What's On in London: July 2023


What to see, read and do in the Capital this July


Wren London Series Until 31 December 2023

Part of Wren 300, a UK-wide celebration of Sir Christopher Wren’s tercentenary, this series of illuminating talks will take place across the Capital, within four of the acclaimed architect’s finest buildings and on board a specially commissioned Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. Venues include the Old Royal Naval College, St Paul’s Cathedral, Royal Hospital Chelsea, and St James’s Piccadilly.

For tickets, visit wren300.org

Wren London Series
Painted Hall, Sir James Thornhill, 1726, Old Royal Naval College


Black Venus – 20 July-24 September

Art historian Aindrea Emelife curates this must-see exhibition on the historical representation and shifting legacy of Black women in visual culture. Bringing together the work of over 20 artists with a selection of archival imagery, we can expect a fascinating deep dive into the othering, fetishisation, and reclamation of narratives around Black femininity.

Somerset House, Strand, WC2R (somersethouse.org.uk)

What's On July Black Venus

Delphine Diallo, Highness Blue (Hybrid 1) © Courtesy of MTArt and the artist


The Monthly Digestif – 18 July

Join Sydney Lima as she dissects the latest headlines and hot topics along with a panel of comedians, artists and fellow journalists at Fitzrovia’s finest, the London EDITION. Recently launched, and with past guests including Vogue columnist Raven Smith, and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order regular, Sophie Duker, this panel-led pop culture review promises a regular treat.

10 Berners Street, W1T, visit eventbrite.co.uk to book

What's On July Sydney Limma Monthly Digestif

Sydney Lima


Romeo & Juliet – 1 August-2 September

Ahead of a major international tour in 2024, Matthew Bourne’s star-crossed lovers return to Sadler’s Wells for a fleeting five-week summer season. The legendary choreographer says this production was inspired by a desire to listen to and represent young people. Expect fresh young talent, then, with some professional debuts.

Rosebery Avenue, EC1R (020 7863 8000; sadlerswells.com)

Photograph by Johan Persson

Photograph by Johan Persson


Crazy for You – Until 20 January 2024

With glorious Gershwin melodies including the infectious I Got Rhythm, Susan Stroman’s Crazy For You has just opened at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, following a hugely successful stint at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Don your top hat and tails and indulge in a sparkling old school musical guaranteed to lift the spirits.

166 Drury Lane, WC2B (crazyforyoumusical.com)

What's On July Crazy For You Musical