Summer is here, and if, like this ever-changing London weather, you’ve not quite decided what you’re doing, here’s a rundown of what’s coming up in the capital this month...
Happy Independence Day to our friends across the pond! And for those of our guests who are visiting London this July - fear not - you can still celebrate with an array of events and festivities taking place over the weekend and on the day right here in the capital.
The world’s largest annual flower show returns to London from 5th – 10th July 2016, as RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show welcomes more than 130,000 visitors to enjoy the show gardens, floral marquees and plant pavilions together with a variety of talks, exhibits and demonstrations. As proud partners of RHS, Grange Hotels is delighted to offer special rates and discounts to all members. Find out more here.
The summer season continues over at Southbank Centre, with the 2016 Festival of Love returning from 9th July until 29th August. This year features another exciting programme of art, dance, music and performance, half of which is free; just a little something to make you feel all warm inside, even when it’s not so warm outside…
Another year of Champagne, strawberries, and (of course) tennis must draw to a close on Sunday 10th July, as the Wimbledon Final decides who will raise that coveted trophy for 2016. For those of you not lucky enough to find yourself in a Centre Court seat, head to our City Sports Bar at Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, where you can enjoy the match on one of our 10 HD TVs.
The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) returns to the capital for its 7th year from 14th – 24th July. This is Europe’s largest South Asian film festival, with screenings taking place across 10 London cinemas. Visit our blog here to find out more. As Official Hotel Partner, Grange Hotels is offering audiences special rates throughout the festival – book online here.
Visiting London at the end of July (or need a good excuse?) Book our Summer Escape offer now to enjoy 20% off when you stay at any of our central London properties between 21st July and 1st September 2016!
Prepare for global superstars to grace the track and field of the Olympic Stadium from 22nd – 23rd July, as the London Anniversary Games welcomes athletes including Usain Bolt, David Weird, Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft to compete ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. Grange Hotels was delighted to host many of the athletes and teams during the 2012 London Olympics, and wishes Team GB the best of luck in Rio this summer!
Fancy a Royal Day Out in London this season? 23rd July marks Buckingham Palace’s summer opening, which allows visitors to explore the Palace, the State Rooms, The Queen's Gallery, and the Royal Mews, with this year’s tours also including a special exhibition for the Queen’s birthday; Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe.
Prudential RideLondon is back for its fourth edition this July; an annual two-day cycling festival, developed by the Mayor of London to encourage more people to cycle safely, more often. A lasting legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games, Saturday 30th July is the FreeCycle event, perfect for families and friends looking to experience the fun and freedom of a two-wheel ride around the capital.