Mayor’s Letter: July 2018

london mayor sadiq khanA big welcome to London this July

Summer is in full swing and there’s loads to enjoy. The month begins with the conductor Sir Simon Rattle leading the London Symphony Orchestra in a free performance in Trafalgar Square on 1 July, with works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and a new piece by Kate Whitley.

The Pride in London parade takes over the streets, celebrating the capital’s LGBT+ community. The parade goes through the West End to Trafalgar Square, and you can catch performances through the day. The River Thames is at London’s heart, so take a Thames Clipper to Greenwich for Sail Royal Greenwich, a spectacular tall ships festival. On the other side of town, the world’s top tennis tournament takes place in Wimbledon.

Queue for tickets on the day to take in the action on court or on Henman Hill. Last but not least, London is hosting the first Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and as part of our #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, the event sees each country select a female athlete as team captain. However you spend your time, have a fantastic visit!

Sadiq Khan
Mayor Of London

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