What’s on in London for July 2011

School’s out in England at the end of July. This is the time when most people here take their holidays. So London is extremely busy this month as it is a very popular destination even for Brits. Lots of overseas students also come here to experience London life during the summer, so there is a real buzz and excitement everywhere. You will see in our top ten this month we feature a lot of music events, with some of the biggest names performing in London in open-air concerts. There are lots of other events, read on to find what we have chosen as the best.

No. 1. July the 1st to 3rd sees the last few days of Wimbledon Tennis with the ladies final on Saturday and the men’s on Sunday. Tickets will be very hard and expensive to come by, but if you get to the Courts early enough you may be lucky.

No 2. July 1st is Canada Day. This event is free and takes place in Trafalgar Square. Come enjoy a great day out helping to celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday. With live music, celebrity appearances, Canadian food and drink and lots more.

No 3. 1st to 3rd July “The Big Festival” is a brand new event taking place at Clapham common. It will give you the chance to sample food from Jamie Oliver’s restaurants Barbecoa and Fifteen along with 6 other quality eating-houses. Plus some great music from the likes of The Charlatans, The Bees, Roots Manuva and many more. All proceeds are going to the Princes Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation

No. 4. July 1st to 3rd Wireless with Barclaycard 2011. This is a big music festival taking place in Hyde Park with headlining performances from Pulp, The Black eyed Peas, The Chemical Brothers, Grace Jones and Tinie Tempah will also be strutting his stuff. Tickets still available go on line for details.

No.5. 4th – 10th July. Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. This is the worlds largest annual flower show. Thousands of gardening fans can see, smell and touch an abundance of floral delights. Visitors can enjoy around 50 inspiring display gardens including the tranquil water gardens and the Rose Marquee and the innovative conceptual gardens, showcasing the next big names in garden design.

No. 6. 15 – 17th July. Lovebox Weekender brings 3 days of music partying and sunshine (fingers crossed) to Victoria Park, Hackney. The main headliners for the music festival are Snoop Dogg, Jessie Jay, Blondie, Jessie J and The Scissor Sisters. There will also be various support acts and tickets are available on-line. www.lovebox.net

No.7 15th July – 10th September. Is the start of the ‘Proms’ season. Held on every weekend at the Royal Albert Hall. Every week sees a new theme for each Prom. For full listings check out the BBC Proms website.

No.8 – 21st – 25th July. Is the 1st Npower test match, England v India at the Lords Cricket ground. The England Cricket team attempt to build on their Ashes success as they take on India in the first match of the test series. Tickets from £5..00 – £70.0

No. 9 – From 23rd July – 3rd October, Buckingham Palace Summer opening.

Visit Buckingham Palace the Queens residence one of the world’s few remaining working Royal homes. The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress and shoes will be on display at the Palace along with the multi-tiered wedding cake. This is a chance to see how the Royals realy live. Tickets available on-line, or at the Buckingham Palace box office.

No.10. 23rd – 24th July. High Voltage 2011. Get ready to Rock with some of the best heavy metal bands of past and present. Heading the line up in Victoria Park will be Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Slash and Jethro Tull. Also at the event will be an Evil Kneivel exhibition showing his motor cycles, bike leathers, photos and personal memorabilia at this special exhibition. Tickets can be booked on-line.

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