WHAT'S ON: JULY

Our concierge’s guide to the best in art and culture.

 

MUSIC

 

LCD Soundsystem Brixton Residency 

LCD Soundsystem

Get ready for LCD Soundsystem’s Brixton residency of "Platinum Anniversary", to mark the twentieth anniversary year of the band's first ever live shows which took place in London in 2002 (at Arthur Baker's "Return To New York" and Erol Alkan's "Trash" parties). This run marks LCD Soundsystem’s first UK shows in over four years and their only European headline dates in 2022.

O2 Academy Brixton, from 3rd July

 

Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears

Iconic British duo, Tears For Fears, will play this very special and intimate show, in celebration of The Tipping Point, their first album in 17 years.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, 7.00pm, 4th July

 

Somerset House Summer Series

Somerset House Summer Series

Somerset House Summer Series makes a welcome return in July 2022 promising an unforgettable experience with eleven nights of gigs from inspiring artists. Each night, the magnificent Somerset House courtyard is transformed into the ultimate open-air gigs destination, bringing a vibrant festival atmosphere straight to the heart of London.

Somerset House, 5th - 15th July

 

Pearl Jam & The Pixies, BTS Hyde Park

BTS Hyde Park

Wildly, there are still tickets to time travel back to the 90s and rock out to Pearl Jam and The Pixies. Dust off your Docs, kids. Cat Power also plays on the Friday!

Hyde Park, 8th & 9th July

 

Haim

Haim

Following the release of their critically acclaimed third studio album Women In Music Pt. III, HAIM's ‘The One More Haim Tour’ will see the band performing their biggest UK shows to date. A welcome and long-awaited return for the Californian sisters.

London O2 Arena, 6.30pm, 21st July

 

An Evening with Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Nothing short of legendary, Patti Smith ranks amongst the most ambitious, unconventional, and inspiring rock and rollers of all time. It goes without saying that this is an evening not to be missed. 

The London Palladium, 6.30pm, 24th July

 

 

COMEDY

 

They Seem Nice

They Seem Nice

The sellout show that people are going nuts for is back. Marvel as words suggested by you the audience become scenes of wild comedy right before your shining eyes…

Hosted by Nick Sampson (Starstruck) Feat. Rose Matafeo (Starstruck), Emma Sidi (Starstruck), Lola-Rose Maxwell (Starstruck), Alice Snedden (also Starstruck), Kiell Smith-Bynoe (GhostsStath Lets Flats) and Graham Dickson (Pls LikeThe Witchfinder).

Soho Theatre, 5th - 9th July

 

Kate Berlant 

Kate Berlant Soho Theatre

The genius comedian and actor returns to the Soho Theatre!

You've seen her in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You, and television series including Search Party, Transparent, and I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson. If you're in the US / know how to use a VPN, you've also seen her in Would It Kill You To Laugh, her new sketch comedy special with the great John Early, AND if you know what's good, you've heard her on Poog Podcast. Last few tickets remain!

Soho Theatre, 11th - 16th July

 

Lolly Adefope and Friends

Lolly Adefope and Friends Moth Club

Perennial favourite, Lolly Adefope presents a night of comedy for Knock2bag Comedy Night, playing host to some of comedy's most exciting new acts.

Moth Club, 28th July, 7.30pm

 

 

EVENTS 

 

Wimbledon

Wimbledon

The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in south-west London! Got your tickets and need a place to stay? Our Notting Hill Hotel, The Laslett is the perfect place to base yourself. (as mentioned in The Telegraph’s round up of The best hotels near Wimbledon).

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, 27th June - 10th July

 

Looking for more? Find our previous round ups below with more Art and Theatre shows that are still going strong through July.