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Things to do in London in July 2022

If you’re looking for fun and unique things to do in London in July 2022, look no further. Just grab yourself a cup (or a glass) of your favourite drink, put your feet up, and see what’s on for you to enjoy this summer.

Things to do in London in July: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Book one of our Afternoon Tea Bus Tours

Let’s be honest. If you haven’t yet taken a tour of Central London on a double-decker bus, you haven’t experienced the best of the City yet. So don’t miss the opportunity to jump on board one of our iconic vintage Routemaster buses – let us take care of you while you enjoy your afternoon tea treats, sip your tea or coffee, and have a fantastic time with your loved ones.

Our route takes you past some of the most stunning London landmarks, including The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the London Eye - just to name a few.

Tours run for approximately 90 minutes (depending on traffic) and depart daily at various times in the day from 8, Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Coach Station, or Somerset House. We suggest you check the individual bus tour pages for the tours you're interested in to see the exact dates and times.

Best news yet? July 2021 might have been a bit quieter, but this summer we have an absolutely packed schedule of amazing, world-class bus tours for you to choose from! Just head over to this page, select the month of July and check out what tours are on. Want a little preview of what to expect on each? Here you go!

Things to do in London in July: Peppa Pig Bus Tour

Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Something you'll want to check out during the school summer holidays this July is our themed Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. Absolutely perfect for children and tailored to the whole family, this tour is available weekly from Thursdays to Sundays - departing twice daily from Somerset House. We might occasionally add a third tour at 17:30 on those days, so make sure you check our booking page for the latest information on tour dates and times.

What's so special about this collaboration? Our chefs have created a super special Peppa Pig-themed afternoon tea menu to delight kids and grown-ups alike. Just like all our other Afternoon Tea Bus Tours, this special Peppa Pig bus will take you on a tour of London past some of the most famous London landmarks while you enjoy an exclusive afternoon tea.

Ready to find out what our Peppa Pig’s Cookie Shortbread or our Mummy Pig’s Strawberry Macaron with strawberry flavoured vanilla buttercream taste like? Oh, and let's not forget that each table comes with a special built-in tablet providing guests with a Peppa Pig guided animation of the London tour along with sing-a-long songs that the whole family will enjoy. Your little piggies will also receive a copy of our Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour Activity Book full of fun things to do at home.

This tour is available all year round (on specific days only), but for the latest information and booking, check out this page.

Things to do in London in July: Gin Lovers Bus Tour

Slingsby Gin Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Are you after an evening with friends (or a special someone) doing something a little different and letting your hair down? Then come and enjoy our Slingsby Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea But Tour. You can indulge in our French-inspired afternoon tea menu onboard our iconic Routemaster buses and enjoy our exclusive classic and flavoured G&Ts and gin-infused cakes. You're not going to find those just anywhere, you know?

It goes without saying that our Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea Bus Tour is the perfect way for grown-ups (18+ years) to relax and take in the sights of London with friends, family, and loved ones. Tours on our charming vintage double-decker buses will depart twice daily on Fridays and Saturdays from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square. So pick a date and book your place here.

Things to do in London in July: Wimbledon Tennis Bus Tour

Wimbledon Tennis Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Are you a tennis fan? Excited about one of the most famous tennis championships in the world? Then come and celebrate Wimbledon and our lovely British Summer onboard our Wimbledon-themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tour.

This is a very special tennis-themed afternoon tea. Think tennis balls, rackets, finger sandwiches, and scones with jam and clotted cream. So why not add some fun and action into your life with this Centre Court-inspired afternoon tea?

Tours depart from:

  • Victoria Coach Station at 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 on Monday, 1st July and Saturday, 13th of July only.
  • 8, Northumberland Avenue at 12:30 and 15:00 on Sunday, 14th of July only.

Book your space now on our Wimbledon-themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tour.

Things to do in London in July: 4th July Bus Tour

July 4th Celebration London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

This unique bus tour runs on Sunday, 4th of July 2022 only and gives you a chance to celebrate American Independence Day in London. We’re offering a Brigit's Bakery limited-edition, all American-themed menu that features a pastrami burger and a mini pecan tart onboard our stars-and-stripes-decorated Routemaster bus.

So if you want a flavour of what it’s like to celebrate the 4th of July in style, or you’re an American citizen missing home, don’t miss this unique opportunity! Not into pastrami? No worries – alternative menus (Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, and Gluten-free) to suit your dietary requirements or preferences are available (as they are on all our tours). Just let us know what you’d like to eat when you book.

Tours depart from Victoria Coach Station at 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 on the 4th of July only. Places fill up quickly, so book our July 4th Celebration London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour now to avoid disappointment.

Things to do in London in July: Bastille Day Bus Tour

Bastille Day London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Want to celebrate Bastille Day with us? Did you know that the Brigit’s Bakery founders are of French origin? That’s exactly why we’re so excited to give you the unique chance to celebrate Bastille Day on the 14th of July with our themed tour.

It's perfect to honour this special French national holiday. So come and celebrate all things French with us on one of our buses. We’re talking delicious mini pies, lemon white chocolate madeleines, French flag vanilla macarons, and a raspberry and white chocolate tart to die for!

Tours depart from Victoria Coach Station at 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 on the 14th of July only. With limited spaces available, book your Bastille Day tour now to avoid disappointment.

Things to do in London in July: Brigit's Bakery Covent Garden

Join us for Afternoon Tea at the Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden

Couldn't find a date for a bus tour? No problem at all! You can get the full Brigit's Bakery experience at the Brigit’s Bakery in Chandos Place, Covent Garden.

If you’re in London this summer you have to come and pay us a visit. Our Brigit’s Bakery is a beautiful, quirky tea room where you can enjoy our famous afternoon tea with a French twist. So come and relax with a coffee and a cupcake before hitting the shops or the theatres, or going through the list of fantastic events we’ve put together in this post for you.

Things to do in London in July: Afternoon Tea Boat Tour

Enjoy afternoon tea on board a Thames Cruise

Did you know you can also enjoy our famous afternoon tea on board one of our three-hour Thames Cruise afternoon tea tours? This year, our cruise is available one day only on the 17th of July 2022. This exclusive tour will depart from (and return to) Butlers Wharf pier at 2 pm.

However, we recommend you keep an eye on our website, as dates are sometimes subject to change. Read more about our Thames Cruise Afternoon Tea Tours here.

Things to do in London in July: Afternoon Tea Picnic

Have a Brigit's Bakery picnic in a park

Did you know London has eight royal parks? Bonus points if you can name all of them without asking Google. No? Okay, here they are:

  • Hyde Park.
  • St James’ Park.
  • Regents Park.
  • Green Park.
  • Kensington Gardens.
  • Greenwich Park.
  • Richmond Park.
  • Bushy Park.

And these are just the royal parks! If you’re lucky enough to live in London or have visited our beautiful city before, you’ll know there’s no shortage of green spaces. So why not grab yourself an Afternoon Tea Picnic lunch and go and enjoy the sun in one of the stunning London green spaces?

All you have to do is call us on 020 3026 1188 (giving us at least 24 hours' notice), pick up your picnic at our Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden, and get your blanket and shades ready.

Take a tour of the museums

Did you know that most museums in London are free? Sure, you might need to buy tickets for specific exhibitions. But there's lots you can do for free. You could visit the Tate Modern or Tate Britain. Or the National Gallery, the British Museum, or the Science Museum. This list could go on and on, so if you want to find out more, check out this list.

Enjoy the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

Ready to 'prom'? The BBC Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts. This year, it starts on the 15th of July and runs until the 10th of September with Prom 72 - Last Night of The Proms 2022. It's the world's greatest classical music festival. So if you want to grab some tickets for your favourite show, don't miss out!

Check out the RHS Garden Festival at Hampton Court Palace

If you missed the Chelsea Flower Show this year, then head over to Hampton Court Palace for the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Festival. It’s on the 4th and 5th July 2022 and is known as “one of the best-loved events in the UK gardening calendar” as well as "the world's largest flower show".

Book the State Rooms & Garden Highlights tour in Buckingham Palace

Did you know that you can visit The State Room in Buckingham Palace? Serving as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace is without a doubt one of the most iconic places in London. Book a visit to the Palace, and you'll be able to see the magnificent State Rooms, which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

Visits can be booked between the period of 25th July to 2nd October 2022. For more information and booking, click here.

London music festivals

Want the best way to enjoy the British summer? Then why not go and grab the opportunity to go listen to some live music? Most London festivals are family-friendly, allowing children from the age of 5 upwards (but do check individual festival requirements).

Here’s a quick list of some of the most popular ones:

Check out the open-air cinema

Are you a fan of big screens and big movies? Then check out what's on offer at the Rooftop Film Club (a stone's throw from Peckham Rye station). They have some iconic films showing this summer, and if you're a fan of rooftop bars, you'll love the views from this incredible cinema. Imagine watching the stars on a clear night while you enjoy one of your favourite movies with some of your favourite people!

Taste some delicious street food

If you're into food from all over the world, then you're spoilt for choice. There are plenty of foodie events happening in the summer - some require advance booking, so check individual event's websites for more information.

  • Taste of the Caribbean is on the 2nd July 2022 in Croydon.
  • Desi Brunch (London's biggest open-air garden) is on the 10th of July in Vauxhall.
  • Or you can join Mexican street food classes on the 9th or 24th of July.

So what will it be? What fun will you be planning this July?

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