In July, London's sunshine can last up to 7 hours per day. In order to get the most out of London, you need to check its most trending events and festivals. Some are completely for free and others are for reasonable prices to suit students studying in London. The city is diverse, indeed; also its multicultural nature makes it the perfect destination for students interested in blending with different cultures. Both Londoners and foreigners shall now let any day pass by without having a blast.
Every Sunday in July at 12 PM a street party will be pedestrianised from Oxford Circus all the way to Piccadilly Circus in Regent Street. The attendance is completely free, but the fun is totally worth it. Each week will be themed differently for a more festive feel, and various activities and shows will be held. This Summer Street event is traffic-free and is a great chance for both Londoners and foreigners to enjoy their non-academic time. To reach the event with ease, take the tube and get down on Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus stations. Find out more about each week here.
Missing the genuine rock and roll days? The 40th anniversary of the passing of the King Elvis Presley will be launched under Elvis Fest on Sunday, July the 23rd in Parsloes Park, Dagenham. The concert will start at 12 PM and it is for free.
On Sunday, July the 2nd, Eid Festival will be held in Trafalgar Square in central London from 12 PM until 6 PM and it is also for Free. This major event celebrates the end of Ramadan for Muslims, like Christmas for Christians. The celebrations include live music and other performances, as well as various activities, such as face-painting, henna, calligraphy, and sports. A food festival will be held as well including cuisines from different cultures, like Turkish, Egyptian, Lebanese, Indonesian, and much more.
Celebrate Independence Day in London taking place in Benjamin Franklin House in Charing Cross on the 4th of July. Benjamin Franklin is considered America’s founding father. The celebrations will start at 12 PM and it is only for £10. Charing Cross and Embankment are the nearest tube stations. Click here for more details.
One of the finest festivals in London, Lovebox, will start on Friday, July 14th until Saturday, July 15th in Victoria Park. There will be party monsters, catering, and DJs electronic acts, as well as other weird fun shows of art, dance, mysterious mischief and other performances. Mile End is the nearest tube station.
At the same venue, Victoria Park, Citadel Festival will be held as well on Sunday, July the 16th. The ticket is for £49.50 guaranteeing you fun, food, and arts.
The award-winning soul singer Norah Jones will be singing her unbeatable melodies at 12 AM in Somerset House, Temple, on Thursday, July the 6th. The closest tube stations are Temple, Charing Cross, and Covent Garden.
The Royal Opera House in Bow Street will be hosting Turandot performance from the 5th of July until the 16th of the same month at various time schedules. Covent Garden is the nearest tube station, and the tickets’ prices vary from £9 up to £175. At 7:30 PM the performance will start on the 5th, 11th, and the 14th of July; at 12:30 PM it will start on the 8th, 12th, and the 15th of July; on the 16th of July it will start at 11:30 AM, and at 6:30 PM on the 9th of July.
London’s classical feel does not stop there. Apparently, Charles Dickens’s legacy is still alive and kicking in the hectic city. The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park will be housing the performances of two of the most popular Dickens’s novels adaptations: A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist. A Tale of Two Cities will start on July the 7th every Monday and Saturday at 7:45 PM. Regular prices start from £25, but if you will go for premium seats the ticket will cost £60. The theatre is 3 minutes walk away from Regent’s Park tube station. Oliver Twist will start on the 17th of July every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30 PM, as well as Saturdays on 10 AM. The regular ticket price is £18.