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Events in London in June 2018

The IanVisits guide to Junes unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Thursday, 21st June

Arwa Haider takes you on a tour of the darker side of the Great British Seaside. (Greenwich)
2018-06-21

This talk explores some of the different ways in which London connects with the world.  (Clerkenwell)
2018-06-21

The Chairman and Trustees march around the Piazza, accompanied by the Town Crier, to pay the “peppercorn rents” of five red apples and five posies of flowers for the buildings (Trafalgar Square)
2018-06-21

 (Southwark)
2018-06-21

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke in conversation with LSE's Tony Travers and Kevin Featherstone.  (Holborn)
2018-06-21
International lecture by Professor Wolfgang Baumeister exploring a method of studying the 'molecular sociology' of cells. (St James)
2018-06-21

A history talk about the Old St Thomas' Hospital.  (Southwark)
2018-06-21

Friday, 22nd June

London’s biggest annual festival dedicated to showcasing the best in comics, illustration, sequential art, and storytelling. (Clapton)
2018-06-22
Fifteen interactive exhibits will bring to life fascinating ideas in the humanities and social sciences (St James)
2018-06-22

Come along to a special free late-night view of the British Academy Summer Showcase. (St James)
2018-06-22

More London events on Friday, 22nd June

Saturday, 23rd June

London’s biggest annual festival dedicated to showcasing the best in comics, illustration, sequential art, and storytelling. (Clapton)
2018-06-23
A weekend of events to mark the reopening of the Gunnersbury Park Museum following restoration work. (Acton)
2018-06-23

A chance to go inside a recently build recycling facility and see how it works. (Norwood Green)
2018-06-23

Fifteen interactive exhibits will bring to life fascinating ideas in the humanities and social sciences (St James)
2018-06-23

Enjoy a free family day out at a traditional village fete in the setting of Kew Green. (Richmond)
2018-06-23
Artists studios on the usually private Eel Pie Island will be open to visitors for the weekend. (Twickenham)
2018-06-23
An 'in conversation' with punctuation and grammar writer, Lynne Truss. (Golders Green)
2018-06-23

See donkey rides, a pop-up cinema, arts workshops, face painting, raffle, craft stalls and local groups. (Camberwell)
2018-06-23
This guided walk will tell the story of these lost and often long-forgotten graveyards, taking in a circular route around Southwark and finishing up back at Southwark Cathedral. (Southwark)
2018-06-23

More London events on Saturday, 23rd June

Sunday, 24th June

The cemetery runs guided history and heritage walks every month throughout the summer.
2018-06-24

London’s biggest annual festival dedicated to showcasing the best in comics, illustration, sequential art, and storytelling. (Clapton)
2018-06-24
A weekend of events to mark the reopening of the Gunnersbury Park Museum following restoration work. (Acton)
2018-06-24

Over 500 vintage/classic cars/motor bikes/ scooter/military vehicles/vintage bicycles on display. (Hampton)
2018-06-24

Artists studios on the usually private Eel Pie Island will be open to visitors for the weekend. (Twickenham)
2018-06-24
Expect a military flypast of some sort that will coincide with an event at the Bomber Command Memorial next to Hyde Park Corner. (Picadilly)
2018-06-24
Celebrating 50 years of work and friendship, four retired astronomers recount their parts played in the most exciting period in astronomy’s history. (South Kensington)
2018-06-24

More London events on Sunday, 24th June

Tuesday, 26th June

A screening of the 1975 pilot of the TV show Wonder Woman, which was released in the United Nations’ Year of the Woman and the year of the Sex Discrimination Act in the UK. (Holborn)
2018-06-26
Hugh Broughton will lead a tour of the ground floor spaces including the Rookery entrance and Marble Hall overlooking the central courtyard. (Russell Square)
2018-06-26

Artist and cartographer Adam Dant surveys London’s past, present and future with his beautiful, witty and subversive cartographic pieces. (Covent Garden)
2018-06-26

Join a panel of designers, artists and activists for a talk on the visual languages of protest. (Kensington)
2018-06-26

Boring Talks is an evening celebrating the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects often considered trivial, but that when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating. (Camden)
2018-06-26

Boring Talks is an evening celebrating the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects often considered trivial, but that when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating. (Camden)
2018-06-26

Come take a drop down the rabbit hole of occult politics in the twenty-first century and find out the post-truths and alternative facts surrounding the 45th President of the United States. (Holborn)
2018-06-26

More London events on Tuesday, 26th June

Wednesday, 27th June

A talk by Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station. (Belgravia)
2018-06-27

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Thursday, 28th June

Professor Panikos Panayi explores the history of this quintessential British dish. (Greenwich)
2018-06-28

This panel discussion will reflect on how The City of London’s built environment has developed over the last 30 years to adapt to ever-changing needs. (City of London)
2018-06-28

This talk examines the rise and fall of German modernism in the 1920s and 1930s. (Russell Square)
2018-06-28

Based on several years of research, and more than 20 dedicated field missions by the authors, the Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia accurately maps and describes farmed and wild Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) across Ethiopia. (Covent Garden)
2018-06-28

How has food production, distribution, storage, preparation, consumption, waste, and culture changed London’s built environment? How has London changed food? What does the future hold? (Southwark)
2018-06-28

In this talk, Dr Ian Mortimer will explore the use of historical methodology and the importance of avoiding complacency when researching and writing history. (Richmond)
2018-06-28

Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of how nature gave the British soldiers of the Great War a reason to fight, and the will to go on. (Southwark)
2018-06-28

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Friday, 29th June

Take a tour of The Dixon, whilst still in construction, to see first hand where the old and new meets. (Southwark)
2018-06-29

More London events on Friday, 29th June

Saturday, 30th June

Join the London Fortean Society in London’s dark heart for a day of modern monsters and urban myth including Spring-heeled Jack, Cthulhu, Slender Man, subterranean London folklore, the Crying Boy and more. (Holborn)
2018-06-30

Learn how to cut hay, or just enjoy the fun at this annual scything festival. (Leyton)
2018-06-30
Annual mass barge pull along the Thames from Greenwich to Westminster.
2018-06-30

There will be demonstration’s of Medieval Combat, Archery and Dancing, as well as a recreation of a Medieval camp with crafts and skills from the period being demonstrated. (Abbey Wood)
2018-06-30

Witness a dance revolution running through the streets, parks, and waterfronts of Canary Wharf. (Poplar)
2018-06-30

Occasional open weekend at a private garden inside Regents Park. (Camden)
2018-06-30