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Things to do in London in June 2020

Things to do in London in June 2020

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


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Tuesday 2nd June

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang at the Tower of London and Green Park to mark HM The Queen’s Coronation.
 12pm to 1:30pm
 
Royal Gun Salutes in Green Park and at the Tower of London
Martin Bell reflects with distinguished journalist, correspondent and good friend Kate Adie on his sixty years as a soldier, reporter and UNICEF ambassador.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
War and Peacekeeping: An Evening with Martin Bell and Kate Adie

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Wednesday 3rd June

This talk will explore the “growth mindset”, the evidence-based view that talents are developed rather than genetic.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Saturday 6th June

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

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Sunday 7th June

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
 All Day
 
 Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
Monthly open day at Gatton Park, the core 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
Gatton Park's monthly open day

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Tuesday 9th June

This lecture explores the contrast between the public image and the private life, considering what his writings reveal to us about his deepest preoccupations, both as man and as artist, during this period.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Wednesday 10th June

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang at the Tower of London and Hyde Park to mark HRH Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday.
 12pm to 1:30pm
 
Royal Gun Salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London
Mostly ignored by English historians, these houses are the key to understanding the style that we now know as William and Mary, and its impact on England.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Thursday 11th June

The talk will show what it was like to live by, work on the canal and work in the industries that lined the waterway running through Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Hackney
'People’s History of the East End Canal’ talk by Carolyn Clark
In this lecture Dr Paddy Bullard, editor of The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire, asks what we can learn from the triumphs and failures of an older generation of satirists for our own fractious age.
 7pm to :
 
 Holborn
In this juicy talk, Annie Gray covers Churchill's favourite cook, Georgina Landemare, her times, and the food she cooked.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
Serving Winston: Georgina Landemare, Churchill's longest-serving cook

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Friday 12th June

In this talk, Jonathan Fennell discusses the downward fortunes of the British Army during the first three years of the Second World War, placing this in the context of Britain’s military withdrawal from Europe in May 1940.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
1940: contextualising Britain's military disasters

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Saturday 13th June

Occasional open day of the eclectically designed home of artist, Stephen Wright.
 10am to 5pm
 
 East Dulwich
Open day at the House of Dreams
Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang at the Tower of London and Green Park to mark HM The Queen’s Official Birthday.
 12:50pm to 1:30pm
 
Royal Gun Salutes in Green Park and at the Tower of London
In this talk, Geoffrey Tyack will showcase a selection of Pennethorne’s designs to illustrate architecture in the Victorian era.
 3pm to 4pm
 
 Richmond
Architecture and power: Pennethorne's London

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Sunday 14th June

Monthly opening of the only surviving fully working watermill in Surrey.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Cobham
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill
Did Florence Nightingale really hate her family’s idyllic Hampshire home so much as her damning verdict asserts?
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
‘A Life of Silent Misery?’ Florence Nightingale at Embley Park

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Tuesday 16th June

In this lecture, Sir Richard Evans, Provost of Gresham College, discusses the different varieties of populism, asks why it has become such a prominent feature of contemporary political life, and considers how far it is a threat to liberal democracy.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
A revealing history of Islamic architecture’s influence on Europe’s cathedrals, palaces and public buildings.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe

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Thursday 18th June

In this illustrated talk, Mark Dunton takes you through the year 1970, fifty years on, a year which saw the election of Edward Heath’s Conservative Government, a bizarre episode involving Bobby Moore, and an upsurge in terrorism.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Richmond
1970: 'We've only just begun'

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Friday 19th June

This talk will be delivered by Guy Grannum (Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors), who has been writing and speaking about Caribbean heritage and family history for over 25 years.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
Caribbean connections

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Top events in London on Sat 20th Jun 2020

The Museum of the Order of St John will open the doors to its historic rooms, Church and crypt without the need to join a guided tour.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2020-06-20
2020-06-20
 Celebrating St John’s Day
Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
 Starts at 1:15pm
 
 Strand
2020-06-20
2020-06-20
Somerset House Studios Tours

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Sunday 21st June

Mosques up and down the country open their doors to the general public, all on the same day.
 All Day
 

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Tuesday 23rd June

In this talk, you will gain a detailed portrayal of the daily life of the countess and intimate insights into her personality, tastes and network drawn from original records held at The National Archives
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Richmond
Pipe Roll Society: Eleanor de Montfort, a rebel countess in Medieval England

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Sunday 28th June

There will be heritage bus trips, a collectors’ market, music and children’s attractions.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
London Bus Museum Summer Gathering
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
Open day and steaming at the Crossness pumping station
Open day at the restored Victorian steam powered pumping station, with the machine running regularly throughout the day.
 11am to 5pm
 
 South Tottenham
Victorian steam engine - steaming day
Learn how to make a range of home-made natural and skin nourishing hand-cremes, lip balms, soaps and furniture polish using plant and vegetable oils with beeswax.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Bow
Beeswax workshop - Cosmetics, Food Wraps & Candles
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney

More London events on Sunday 28th June

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