Summer is in full swing in the city and there’s plenty going on.
From rooftop beach parties and live music to theatre festivals and nights at the Zoo, London won’t disappoint this summer season. Here’s our pick of the best things to do this June!
When? 5 April – 29 September
Where? Various locations across the city
Want to laugh until your sides hurt this summer? Then get yourself down to the Underbelly Festival at Southbank. Find the big purple cow and discover comedy, live circus, cabaret and general merriment right in the heart of London. Also on site is one of London’s largest outdoor bars and plenty of street food vendors to keep those bellies full and happy.
When? 7 Jun – 26 Jul
Where? London Zoo, Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY
As dusk settles in, ready yourself for one of the city’s most original adults-only events of the summer – Zoo Nights. Every Friday during the summer, The London Zoo will open its gates to city dwellers. Neon effect lights will come up and transform the Zoo into a nighttime playground where you’ll find various events and workshops dotted around the grounds along with street entertainers and a plethora of street food options serving up flavours from all around the world.
When? Fri, Jun 7, 2019 – Sun, Jun 9
Where? The Drumsheds, Meridian Water, Argon Rd, London N18 3BW
Over the last ten years, Field Day has slowly been building its reputation as one of London’s most exciting music festivals. Hip crowds pour in from East London (and further afield) to soak up the sun and listen to some of the world’s best alternative acts!
Where? Cutty Sark Pavilion, King William Walk, London SE10 9HT
When? Jun 7 2019-Jun 16
Get cultured this summer and head to the Nomad Film and Theatre festival in Greenwich. The talented pop-up theatre troupe and their distinctive domed stage will be heading to the banks of the river Thames. Expect a series of performances over a two week period including theatre classics like ‘Under Milk Wood’ and more obscure numbers like ‘Monkey and the White Bone Demon’.
Indie heavy hitters Foals will be bringing their new-wave infused indie rock to London’s Iconic Alexandra palace this June. The event will mark the release of their double album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’, and ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 (due to be released later this year). You can expect to hear tracks from both releases as well as a few hits from their now lengthy back catalog of summer-friendly tunes!
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Where? Various gardens across London
When? 8-9th of June
In association with the National Trust, hundreds of gorgeous London gardens will open their gates to the public as part of this weekend-long event. In 27 boroughs across the city you can find all sorts of green spaces – from roof terraces and allotments to classical gardens and everything in between. One ticket gives you access to all venues – so take advantage and make a weekend of it!
7. AI: More Than Human
Where? Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
When? Until Monday August 26 2019
If you’re a fan of Ridley Scotts Blade Runner or George Orwell ‘s 1984 then you will love the AI: More Than Human Exhibition at the Barbican Centre. One for the futurists and Sci-fi lovers, this show brings together the latest technologies from the world of artificial intelligence. Think Chess-playing computers, Art producing algorithms and G & T pouring robots. Very cool.
Where? Tower Millennium Pier, Aldgate
When? Until Aug 3rd 2019
Make the most of London’s beautiful summer sunsets and take part in one of the city’s most unique outdoor cinema experiences -Movies on the River. Meander your way through the city on a sunset cruise and soak up the views whilst watching some classic cinema.
Where? Printworks, Surrey Quays RD, Rotherhithe, SE16 7PJ
When? Sat, 15th June
Calling all budget-conscious backpackers and foodie fanatics, this is the event for you. The food delivery phenomenon that is Deliveroo will be bringing together some of your best-loved dishes from across the globe at their World of Food Festival this June. And best of all, entry and samples are completely free! All you have to do is register online for a ticket.
Last but not least on our list is skyline sketching… with a difference. If you see yourself as the next Picasso then head to the London Eye this June and get creative with The London Drawing Group. Join the sketching experts on an ariel sightseeing experience and sharpen your own drawing skills. Even if the drawings don’t turn out very good at least you will have got a chance to see breathtaking panoramic views of the UK capital!
There you have it, our top ten things to do this June in London!