New York in July

Visiting London in

July

People from all over the world travel to London to see this amazing, historically rich city and how it changed in the 21st Century. Visiting London is a dream for many. The pomp and pageantry of the Royal Family intrigues them along with the history and the many prominent London attractions. July, with its beautiful summer weather, is a perfect time to travel to London with exploring its outdoor attractions and open-air events, although there is a good chance that famous sights will be more crowded.

What to expect

Wetter

  • Average Daytime Temperatures: 66 F (19C)
  • Average Overnight Temperatures: 55 F (13C)
  • Sunny or partly sunny days: 18
  • Rainy days: 13

What to wear

  • July is the hottest month in London, so pack light summer clothes with light jacket for layering when it gets colder in the evenings.
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses – protect yourself from the sun.
  • Wear comfortable shoes – you will be happy you did after a long day out.
  • London is a rather formal city. Some of what you want to pack depends on where you intend to visit.
  • Pack an umbrella, you will be happy to have it when it starts to rain.
  • A picnic blanket is great if you want to enjoy one of many free July concerts or just relax in one of London's parks.

London Prices in July

London is a busy year-round destination. July is the peak of the tourist season, so it isn't the cheapest season for hotel accommodations, but you can find so many free things to do in London in July it really helps make up the difference. Book your flights and accommodation in advance for best prices and save up money by booking at the right times. Try to book your accommodation 4 to 6 months in advance.

Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you 50% on regular admission prices – see more

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Getting around

With roughly 30 million travellers per year, London easily ranks as one of the most visited cities on earth. London is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options

London Underground

The quickest way to travel around, London's Underground metro system is the oldest and most famous in the world. In total, there are 11 lines on the Tube within nine zones. On most days the London Tube is open between 5AM and 12AM, but there is extended services for Friday and Saturday. Fares vary widely for the London Underground depending on when you're using the service and how far you're going. The easiest way navigate the Tube is to invest in what's known as an Oyster Card. These re-chargeable card can be purchased at any Tube station. Put as much money as you want on your Oyster Card and scan it at the entrance of the Tube station. It’s much cheaper to use than single tube tickets.

Black Cabs - Traditional London taxis

These cabs can easily be found all over central London as well as by major train stations, bus stops, and by Heathrow Airport. Please ensure the yellow "taxi" light in the front of the cab is on when you're trying to hail a vehicle.
All taxicab services in London are metered and there's a £3 minimum charge. While you're not required to tip, it's always welcome, and most Londoners will round up their fare.

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Things to do in July

Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in London in July:

1. Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.

2. BBC Proms – the world’s biggest classical music festival

The Proms is an orchestral classical music concert series that runs for eight weeks of the summer season. The annual event series was first held in 1895 and has since become a significant staple of British culture. Most of the concerts occur in Royal Albert Hall, with smaller concerts taking place in Cadogan Hall or outdoor venues. The concert series also features ballet and opera performances for kids and special events showcasing musical genres outside of the classical realm.

3. Masterpiece London at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Billed as the "Unmissable Art Fair", Masterpiece London takes place at the latter end of June. On exhibition are some of the most historically renown art pieces from across the globe. That said, it also represents many modern pieces from international artists. Among the many categories are, fine art, sculpture, antiquities, silver, and jewellery. In addition to the individual art pieces, artists and art experts give talks and presentations. The exhibit lasts for one week, overlapping into July.

4. Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Join this 10 summer days festival of live music full-filled with world-famous stars as well as with rising artists. Enjoy your July fun even more with the Open House festival with lots of attractions, such as live concerts, open-air cinema, street food and many other free entertainments.

5. Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Wimbledon is known as the oldest tennis tournament in the world and it is played on grass courts. Follow world-class players vie in this legendary 2-week tennis championship, one of 4 annual Grand Slam tournament.

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace 1
BBC Proms – the world’s biggest classical music festival 2
 Masterpiece London at the Royal Hospital Chelsea 3
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 4
Wimbledon Tennis Championships 5

Rainy Day Options in London

Tower of London

Learn about the storied history of London with a trip to this epic tower. Visitors will delight in the exhibit of the Royal Family crown jewels, including the Imperial State Crown. The guards of the tower will regale visitors with tales of the bloody history of these times, enchanting everyone who walks through the gates. Visit to the Tower of London is free with the London Sightseeing Pass.

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West End Theatre

taking a West End show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to London. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show, but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting the Encore Box office. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site we offer 55 GBP towards your theatre ticket

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London Museums

Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of the best London Museums or Galleries. Whether your interest is in art, science or history, there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from the British Museum, The National Gallery, Tate Modern, the Kensington Museums of Natural History or Science Museum – all offer free entry to the public.

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