Top four things to do in London this July

Things to do in London this July

Scoop: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream exhibition


I know I had an ice cream themed event in the things to do in June post as well, but I just can’t help it – I blame the scorching weather! Scoop is an exhibition of the past, present and the future of ice cream by the British Museum of Food, and it sounds wonderful! 


According to the website, you can expect the following (and so much more!): glow-in-the-dark ice cream, help on understanding the neuroscience of ice cream as well as exploring the “dark side” of ice cream. I’m sold!


Scoop is held in the Gasholders London, and will be running from July 3rd until the 30th of September so you have plenty of time to visit! Tickets will set you back £13.23.


Celebrate The Rum Month (yes!) with Drink Up London


There’s seriously a month for everything. After just recovering from London Wine Week and National Gin Day, another alcoholic beverage is raising its head… Drink Up London have decided to set up an entire month of celebration for rum lovers, combining World Piña Colada Day (10th July), Mojito Day (July 11th) and Daiquiri Day (July 19th) into one big celebration. Who came up with all these days? Absolutely no idea. Am I excited about this? Absolutely yes!


Just like with London Wine Week, different bars and venues around London will have special rum themed offers and events, with my personal favourite being takeaway Piña Coladas (yes, takeaway!) from Artesian Bar. I have to say I am extremely excited about this.


Other highlights include a Daiquiri Tour (with a black cab moving you between venues!), a mojito making class and a mojito cocktail trail with a bespoke map!


Things to do in London this July


Beautiful Allotment by Bourne & Hollingsworth


Beautiful Allotment is a summer pop-up bar (what would London be without those?!) by the people behind Bourne & Hollingsworth. The pop-up is taking residency in the gardens of the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, which will be transformed into a “serene oasis” (their words!) with daybeds, potting sheds, BBQ areas and cocktails bars – all situated in harmony in between plants and vegetable patches, re-purposed items and handpicked furniture.


Cocktails are, of course, curated by the team behind Bourne & Hollingsworth, so you just know that they will be fantastic – they’re even going to be using ingredients grown on these very grounds!


The space can cater up to 500 people and you can book for parties of 4 or bigger – yay! See you there?


Brockwell Lido Lates


Brockwell Park Lido is one of London’s biggest and best lidos, and now it’s going to be open for after hours too! The Lido Lates will include boats, wood-fired aromatherapy sauna, cocktails, music & street food – and so much more! The lates will accommodate up to 120 people and they promise for it to be very photogenic, which has definitely got me intrigued! The pool at Brockwell Lido is 50 metres long, but they guarantee a lot of entertainment for everyone, even those who don’t really fancy a swim.


The Lido Lates are strictly for over 18-year-olds only and you can book your tickets ahead here. If I do one special thing this summer, I think it will be this!




Things to do in London this July


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