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London events in July

Your guide to the best happenings in London this July

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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


The Sherlock Holmes Experience

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.

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Madame Tussauds , Regent's Park Until Saturday July 15 2017

Georgia O'Keeffe

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.

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Tate Modern , South Bank Until Sunday October 30 2016

The Bodyguard

'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.

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Dominion Theatre , Fitzrovia Until Tuesday February 7 2017

Fire! Fire!

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.

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Museum of London , Smithfield Until Monday April 17 2017
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Patrik E
Patrik E

Fancy a unique experience? Try stand up paddle boarding on the sunny Thames Sun 26th July. 

Annabel C
Annabel C

Anything happening Saturday July 18th?

Annabel C
Annabel C

Anything happening July 18th?

Travoline I
Travoline I

Nice List! There is BBC Proms 2015 between 17 Jul - 12 Sep and EID in London on 25 Jul. I thought these were missed.

Kenneth M
Kenneth M

You stop at July the 19th. What happens the rest of the month?? Tried different icons to see if list was continued, but I eneed up connected to another month, or info about ONE particular event. 

Interrested in 21st of July until the 30th of July. Markets, food, shopping, art, design and theater.

 ken mason

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Kenneth M
Kenneth M

you stop at July 21st, what happens the rest of the month???