What’s on in London July and August 2022

Vacationing in the UK capital this summer? Keep the whole family entertained with our guide to what’s on in London in July and August

Summer in London is a precious, much-anticipated season, when the weather finally becomes warm – but not too hot – the daylight stretches all the way to 10pm, and events organizers fill the calendar with music, drama, family fun and just eating out in the sunshine.

There’s so much to see and do outside the more static, permanent attractions, that visitors could stay out all day, every day until the summer ends. Here the MCC team has put together a list of suggestions.

– If you’re thinking of making a trip why not let MCC help? Call our Bookings service, or message a member of the team via WhatsApp on +966 533 633 607 for assistance with all your travel plans.

MUSIC

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre / London

Covent Garden: Royal Opera House. Live at Lunch free concerts. Until July 15 2022.

Covent Garden: Sing at the Royal Opera House. Until July 22 2022.

Regent’s Park: Open Air Theater, 101 Dalmatians musical. July 12-28 2022.

Alexandra Palace: Kaleidoscope Festival. Music and family fun. July 23 2022.

Holland Park: Opera Holland Park. Extensive open-air program. Until August 13 2022.

Somerset House: Summer Series – music gigs in the courtyard, August 7-17 2022. 

THEATER

The Seagull starring Emilia Clarke / Harold Pinter Theatre

London theaters: Chekhov’s The Seagull starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke at the Harold Pinter Theater. Until September 10 2022.

Covent Garden: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the open-air theater, St Paul’s Church.Until August 13 2022.

London theaters: Kids’ Week. Now not just a week but a whole month of discount seats and exclusive activities. August 2022

ART

Frida and Diego experience / Docklands / London

Docklands: Art Exhibition: Mexican Geniuses. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera immersive experience. Until end of August 2022.

The Strand: Exhibition. Future Shock: 180 Studios. Until August 28 2022.

South Bank: Tate Modern. Exhibition. Surrealism Beyond Borders. Until August 29 2022.

Somerset House: Courtauld Gallery. Exhibition Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen. Until September 4 2022.

Seven Dials: Exhibition. The Art of Banksy. Until September 4 2022. 

Greenwich: National Maritime Museum. Exhibition. Canaletto’s Venice Revisited. Until September 25 2022.

South Bank. Hayward Gallery. Exhibition. In The Black Fantastic. Free. Until September 18 2022.

Central London: National Gallery. Exhibition Picasso Ingres: Face To Face. Until October 9 2022.

Kensington: Design Museum. Exhibition. Weird Sensation Feels Good. About ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). Until October 16 2022.

Millbank: Tate Britain. Exhibition. Cornelia Parker. Installation artist. Until October 16 2022.

Soho: Photographers’ Gallery. Exhibition. Christian Thompson Being Human Human Being. Free. Until November 30 2022.

SPORT

International Polo at Windsor / London

Windsor: The Polo Festival 2022 at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, Windsor A day out for the entire family. August 14 2022.

FILM

Everyman Screen on the Canal / Kings Cross

King’s Cross: Everyman Screen on the Canal free film festival. Until August 7 2022.

Hampstead Heath: Kenwood House. Luna Cinema summer open-air screenings. July 13-17 2022.

MIXED ACTIVITIES

Kew Gardens / Food Forever / London

Kew Gardens: Food Forever, a major exhibition with workshops, talks etc, on the future of food. Until September 18 2022.

Somerset House: Summer activities in the courtyard, This Bright Land. August 1-29 2022.

Hampton Court Palace: Extensive summer program of activities including the Food Festival from August 27-29 2022.

Home Counties: Lavender fields. Tours and shopping at several venues. Until late July or August depending on crop.

EXHIBITIONS

British Museum / Stonehenge exhibition / London

British Museum: Exhibition. The World of Stonehenge. Until July 17.

King’s Road: Saatchi Gallery. Exhibition. Tiffany & Co’s Vision & Virtuosity. Tickets free. Until August 19 2022.

Barbican: Our Time On Earth. Immersive exhibition on our relationship with the planet. Until August 29 2022.

Windsor Castle: Exhibition. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation. Until September 26 2022.

Buckingham Palace: Exhibition. The Queen’s Accession. 22 July to 2 October 2022.

FAMILY/ CHILDREN

Cutty Sark / Family Fun Weekends / London

Greenwich: Cutty Sark: Family Fun weekends. August 6-7; September 3-4 2022.

Greenwich: Royal Observatory. Ted’s Space Adventure. Stars for the under-7s.

Windsor: Royal Windsor Steam Express ride from Victoria to Windsor in vintage style. Until August 23 2022.

Science Museum. Asteroid Hunters 3D. Special IMAX film narrated by Daisy Ridley. Until September 4 2022.

Docklands: Excel Centre. Visitor attraction. Jurassic World: The Exhibition. August 25 until November 3 2022. 

South Kensington. Exhibition at the V&A. Beatrix Potter: Drawn To Nature. Until January 8 2023.

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