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London July 2013

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What's on in London in July 2013?

Event of the month

Festival at Buckingham Palace

The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace (11 - 14 July 2013)

This July the Garden of Buckingham Palace will host the four day Coronation Festival, celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation. The stunning venue will open its doors to the public and celebrate innovation and excellence through trade and craft. Find out more in our Coronation Festival blog post

Location: The Garden s of Buckingham Palace, London SW1 A 1AA


London Zoo Lates (Every Friday in June and July 2013)

Want to experience the wild side of London? Every Friday evening throughout June and July, London Zoo Lates provides adults the time to embrace their inner child and experience one of the city's exciting attractions in the dusk light. Get close and personal to the city's biggest party animals and enjoy street food stalls, carousel rides and even an incredibly short film festival.

Location: ZSL London Zoo, London NW1 4RY


Wimbledon Tennis 2012 (24th June – 7th July 2013)

It’s that time of the year again when the world’s most famous and prestigious tennis springs into life. Wimbledon is iconic for its green grass and white clothing, making the heritage of Wimbledon almost as appealing as the game itself. All eyes will be on British contender Any Murray and we will all be behind him 100% to take home the title this year.

Location: The AELTC


Michael Cain Photography Exhibition (until 14th July 2013)

This is your last chance to see Sir Michael Cain's life displayed through powerful photography. Exhibiting at the Museum of London, around the corner from our Apex London Wall Hotel, follow his life from cockney rebel through to Hollywood hero. Gaze at iconic portraits of his fellow celebrity friends, as well as a selection of film and audio footage from some of his all-time loved movies.

Location: Museum of London, London EC2Y 5HN


Darren Brown: Infamous (Throughout July 2013)

The world leading illusionist returns to London this July with a brand-new show called 'Infamous' held in the famous Palace Theatre, in the heart of London's Westened. Darren Brown has become the world's master of physiological illusion and his new show is set to take audience members on roller-coaster rise of psychological illusion that will leave you astonished.

Location: Palace Theatre, London


Pride and Prejudice - Open Air Theatre (20th - 20th July 2013)

You and the family can experience outdoor theatre and enjoy a classical performance of Pride and Prejudice. Set in the romantic scenery of Regent's Park, the magnificent, unpredictable nature of outdoor theatre makes each visit here surprising and exhilarating. Jane Austen's romantic comedy will entertain and delight audience goers, as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Location: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London NW1 4NU


Udderbelly (until 14th July 2013)

Keep your eye out for the giant, upside-down purple cow, that has grown to be an iconic fixture on London's Southbank. Now in it's 5th year, Udderbelly is crammed with circus, comedy, drama and theatre performances and host to one of the city's largest outdoor bars. Enjoy performances from the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning West End showstopper, The Boy with Tape on his Face.

Location: Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX


Red Bull Soapbox Race (14th July 2013)

Experience a racing event like never before, as the Red Bull Soapbox returns to London this July. The non-motorist event sure is one of a kind, where amateur drivers race in homemade vehicles competing against the clock in a downhill race. Each hand-made vehicle is built with nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull.

Location: Alexandre Palace, London N22 7AY


La Rondine (5 July - 21 July 2013)

Enchanting 1920s Paris provides the backdrop for exquisite melodies in Nicolas Joël's production of Puccini's tender opera. Held in the celebrated Royal Opera House, close to Apex Temple Court Hotel, La Rondine is a must see theatre production this summer. The passionate storey is one of sadness as the heroine is beholden to her elderly romancer Rambaldo. Enjoy a pre-theatre meal at the Chambers Restaurant before you head out to the bright lights of the Theatreland.

Location: Royal Opera House, London WC2E 9DD


Guided Tour of Mansion House (Selected dates throughout July 2013)

A guided tour of Mansion House will take you on a journey providing the history of the building and how it was occupied by previous Lord Mayors. Explore the grand public rooms and collection of 17th century paintings by masters such as Frans Hals and Jacob Ruisdael. You will also get the opportunity to observe the sword used by Elizabeth I to open the Royal Exchange in 1571. Perfectly located to all three London Apex Hotels, this tour is great for the whole family.

Location: Mansion House, London EC4N 8BH


Dance Al Fresco (1 - 31 July 2013)

Calling all dance lovers, it's time to put on your dancing shows. The much loved Dance Al Fresco is back and is set to capture the minds of Regents Park's picnic goers, runner and dog-walkers. The free event will showcase a dazzling line up, included Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacece.

Location: Regent's Park, London NEW 1 4NR


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