popular and accessible artists on the planet – her work being among the most widely reproduced of any twentieth century artist. Tate Modern’s retrospective aims to reconcile these aspects of a forceful, though sometimes conflicted artist. Works on show will include her haunting paintings of her beloved New Mexico, skulls and famous flowers.Read more
'The Bodyguard' returns for 2016 with Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron (not performing Mondays or Wednesday matinees). For anyone who grew up in the late Eighties, Whitney Houston was part of the decade’s hedonistic soundscape – the dynamic rhythms of her songs and that extraordinary undulating voice an instant cue to go wild on the dance floor.Read more
This exhibition marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London which began on the September 2 1666. Rarely seen artefacts sit alongside hands-on exhibits giving visitors a sense of what London would have felt like before, during and after the flames tore through the city.Read more