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While June saw the first signs of summer hit the city, July brings around Wimbledon, open-air theatre, music festivals, and dare we say, the official start of Pimm's season?

If you're looking for things to do in London this month, look no further than HELLO!'s guide of the best restaurants, bars, pop up events, family-friendly activities, exhibitions, events and more happening in the capital.

Read on to discover the very best things to do in London in July, tried and tested by HELLO!'s writers…

Best restaurants to visit in London in July

Foodies need not look far to find an array of exciting restaurants and elegant dining spots to level up your next social soirée. Read on to discover what restaurants and bars team HELLO! is loving this month.


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Add Los Mochis brunch to your weekend to do list

If you're looking for a distinctive breakfast experience on a tranquil street in Notting Hill, Los Mochis is the perfect choice. Los Mochis blends Mexican flavours with Japanese techniques, evident in every aspect, from the food and drinks to the décor and service.

On a sunny day, I treated myself and my family to breakfast at Los Mochis, and it turned out to be a memorable morning. We enjoyed our meal while basking in the sunlight. I ventured out of my comfort zone with a hot chocolate infused with chilli—quite the experience! For my main course, I opted for 'El Ingles,' a classic English breakfast that did not disappoint. My husband chose the mouthwatering 'Huevos Rancheros Bagel,' while my kids indulged in the Churros. Thankfully, the portion was generous, so we all got to taste them, and I can confirm they were delicious.

Los Mochis offers a wide range of breakfast options. You can choose from 'Light & Healthy' selections like granola, fresh fruit bowls, and acai bowls, or indulge in 'Sweet & Naughty' treats such as churros, pancakes, and waffles. Whether you’re in the mood for a healthy start or a decadent treat, Los Mochis has something for everyone.

Reviewed by Andrea Caamano, Website Editor


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Go Down Under at Milk Beach Soho

I know this might seem like an odd thing to admit, but before I went to Milk Beach Soho I had no idea what constituted as Australian cuisine - and I don’t think I could have found a better introduction to modern Australian dining than at Milk Beach Soho. The restaurant’s set up is a high-ceiling circular room in beachy tones - with a very cool and friendly atmosphere. Then there was the food.

Where to begin? I absolutely loved the mushroom dumplings with burnt onion consommé and chilli oil, my only complaint is that I would have had six more! The unique prawn toast with sesame and gochujang sweet ‘n’ sour sauce was also a total treat, as was the Koji marinated chicken ‘Schnitty’. I can’t wait to go back!

Reviewed by Emmy Griffiths, TV & Film Editor


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La Merenda at The Petersham, Covent Garden

Ask anyone to picture a delicious afternoon tea and you will no doubt conjure up images of classic jam and clotted cream-topped scones served with English breakfast tea and finger sandwiches.

However, The Petersham in Covent Garden has put an Italian twist on the English classic and it couldn't make for more of an indulgent summer afternoon outing. The upscale Mediterranean restaurant, located in Floral Court, has launched La Merenda - its own afternoon tea offering which takes inspiration from the Boglione family’s Piedmontese heritage.

HELLO!was invited down for a taste of Turin and it was such a treat. The offering was brought out in stages, starting with a crisp glass of Ayala rosé champagne, before a choice of (countless) teas and the most delicious espresso-infused hot chocolate I have ever tasted, otherwise known as the Piedmont Bicerin.When it came to the food, The Petersham created a true spectacle - hand delivering our food on a tiered serving platter topped with a splendid bouquet of fresh flowers. A generous portion of sandwiches were on offer, ranging in innovative flavours from grilled zucchini and stracciatella to tuna and Sicilian avocado - not a hint of cheese and cucumber in sight!

I absolutely loved the pizzettes made from flaky pastry. The 'Classica' topped with tomato, oregano, burrata, and olives was my favourite - the flavours packed a punch while the pastry kept it light and moreish.The highlight of the afternoon tea was the sweet course. From a creamy pistachio tartlet to the refreshing Crostatina alla Frutta, the dish had it all and with six options to try, you are bound to find something you like.

The setting at The Petersham adds to the relaxed sense of luxury. I was able to dine al fresco under an umbrella on a hot day while sipping champagne and indulging in expertly crafted treats - divine! The service was impeccable and the Floral Court setting is a blissful secluded nook of the atmospheric Covent Garden where you can truly unwind.

To book, visit

Reviewed by Katie Daly, Junior Lifestyle Writer


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Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean at Mimosa

Dining at a hotel restaurant is never a guaranteed win. Sometimes they lack ambiance, often the sky-high prices are not worth the money, or the quality of the food just isn't there. All of this cannot be said though for The Langham's newest offering, Mimosa – the Mediterranean-inspired space that recently opened in the five-star, central London hotel.

The aim is to transport diners to the French Riviera, to capture the spirit of the Côte d'Azur, and to let patrons experience a real joie de vivre. From the moment my friend and I stepped in, Mimosa did exactly this. From the pink and terracotta colour scheme, to the très chic table settings featuring ocean-inspired crockery, it all felt very south of France sublime.

The whole menu is designed to share and I would recommend starting with the restaurant's signature opener, the Mimosa Eggs. Devilled eggs aren't something I'd usually get excited about, but the black truffle ones were a decadent way to start what soon became a very indulgent meal. Pan con tomate, one of my all-time favorite traditional Catalan dishes, came next, but the extravagant Mimosa version was served with a platter of smokey cecina, a nice extra touch.

For mains, we shared the yellowfin tuna steak. I was expecting one large piece, but it was presented in a more refined way of meaty slices of tuna drizzled with crushed peppercorns and pepper sauce. Another stand-out and full-of-flavour dish was the lobster tagliolini pasta, baked in a tomato and tarragon sauce.

We, by no means, needed dessert, but after much persuasion we were encouraged to try the L'Ananas dish, which was a real masterpiece in itself and I'm so glad we did. Served in a hollowed-out pineapple and resting on a bed of ice, it's a creamy and exotic version of crème brûlée. It was the last of the theatrically presented dishes that made the whole dining experience a truly luxurious treat.

Reviewed by Ainhoa Barcelona, Content Managing Editor


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Dine like the stars at Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Looking for the perfect restaurant for a special occasion? Gordon Ramsay's Asian Eating House, Lucky Cat is most definitely one to add to your hit list. Inspired by 1930s drinking dens in Tokyo and Shanghai, the venue is dimly lit and has a mysterious ambiance. The menu - both food and drinks wise - is experimental, and reflective of Gordon's travels through various Asian countries.

I tried the restaurant's popular "GFC" dish (Gordon's fried chicken) which was cooked in a hot Korean miso sauce and utterly delicious. I also sampled the mixed mushroom dumplings, chirashi ceviche and spiced lamb chops (which were cooked to perfection), to name but a few dishes. All were incredibly fresh, flavoursome and punchy.

The luxury restaurant is a hotspot for celebrities, too - when I visited, I rubbed shoulders with none other than Romeo Beckham, who was seated at the table next to me!

​​​​Reviewed by Arianna Chatzidakis, Creative ContentDirector


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Sip on co*cktails as the sun goes down at Savage Garden

With the weather warming up, there's no better way to spend a summer evening than sipping a delicious co*cktail while watching the sun go down over the London skyline – and Savage Garden is the perfect place for it.

Located in the heart of the city at the top of the DoubleTree by Hilton, the rooftop terrace overlooks Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and it's safe to say the panoramic views of the city are unmatched.

But it's not just the outdoor setting that's impressive, the main bar features decadent and stylish decor including glass ceiling panels and gold light fixtures, giving the place a glamorous feel.

I visited Savage Garden on the evening of its 6th birthday bash – and this place certainly knows how to throw a good party. As the DJ took centre stage in front of the bar, dancers clad in colourful costumes and feather headdresses twirled their way around the room.

After being seated on the balcony, I started my evening perusing the impressive co*cktail menu. While I opted for a delicious rosé elderflower spritz, I could have spent the entire evening sampling their unique mix of drinks. They've even partnered with global Ocean conservation charity, Ocean Conservation Trust, for one of their gin-based creations, where £1 of every drink sold is donated to the cause.

As for the snacks, Savage Garden has a wide range of mouth-watering small and large plates. We started off with the duck bao buns, which were super succulent, and the bang cauliflower wings covered in gunpowder spices and accompanied by a cool coconut raita.

We then moved on to a portion of Italian cheesy arancini with vegan Nduja mayo – I could have eaten about ten of these. The Bite Me Beef sliders with smoked cheddar and homemade bacon jam were also a highlight of the meal.

Whether you're there to party or simply soak up London's skyline, Savage Garden is a must-visit.

Reviewed by Nicky Morris, Senior TV & Film writer

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The best of live music at BST Hyde Park

Throughout July, London's breathtaking Hyde Park becomes home to a legendary summer festival; BST Hyde Park.

The annual event first kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.

Got Glastonbury blues or gutted you missed out on tickets? Several headliners, including Shania Twain, SZA, and Kylie Minogue are set to perform gigs at the epic Hyde Park venue this month.

To explore all acts and buy tickets, visit


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Sing your heart out at Lucky Voice

"I didn't have fun at karaoke," said no one, ever. Lucky Voice is always a guaranteed fun night out regardless of whether you have the X Factor or not.

We ventured to Lucky Voice Liverpool Street for a night of birthday celebrations for a friend, and collectively agreed to make karaoke night a new birthday tradition. We sang musical hits, rapped to Eminem, belted like Whitney Houston and spent the evening reliving memories from Taylor Swift's Eras tour.

Most impressive are the booth's high-tech screens that allow you to become your booth's very own DJ, with adjustable LED lighting, a spinning disco ball, an ever growing catalogue of an impressive 11,000 songs (which include 11 languages), and of course the famous Lucky Voice "thirsty" button for those all-important food and drink refills. The co*cktails continued to flow and the glitterball added some much-needed disco fever for our 80s ballads.

Lucky Voice’s newest addition in Waterloo is the capital’s glittering hotspot for karaoke fans - not one to be missed if you're passing through Zone 1.

Reviewed by Georgia Brown, Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer


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Sample London's newest brunch at BAM Karaoke Box

If there's one thing about me, it's that I love a brunch. So when I discovered London's new venue, BAM Karaoke Box, offering just that, I simply had to go and test it out.

Situated in Victoria, the swanky venue offers themed brunches every Saturday, from noughties to hip hop, and Britney to Bollywood. Alongside your meal, you get 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, and let me tell you, the staff are highly attentive when it comes to refills.

After an entertaining brunch session, you'll be whisked away into your private karaoke room for two more hours of amusem*nt. So, grab your best friends, get your glam on, and book up this super fun activity.

Reviewed by Arianna Chatzidakis, Creative Content Director

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Best things to do in London in July 2024: Restaurants, Wimbledon, more | HELLO!? ›

Weather. If you're visiting London in July, you can look forward to the chance to explore London during the height of summer. Daytime high temperatures average in the low 20s C (70s F) during the early part of the month, while later in the month, you can expect an average temperature of 23-24 C (the mid-70s F).

What don't miss in London? ›

Top Attractions in London
  • Tower of London. 68,259. Historic Sites. ...
  • The British Museum. 74,218. Speciality Museums. ...
  • London Eye. 90,053. Points of Interest & Landmarks. ...
  • National Gallery. 40,732. Art Museums. ...
  • Tower Bridge. 40,141. ...
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum. 32,932. ...
  • Natural History Museum. 38,110. ...
  • Churchill War Rooms. 23,750.

How is London in July? ›

Weather. If you're visiting London in July, you can look forward to the chance to explore London during the height of summer. Daytime high temperatures average in the low 20s C (70s F) during the early part of the month, while later in the month, you can expect an average temperature of 23-24 C (the mid-70s F).

Is there anything fun to do in London? ›

Explore the city on sightseeing tours, soak up culture at museums and galleries, or choose from the many free things to do. Treat yourself on famous shopping streets and celebrate special occasions at world-class theatre shows, London musicals, restaurants and bars.

What happens in London in August? ›

Things to do in August
  • Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace. One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. ...
  • BBC Proms – the world's biggest classical music festival. ...
  • Carnaval del Pueblo. ...
  • The Notting Hill Carnival. ...
  • Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

How to not dress like a tourist in London? ›

  1. When packing for England think conservative, no loud colors, no clunky track shoes in white. ...
  2. Coordinate your clothes around two main colors like black and tan. ...
  3. If you decide to check out chic and expensive Harrods while in London you should probably do so before a night at the theatre when you're well-dressed.
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What food should you not miss in London? ›

10 Best English Food to Try in London
  • Steak and kidney pie. Savor a hearty pie. ...
  • Traditional English breakfast. Fill up on a full breakfast. ...
  • See also. 10 Best Day Trips From London by Train. ...
  • Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding. Start your day with a Sunday classic. ...
  • Fish and chips. ...
  • Afternoon tea. ...
  • Bangers and mash. ...
  • Beef Wellington.

What's London's most visited attraction? ›

The British Museum, in central London, was the UK's popular tourist attraction last year with 5.8 million visits, up 42% from a year earlier.

What is the most interesting part of London? ›

Southbank. You can't miss out on the cultural heart of London - Southbank. Known as the entertainment district, there is so much for you to do. From a ride in the famous London Eye to a spooky thrill in the London Dungeon, you will never be bored after visiting Southbank.

Is July or August hotter in London? ›

On average in the UK, July is the warmest month and June is the sunniest while the rainfall totals throughout the UK in summer can be rather variable. The highest temperatures in summer tend to be seen around London and the southeast, with the coolest temperatures experienced throughout Scotland and Northern England.

What shows are on in London in August 2024? ›

Shows in London, August 2024
  • The Lion King, London Tickets. ...
  • Hadestown, London Tickets. ...
  • MJ The Musical London Tickets. ...
  • Hamilton, London Tickets. ...
  • ABBA Voyage Concert, London Tickets. ...
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London Tickets. ...
  • John Cleese's Fawlty Towers - The Play, London Tickets.

What should I wear in London in August weather? ›

London in Summer – June, July, and August

A lightweight, packable waterproof jacket is ideal for wearing or carrying around. Stick to trainers, sneakers or walking shoes or sandals by day to ensure continued comfort! It's not always hot in London in summer, so wearing or bringing along an extra layer is wise.

What do they not have in London? ›

  • Bounce fabric softener sheets. You can't find these in the UK. ...
  • Little Debbie snack cakes. The absence of these little delicious snack cakes makes me probably a little sadder than it should. ...
  • Aleve. ...
  • Crest toothpaste. ...
  • Ivory soap. ...
  • LaCroix sparkling water. ...
  • Nabisco saltines. ...
  • Dunkin' iced coffee.
Apr 3, 2019

What do I miss about London? ›

London is a transient city. People come and go, and that is what makes it so thrilling to be a part of when living in London. It's a human confetti box with people from all walks of life. And with enough events and places to go to, you are bound to make a new friend or find a new party posse at almost every head turn.

What is unique about London? ›

London is technically classed as a forest.

The city has over 8 million trees, making it the world's largest urban forest according to the UN.

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