What’s on in London for July 2018

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The summer season is now in full swing and there are lots of outdoor events taking place. Also lots of top music acts are also performing in London this month so be sure to check out our top 10 to see what appeals to you. We have been doing the “What’s on in London” Blog for a number of years and would love to hear your feedback on what you think of it, and maybe tell us what special events you would be interested in hearing about. Have a great month and we will be back in Julyt to tell you what’s happening in London for August. If you are finding it hard to get tickets for any of the events mentioned then contact Harmony Cars on 07976374498 or email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com and they should be able to help you. They can also help provide chauffeur cars to the O2 centre and bring you home.

No 1. 1st to 4th July 2018 “Queen + Adam Lambert’ at SSE Arena Wembley and The O2.

Queen, originally led by the unforgettable Freddie Mercury, returns to the fray with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. The group joins forces with American Idol star Lambert for a passionate tour of the hits including nods to the 40th anniversary of the album ‘News Of The World”, which includes We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You. Tickets: £69 to £79.

No 2. 2nd to 8th July 2018 “RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show”.

Experience the world’s largest annual flower show in the setting of a historic palace at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Explore innovative show gardens and snap a picture of the stunning flower displays. Watch demonstrations by both celebrity gardeners and chefs around the showgrounds. Plus, get tips on gardening and shop for garden supplies to create your own little oasis at home.

Run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), who also manage the Chelsea Flower Show, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show attracts around 140,000 visitors every year. The RHS judges reward the best garden designs and floral exhibits on the first day of the show; see if you agree with their choices. Tickets: £19.50 to £39.50.

No. 3. 5th to 15th July 2018 “Summer Series” at Somerset House.

Listen to the Summer Series concerts in the iconic Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House.

The cultural institution plays host to a diverse 11-night line-up of incredible talent from around the world, with British band Metronomy (5 Jul) kicking off the festival.

Experience the Grammy Award-winning sounds of The Roots (12 Jul), or listen to the psychedelic anthems of MGMT (9 Jul) as they return to London following their latest tour. Plus, enjoy huge opening weekend parties celebrating the influence of music of black origin. Dance to hit-filled sets from DJ legends Dave Rodigan (8 Jul) and Don Letts (7 Jul), with special performances from Wiley and Norman Jay.

Other talented acts taking to the stage include Sigrid (11 Jul), Jorja Smith (13 Jul), De La Soul (14 Jul), and Róisín Murphy (15 Jul), plus many more. Tickets: £31.25 to £48.75

No.4. 6th to 7th July 2018 “Burt Bacharach” at Southbank Centre.

The illustrious singer-songwriter performs a selection of his hits with a full orchestra. Tickets £40 to £100.

No.5. 6th to 15th July 2018 “Barclaycard presents British Summer Time” in Hyde Park.

Experience the award-winning festival Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park in central London.

World-famous artists and rising stars take to the stage in the iconic Royal Park for two weekends of live music; while Open House takes over during the week between the concerts with bands, street food and free summer activities including tennis screenings live from Wimbledon.

British Summer Time 2018 highlights: Kick off the festival on the 6th July with Roger Waters, as he showcases highlights from his career including songs from Pink Floyd’s best albums, matched with cinematic staging. 7th July celebrate The Cure’s 40th anniversary as they headline with special guests including Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors and Slowdive. 8th July listen to incredible guitar riffs under the summer sun as Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr join legendary Eric Clapton on the Great Oak Stage. 13th July be charmed by Michael Bublé’s stunning voice in his only UK performance in 2018. 14th July dance along to Bruno Mars’s chart-topping songs as he takes over the stage with award-winning artist, Khalid .15th July round off the celebrations with a career-spanning set from legendary Paul Simon, supported by special guests including James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt . Tickets: £62.95

If you need tickets contact Harmony cars 07976374498 or email: info@harmony- airport-transfers.com

No.6. 7th July 2018 “Pride in London”.

Join the party as thousands of people of all genders, sexualities, race and faith come together every year for Pride in London.

Pride in London celebrates the capital’s LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community with events showcasing LGBT+ culture including theatre, dance, art, cinema, parties and activities across the city.

The month-long festival culminates in the colourful Pride in London Parade in central London and free performances in Trafalgar Square on 7 July. Soho takes over at night with parties and events in the many pubs, bars and clubs.

In previous years, Pride in London has attracted more than one million people, with 26,000 community representatives, dancers and performers taking part in the 2017 parade. Check back in the media nearer the time for more details of the 2018 parade.

No.7. 9th to 11th July 2018 “Justin Timberlake” at The O2.

The singer-songwriter and former member of boy band NSYNC performs his pop and R&B songs from his latest offering, Man Of The Woods, as well as his popular hits.

No.8. 13th July to 8th September 2018 “BBC Proms” at the Royal Albert Hall.

Each year, the BBC Proms host two months of concerts over the summer, aiming to bring the finest classical music to as many people as possible at affordable prices and in an informal atmosphere.

From classical favourites to contemporary world premieres and family concerts, the BBC Proms offer a stage for leading musicians, singers, orchestras and soloists from across the world with a broad programme of music.

The eight weeks of concerts culminate in the famous Last Night performances including BBC Proms in the Park, full of chanting and quirky traditions. Tickets: £6 to £100.

No.9. 21st July to 30th September 2018 “Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening 2018”.

Visit the official London residence of the Queen, as Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public this month.Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms of one of the world’s few remaining working royal palaces, and look out for some of the Royal Collection’s greatest treasures on display.

Highlights of the Buckingham Palace summer opening includes- Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude. Sculptures by Canova and Chantrey. Some exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world

Every year, Buckingham Palace’s summer opening features a special exhibition, which can only be seen for a limited time. This year, the Prince and Patron exhibition celebrates the 70th birthday of Charles, Prince of Wales, with a special display of hand-picked artworks.

Tickets from £13.50

No.10. 25th to 28th July 2018 “Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum” at Royal Opera House.

Award-winning electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys have been at the forefront of British pop music since the release of their first album Please in 1986. In July 2018 they return to the Royal Opera House for four very special performances of the show Inner Sanctum.

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