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London June 2012

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What's on in London in June 2012?


Event of the month

Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant (3 June 2012) - The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will be the largest ever to disembark on the River Thames, with over 1,000 boats united together to celebrate the Queens 60th year as the reigning monarch. This flotilla will consist of boats from the armed forces and emergency services, historic boats, steam vessels and wooden launches - all decked out with streamers and Union Jack flags. You can watch the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant for free at any point along the River Thames. - Wandsworth Bridge to Tower Bridge - www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org


Celebrate the City (21 - 24 June 2012) - Enjoy some of the Square Mile’s best kept secrets as the City reveals its unrivalled collections, buildings and heritage like never before. From rarely-seen riches such as the Magna Carta to exhibitions of glittering gold artefacts, this event is not one to be missed! Visitors can sneak a peek inside tower Bridge, join the madness of a midsummer street party or soak up a sunset over the Thames. - City of London - www.visitthecity.co.uk

Father’s Day (17 June 2012) - London is beyond doubt, the city where all dads can truly be spoiled this year, whether it is the London art galleries and museums, or the great outdoor gardens and park – there is something for all dads! Book a table at any one of our London Restaurants to celebrate Fathers Day and kids will eat free, plus dad you get a pint on us! - Apex Hotels London - www.apexhotels.co.uk/eat

Taste of London 2012 (21 - 24 June 2012) - A four day summer festival of eating, drinking and entertainment. The top 40 City restaurants will be serving unbeatable alfresco feasts as the famous chefs take their trade outdoors. Take part in wine tutorials, cookery classes and sample food from top London restaurants. - Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR - www.tastefestivals.com/london

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (21 - 24 June 2012) - The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival returns this June with a ten-day celebration of theatre and dance. Expect the unexpected this year, with the festival including breath-taking night-time exhibitions, spectacular theatre productions and captivating dance performances. - Greenwich and Docklands - www.festival.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2 June - 5 September 2012) - This new production of Shakespeare’s magnificent story ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will be performed under the stars at London’s Regents Park Open Air Theatre. Packed with magic and humour, the leafy surroundings of Regent’s Park makes for the perfect setting for this romantic tale. - Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NU - www.openairtheatre.org

Flawless & English National Ballet (1 - 2 June 2012) - At different ends of the dance spectrum, the performance ‘Time if of the Essence’ brings together the two different dance worlds in the unlikely collaboration of English National Ballet and the dance crew Flawless. The show merges together ballet, acrobats and hip hop, uniting the two worlds of dance in one exceptional, dazzling performance. - HMV Hammersmith Apollo‎, 2 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9 - www.ballet.org.uk

Coldplay (1 - 2 June 2012) - Performing songs from their latest album, Mylo Xyloto, including a spectrum of music genres from R&B to electronic to alternative rock and pop. Marina and the Diamonds will also be supporting Coldplay, making this gig a must see in June. - Emirates Stadium, 75 Drayton Park, London, N5 1BU - www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Henry Moore: Large Forms (1 June - 18 August 2012) - In collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation, The Gagosian Gallery presents this major exhibition of large-scale sculptures, celebrating the beauty and power of organic forms, symbolic of modern British sculpture. - Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JD - www.gagosian.com/exhibitions

Simon Amstell - Numb (8 June 2012) - The former host of ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and award-winning comedian is back with a new stand-up show, taking you through a series of his own personal encounters where he attempts to heal himself in public. - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT - www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

Lovebox (8 June 2012) - Each year Victoria Park becomes the hosting grounds for one of London’s finest summer music festivals, Lovebox. Set over 40 acres, this 12 stage carnival will be celebrating its 10th year - a decade of love! - Victoria Park, Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 5SN - www.lovebox.net


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