London is one of the most eventful cities in the world, with events lined up throughout the calendar year. Here are a few key events coming up in July 2017. Use London coach hire to attend these events without any hassles, so that you can catch as many events during your stay in London!
Back for its 9th year celebrations in 2017, the Chorus Festival on the 1st of July will rejoice the power of singing, and explore the health benefits of replicating a magical tune. This year’s event will feature a Royal Festival Hall concert with a chorus from each Nordic country, performing collectively with a special choir of Nordic singers in the United Kingdom. You also have an opportunity to join in the workshops discovering contemporary and traditional Nordic Vocal Music at its best.
Pride in London Parade
Due to be held on the 8th of July, the Pride in London Parade will take place at the Trafalgar Square, celebrating LGBT community spirt, as people march through the central London. The colours will be filling the streets once again, and the notorious traffic will turn into a joyous party. There is no particular theme to this event, and you can wear anything you like. Go past the BBC broadcasting house and all the way to Whitehall. There will be 231 walking groups and 55 floats, with one of them being Pride Punx, the first punk float to participate in the Parade. Main stage entertainment will also be there including the likes of Cabaret artist Michael Twaits, The Gay Men’s Dance Company and a few more.
Catering for party monsters and cool kids, Lovebox is one of the finest festivals in the city with two days of extravaganza on 14th and 15th of July. The subtle and sublime Frank Ocean is the first big name to surface on the stage, followed by a storming line-up of live bands, electronic arts, DJs and all sorts of crazy fun including dance, art, performance, secretive mischief and banging afterparties.
Lambeth Country Show
The Lambeth Country Show has been taking place over the last four decades, and this year will once again feature a range of dog, sheep and owl displays, flower competitions, home-grown vegetable and sheep shearing. Do not miss out on the Roots Reggae Day on the Main Stage on Sunday. Homemade cakes and locally made cider will be put on sale, with more than 200,000 people expected to turn up for the show! Gear yourself up to elbow out of the crowd!
The Parsloes Park will turn into Elvis Land on the 23rd of July, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the legendary king- Elvis Presley. This tribute concert has gone through a long phase over 4 decades and will continue forever! The stellar line-up includes top-notch Elvis tribute acts as well as rock bands to get your grooves twisting. There will be attractions, rides, food stalls and plenty of drinks in house. Come along with your friends and family, and soak up the magical experience that was once created by Elvis during his time. Even after his death, he lives forever in our hearts.
Prudential Ride London
More than 100,000 cyclists are expected to take part in this annual two-day event, starting 28th July and including the Pro level Prudential RideLondon Classic, The Brompton World Championship and Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix. You can either take part in the 46-mile challenge or the 100-mile event, while the entire family can get involved in FreeCycle.
Yerma will be returning to Young Victoria with shows starting from 26th July. The famous 1934 play ‘Yerma’ is a story revolving around a farmer’s wife heartbroken by her desire for a child. This heart wrenching classic has been turned into a fiercely contemporary story electrified by central role of Billie Piper. The woman has been turned into a 21st century creation, being a journalist who has settled with her boyfriend. Young Vic is the place where theatre magic happens, with the actors trapped in a soundproof glass tank that turns luxurious apartment to a garden. It’s an impressive metaphor in way a that a human becomes an animal to be watched, while the amplified voices of the actor fill the auditorium with agonising words.