Friday, July 25, 2014

Things to do in London in July

In a vibrant city like London, social events, festivals and tourist hotspots are never lacking; each month has its own series of event highlights so start filling the July section in your diaries. July is the perfect time to visit London, with the sun shining and giving you the chance to experience the rare British heat wave with one hand holding a melting delight and the other holding a refreshing beverage. What better time to come to London to study English with Twin?

Let’s kick off with some free London music festivals. From July 9th until July 25th every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtime and evening at the Scoop at More London you can join in with the variety of live music performances. No matter what type of music you are into, from lounge genres of the 50s/60s and London’s favourite Gypsy bands to rock music reminiscent of The Beatles era, there’ll be something to suit your taste.

If you’re not that into music, how about heading to the Real Food Market in Southbank Centre Square on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 18th to July 27th. The Real Food Market is a fantastic place to discover over 40 food and drink producers, and each producer is known to be promoting sustainability through the organic growth of vegetables. The Real Food Market is also a great place to grab a quick snack; try one of the local favourites like the Spanish churros and the Korean korritos.

Is that not enough for you food fans? Well, the Street Feast at Dalston Yard, held every Friday and Saturday from July 18th to September 20th, is right up your street, and you can get in for free before 7pm. It’s perfect for those who appreciate the cultural taste of street food, from Korean bibimbap, full of spices for that extra kick, to juicy burgers, topped with your choice of relish. If you can still squeeze in something else after this, it should definitely be some chocolate brownies. 

You’ve come just in time for the London Zoo’s late night openings on Friday 18th and 25th July. The Zoo Lates have a series of events and performances lined up, and you will get to explore over 175,000 wild animals including pygmy hippos, Sumatran tigers and various species of monkey. You will also be treated to food specialties from around the world, acoustic music, and hilarious comedy shows from the Comedy Den.

Thumbs up if you checked out those amazing churros at the Real Food Market! Whether you’re looking for something to do during the week or at the weekend, when it comes to finding something to do in London either during the week or weekend make sure you visit one of these hotspots in July.