Things to do in London in June 2019

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The ianVisits guide to June's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Saturday 1st June

A nearly 150 year old church in South London is opening its tower for one day to let the public climb up and see the views from the top.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Brockley
2019-06-01
2019-06-01
Church tower tours
The Emanuel School Archivist will take you on a 90-minute tour of the buildings, interiors and grounds, whisking you back to the days when it was a boarding school and orphanage.
 11am to :
 
 Battersea
2019-06-01
2019-06-01
The prison’s history displayed in over 400 objects.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wandsworth
2019-06-01
2019-06-01
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
2019-06-01
2019-06-01
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
2019-06-01
2019-06-01
Designed to encourage quiet meditation, it reflects, but is not copied from, such Zen gardens as that of the Temple of Ryoanji in Kyoto.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Acton
2019-06-01
2019-06-01
Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple

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Sunday 2nd June

Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
Shirley Windmill open day
The prison’s history displayed in over 400 objects.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wandsworth
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
Designed to encourage quiet meditation, it reflects, but is not copied from, such Zen gardens as that of the Temple of Ryoanji in Kyoto.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Acton
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple
A normally private path behind some houses that's rich in gardens and community - open one day a year.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Peckham
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
Choumert Square open day
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
Gatton Park monthly open day
A family day of nostalgia and living heritage with different breeds of heavy horse participating in the Herts Heavy Horse Show.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Enfield
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
A tranquil oasis of wild flowers and massive trees just minutes from Caledonian Road.
 2pm to 6pm
 
 Islington
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
Barnsbury Wood open day
See the restored steam engine in operations, and also a display of miniature (scale) traction engines, steam lorries and steam cranes.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
Crossness Engines open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-02
2019-06-02
How we lost our green and pleasant land, and how to take it back.
 3pm to 4:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-06-02
2019-06-02

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Tuesday 4th June

This presentation offers a survey of current research on the collection, together with the first tangible results on Holdsworth’s manuscripts
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-04
2019-06-04
The Library of Richard Holdsworth: New Light on the Manuscripts
A panel of three top medieval historians will examine Marshal’s legacy and look more broadly at chivalric, noble and knightly culture in England.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-06-04
2019-06-04
William Marshal and Simon De Montfort
Join us at Stanfords to hear Mike Wells talk about his experiences Cycling the Camino Francés; crossing Northern Spain from the Pyrenees to Santiago in Galicia.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-04
2019-06-04
Cycling the Camino de Santiago
Join some of UCL's funniest researchers and alumni for an evening of hilarious stories and jokes from the past.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Euston
2019-06-04
2019-06-04
History Showoff
Professor MacMillan will consider if the treaty led to the outbreak of the Second World War and whether the attempt to create a new world order was a failure.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-06-04
2019-06-04

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Wednesday 5th June

A talk about the history of the four since demolished cinemas in the area.
 6:45pm to :
 
 Putney
2019-06-05
2019-06-05
This lecture will look at how the First World War created new opportunities for women to participate, as did the exciting new technologies of electrical power and lighting a whole generation earlier.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-05
2019-06-05
A lecture about recent developments in harnessing tidal power for electricity.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-06-05
2019-06-05
Floating Tidal Energy: An alternative vision for a new marine industry
Exploring the hidden depths of the romantic overgrown West Cemetery: not exactly by moonlight, but in the late evening.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Highgate
2019-06-05
2019-06-05
Valhalla Tour
Celebrate the publication of a new local history book featuring views of Kentish, Camden and Somers Towns, from the 1960s and 70s.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Kentish Town
2019-06-05
2019-06-05
Camden Changing
Gwyneth Wilkie tells about two ancestors with criminal records.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-06-05
2019-06-05
A Family Historian's Brushes with the Law
This talk will discuss the correct and incorrect motives for M&A, using both examples and large-scale evidence.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-06-05
2019-06-05

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Thursday 6th June

An interdisciplinary conversation exploring the boundaries between life and death, in the built environment.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Norbiton
2019-06-06
2019-06-06
Cremation Stories
In support of D-Day 75 there will be gun salutes at HMS Belfast from the forward turret on 6th June at 11am.
 11am to 11:10am
 
 Southwark
2019-06-06
2019-06-06
Gun salute on HMS Belfast
A talk about the challenges of digging shafts down into London's underground.
 6pm to 7:45pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-06-06
2019-06-06
Ground Movement due to Circular Shaft Construction in London Clay
Based on the annual sell-out Boring Conference, Boring Talks features a selection of speakers talking about obscure and arcane subjects, with a focus on the material world.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-06-06
2019-06-06
Boring Talks: Stationery
In this talk, Lee Jackson reveals the peculiar and salacious history of Chelsea’s infamous Cremorne Gardens.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Chelsea
2019-06-06
2019-06-06
This event brings together two individuals that share an interest in AI, but explore it from very different perspectives.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-06-06
2019-06-06
Ian McEwan in conversation with Murray Shanahan
Roger will tell the story of The Suez Canal. He will explain the early attempts to create a canal linking the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and how the modern Suez Canal came about.
 7pm to :
 
 Islington
2019-06-06
2019-06-06
Shani Orgad speaks on her new book about the inequalities still facing women who become mothers and why they stopped their battle to continue working in the professions today.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-06-06
2019-06-06

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Friday 7th June

Rare Friday afternoon opening of the chapel that's normally only open on Wednesdays.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
2019-06-07
2019-06-07
Fitzrovia Chapel open day
Giles Milton explores a narrative of D-Day shaped through the tales of survivors.
 11:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Chelsea
2019-06-07
2019-06-07
 D-Day: The soldiers' story
A traveling vintage fairground with steam powered rides.
 4pm to 9pm
 
 Walthamstow
2019-06-07
2019-06-07
Carters Steam Fair (with fireworks on Sat)
£22.00
A collection of steam trains make a visit to the Epping Ongar Railway.
 All Day
 
2019-06-07
2019-06-07
Steam Gala
The Archbishop's garden is open for a few hours each month between April and September.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-07
2019-06-07
Monthly opening of Lambeth Palace Garden

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Saturday 8th June

One of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.
 11am to 7pm
 
 South Lambeth
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
Rare book fair
The largest Antique Map Fair in Europe.
 12pm to 7pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
London Map Fair
Either watch, avoid, or join in as hundreds of cyclists ditch their clothes and take a group ride around London.
 12pm to :
 
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
Naked Bike Ride
The longest-running community festival in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Woolwich
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
As is traditional, expect to see a large formation of military aircraft flying over London for the Queen's Birthday.
 12:55pm to 1:10pm
 
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
Red Arrows to fly over London
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Learn about this remarkable but long-since-disappeared structure and why it never fulfilled its promise.
 10:30am to :
 
 Tooting
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
A traveling vintage fairground with steam powered rides.
 12pm to 10:30pm
 
 Walthamstow
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
Carters Steam Fair (with fireworks on Sat)
A bit like Open House, but for gardens - a single pass buys you access to hundreds of gardens all weekend.
 All Day
 
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
Open Garden Squares Weekend
£22.00
A collection of steam trains make a visit to the Epping Ongar Railway.
 All Day
 
2019-06-08
2019-06-08
Steam Gala

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Sunday 9th June

One of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.
 11am to 5pm
 
 South Lambeth
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Rare book fair
The largest Antique Map Fair in Europe.
 10am to 6pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
London Map Fair
Come along for a the opportunity to meet the cows, watch them be milked, pet a calf, chat to the farmers and learn about arable farming.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Arkley
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Traditional local fair held in a city farm.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Welling
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Come and visit the Club House and Dinghy Park at Riverside Twickenham.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Twickenham
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Open day at a restored and working water mill.
 2pm to 5pm
 
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
A traveling vintage fairground with steam powered rides.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Walthamstow
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Carters Steam Fair (with fireworks on Sat)
Weather permitting, very early on Sunday morning could see a flotilla of hot air balloons drifting over central London.
 6am to 12pm
 
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Hot air balloons (may) fly over Central London
A selection of rarely screened early Japanese animation, showing some of the very first anime films, accompanied by electronic music.
 3pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Early Japanese Animation + live accompaniment
Learn about the workings of a family run dairy and arable farm.
 11am to 4pm
 
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
A bit like Open House, but for gardens - a single pass buys you access to hundreds of gardens all weekend.
 All Day
 
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Open Garden Squares Weekend
£22.00
A collection of steam trains make a visit to the Epping Ongar Railway.
 All Day
 
2019-06-09
2019-06-09
Steam Gala

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Top events in London on Mon 10th Jun 2019

Biochemical Engineer Michael Sulu delves into the distant past to consider microorganisms use, looks at more recent history, and predicts what might happen in the future.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hanover Square
2019-06-10
2019-06-10
Miraculous microorganisms: the future of food, fuel and pharmaceuticals
In this talk Dr Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-06-10
2019-06-10
With innovation slowing down, are workers going to be stuck in precarious low-wage work? The panellists will propose their solutions to this and other issues facing the future of work.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-06-10
2019-06-10
Join FutureGov as we explore how we think radically differently to deliver public services that focus on creating lasting change with the best possible outcomes for citizens and local communities.
 9:30am to 3pm
 
 Hackney
2019-06-10
2019-06-10
Designing 21st-century government: London

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Tuesday 11th June

Marking the 75th anniversary of the battles of Imphal and Kohima, historians James Holland and Robert Lyman discuss their immediate impact and wider significance.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Chelsea
2019-06-11
2019-06-11
Kohima: Britain's greatest battle?
In this tour with architecture expert Joe Kerr, you will have the chance to see buildings designed by famous Jewish architects.
 10am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2019-06-11
2019-06-11
Celebrating Jewish Architecture – Routemaster Bus Tour
Author Jonathan Lorie shares 20 years’ experience as a professional travel writer, editor and teacher of acclaimed travel writing courses from around the world.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-11
2019-06-11
How to be a travel writer with Jonathan Lorie
Jonathan Bate will explore the life and work of the original celebrity poet - Lord Byron.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-06-11
2019-06-11
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 Regent Street
2019-06-11
2019-06-11
Late night opening at RIBA for three new exhibitions

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Wednesday 12th June

Three writers share everything they know about the delicate craft of writing biographies.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Russell Square
2019-06-12
2019-06-12
Writing Biographies with Cate Haste, Lara Feigel and Henry Hardy
Get a closer look at some of the hidden treasures in the St Bride collection and learn more about them from font of all knowledge, Bob Richardson.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 City of London
2019-06-12
2019-06-12
As a foreigner living in Tokyo, Sherman’s account takes pleasure and fascination in the history and culture of a country that can seem startlingly strange to an outsider.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-12
2019-06-12
The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

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Thursday 13th June

This illustrated talk will cover the story of the Isokon, and the artistic network and legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Hampstead
2019-06-13
2019-06-13
Isokon and the Bauhuas in Britain
Award-winning writer and photographer Johny Pitts talks about his new book Afropean in which he sets out to explore the state of black culture and identity in Europe today.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-13
2019-06-13
Afropean: Notes from Black Europe with Johny Pitts
A lecture from Professor Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson on some of the innovations being employed by Iceland to reduce its carbon footprint.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-13
2019-06-13
How Iceland is making low-carbon work for them
A screening of ‘The Witchfinders’ will be preceded by a talk on women and witchcraft, and how ‘witches’ have been portrayed in both positive and negative lights in previous episodes of Doctor Who.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-06-13
2019-06-13

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Top events in London on Fri 14th Jun 2019

Go behind the scenes to discover the work and studios of over 120 of London’s artists.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Bow
2019-06-14
2019-06-14
Bow Road Open Studios 2019
From crude to comic, Professor David Welch discusses British propaganda and illustrates his talk with artefacts from the Second World War.
 11:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Chelsea
2019-06-14
2019-06-14
Persuading the people: British propaganda in the Second World War
Robert Bartlett asks who wrote history in medieval Europe, for whom, and the history of what?
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Camden
2019-06-14
2019-06-14
The Languages of History in the Middle Ages
A rare tour of the French Renaissance design of this famous theatre.
 1:30pm to 4pm
 
 St James
2019-06-14
2019-06-14
Tour of Her Majesty’s Theatre with Post-Tour Cocktail

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Top events in London on Sat 15th Jun 2019

A procession from Hanwell Community Centre to Elthorne Park, where there will be music, food, fairground rides and much more.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Hanwell
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Hanwell Carnival
A traveling vintage fairground with steam powered rides.
 tba
 
 Stoke Newington
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Carters Steam Fair
Particular favourites include the coconut shy, happy home (crockery smashing!), the BBQ, an incredibly well-stocked bookstall and face-painting.
 12pm to 3:30pm
 
 Hampton
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Go behind the scenes to discover the work and studios of over 120 of London’s artists.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Bow
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Bow Road Open Studios 2019
Over 120 charities, societies, Highgate shops and small businesses are taking part in this annual fete.
 12:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Highgate
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Live military reenactment both inside and outside Apsley House, see a Georgian surgeon demonstrate their trade, or listen to a talk on Regency etiquette.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
A cut-and-paste journey through the TV, film and artists moving image that has captured the Estate on screen.
 2pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Barbican Archive Mixtape (#)
A tour behind the scenes at Southbank Centre for fascinating insights into the history of the site and the people who have shaped it.
 6pm to :
 
 Southwark
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Southbank Centre
A two-day extravaganza that features Motoring Competitions, the Test Hill Challenge, food, music and entertainment.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-06-15
2019-06-15
The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival

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Sunday 16th June

A traveling vintage fairground with steam powered rides.
 tba
 
 Stoke Newington
2019-06-16
2019-06-16
Carters Steam Fair
Watch a parade with three large wooden chariots from Hyde Park Corner to Trafalgar Square.
 12pm to 2pm
 
2019-06-16
2019-06-16
Festival of Chariots
A traditional village fete – food, drink, music, children’s activities, craft stalls, a farmers’ market, tombola, etc.
 11am to 5:30pm
 
2019-06-16
2019-06-16
Marylebone Summer Fayre
The Bridge Lounge will be hosting a farewell yard sale, with a percentage of profits benefitting local SE1 charity Time and Talents.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-16
2019-06-16
Closing down clearance sale at The Bridge Lounge
Live military reenactment both inside and outside Apsley House, see a Georgian surgeon demonstrate their trade, or listen to a talk on Regency etiquette.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-06-16
2019-06-16
A two-day extravaganza that features Motoring Competitions, the Test Hill Challenge, food, music and entertainment.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-06-16
2019-06-16
The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival

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Monday 17th June

An annual ceremony to pluck a red rose and present it to the Lord Mayor of London.
 11am to :
 
 City of London
2019-06-17
2019-06-17
The Knollys Rose Ceremony
Curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere will show you the graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Russell Square
2019-06-17
2019-06-17

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Tuesday 18th June

Handle both real and replica weapons, hear the stories of the men who served at Waterloo in the company of costumed interpreter Stephen Abs Wisdom.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-06-18
2019-06-18
Join us on a journey to uncover London's Radical History with David Rosenberg as he introduces a new edition of his book Rebel Footprints.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-18
2019-06-18
Uncovering London's Radical History with David Rosenberg
Join Principal Librarian Dr Peter Ross to learn about the menus, some the individual dishes served, and why George IV’s was the last official Coronation banquet to be held.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-06-18
2019-06-18
Dainty Dishes and Coronation Banquets
Join Sharon Dogar and Sally Nichols to hear about their latest books for young adults, including the story of Frankenstein’s creator Mary Godwin Shelley in Dogar’s Monsters.
 4:30pm to 6pm
 
 Holborn
2019-06-18
2019-06-18
Sir Richard Evans talks about why the Republic failed in its attempt to make Germany democratic, and what lessons can be learned for the future of democracy in the 21st century.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-06-18
2019-06-18

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Top events in London on Wed 19th Jun 2019

Find out how the postal service commemorated the lives of its staff lost in the two world wars
 11am to :
 
 Farringdon
2019-06-19
2019-06-19
War Memorials in the Post Office
Layers of London will give a presentation on historical maps and boundaries of the local area.
 6:45pm to 9:45pm
 
 Victoria Dock
2019-06-19
2019-06-19
History of Maps & Boundaries
Cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes us on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan, from Sanskrit to pop, from poppy tears to smack, from morphine to today’s synthetic opiates.
 7pm to :
 
 Soho
2019-06-19
2019-06-19
Here, Dr Sam Goodman explores what le Carré’s novels say about Britain and Britishness in a time of declining international authority, shifting global politics, and the shadow of the Cold War.
 7pm to 10pm
 
 Richmond
2019-06-19
2019-06-19
Writing the Cold War: the works of John le Carré
A lecture about the complex relationships between global temperature and sea level rise and discuss the need for more sophisticated geological records of the ice sheet history.
 5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-19
2019-06-19
Drilling for our future in Antarctica’s past
Join Mehzebin Adam, curator of the British Red Cross Museum & Archives for a talk on collecting and curating the history of the British Red Cross’s journey with refugees from 1897 to the present day.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-19
2019-06-19
Hhear about how London’s borough boundaries became what they are today, and from those involved in delivering projects that have required new methods to address the city’s edges.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-06-19
2019-06-19
Addressing the Edges: working across London’s borough boundaries

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Top events in London on Thu 20th Jun 2019

The Chairman and Trustees march around the Piazza, accompanied by the Town Crier and a jazz band, to pay the “peppercorn rents” of five red apples and five posies of flowers for the buildings.
 4:30pm to :
 
 Trafalgar Square
2019-06-20
2019-06-20
Harbinder Singh Birdi Partner at Hawkins\Brown Architects discusses the design of the Crossrail stations like Tottenham Court Road and the integration of conceptual art.
 7:30pm to 8:15pm
 
 Ealing
2019-06-20
2019-06-20
Harbinder Singh Birdi on Crossrail & Public Art
Join Museum of London Curator Hazel Forsyth for this panel discussion exploring the history of London's animals.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-06-20
2019-06-20
London's animal history
Join conservator Alan Donnithorne and curator Martin Clayton as they demonstrate the materials and techniques used by Leonardo in his drawings and explore his processes of creation.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Whitehall
2019-06-20
2019-06-20
Join us at Stanfords as Paul Wood discusses his new book London is a Forest.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-20
2019-06-20
London is a Forest with Paul Wood
A lecture on the objects and stories, providing a more in depth and exclusive look at Lloyd’s Register’s unique history and the work of the Foundation.
 5:30pm to 8pm
 
2019-06-20
2019-06-20
From Coffee to Seaweed: Engineering a safer world since 1760

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Friday 21st June

Annual two-day Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds, featuring 15 interactive exhibits that bring the best new humanities and social sciences research to life.
 10am to 4pm
 
 St James
2019-06-21
2019-06-21
British Academy Summer Showcase 2019
Come along to a special after-hours view of the British Academy Summer Showcase. Alongside 15 interactive exhibits, enjoy spoken-word poetry, talks by Nikesh Shukla and Nikita Gill and more.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 St James
2019-06-21
2019-06-21
British Academy Summer Showcase Late
This lecture will focus on the period in the 1780s and 1790s when Ebenezer and Manoah worked together to produce a number of important astrological publications
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2019-06-21
2019-06-21
An after hours look into the palace’s striking interiors and award-winning grounds as you are entertained by a range of artistic and creative responses to the queer history of the palace
 7pm to 10pm
 
 Eltham
2019-06-21
2019-06-21
Queer Walls: Exploring LGBTQ History
In this enlightening and amusing talk, television presenter and author Dominic Sandbrook explores how the Cold War shaped Mrs Thatcher’s premiership.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-06-21
2019-06-21
Dominic Sandbrook: The Iron Curtain and the Iron Lady
Discover the secrets that lie behind, or rather underneath, the Charterhouse.
 10:30am to 12pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-06-21
2019-06-21
Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour
This year’s Maurice Fraser annual lecture will take the form of a conversation between David Miliband and Professor Kevin Featherstone, followed by questions from the audience.
 12pm to 1:15pm
 
 Holborn
2019-06-21
2019-06-21

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Top events in London on Sat 22nd Jun 2019

A one-day event to celebrate and educate the public about Okinawa, a lesser-known region of Japan that’s over 1000 miles from Tokyo.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
There’ll be vintage fairground rides and side-shows, lots of not-from-the-high-street shopping with over 100 stalls including a craft marquee.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Richmond
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Kew Fete at Kew Green
Traditional local fete in Denmark Hill.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Camberwell
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Poplar
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Tours of a Royal Navy ship
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Twickenham
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
This tour of the chapel will take us back to the fascinating design and build of the chapel as well as its role as hospital chapel.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Tour of the Fitzrovia Chapel
Take in family-friendly tour of the secret chapel and roof terrace with panoramic views of London.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Annual two-day Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds, featuring 15 interactive exhibits that bring the best new humanities and social sciences research to life.
 11am to 5pm
 
 St James
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
British Academy Summer Showcase 2019
To mark the 150th anniversary of the District line, a steam train will run along parts of the London Underground.
 11am to 5pm
 
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
See a steam train on the London Underground
Designed to encourage quiet meditation, it reflects, but is not copied from, such Zen gardens as that of the Temple of Ryoanji in Kyoto.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Acton
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple

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Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Twickenham
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine.
 12:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 South Tottenham
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Open day at a Victorian steam pump
Take in family-friendly tour of the secret chapel and roof terrace with panoramic views of London.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
To mark the 150th anniversary of the District line, a steam train will run along parts of the London Underground.
 11am to 5pm
 
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
See a steam train on the London Underground
Monthly tours of the City of London Cemetery & Crematorium
 Starts at 10am
 
 Manor Park
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Cemetery heritage walks
 11am to 4pm
 
 Rush Green
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
The event will showcase 200 of some of the finest motors throughout history and will also feature live music and a range of food stalls.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Belgravia
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Belgravia Classic Car Show 2019
Extensive bus displays, including rarely-seen early examples, and smaller displays of taxis, commercials & emergency vehicles.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
London Bus Museum Summer Gathering
Designed to encourage quiet meditation, it reflects, but is not copied from, such Zen gardens as that of the Temple of Ryoanji in Kyoto.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Acton
2019-06-23
2019-06-23
Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple

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Top events in London on Mon 24th Jun 2019

A talk by an author of a book in the legal aspects of street art.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-06-24
2019-06-24

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Top events in London on Tue 25th Jun 2019

Explore this RIBA award winning venue that combines The Salters' Company rich heritage with stunning brutalist architecture.
 12pm to 1:15pm
 
 Barbican
2019-06-25
2019-06-25
Salters’ Hall Tour
With talks from leading architects, engineers and contractors, the event will investigate how other countries design and build in timber.
 2pm to 5:30pm
 
 Euston
2019-06-25
2019-06-25
Timber: designing for the future

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Wednesday 26th June

Hear more about how history, urban regeneration and changes in migration and tourist expectations shape the capital’s best known ethnic precinct.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-26
2019-06-26
Chinatown: The Ultimate Global Brand?
Te Science Museum will be giving the Pride Jubilee the museum treatment in a special Sexuality Lates, produced in collaboration with Pride in London as part of this year's Pride Festival.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-26
2019-06-26
This talk reflects on some uses of drawing in the nineteenth-century Europe, when images created passages between the Nile and the Seine.
 6:45pm to :
 
 Shoreditch
2019-06-26
2019-06-26
The Pen and the Chisel: Outlining Ancient Egypt for a Modern European Future

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Thursday 27th June

An update on the proposals and the challenges and opportunities that are being pursued through the design process.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-06-27
2019-06-27
The talk will be based on Simon Elliott's new book called Julius Caesar: Rome's Greatest Warlord, out through Casemate in June.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
2019-06-27
2019-06-27
Julius Caesar: Rome's Greatest Warlord
We are opening our Hyde Park Nursery doors to the public to offer visitors the opportunity to purchase plants and take a look at the hi-tech building.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Paddington
2019-06-27
2019-06-27
Celebrate the London sewer system, be amazed at his bridges, remember the embankments and visit his street designs.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-06-27
2019-06-27
Joseph Bazalgette’s Birthday Party

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Top events in London on Fri 28th Jun 2019

A weekend of events, tours and talks, all around the area's art galleries.
 tba
 
2019-06-28
2019-06-28
Mayfair Art Weekend
A UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities.
 All Day
 
2019-06-28
2019-06-28
Architectural tour of a former Magistrates' Court and Police Station that's been converted into a hotel.
 11am to 12pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-28
2019-06-28
A Tour of The Dixon, Tower Bridge
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a new three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington. Join us for a weekend that brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born.
 11am to 5pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-28
2019-06-28
The Great Exhibition Road Festival
A talk about the area’s history and redevelopment.
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-28
2019-06-28
Butler’s Wharf; A talk about its beginnings, its transformation and its future
At this special event, a panel of experts explores the science claiming a correlation between art practice and mental wellbeing and asks, does mental angst create great art?
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-06-28
2019-06-28

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Top events in London on Sat 29th Jun 2019

Items of significant architectural interest will be on display revealing the buildings unique history.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Bow
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Gathered Relics
A weekend of events, tours and talks, all around the area's art galleries.
 tba
 
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Mayfair Art Weekend
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Twickenham
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Annual local fete in Pimlico.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Pimlico South
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Rare breed sheep from London City Farms and beyond will flock onto the Isle of Dogs for two days of livestock shows, fresh produce and baking competitions, rural craft demonstrations, market stalls, Shetland pony photobooth, raffle and more.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Poplar
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Mudchute Agricultural Show 2019
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
 10:45am to 1pm
 
 Rickmansworth
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a new three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington. Join us for a weekend that brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born.
 11am to 5pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
The Great Exhibition Road Festival
A one-day event to mark the 30th anniversary of the iconic Sundial Pillar and the momentous conservation efforts of the Seven Dials Trust.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Seven Dials - 30th anniversary festival
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve
Special low cost entry and events to mark the famous bridge's 125th anniversary
 4pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
125 anniversary events at Tower Bridge
£15.00
An all day celebration of all things feline.
 10:30am to 10:30pm
 
 Beckenham
2019-06-29
2019-06-29
Cat Fest

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Sunday 30th June

Items of significant architectural interest will be on display revealing the buildings unique history.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Bow
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Gathered Relics
A weekend of events, tours and talks, all around the area's art galleries.
 tba
 
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Mayfair Art Weekend
Village fete in the centre of London, with the famous waiters race and Police vs. Firemen tug of war.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Soho
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
The Soho Village Fete
Classic/Vintage Cars. Motorbikes/Scooters. Military Vehicles.Vintage Bicycles. 40’s 50’s Jive & Swing Dancing and Music
 11am to 4pm
 
 Hampton
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Hanworth Classic Cars Fair
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Twickenham
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Rare breed sheep from London City Farms and beyond will flock onto the Isle of Dogs for two days of livestock shows, fresh produce and baking competitions, rural craft demonstrations, market stalls, Shetland pony photobooth, raffle and more.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Poplar
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Mudchute Agricultural Show 2019
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a new three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington. Join us for a weekend that brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born.
 11am to 5pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
The Great Exhibition Road Festival
A notice that there will be some sort of military flypast over Central London at lunchtime.
 11:40am to 12:40pm
 
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Annual dragon boat races in docklands with landside fair for spectators.
 8:30am to 6pm
 
 Victoria Dock
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
 London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
There will be a zip-wire running from the top of the One Canada Square skyscraper in Canary Wharf down to Westferry Circus.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Poplar
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Zip wire from roof of Canary Wharf skyscraper
Monthly open day at a site of an important railway wildlife reserve.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Special low cost entry and events to mark the famous bridge's 125th anniversary
 4pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
125 anniversary events at Tower Bridge
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-06-30
2019-06-30
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

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