Check out these events taking place in The City this month.
July is here and there’s no better time to rent a serviced apartment in London and explore all that the capital has to offer. The City is a fantastic place to be based, as it’s the historical heart of London and there is loads going on all the time. Now that summer is properly underway, do not miss any of these exciting events in this area of town.
Out of the Fire: St Paul’s, fire and rebirth – St Paul’s Cathedral – from July 1st
To mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, an exhibition is being held at the cathedral that replaced the one that was burnt down. See some of the artefacts that, although scorched, were salvaged from the 600-year-old cathedral on Ludgate Hill. Also included in the display are items relating to Sir Christopher Wren’s designs for the new build.
Open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. £18 for adults, £16 for concessions and £8 for children.
City Beerfest – Guildhall Yard – July 6th
For the fourth year in a row, Guildhall Yard will be converted into an open air beer and musical festival. It will feature a wide range of breweries and could be the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends or colleagues if the weather stays nice. Expect beers from Meantime, Harvey’s and Liberation breweries and music provided by the likes of Tir Eolas and Kansas Smitty’s House Band.
The festival kicks off at 12.30pm and runs until 9pm. Entry is free and there are various drinks token packages available.
Ragnar Kjartansson – Barbican Art Gallery – from July 14th
Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson takes up residence at the Barbican Art Gallery this month for his first ever solo exhibition in the UK. Expect live performance, music, film, painting, sculpture and drawing all to feature in his work. Much of Kjartansson’s childhood was spent backstage at the Reykjavik City Theatre, as his parents were actors. This has influenced his art, which also includes themes of repetition and endurance.
Exhibition open 10am to 6pm Saturday to Wednesday and 10am to 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Admission costs £12.
Lunch Market – Guildhall Yard – July 21st
The ever popular Guildhall Yard Lunch Market will be returning towards the end of July, with many mouth-watering dishes being served up. Visitors to the City of London and those who work in its many offices love to try new foodie treats at the event, which showcases cuisine from all over the world. Highlights include Greek souvlaki, Turkish lahmacun and Jamaican curried goat. Arrive hungry!
Open from 12 noon to 2.30pm and entry is free.
Archikids Festival – The City – July 23rd to 24th
If you’ve booked a three-bedroom serviced apartment in London and are bringing the whole family along, then the Archikids Festival is the event for you. This weekend of free activities is all you need to keep the kids entertained as they explore and learn more about the architecture of The City. They can take part in scooter trails and build urban landscapes out of Lego or become designers of their own skyscrapers.
Held between 10am and 5pm on both days, Archikids is free and is hosted by a number of venues across the Square Mile.