Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Things to do in London in June 2024

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


Sunday 16th June

A weekend of science events, talks and tours all taking place around the South Kensington museum.
2024-06-16
All Day
 
South Kensington
South Kensington
This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers to display (and sell) their maps.
2024-06-16
10am to 6pm
 
South Kensington
London Map Fair
South Kensington
Vintage market at a local south London brewery. Vintage traders indoors and outside, beer brewed on site and street food.
2024-06-16
11am to 6pm
 
West Norwood
So Last Century's Vintage Market at the Brewery
West Norwood

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Monday 17th June

Does the UK’s constitution provide too much freedom for those that wish to abuse it?
2024-06-17
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Holborn
£17.27
Eugenia Cheng explores maths' wonders, demystifying them with passion, from -1(-1) to algebra's purpose, she unveils maths' true, living essence.
2024-06-17
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
Is maths real?
Hanover Square

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Tuesday 18th June

An annual ceremony that will see a rose paraded through the City of London.
2024-06-18
Starts at 10:40am
 
City of London
Knollys Rose Ceremony
City of London
This talk will look at a brief history of railway signalling to understand how and why we signal trains.
2024-06-18
7pm to 9pm
 
Hammersmith
Hammersmith
In this talk, Hilton talks you through the process of propagating houseplants and explains all the necessary techniques.
2024-06-18
7pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
Southwark

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Wednesday 19th June

A talk exploring the history of this Victorian prison with Stewart McLaughlin, curator of Wandsworth Prison Museum.
2024-06-19
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell
An illustrated talk exploring the achievements of the Red Vienna housing programme in the 1920s.
2024-06-19
6pm to 7:30pm
 
City of London
Red Vienna: Housing Imagined
City of London
In an era supposedly characterised by shorter attention spans, and greater competition for that attention, what space is left for the public lecture and what is its purpose?
2024-06-19
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Holborn
How do we celebrate a park’s heritage whilst responding to the evolving needs of local communities, ecosystems, and the urban context?
2024-06-19
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Upper Norwood
Upper Norwood
Waterstones Piccadilly, formerly Simpson’s department store, is just one of the buildings featured in London’s Lost Department Stores.
2024-06-19
Starts at 6:30pm
 
Picadilly
Tessa Boase in conversation at Waterstones Piccadilly
Picadilly

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Thursday 20th June

In this lecture, Will Palin, Chief Executive of Barts Heritage, will discuss the challenges and complexities of the project.
2024-06-20
11:30am to 12:45pm
 
Harley Street
Harley Street
In this lecture, Elizabeth Norton explores seven ages of Tudor woman, from childhood to old age.
2024-06-20
1pm to 2pm
 
Soho
Soho
An evening exploring the history of the Bank of England’s remarkable building.
2024-06-20
5pm to 8pm
 
City of London
Museum late: Architecture
City of London
The usually private gardens at The Charterhouse will be open for three evenings this summer.
2024-06-20
5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Clerkenwell
Open evenings at the Charterhouse Gardens
Clerkenwell
This edition of Christie’s Lates is dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood.
2024-06-20
6pm to 9pm
 
St James
Christie’s Lates | Radical Thinking: A Celebration of Vivienne Westwood
St James
This talk will focus on LPT Phase 2 and the 32.5km of tunnel and 8 shafts constructed as part of Package 2 “Tunnels and Shafts”.
2024-06-20
6pm to 7:30pm
 
Pimlico
Pimlico
This talk will explore the joint project of cultivating audiences and markets for modern design and architecture in Britain and how the pages of the magazines developed as a site for publicity and promotion.
2024-06-20
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Hampstead
The Architectural Review: promoting modernism
Hampstead
Panel discussion on the rescue of neglected places through adaptive reuse and transformation.
2024-06-20
7pm to 9pm
 
Kensington
Kensington
Join Stanfords with Jack Cornish and his new book The Lost Paths: A History of How We Walk from Here to There as we journey across Britain's millennia-old network of pathways and revealing key moments throughout our history.
2024-06-20
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Soho
The Lost Paths by Jack Cornish
Soho

Online events / webinars

Christopher Preston presents a gripping narrative of how some species are taking back vital, ecological roles.
6pm to :
 

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Friday 21st June

Whether you’re a fan of Bauhaus, brutalism, or anything in between, you’ll discover something to inspire and delight you.
2024-06-21
10am to 5pm
 
Marylebone High St
Marylebone High St
Join curator Anna Lavelle as she explores the Waterloo campaign through iconic depictions by the acclaimed Victorian artist Lady Butler.
2024-06-21
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
Lady Butler’s Waterloo
Chelsea
Join exhibition curator Charlotte Bolland as she introduces the Gallery’s new major exhibition Six Lives: The Stories of Henry VIII’s Queens.
2024-06-21
7pm to 8pm
 
Soho
Soho
Big screen showing of the latest season’s two episode finale.
2024-06-21
Starts at 11pm
 
Hammersmith
Hammersmith

Online events / webinars

Prize-winning historian Kathryn Hughes on the quirky history of how Victorian and Edwardian Britain fell in love with cats.
2pm to 3pm
 
Catland: Feline enchantment and the making of the modern world

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Saturday 22nd June

Watch teams drive 30 ton Thames barges over a seven mile course from Greenwich and Westminster.
2024-06-22
Starts at 12am
 
If you lead a free from lifestyle due to medical needs or a lifestyle preferences, this is the show for you.
2024-06-22
9am to 5pm
 
West Kensington
West Kensington
Tour a historic Grade II listed water tower with views of the Kings Cross area and St Pancras station.
2024-06-22
10am to 4pm
 
Kings Cross
Occasional open day at the St Pancras Water Tower
Kings Cross
Whether you’re a fan of Bauhaus, brutalism, or anything in between, you’ll discover something to inspire and delight you.
2024-06-22
10am to 5pm
 
Marylebone High St
Marylebone High St
Celebrate centuries of queer Londoners through talks, tours and crafts.
2024-06-22
10am to 5pm
 
Poplar
Pride and Prejudice: A celebration of queer history
Poplar
Hermitage Community Moorings is a cluster of boats next to Tower Bridge that hosts an occasional open weekend to let the public onboard for a look around.
2024-06-22
11am to 4pm
 
Wapping
Open Days at the Hermitage Community Moorings
Wapping
London Okinawa Day is a yearly festival celebrating the unique music, food, and culture of Japan's southernmost prefecture.
2024-06-22
11am to 5pm
 
Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe
A weekend of performances from top West End musicals, live and free in Trafalgar Square.
2024-06-22
11am to 5pm
 
Trafalgar Square
West End LIVE 2024
Trafalgar Square
Commemorate the Battle of Waterloo with us at Apsley House, the home of the first Duke of Wellington, on the anniversary weekend.
2024-06-22
11am to 5pm
 
Picadilly
Waterloo Weekend
Picadilly
Do you want to hear about how a small factory in Forest Gate quickly turned into the largest manufacturer of sweets in the UK?
2024-06-22
11:30am to 1pm
 
Forest Gate
’Minted!’ The Rise of Trebor Sweets in Forest Gate
Forest Gate
One day local fete event based around the Brentford Canal area.
2024-06-22
12pm to 6pm
 
Brentford
Brentford
For one month - self-guided tour of Fairbairn Hall on Saturdays in June.
2024-06-22
12pm to 4pm
 
Plaistow
Fairbairn Hall presents… Self guided tours and exhibition
Plaistow
Join James Ball, Professor Chris French, Professor Karen Douglas, Brent Lee and Jonn Elledge for a deep dive into conspiracy theory and culture.
2024-06-22
12pm to 6pm
 
Holborn
Holborn
Join authors James Costa and Bobbi Angell for an illustrated lecture based on their new book Darwin and the Art of Botany: Observations on the Curious World of Plants.
2024-06-22
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Orpington
Orpington
Join IWM's Head of Art, Rebecca Newell, in conversation with Tom Edwards, Managing Director of the art gallery and dealership Abbott and Holder.
2024-06-22
2pm to 5pm
 
Southwark
Southwark
Step inside the neo-Egyptian tomb of the Earl of Kilmorey and uncover their fascinating story.
2024-06-22
2:30pm to 4pm
 
Twickenham
Kilmorey Mausoleum Book Launch & Open Day
Twickenham

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Sunday 23rd June

Celebrate centuries of queer Londoners through talks, tours and crafts.
2024-06-23
10am to 5pm
 
Poplar
Pride and Prejudice: A celebration of queer history
Poplar
£22.70
The summer festival at the London Bus Museum.
2024-06-23
10am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
Weybridge
If you lead a free from lifestyle due to medical needs or a lifestyle preferences, this is the show for you.
2024-06-23
10am to 4pm
 
West Kensington
West Kensington
Hermitage Community Moorings is a cluster of boats next to Tower Bridge that hosts an occasional open weekend to let the public onboard for a look around.
2024-06-23
11am to 4pm
 
Wapping
Open Days at the Hermitage Community Moorings
Wapping
Commemorate the Battle of Waterloo with us at Apsley House, the home of the first Duke of Wellington, on the anniversary weekend.
2024-06-23
11am to 5pm
 
Picadilly
Waterloo Weekend
Picadilly
A weekend of performances from top West End musicals, live and free in Trafalgar Square.
2024-06-23
12pm to 5pm
 
Trafalgar Square
West End LIVE 2024
Trafalgar Square
Hidden deep within St Mary Magdalene’s Church, the Chapel of St Sepulchre is one of west London’s hidden architectural gem’s.
2024-06-23
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Paddington
St Sepulchre's Chapel, Paddington - Free Tour
Paddington
CPT's annual free family festival which brings the best in outdoor performance to the people of Camden.
2024-06-23
2pm to 6pm
 
Camden
Camden
Tiny award-winning 16ft x 26ft north facing garden with shade patio planted for all year interest.
2024-06-23
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Farringdon
Visit a Garden - 4 Wharton Street
Farringdon
A tour of the archaeological excavations and Tudor foundations at Scadbury Moated Manor, which still has its moat around it.
2024-06-23
2:30pm to 4pm
 
Chislehurst
Scadbury Moated Manor tour
Chislehurst

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Monday 24th June

£16.96
Prof. Tony Travers will look at the possible impacts of the mayoral and general elections on London’s future.
2024-06-24
6:25pm to 8:15pm
 
Fleet Street
Whither London?
Fleet Street
Oher Lahav unravels the Dark Energy Survey's narrative, showcasing the global scientific collaboration shaping our cosmic understanding.
2024-06-24
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
Dark Energy: Einstein's biggest
Hanover Square

Online events / webinars

Explore a chilling odyssey into the dark heart of the Middle Ages with a lecture on the infamous "Malleus Maleficarum," from 1486
9pm to 10:30pm
 
Malleus Maleficarum (1486) - Medieval Witch Hunter - Lena Heide-Brennand

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Tuesday 25th June

To mark a State Visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan to the UK, there will be two ceremonial gun salutes.
2024-06-25
12pm to 1pm
 
This talk by City of London Guide & Lecturer and Cathedral Guide Jill Finch is about the bravery and commitment of those who defended St Paul’s throughout the war
2024-06-25
2pm to 3pm
 
City of London
Bombs & Bravery:  St Paul’s in Wartime
City of London
Inside the Greek Ambassador’s official London residence is a room preserved for nearly 60 years in memory of the man who once worked there and is now open to the public.
2024-06-25
5pm to 7pm
 
Mayfair
George Seferis: The Man, the Poet, the Diplomat
Mayfair
The annual Pipe Roll Society Lecture.
2024-06-25
5pm to 6pm
 
Richmond
Richmond

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Wednesday 26th June

SEA LIFE London Lates is an adults-only, after-hours event.
2024-06-26
5pm to 9pm
 
Southwark
SEA LIFE London Lates
Southwark
A conversation on the reuse of buildings.
2024-06-26
6pm to 8:30pm
 
Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell

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Thursday 27th June

Sarah Gristwood follows the passage of power from Isabella of Castile through Anne Boleyn and on to Elizabeth I and Jeanne d’Albret, heroine of the Protestant Reformation.
2024-06-27
1pm to 2pm
 
Soho
Soho
A talk about how Brutalist architecture left an indelible mark on the urban landscape of London.
2024-06-27
Starts at 7pm
 
Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell
An evening discovering thousands of locations from film, TV, books and comics all ingeniously plotted on beautiful vintage looking maps to illustrate who lives where.
2024-06-27
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Soho
Atlas of Imagined Cities by Matt Brown, Rhys B. Davies and Mike Hall
Soho

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Friday 28th June

Join two of De Beers Institute of Diamonds tutors as they talk you through how to interpret the various crystal shapes and their idiosyncratic features
2024-06-28
3pm to 4pm
 
Southwark
Southwark
Come and explore traditional & contemporary Japanese arts & crafts, food & culture.
2024-06-28
3pm to 8pm
 
Hackney
Yokimono Japanese Market
Hackney
The Linnean Society is celebrating its 150th year in its purpose-built premises at Burlington House.
2024-06-28
5pm to 8:15pm
 
Picadilly
Picadilly
Uncover stories relating to queer lives and identities as you roam the collection by candlelight.
2024-06-28
6pm to 8:30pm
 
Holborn
Soane Late: Pride Month Celebration
Holborn

Online events / webinars

Discover popular military records and how they can be used in your family history research
2pm to 3pm
 
Family History: Using military history records

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Saturday 29th June

See the restoration process and engage with visitors to 'Reimagine' the future of Bromley’s Grade II Listed Edwardian Bandstand
2024-06-29
10am to 4pm
 
Beckenham
Reimagining Bromley’s ‘Bowie Bandstand’
Beckenham
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
2024-06-29
11am to 6pm
 
Twickenham
Twickenham
Come and explore traditional & contemporary Japanese arts & crafts, food & culture.
2024-06-29
11am to 6pm
 
Hackney
Yokimono Japanese Market
Hackney
For one month - self-guided tour of Fairbairn Hall on Saturdays in June.
2024-06-29
12pm to 4pm
 
Plaistow
Fairbairn Hall presents… Self guided tours and exhibition
Plaistow
A walled garden behind the Priory Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic, commissioned by the Dominican Friars as a spiritual and meditative space representing the 'Mysteries of Light' of the Holy Rosary.
2024-06-29
1pm to 5pm
 
Kentish Town
Kentish Town
Join the unveiling of the Tate Time Capsule mural, celebrated in a family-friendly event.
2024-06-29
3pm to 9pm
 
Victoria Dock
Victoria Dock

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Sunday 30th June

A diverse garden in a Victorian terrace with an eclectic mix of plants, many in vintage pots reflecting the owner's interests.
2024-06-30
10am to 6pm
 
Stoke Newington
Visit a Garden - 70 Farleigh Road
Stoke Newington
A WW2-era history attraction that's open to the public once a month.
2024-06-30
10:30am to 4pm
 
Watford
Monthly open day at The 1940s Experience
Watford
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
2024-06-30
11am to 6pm
 
Twickenham
Twickenham
Come and explore traditional & contemporary Japanese arts & crafts, food & culture.
2024-06-30
11am to 6pm
 
Hackney
Yokimono Japanese Market
Hackney
Experience the world-famous Corps of Drums of His Majesty's Royal Marines Band Service, Ohio University's Marching 110, and a hand-picked selection of the finest community and school marching bands from across the UK.
2024-06-30
11:50am to 5pm
 
East Molesey
East Molesey
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place
2024-06-30
12pm to 4pm
 
Euston
Retro games fair
Euston
Riverside Studios and DWAS present the first in a new series of Doctor Who-themed screening events...
2024-06-30
1pm to 5pm
 
Hammersmith
Hammersmith
This � acre sloping garden blends a cool English woodland look with hotter Mediterranean styles and, with its bamboos and bananas, travels even further afield, all the way to the Antipodes.
2024-06-30
1:30pm to 5pm
 
Sydenham
Visit a Garden - 27 Thorpewood Avenue
Sydenham
Once a month, the oldest building in Hackney, St Augustine's Tower is open, so you can climb up to the top.
2024-06-30
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
Monthly opening of St Augustine's Tower
Hackney

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