Summer is well and truly underway.
And now that restrictions are finally lifting, we're more than ready to get out there to make the most of our favourite time of year.
But if, after so long in lockdown, you're struggling to decide what to do, we're here to help with our monthly guide to what's hot!
And this July, we really are spoiled for choice.
From the most fun festival of the year to the hottest new restaurant, we've picked out the best things to watch, see and do this July.
What to watch!
hayu is our favourite place for reality TV with loads of shows same day as the U.S. like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and more!
As we all know, summer weather in the UK can leave a LOT to be desired.
Rather than basking in the sun, we're more often found trying to escape torrential downpours. So as well as planning barbecues, garden parties and trips to the seaside, we need ideas for rainy July days too.
So thank goodness for hayu*!
This game-changing reality TV streaming service has thousands of episodes of shows like Below Deck, The Real Housewives and The Bachelorette available to watch on demand, on any smart device, at any time.
And with many brand new episodes available on the same day as they air in the US, it means we'll always be up to date with our favourite stars and their very dramatic lives.
What better way to spend a classic rainy summer's day than cosying up and bingeing a whole series from the very start? We'll be grabbing a cuppa and settling in for some serious me-time in reality heaven.
So why not join us and escape the dreary grey skies with a few hours in the company of the oh so glamorous Real Housewives? From Beverly Hills to New York, hayu has got every location and every season right there at your fingertips.
Brand new episodes of season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac drop every Monday onto hayu - why not watch every season for an epic duvet day?
Enjoy Katie Thurston's summer of love in season 17 of The Bachelorette only on hayu!
Plus, from July 12th, brand new episodes of season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac, will be dropping every Monday! If you don't know these fabulous women then now is the time to get to know them, and to discover what life is really like in this chi-chi Maryland enclave.
Were also obsessing over the 17th series of The Bachelorette. With new episodes arriving every week on hayu, watch as Katie Thurston chooses between 30 eligible suitors in her search for love. Who doesn't want to see some IRL romance after a year of lockdowns?
If you love reality TV as much as we do then sign up to hayu now for just £4.99 a month. That's your rainy days sorted!
What to do!
Head to Camp Bestival at the end of this month and enjoy the festival vibes we missed last year
If there's one thing we missed in 2020 it was festival season!
There's nothing like soaking up the atmosphere with a pear cider in hand, seeing our favourite bands and DJs perform live and dancing into the early hours covered in glitter.
Ah we love it all. The fashion, the food, the mud. We'll even go so far as to say we love the camping.
So we're thrilled that a few festivals have been able to make a comeback in 2021, including the ever-brilliant Camp Bestival.
This fantastical event is taking place at Lulworth Castle in Dorset between 29th July and 1st August and, as ever, is set to be a truly brilliant few days.
The return of live music at Camp Bestival 2021
The line-up is stellar with something for everyone. Check out live acts including Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Kelis, Friendly Fires, David Rodigan, Jo Whiley, Norman Jay MBE and Sophie Ellis Bextor feat. Sink The Pink.
But as well as the incredible music, what's so great about this particular festival is how family-oriented it is. There are loads of fun activities and areas that kids, both big and small, can enjoy.
First stop is the Dressing Up Tent where you can find the finishing touches for your costumes, before taking part in the iconic Fancy Dress Parade.
Or catch a movie under the stars at the Full Moon Cinema, make a splash on the water slides or fly through the air on the zip-wire.
And with theatre shows from the likes of Scummy Mummies and Mr Tumble and talks from Irvine Welsh and Dom Joly, there really is plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
There are still weekend and day tickets available, so it's not too late to get yourself some festival action in 2021!
Click HERE to find out more and to book your tickets now!
Where to go
The beautiful Blackpool Sands in north Devon
Whether you're planning a staycation this summer or just need a few ideas for day trips, make a beeline for some of our most beautiful beaches this month. And if you go sooner rather than later, you might be lucky enough to miss the school holiday rush!
From Northumberland to Cornwall and Suffolk to Dorset, the UK is blessed with some truly stunning coastlines.
So pack up a picnic and soak up the best of the British seaside.
Our top tip is a trip to Blackpool Sands in north Devon. This gorgeous cove, located near Dartmouth, is a great spot to spend the day.
The water is clear and sparkling, making it ideal for a refreshing dip, or why not take a break from sunbathing to hire a kayak or paddle board?
And grab a snack at the Venus Cafe, which overlooks the beach. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and even has vegan options on the menu. Not to mention the insanely good gluten free milkshakes!
Blackpool Sands is so idyllic, we guarantee you won't want to go home.
Click HERE to find out more.
What to eat
Brat at Climpson's Arch is the hottest restaurant in London this July
With the longer evenings of summer, we're excited to eat al fresco as often as possible and if you're in London this month, there's only one place to go; Brat at Climpson's Arch.
What started as a temporary residency of Tomos Parry's Michelin starred Redchurch Street restaurant is now set to stay, with favourites like whole roasted turbot, spider crab and wood-fired breads being served up alongside new dishes like grilled Crocadon Farm aged mutton chops, Basque fish soup with Cornish velvet crabs and a salad of slow-grilled pollock, laverbread and tomatoes.
Brat's wood-fired breads are being served up alongside other Brat classics like whole roasted turbot and spider crab
Tomos Parry's Brat is extending its al fresco residency in Climpson's Arch, east London
The pretty courtyard is the ideal spot to enjoy a romantic supper under the stars and as well as Brat's wine selection, diners can try Climpsons & Sons' new range of bottled and on-tap cocktails including fermented Bloody Marys, Pineapple Tepaches and their signature Espresso Martini.
We highly recommend booking now!
Brat at Climpson's Arch is open 7 days a week - Monday - Friday 5pm-10pm and Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-10pm. Click HERE to book your table now.
374 Helmsley Place, Hackney, E8 3SB
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