Formula E Championship in London

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Photo: Steven Tee/LAT/Formula E

Use the long hot days in July to indulge your summer obsessions

July 2-3 

Power steering  
Battersea Park, London

The weekend before the British F1 Grand Prix, a somewhat similar, yet altogether different, kind of race will be taking place close to the River Thames: the double-headed finale of the Formula E Championship. The cars may be far less noisy than those in F1, but the buzz around this all-electric racing series is growing, and this two-day climax – a full schedule of practice rounds, followed by a qualifier, then the race itself – promises to further crank up the voltage. Plus, at 2.9km long, the London circuit is the second longest on the global calendar.


July 8-10 

Wheels of steel
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

For three days of extreme sports played out to a sick soundtrack, head to NASS festival. Acts including Andy C, Jurassic 5, Knife Party and Stormzy will be rocking its four stages, while the BMX World Championships and the planet’s biggest outdoor vert ramp will see giants from the worlds of BMX and skating in intense competition – as well as tackling the burning Ring Of Fire.


Nass Festival and BMX world Championships

© NASS/Alex Rawson Photography

July 23-25

Paint the town rad 
Bedminster & Southville, Bristol

At Upfest, Europe’s largest live urban art festival, Bristol will become a giant canvas, with more than 300 of the world’s top street and graffiti artists reskinning everything from buildings and pavements to cars and statues.


Upfest Bristol: Urban art festival

© photo: Paul Box
Artist: Olivier Roubieu

July 28

All smiles
Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

For four days, there won’t be a straight face in the city of Dublin as the Vodafone Comedy Festival returns for 2016. With past line-ups including stand-up A-listers such as Dara Ó Briain and Rhys Darby, laughs are all but guaranteed.

July 30

Easy ride 
Central London

This weekend, bikes are taking over the capital at the RideLondon festival. On Saturday, 10 miles of road in central London will be traffic-free, allowing you to cycle – and also enjoy food stalls and music – without a bus up your bum.


© RideLondon // Youtube

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