The sun’s finally on our side so whether you’re counting down the days to escape to your sunny holiday abroad or spending your July here, there’s still lots to do in the UK in the meantime. Whether you’re stuck on ideas for a date, a fun event to attend with friends or even by yourself, we’ve rounded out our top picks of fun things to do in the UK this month, not an event in your city? A train ticket will fix that.
Wimbledon 2018 (Monday July 2-Sunday July 15 2018)
You might not be the biggest Tennis fan but for tradition’s sake, if you can nab a pair of tickets to one of London’s biggest sporting events and the oldest tennis tournament in the world, it’s worth it. There’s a beer garden too, and among the 500,000 spectators you might just bump into your favourite celeb.
Where: All England Lawn Tennis Club, SW19, London
When: Wimbledon 2018 runs from Monday July 2-Sunday July 15 2018, the women’s final takes place July 14 and the men’s final on July 15.
Price: Start from £365 – be wary of fraud sellers
WingJam Festival (Friday 6th July 2018 – Sunday 8th July 2018)
Fancy a 3 day Chicken Wing Festival and Rooftop Party in Peckham? Peckham’s Bussey Building will be serving up Hot wings, BBQ wings, Korean Wings, Buffalo wings, Guinea fowl wings and you’ll get to enjoy music on the rooftop too, they’ll have a selection of DJ’s across the weekend too.
Where: Peckham’s Bussey Building, London
When: 6th July 2018 – 8th July 2018
Price: Tickets from £13.50
Time Out Movies on The River (Tuesday July 3rd – Sept)
Netflix and Chill doesn’t have to be refined to a stuffy bedroom, you can watch a film with your date on the river, quite literally. Time Out Live presents ‘Movies on the River’ with City Cruises which will run five nights a week, films to choose from range from Get Out to Grease.
Where: Tower Millennium Pier , Aldgate
When: July 3rd – Sept
Price: Tickets start at £29
City Beerfest (Thursday July 5 2018)
This year’s Beerfest is themed around Women, Work & Power the organisers are highlighting the historic role women have played in brewing and will celebrate this with music from female artists.
Where: Guildhall Yard , Mansion House
When: Thursday July 5 2018
National Dim Sum Week at Chinatown London (Monday 2nd July – Friday July 6)
If you love Dim Sum you get to enjoy it for an entire week at London’s Chinatown. You’ll have a selection to choose from with their special menus on offer from a selection of Chinatown’s top-notch restaurants and a one off talk from Jeremy Pang, founder of School of Wok.
Where: Chinatown , Chinatown
When: Until Friday July 6 2018
Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival (Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July)
This year’s line-up features Candi Staton, Lucky Chops, Craig Charles, Jimmy Cliff, David Rodigan, Jungle Brothers and Sister Sledge.
Where: Moseley Park, off Alcester Road, Birmingham
When: Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July
Price: Tickets start at £50 a day for adults and £25 a day for children.
Wireless Festival (Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July 2018)
What: Wireless is returning this July with big acts again including J Cole, PartyNextDoor, GoldLink, Wiley, Stormzy, J Hus, Ms Banks, Raye, DJ Khaled and Giggs. Following negative reactions to their almost male-only line up bar 3 women artists including Cardi B who has since cancelled due to her pregnancy, Wireless Festival have made some adjustments and announced a stage that will exclusively feature women artists including including Lady Leshurr, Bad Gyal and Paigey Cakey
Where: Finsbury Park, London
When: Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July 2018
Leeds International Tattoo Expo
Tattoo enthusiasts get to enjoy Leed’s highly anticipated industry ink events this marks the 5th year and will see more than 160 tattoo artists from across the world showcase their talent. Expect boutique stalls, selling everything from t-shirts to taxidermy, live entertainment, which could be music, fire breathers or live piercing demos, whichever floats your boat.
Where: First Direct Arena, Leeds
When: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018
Price: Tickets start at £13
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend (Friday July 13th to Sunday 15th)
Once you’ve copped your wristband you can get tipsy to a selection of cocktails at the Birmingham Cocktail Weekend across different venues including Bodega, The Cosy Club, Buffalo and Rye, Harvey Nichols, Gaucho and more. You can also sample cocktails until 10pm as part of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s after hours programme.
Where: Various venues
When: Friday July 13th to Sunday 15th
Price: Wristbands start at £11.37
Lovebox Festival 2018 (Friday 13th July & Saturday 14th July 2018)
One of the UK’s most popular festivals returns this month with an incredible line up including Childish Gambino, N.E.R.D, SZA, The Internet, Anderson ‘Paak & The Free Nationals and UK gems; Skepta, Ms Banks and Trillary Banks to name a few.
Where: Gunnersbury Park, London
When: Friday 13th July & Saturday 14th July 2018
Price: £125 starting price for 2 day general admission
Athletics World Cup (Saturday July 14 – Sunday July 15)
If you’re all festivalled out you can watch eight of the world’s top athletics nations compete in the Athletics World Cup this summer. Teams from the USA, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa will take part in all the field and track events, including the 1,500m, over the two-day event. It’s not quite the Olympics but it will feel close.
Where: The London Stadium, Hackney Wick
When: Saturday July 14 2018 – Sunday July 15 2018
Craft Drink Festival (Saturday July 28th July and Sunday 29th July)
A new booze festival is coming to Birmingham and will include live music, a pop up cinema, comedy performances and a street food market whilst you enjoy beverages from a selection innovative brewers and distillers at The NEC.
Where: The NEC, Birmingham
When: Saturday July 28th July and Sunday 29th July
Price: Tickets start at £18
MADE Festival (Saturday 28th July)
MADE Festival returns this summer to celebrate it’s fifth anniversary, and it’s moving from Digbeth Triangle to Perry Park, the line-up so far includes Dizzee Rascal, DJ EZ, Andy C, Kurupt FM and Camelphat.
Where: Perry Park, Birmingham
When: Saturday July 28th
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