OB Diary: Five Things to do in July

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With Wimbledon in full swing and holidays on the horizon, it can only be July. Take a look at our top recommendations for the upcoming month.

1 -  See the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy

Hockney’s much-anticipated exhibition opened on 2nd July. Entitled 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life (apparently because one of his subjects failed to turn up), don’t miss your chance to see his latest body of work in all its glory. See the full booking info online

2 – Upgrade your luggage for summer holidays

With summer in full swing, you’ve no doubt been fully kitted out for your holidays. But what about your luggage? We love this hand-crafted canvas holdall by British brand Chapman. The olive green shade is perfect for summer, while the leather trims and high quality construction means you'll be enjoying it for years. 

3 - Eat al fresco at one of London’s top spots 

Who can resist the perfect riverside location of The River Cafe, on one of London's gloriously sunny evenings? Book early and enjoy a leisurely al fresco supper of fine Italian food and wine. It doesn't get better than that.

4 - Get into sport

Or perhaps, just watch it. Cycling, football or golf? We're spoilt for choice this July with the Tour De France, Euro 2016 and The Open all providing plenty of entertainment. 

5 – Enjoy the opera and a picnic at Longborough Festival Opera

Catch Le nozze di Figaro, considered one of Mozart’s finest works, at this can’t-miss Opera Festival in the heart of Gloucestershire. See the full schedule online