What’s on guide: July

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…

What? Movies on the River
Where? Tower Millennium Pier, Tower Hill
When? July 9th 2019 - August 3rd 2019
Can you imagine watching a movie under the stars on the top deck of a boat after a cruise along the Thames? For five nights a week until August, a movie boat will offer a food and drink-fuelled sunset cruise from the Tower of London. Once the sun disappears, you’ll dock up in the shadow of some of London's most awe-inspiring sights and play a movie on the open-air top deck. Don’t miss the boat!
What? Kaleidoscope Festival
Where? Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace
When? July 20th 2019
The mighty Alexandra Palace has a lot of strings to its cultural bow, and last year it added another in the form of Kaleidoscope, a one-day music and arts festival. If last year's is anything to go by – The Flaming Lips, Ghostpoet, Mystery Jets and John Cooper Clarke (amongst others) – it's sure to be a hit.    
What? Regent Street Summer Streets
Where? Regent Street, London
When? 14th July and 21st July
To celebrate the summer season, this year Regent Street will once again be pedestrianised the length of the street from Oxford Circus station down to Piccadilly Circus station on set Sundays in July, August and September. Including a range of activities, entertainment and food and drink offerings instead of the usual traffic, Regent Street is the perfect place to while away your summer days.
What? National Park City Festival 2019
Where? Londonwide
When? 19th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
The Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival invites you to discover London’s amazing outdoors with hundreds of free events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to bee-keeping and open water events for the family.
What? The Viewing
Where? Ninth Life, Catford
When? July 12th 2019 - September 28th 2019
Step through a portal into another world in this immersive theatrical game. Part immersive theatre show, part escape room, ‘The Viewing’ is full of madcap characters who help you perform physical tasks and solve bizarre puzzles – a great night out. There are also several shots of gin and a free drink included.
What? London Triathlon
Where? Royal Victoria Dock, London
When? 27th July 2019
The London Triathlon is a great day out for both athletes & spectators! Come on down, cheer on the triathletes and help create the incredible atmosphere London is famous for. In the ExCeL, there will also be a great selection of food and drink, a bar, exclusive deals from sponsors, and a new Kids Zone to keep the little ones entertained. It’s completely free for all spectators to enter ExCeL on the day. Make sure you check the website to grab the best spectator spots depending on the sport.
What? Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening 2019
Where? Buckingham Palace
When? From 22nd July 2019 to 29th September 2019
Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the home of The Queen, the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer.
What? Underbelly Festival Southbank
Where? Southbank, London
When? Until 29th September 2019
Now in its 11th year, Underbelly Festival Southbank brings the best in live circus, comedy, cabaret and family entertainment to the heart of London. There’s an amazing line up of shows, as well as international street food and drinks and a true festival atmosphere on the banks of the Thames. Great for families, friends or date night, you’ll be coming back summer after summer.