What’s on UK: July 2024

July in the UK is a time to embrace the outdoors, celebrate the UK’s vibrant culture and heritage, and experience the best of British summer. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a music lover, or simply seeking a relaxing escape, there’s something for everyone in this action-packed month. Combine your visit to these events with a private guided tour with Britain’s Best Guides and you’re in for a memorable summer in the UK.

Iconic Events

Wimbledon Championships (July 1st-14th): Witness the pinnacle of tennis at the world-famous Wimbledon Championships. See top players battle it out on Centre Court, soak in the atmosphere, and maybe even partake in a glass of Pimms and a bowl of yummy strawberries & cream. London Tours

Alice’s Day, Oxford, England (July 6th): If you’re a Lewis Caroll fan then take a trip to Oxford for ‘Alice’s Day’, an annual festival to celebrate all things Wonderland. Each year has a theme and this year it’s the turn of Fabulous Monsters and Curious Creatures. Tour of Oxford

The Open (July 14th-21st): Tee off for another major sporting event – The Open! This year, the prestigious golf tournament takes place at the Royal Troon course in Scotland. Tours of Scotland

Henley Royal Regatta (July 2nd-7th): Immerse yourself in tradition at the Henley Royal Regatta, a prestigious rowing event held on the River Thames. Watch world-class athletes compete and savour the quintessentially British atmosphere. Tours of Central England

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (July 2nd-7th): Explore stunning floral displays and innovative garden design at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. This prestigious event is a haven for garden enthusiasts and a feast for the senses. Tours of Hampton Court Palace

British Grand Prix (July 5th-7th): The Formula One circus roars into Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. Witness cutting-edge technology and experience the adrenaline-pumping thrill of a live race. Tours of Central England

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 17th – 21st):  A plant lovers must-do at Cheshire’s historic, Tatton Park. Be inspired with amazing show gardens and floral displays.  Tours of the North West England

Leeds Pride (July 21st): Yorkshire’s biggest LGBTQ+ event. Take in the party atmosphere at Millennium Square, join the parade through the centre of Leeds and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the City. Tours of Leeds

Cowes Week, Isle of Wight (July 27th – August 2nd): A seaferer’s dream! Cowes Week brings together the world’s biggest sailing stars, 1,000+ yachts and 8,000+ competitors. Tour the Isle of Wight

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Festival Fun

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (July 12th-21st): Experience the world’s finest jazz and blues talent over a smooth 10 summer days. Edinburgh Tour

Bristol Harbour Festival (July 19th-21st): Immerse yourself in the vibrant Bristol Harbour Festival, a celebration of music, food, drink, and maritime culture. Tour of Bristol

The BBC Proms (July 17th-September 14th): Experience classical music at its finest at the BBC Proms, a legendary eight-week season of concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. London Tours

Northern Pride (July 19th-21st): Celebrate diversity and inclusion at Northern Pride, one of the UK’s biggest and most vibrant LGBTQ+ festivals. Tour of Newcastle & Gateshead

Camp Bestival, Dorset (July 25th-28th): Looking for a family-friendly festival experience? Camp Bestival offers a delightful mix of music, comedy, theatre, and workshops for all ages. Tours of Southern England

The Royal Welsh Show, Powys (July 22nd – 25th): An unrivalled event in the British agricultural calendar! Four days dedicated to all things horticulture, crafts, forestry and entertainment. Tours of Wales

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Beyond the Events

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening (11 July-September 29th): Take a peek into the grandeur of royalty with a visit to Buckingham Palace during its annual summer opening. Royal London Tour

Explore the Great Outdoors: With longer days and warmer weather, July is the perfect time to explore the UK’s stunning natural beauty. Explore the beauty of the Lake District, discover the Welsh coastline, or simply immerse yourself in the charm of Cornwall.

Remember, popular events and attractions can sell out quickly, so be sure to book your tickets or accommodation in advance.