Top things to see and do
- Watch Olympic Cycling with the Men’s Road Race from 10am – check out the route (free to watch).
- The Exhibition Road Show — a nine day festival of arts and culture along the newly refurbished Exhibition Road — begins (free). Londonist preview.
- Bouncy Stonehenge is on Paddington Rec, Maida Vale (free).
- Drop into the Royal Opera House to see the Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games exhibition 10am-7pm until 12 August (part of London 2012 Festival, free).
- It’s Billy Bragg’s Big Busk on the riverside outside the Royal Festival Hall from 4pm (free).
- Enjoy the musical showcase East Beats featuring local talent and new music inspired by the Olympics at Brady Arts Centre, Hanbury Street E1 between 6-9pm (free).
- Go to the Tate Modern Blackout and explore the gallery with one of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Suns from 10.15pm-midnight (free entry/lamp £16.50).
- Watch Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens at the National Theatre (part of London 2012 Festival, £12-32).
The Men’s Cycle Road Race means London road closures from early morning. The Race starts and finishes in the Mall via Fulham, Putney, Richmond, Hampton Court, Kingston and parts of Surrey. Avoid tube stations along the route and definitely avoid driving into town.
Events will also be taking place at the Olympic Park ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks, Horse Guards Parade, Earls Court, The Mall, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Wimbledon and Wembley Arena.
- 9.50am: Cycling, Men’s Road Race (watch out for Wiggins), The Mall. Brief guide.
- 10.55am: Shooting, Women’s 10m Air Rifle Final, Royal Artillery Barracks. Brief guide.
- Midday: First round Tennis begins, Wimbledon. Brief guide.
- 12.30pm Rowing heats commence, Eton Dorney (watch out for Team GB!). Brief Guide.
- 7.25pm: The first Swimming medals will be decided (how will Michael Phelps fare?), Aquatics Centre. Brief guide.
See BBC Sport for full details of all events.
Most of the day it will be dry and sunny, however there’s a chance of showers so pack a brolly or a waterproof if you’re heading out to watch the cycling. Happily, it will be cooler and fresher than recently – good news for spectators. Min. 13, max. 22 degrees.