The Best Things To Do In London In July


From movies on the river to a Wimbledon-themed dessert, all the best things to do in London in July

Experience the ultimate Kitchen Takeover

A late-night neighbourhood bar and restaurant on Fulham Road is home to the ultimate in foodie collaborations this week. From Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd July, The Little Blue Door, which plays on a fictional flatshare between friends, will team up with Burger & Lobster to offer an eclectic new menu inspired in part by the recent trans-Atlantic festivities of the Royal Family. A fusion of American classics and the “flatmates’” favourite dishes, highlights include lobster benedict on the brunch menu (bottomless, naturally) and a new take on the Sunday roast called “Roast and Coast”. Of course, no collaboration is worth its merit without an accompanying drinks menu and thankfully the cocktails created for the occasion are a strong match for the food. We recommend Meet The Parents: a Bloody Mary cocktail with a delicious bourbon twist. With an atmosphere reminiscent of dinner at a friend’s house and the promise of an unique dining experience, this is one not to be missed for those looking for a tad more spontaneity from the London food scene.

Go see a movie on the river

What would a summer in London be without an opportunity to witness a classic outdoors. We are, of course, talking about films – and Tower Millennium Pier at Tower Hill is home to Movies On The River: which is pretty much exactly that. Screening everything from “The Shape Of Water” and “Blank Panther” to “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” and “Casablanca”, there is something here for everyone. What’s more, before the film begins at sunset, you are taken on a cruise on the Thames to take in the city’s inspiring sights. Blankets are provided on a first-come basis and food and drink is also available onboard.

Try bibimbap at Fitzrovia

If you’ve yet to experience the heavenly wonder that is bibimbap, take yourself down to Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia (although there are other restaurants in Soho and the City) to tuck into some genuinely tasty Korean fare. For the uninitiated, bibimbap is a traditional Korean rice dish made with sautéed vegetables, a choice of meat or seafood and finished off with an egg – fried or raw – on top. It all sounds a little bizarre, but it’s a wholesome, filling dish and one you’ll likely still be thinking about hours later once you start to feel hungry. Bibimbap is where you’ll find the best in London – and don’t leave without also trying their Korean fried chicken with kimchi sauce. You’ll thank us for it. 

Upgrade your gym class to a London rooftop

Take advantage of London’s glorious weather and take your workout to one the city’s spectacular rooftops courtesy of RooFit. The Aviary restaurant and terrace bar has opened its roof to fitness enthusiasts, partnering with leading brands from the worlds of yoga, boxing and ballet to provide hour-long classes against a gorgeous backdrop. For those who fancy those post-workout Instagrams, you won’t find better this summer. Afterwards, you are entitled to use the hotel showers to freshen up and enjoy a healthy breakfast at 50% off in the rooftop restaurant. Dreamy.

Tuck into a Wimbledon-themed dessert at the Sanderson Hotel

A stalwart of the British summer, the world-famous tennis tournament in southwest London returns and to mark the occasion, the Sanderson Hotel in Fitzrovia is offering you the chance to experience a culinary take on the championship. Eye-catching and edible, the Wimbledon dessert available throughout summer looks exactly like a tennis ball, but is made up of Yuzu and bergamot. The  Instagram-ready offering is garnished with some meringue and fresh berries. Rackets, err, we mean, forks at the ready!

Dress up as Thomas Shelby for a Peaky Blinders night out

It’s rare that a TV programme truly captures the nation’s attention so much so that a “Thomas Shelby-inspired haircut” is available in any barbershop worth its two pence. “Peaky Blinders”’ phenomenal appeal is undeniable and now it’s spawned a pop-up immersive dining experience, Feasty Blinders. Promising bottomless gin and rum cocktails, a three-course meal and live entertainment from the Birmingham family, it’s the perfect opportunity to dress up in the military-esque style of the Brummie gang and throw yourself into the wild hedonism of Twenties’ Britain.