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21 top things to discover in July 2022 in London and Surrey

21 top things to discover in July 2022 in London and Surrey

Pictured: Shakespeare in the Squares

Theatre picks in London and Surrey in July 2022


The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cannizaro Park, 20 – 23 July

Shakespeare’s timeless comedy of romantic misdemeanours comes to the beautiful Canizarro Park produced by the wonderfully talented team at Mayhem Theatre. Picnics are welcome!



Each show staged by this fab outdoor theatre company is created in cooperation with local garden committees and other organisations, so expect a unique community celebration.


The Princess & The Dragon Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre, 8 – 10 July

 Isola is a princess waiting for someone to win her hand in marriage – but she has her own ideas. A lovely modern fairytale…

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Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch Empress Place, Earls Court, 21 June – 16 July

From multi-award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre comes this critically acclaimed hit parody musical. Join everyone’s favourite Disney Diva, Ursula, as she gives her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea .    


Roundabout Memorial Gardens, Kingston, 11 – 24 July

In a creative venture with Rose Theatre, touring theatre company Paines Plough will be bringing a programme of three new plays, comedy nights and community events to a pop-up theatre. 


That Is Not Who I Am, The Royal Court Theatre, 10 June – 16 July

Ollie has his online identity stolen. But that’s not all. He also has his entire life stolen. Advertised as the first play by writer Dave Davidson who has worked in the security industry for the last 38 years. Read our review!


The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Richmond Theatre, 27 June – 2 July

Starring Shobna Gulati, Ian Kelsey and Christina Bianco, the play explores the highs and the lows of small-town dreams. 

Images credit: Pamela Raith


Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet Painshill, Cobham, 15-16 July

The rapid-fire Shakespeare: 440 Theatre perform fast-paced, engaging theatre in 40 minutes.

Exhibition in London and Surrey in July 2022


Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany & Co. Saatchi Gallery, 10 June – 19 August

A visual chronicle of the famous jeweller since its founding in 1837, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey from archival high jewellery designs, to the original script from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the recently acquired Empire Diamond. 

Concerts in London and Surrey in June 2022


Robin Bibi and The Blackjack Horns Eel Pie Club, 7 July

Having played with such legendary artists as The Pretty Things, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Ben E. King (to name just a few) Robin Bibi now comes to the Eel Pie Club to perform his unique gig accompanied by a fab horn section consisting of trumpet and two saxes. 


Teddington Choral – Music from the American Songbook Landmark Arts Centre, 9 July

Head to Teddington for an evening of music composed by 20th century American musicians from Philip Glass to Leonard Bernstein, and from Randall Thompson to Rosephanye Powell. 


Piano recital by Deven Cui East Sheen Baptist Church, 22 July

Join the accomplished pianist Deven Cui (whose skills have been described by the British Music Society as “beautifully descriptive”) for an intimate evening filled with glorious piano music and delicious wine. The event is not ticketed, so just show up for 7:30pm, although donations are gratefully accepted. 


Summer Music St Michael’s Community Centre, Elm Bank Gardens, 16 July

 Another treat for classical music aficionados: Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Debussy’s sumptuous Six Epigraphes Antiques, and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances – by young artists Roelof Temminghs and Max Blass-Laker. 

Outdoor fun in London and Surrey in July 2022


Armed Forces Day & Battersea Park Dog Show Battersea Park, 3 July

Don’t worry, you don’t need professional training – Battersea’s most doggy friendly summer event is open to all. Simply show up (don’t forget your pooch) and have a try with the dog ring, or enter the competition for the Handsomest Dog!   


Wedding & Celebrations Market Dorking Halls, 10 July

A fabulous pop-up creative market filled to the brim with friendly and unique small businesses covering all aspects of weddings and other parties and celebrations.


Grey Goose Essences x Annie’s Ibiza ‘Season of Spritz’ Picnic Series, Fulham Palace, 31 July

Instead of fighting for the spot in an overcrowded park, enjoy the great outdoors at the historical Fulham Palace and sip on the delish Grey Goose cocktails. Tickets here.


Summer Sit Out, The Piazza, Wimbledon, 11 July – 7 August

Head to the Piazza and enjoy the community life in the casual al fresco seating. 

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BCA Barnes Fair Barnes Green, 9 July

Barnes Fair is back! After a two year sabbatical, this wonderful community fundraiser returns to Barnes Green with a carefully selected group of 300 exhibitors offering fashion, jewellery gifts and homeware, and a brand new food and 


Fern and Carnivorous Plant Show RHS Garden Wisley, 23 – 24 July

 Do you love unusual plants? Head to RHS Garden Wisley to explore the captivating world of carnivorous plants from the UK and around the world. You can also purchase a unique plant for yourself. 

Community events in London and Surrey in July 2022


Evening Reception at the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons, 21 July

 The grand finale to celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871 receiving the Royal Assent – a fabulous evening drinks reception that will be attended by Sir Richard Peek, a direct descendant of Sir Henry Peek, the Chairman of the Wimbledon Common Committee. 


Study afternoon: Merton Priory – the First 100 Years Merton Priory Chapter House, 23 July

 A fascinating historical afternoon exploring the first 100 years of Merton Priory, when it was one of the most important monasteries in England, led by distinguished scholars and experts in the field.