5 Exciting London Events this July

From fabulous festivals to spectacular sporting events, London is bursting with exciting things to do this July. Make the most of the glorious summer weather, immerse yourself in the culture and see the capital at its very best. Here are 5 events in London this July that you won’t want to miss…

1. Pride in London

Grab your rainbow flag and head to the streets of London as the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride - in honour of love, equality and acceptance. There’s a calendar of Pride events taking place throughout the capital in June, including theatre shows, film screenings, art installations and parties leading up to the annual Pride in London parade on 1st July.

The 1st July Pride in London parade sees hundreds of beautiful and flamboyantly decorated floats and walking groups march through central London, and the atmosphere is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. There’s a true sense of community, with the event bringing together people of all genders and sexualities to unite the voice of the LGBTQ+ community and protest against inequality.

After the parade, the party continues in Trafalgar Square with a spectacular lineup of free entertainment to enjoy. It’s a party you won’t want to miss, so make sure you’ve booked your London hotel room nice and early and keep your eyes peeled for exclusive hotel deals on the Plans Change website.

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2. Wimbledon

Strawberries and cream at the ready - it’s almost time for Wimbledon! The Grand Slam tennis tournament will take place over 2 weeks in July, starting on Monday 3rd and finishing with the men’s singles final on Sunday 16th. For the second year running, play will continue on Middle Sunday so fans can enjoy 14 days straight of tennis action.

Reigning champions Novak Djokovic and Elena Rybakina will return to defend their titles, and all eyes will be on new world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz as he enters the tournament a hot contender.

Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, something about Wimbledon brings everyone together. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy succulent strawberries, lashings of cream and a Pimms (or two) - we won’t tell if you don’t!

With the tennis tournament fast approaching, getting your London hotel rooms booked ASAP is crucial. Search and book a room at top London hotels through Plans Change, or check out our Resale Deals page for exclusive hotel deals to save money.

No tickets for Wimbledon this year? Don’t worry! There will be various pop-up screens across London so you can follow the action and soak up the atmosphere. It’s the next best thing to being courtside.

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3. Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Swapping rackets for rakes, London will also play host to one of the largest flower shows in the world. Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is taking place 4th-9th of July. It is the perfect opportunity to explore innovative show gardens, enjoy vibrant summer blooms and pick up tips for your own garden in the various talks and demonstrations.

Be sure to visit the Festival of Roses Marquee, featuring some of the country’s best rose growers and a special rose garden by David Austin Roses. Try your hand at floristry with workshops run by the RHS Flower School, and keep your eyes peeled for the nature garden designed by RHS Iconic Horticultural Hero Carol Klein. Tickets are available from the RHS website with discounts for RHS members.

4. BBC Proms

If that wasn't enough to excite you, the BBC Proms also starts on 14th July and will run until 9th September. Known as the 'world's greatest classical music festival,' the BBC Proms lays on an entire season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and collaborations at the Royal Albert Hall and other venues across the city.

The great thing about BBC Proms is that the classical music events are designed to be fun, affordable and accessible, bringing classical music to the widest possible audience. Visit the BBC website for a full rundown of the summer programme, and remember to book your London hotel rooms for the BBC Proms through Plans Change to get the best deal.

5. Buckingham Palace Summer Opening & Tour

Have you ever fancied a glimpse into the life of the Royal Family? No, we’re not suggesting you spend July watching episodes of The Crown on Netflix! We can do one better. Book tickets for Buckingham Palace’s Summer Opening and tour the magnificent State Rooms, including the White Drawing Room, Throne Room, Music Room and Ballroom, which this year also includes a special Coronation display.

Buckingham Palace is open to the public from Friday, 14th July - Sunday, 24th September, and on selected dates, you can also book an exclusive guided tour. Add it to your London in July itinerary and book your tickets online to secure the best price. Tie your visit in with a London sightseeing tour and make a weekend of it with a stay at one of London’s best hotels. Enter your chosen dates on the Plans Change website, and we’ll show you London hotel deals to suit all budgets, from cheap rooms to luxury suites.

Plans changed? Can’t make your event in London?

We know it can be incredibly disappointing when you’ve planned an exciting city break only for your plans to change. The good news is if you have booked a non-refundable hotel room, you can sell it on our marketplace and get some of your money back. Plenty of savvy travellers will be looking for London hotel deals this July, so get your room listed as soon as possible to stand the best chance of selling it.

It’s 100% free to register and list your non-refundable hotel room on Plans Change. However, if it’s your first time listing with us, we charge a small verification fee of just £2.50 to carry out the necessary validation process to keep our marketplace safe for buyers and sellers. Once verified, you’re good to go! You can list as many hotel rooms as you like with us without further verification fees. Head over to our Selling: How It Works page to learn more.