What’s On in July

June may have been a washout, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still optimistic for July. With Wimbledon, the school holidays and great exhibitions on, this month’s round up has plenty to do, come rain or shine.

Wimbledon Finals at Duke of York Square 

If you’re a tennis fan (or even if you’re not) there are few British sporting events more exhilarating than finals day on centre court. If, like most of us, you missed out on tickets to the big event in the official ballot, Duke of York Square is the place to be, in lieu of a courtside spot or Murray’s Mount. Head to the ‘Strawberries and Screen’ event to see everything in technicolour, streamed straight from centre court on the weekend of 12-14 July. Bring a picnic blanket, then settle in and relax.  As well as strawberries and Champagne from Partridges, there’ll also be tennis coaching for the little ones on the Saturday and Sunday.

Watching Wimbledon at Bluebird

If Bluebird’s sprawling courtyard and plenty of delicious food and drink on tap is more your thing, then head to this Chelsea favourite, where the big screen will be up from 1 July. Watch game, set and match with a G&T in hand and (hopefully) some sunshine.

Don’t Miss Beyond The Road at Saatchi Gallery 

If you still haven’t found the time to immerse yourself in this exhibition of visual art, music and film, then wait for another (inevitable) rainy day and head to the Saatchi Gallery. With only a few weeks to go, this multi-sensory exhibition is running until 24 July across multiple rooms on the gallery’s top floor, with specially designed sound to complement the works from contemporary filmmakers and artists on show. 

Exhibition runs from Wednesday 12th June at The Saatchi Gallery. Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10am-5.45pm (last entry 5pm). Find out more here.

School’s Out for Summer and kids can enjoy ZOG at Cadogan Hall

The start of the Summer Holidays are an absolute milestone moment for children – I still remember the excitement as two months to play, explore and not think about school came around each July. Now I’m a mother, those two months also fill me with a little bit of anxiety of how I’ll keep Little Man entertained! Luckily, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved ZOG is coming to Cadogan Hall in musical form, lifting the book from the page with a real and fantastical world I know he’ll love.

ZOG runs from Wednesday 31 July 2019 – Sunday 25 August 2019. Tickets start at £18. 

Yoga on the Square 

If you haven’t tackled Trikonasana or Downward Dog at Duke of York Square yet, the summer is your perfect opportunity. Hosted in collaboration with Lululemon every Sunday at 10am, all you need is your body, your yoga kit and a mat to take part in Yoga on the Square. It runs until 1st September, so there’s plenty of opportunity to make it a part of your weekend routine before then. And, best of all, every session is free!

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