Guide to what’s on in London in June 2019
Find out what’s happening in London, including festivals, gin and Pride.
Summer is here at last! Expect to see plenty of outdoor festivals, with Pride, World Gin Day and the month-long London Festival of Architecture among the highlights of June. If you’re short on cash, there’s plenty of free events, including Soho Music Month’s free gigs and London Seafood Festival.
For a guide to Wimbledon screenings in London, click here.
For a guide to London’s outdoor and pop-up cinemas this summer, click here.
Here’s Metro Girl’s round-up of the best London events on in June.
- Now until 1 June : Herne Hill Free Film Festival
The free film festival returns to Herne Hill for the seventh year. Films include Black Panther, Mary Poppins Returns, The Babadook, American Animals, Wreck It Ralph 2, Bohemian Rhapsody, Isle Of Dogs and more. Venues include The Lido Café, Station Hall, Prince Regent pub, Brockwell Lido, The Half Moon, Herne Hill Velodrome and more. Nearest station: Herne Hill. For more details, visit the Free Film Festival website.
- 1 – 30 June : London Festival Of Architecture
A month-long celebration of architecture, with this year’s theme being ‘boundaries’. Featuring talks, installations, tours, exhibitions, open studios, film screenings, debate, conferences and the ‘Lunch Break’ installation. At various venues around town. For more information, visit the London Festival of Architecture website.
- 1 – 30 June : Soho Music Month
A month-long series of events celebrating the cultural heritage of Soho. Featuring DJ sessions, panel discussions, free gigs, special food and drink menus and more. At venues around Soho, including Carnaby and Newburgh Quarter. Nearest stations: Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus. For more information, visit Carnaby website. Check out Metro Girl’s blog post on the event.
- 2 June : London Pizza Festival
Help find the world’s best pizza as six pizzerias battle to be crowned the winner. Sample different slices, while enjoying a beer and listening to a DJ. 12pm-6pm (entrance at timed slots). Tickets: £28 (inc 6 quarter slices of pizza, 1 beer or soft drink and entrance to the festival). Borough Market (Green Market), Borough, SE1 1TL. Nearest station: London Bridge. For more information, visit the Young & Foodish website.
- Now until 2 June : Swinging Sixties exhibition
New exhibition celebrates the fashion, textiles, homewares and furniture of the Swinging Sixties. Including vintage designs by Mary Quant, Laura Ashley and Terence Conran. Open Tues-Sat 11am–6pm, Thurs 11am-8pm, Sun 11am–5pm. Tickets: £9.90. Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3XF. Nearest station: London Bridge or Tower Hill. For more information, visit the museum website.
- Now until 2 June : Sundance Film Festival – London
The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, comes to London to showcase the best of independent movies, featuring UK and International feature film premieres, shorts and special events. Tickets prices vary. Picturehouse Central, corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly, W1D 7DH. Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus. For more information and tickets, visit the Picturehouse website.
- Now until early June : Sculpture In The City 2018/2019
Free public art exhibition, bringing contemporary pieces to the streets and spaces of the City of London. Free. At various sites around the Square Mile. Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street, Monument or Liverpool Street. For more information and a map of the artworks, visit the City Of London’s official website. Check out Metro Girl’s gallery of the 2017/2018 exhibition.
- 3 – 9 June : Pittsburgh Art on the Bank
Pop-up art exhibition comes to the South Bank for one week only, featuring pieces from Pittsburgh’s established and emerging artists. Visitors can also enter a competition to win a trip to Pittsburgh with British Airways by snapping a selfie with their favourite piece. South Bank, SE1. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information, visit the Visit Pittsburgh website.
- 5 – 6 June : Beating Retreat
An evening pageant of music, horses, cannons and fireworks against the backdrop of St James’s Park and Horse Guards Parade. A military precision drill from the Household Division in the week preceding Trooping The Colour. 8pm. Tickets from £20. Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, SW1A 2AX. Nearest station: Charing Cross, Embankment or Westminster. For more information, visit the Household Division’s website.
- 5 – 9 June : World Gin Day Festival
Four day festival celebrating ‘mother’s ruin’ from Drink Up London – the people behind London Cocktail Week. Some of London’s best bars will be offering special £6 gin cocktails to those with a festival pass. There will also be a World Gin Day Festival hub in Devonshire Square. Bars include Basement Sate, Two One Four, Bluebird Chelsea, Flight Club, Graphic, Le Pont de la Tour, Nine Lives, Oriole, The Little Yellow Door, The Ned and many more. Festival pass: £10 on the Drink Up London app (valid for four days). For more information, visit the DrinkUpLondon website.
- 6 – 7 June : Poetry & Lyrics Festival
Versatile music and poetry festiva, covering jazz, neo-soul, punk, and disco. Headliners include Lavinia Greenlaw, Village Hall Disco, Belinda Zhawi and members of Steam Down Collective. King’s Place, 90 York Way, King’s Cross, N1 9AG. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For tickets, visit the King’s Place website.
- 7 – 9 June : Polo In The Park
Bringing polo from the country estates into London. As well as watching the polo, there is plenty of entertainment and food and drink venues, including The Grazing Paddock (restaurants and street food), Champagne Lanson Garden, Mahiki and Polo Bars, Slingsby Cocktail Bar, PIMM’s Bus, Fever-Tree Bar and Garden, Luxury Shopping Village and Little Hooves Kids’ Club. Tickets start from £15.20 (adults), £10 (children). Hurlingham Park, Fulham, SW6 3RH. Nearest station: Putney Bridge or Parson’s Green. For more information and tickets, visit Chestertons Polo In The Park’s website.
- 7 – 9 June : Stoke Newington Literary Festival
Annual literary festival returns to various venues around Stoke Newington. Tickets range from free to £8. Venues include Abney Hall, Stoke Newington Town Hall, St Paul’s Church Hall, Unitarian Chapel, Ryan’s Bar, Mascara Bar and William Patten School. For more information and tickets, visit the Stoke Newington Literary Festival website.
- 7 – 9 June : Carters Steam Fair @ Walthamstow
The vintage travelling fun fair sets up camp in East London, featuring rides from the late 19th century to the 1960s. Open Fri 4-10pm; Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-8pm. Free admission. Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4PP. Nearest station: Walthamstow Central. For more information, visit the Carters Steam Fair website.
- 7 – 28 June : Zoo Nights @ London Zoo
London Zoo are hosting late summer evening openings for adults-only on Fridays through June. As well as checking out the animals, you can follow a trail, listen to music, enjoy a drink and feast at the world food market. 6pm-10pm. Tickets: £19.95. London Zoo, Outer Circle (Regent’s Park), NW1 4RY. Nearest stations: Camden Town or Regent’s Park. For more information and booking, visit the Zoological Society London website.
- Now until 8 June : Brockley Max
Nine-day community arts festival featuring live music, dance, craft markets, poetry, art installations, film screenings, workshops, talks, interactive games and more. At venues across Brockley, Ladywell, Crofton Park and Honor Oak. For more information, visit the Brockley Max website.
- 8 June : Eid Festival
Festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan, featuring food, entertainment, family activities and more. 12pm-6pm. Free entry. Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN. Nearest station: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. For more information, visit London.gov.uk website.
- 8 June : Trooping The Colour
Military parade to mark the Queen’s official birthday. Parade from 10am and flypast at 1pm. Free. Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade via the Mall, Whitehall, SW1. Nearest stations: Green Park, Westminster or St James’s Park. For more information, visit the Household Division website.
- 8 June : The Blitz Party D-Day Special
Step back in time to the 1940s for a themed night of patriotic revelry, featuring swing dancing, big band music, cocktails, performers, dance classes and vintage makeovers. Dress code: 1940s glam, home front utility clothing and allied uniform. 8pm-2am. Tickets from £35. The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN, Nearest station: Lambeth North or Waterloo. For more information, visit The Blitz Party website.
- 8 – 9 June : Open Garden Squares Weekend
Two day event where over 200 private squares and community squares that are normally off-limits to the public open their doors. Tickets: Adults £15 (advance) or £20 (on the day), Children 11yrs and under free. Ticket gives you access to all gardens (except balloted entry gardens) and a guidebook. For more information, visit the Open Garden Squares website.
- 8 – 9 June : Junipalooza
An event dedicated to gin, featuring over 60 ginsmiths from the UK and around the world serving over 200 gins with masterclasses, cocktail bars and a chance to buy direct from the makers. 11am-8pm. Tickets: £35 (includes samples). Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, E1W 2SF. Nearest station: Wapping or Shadwell. For more information, visit the Gin Foundry website.
- 8 June – 6 July : Pride London
Festival celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. This year marks the 50th anniversary since Stonewall. Featuring music, talks, screenings, walks and performances. The highlight is the Free parade on 6 July from Portland Place (Regent Street) 1pm to Whitehall (ending approx. 4.30pm). For more information, visit the Pride London website.
- 10 June – 12 August : Summer Exhibition @ Royal Academy of Arts
An eclectic exhibition of 1,500 pieces of art submitted by professionals to unknown artists. Open daily 10am-6pm. Tickets: £18. Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD. Nearest station: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus.For more information, visit the Royal Academy of Arts website. Read Metro Girl’s blog post on this year’s exhibition.
- 11 June : Royal Opera House BP Big Screens – Romeo & Juliet
Watch the Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet live on the big screens in Trafalgar Square, Canada Square Park in Docklands, The Scoop @ London Bridge and General Gordon Square in Woolwich. Simply bring a cushion or blanket and find a spot. 7.30pm onwards. Free. For more information, visit the Royal Opera House website.
- 12 June : Rum Off @ Bobby Fitzpatrick
Help find the world’s best rum in the third round of the Rum Off 2019. Sixteen leading rum brands will compete for the title, with cocktail making, with you getting to vote for your favourite. This round will see Plantation, Skipper, Copalli and Havana Club competing. 7pm-10pm. Tickets: £9 (inc entry and 4 cocktails). Bobby Fitzpatrick, 273 West End Lane, Hampstead, NW6 1QS. Nearest station: West Hampstead. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.
- 12 – 16 June : London Seafood Festival
Seafood festival returns to the riverside grounds of the Battersea Power Station. Featuring chef takeovers, seafood masterclasses and one-off dining experiences inside Battersea’s restaurants, bars and shops. The riverside festival features street food, live music, live cooking demos, kids entertainment, mermaids and more. Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, Battersea, SW11 8EZ. Nearest station: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road Battersea. For more information, visit the London Seafood Festival website.
- 12 June – 22 September : Dulwich Pavilion 2019 – The Colour Palace
Check out the summer pavilion in the grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery. This year’s structure has been designed by Pricegore architects and Yinka Ilori. Throughout the summer, there will be a series of events at the pavilion, as well as monthly late-night openings. Free. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 7AD. Nearest station: West Dulwich or North Dulwich. For more information, visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery website. Read Metro Girl’s blog post on this year’s pavilion.
- 13 – 14 June : Bodies in Urban Spaces
An immersive performance from Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner. Watch as a group of dancers, performers and free runners squeeze their bodies into nooks and crannies around the City of London. At 8.30am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Free. From Liverpool Street to the Barbican. For more information, visit the CityofLondon.gov.uk website.
- 14 June – 15 September : Applebee’s Fish pop-up
Borough Market establishment Applebee’s are setting up a summer pop-up on the South Bank, featuring fresh seafood, craft beer, cocktails, live entertainment and lawn games. Queen’s Walk (under Hungerford Bridge), Lambeth, SE1 8XX. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information, visit the Applebee’s Fish website. For more information, read Metro Girl’s blog post.
- 15 June : Highgate Fair In The Square
Spring fair featuring entertainment, children’s activities, stalls, food and drink and live music. 12.30pm -5.30pm. Free entry. Pond Square, Highgate Village, N6 6BS. Nearest station: Highgate. For more information, visit the Fair In The Square website.
- 15 – 16 June : Carters Steam Fair @ Stoke Newington
The vintage travelling fun fair sets up camp in Stoke Newington, featuring rides from the late 19th century to the 1960s. Open Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Free admission. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, N16 9JH. Nearest station: Stoke Newington or Arsenal. For more information, visit the Carters Steam Fair website.
- 15 – 23 June : Crystal Palace Festival
Community arts festival featuring live music and DJs, food and craft stalls, arts workshops, yoga, walks, sports and children’s activities. The Heritage Market takes place in the Victorian Crystal Palace Subway on 16 June 10am-5pm. Takes place in various venues around the Crystal Palace triangle. Nearest station: Crystal Palace. For more information, visit the festival website.
- 15 – 23 June : Camberwell Arts Festival
Nine day festival celebrating the arts and creative talent of Camberwell. Featuring exhibitions, open studios, interactive evensong, comedy, blues party, summer fair, guided walks and much more. For more information, visit the Camberwell Arts Festival website.
- 19 June : Portman Square Garden Party
One of London’s most exclusive squares is opening its gates to host a garden party. Expect unlimited five-star food and drink, live music, fun traditional games and fundraising raffle. 6pm-9pm. Tickets: £45.00 pp. Portman Square, Marylebone, W1H 6LW. Nearest station: Marble Arch. For more information and tickets, visit the Portman Square Garden Party website.
- 19 – 23 June : FitzFest
Music and culture festival, celebrating the best of Fitzrovia. Featuring concerts, drama pieces, talks, walks and social and fitness events, with artists such as Nick Moran, Juliette Bausor, Robert Bathurst, Daniel S Bates and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. At venues across Fitzrovia including Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, Royal Society of Musicians and the Fitzrovia Chapel. Nearest stations: Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street. For more information, visit the FitzFest website.
- 19 -23 June : House & Garden Festival
The House & Garden Festival incorporates House Fair & Grow London, Spirit of Summer Fair and The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia. Get inspired by products ranging from antiquity to contemporary – focused on craftsmanship and quality, design, interior and garden trends and luxury lifestyle. Tickets: Adults £16 (advance), £20 (on the door), includes entrance to all festivals. Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For more information, visit the House & Garden Festival website.
- 19 – 23 June : Taste of London
The hugely popular food festival returns to Regent’s Park. As well as a host of different cuisines to try, there’s also the chance to attend workshops and talks. Chefs include Soonthorn Apaipat, Fabian Clark, Tom Bray, Simon ‘The Butch’ Taylor, Kobus van der Merwe, Manish Mehrotra, Jordan Sclare, Ross Shonhan, Limor Chen, Pascal Aussignac and many more. Tickets from £23. Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR. Nearest station: Regent’s Park or Great Portland Street. For more information and tickets, visit the Taste Of London website.
- 20 June : The Abbeville Fete
Long-running fete returns to the Abbeville community of Clapham. Featuring over 100 food, drink and craft stalls, kids’ zone, street BBQ and bar, fancy dress parade, live music and dog beauty pageant. 12pm-5pm. Free entry. Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4. Nearest station: Clapham South. For more information, visit the Abbeville Fete website.
- 20 June : Coya’s La Noche Blanca
Peruvian eaterie Coya are hosting their white party on the roof. Guests can enjoy the flavours of Peru and Coya’s signature cocktails while being entertained by DJs and performers against the backdrop of the city skyline. 6pm-12am. Tickets: £25pp. COYA Angel Court, Rooftop garden – 7th Floor, 1 Angel Court, 31-33 Throgmorton Street, City of London, EC2N 2AT. Nearest station: Bank. For tickets, visit this link.
- 20 – 29 June : London Indian Film Festival
Celebration of the hottest new Indian independent cinema, featuring screenings, premieres and masterclasses. BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XT. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information and tickets, visit the festival website.
- 21 – 30 June : Carters Steam Fair @ Peckham
The vintage travelling fun fair sets up camp in Stoke Newington, featuring rides from the late 19th century to the 1960s. Open Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Free admission. Peckham Rye Common, SE15 3UA. Nearest station: Peckham Rye or Nunhead. For more information, visit the Carters Steam Fair website.
- 21 June – 6 July : Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
Two and a half week celebration of free outdoor performing arts, including theatre, dance, and street arts. At various venues across Greenwich and Docklands. For more information, visit the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival website.
- 21 June – 17 August : Mind-Scape V @ 3812 Gallery
Annual exhibition of contemporary Chinese artists. Open Mon–Fri 10am-6.30pm, Sat 11am-2pm. 3812 Gallery, 21 Ryder Street, St. James’s, SW1Y 6PX. Nearest station: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the 3812 Gallery website.
- 21 June – 6 October : Serpentine Pavilion
Visit the temporary structure in the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. This year’s Pavilion is designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami. Free to visit, but also contains a pop-up café inside. Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA. Nearest stations: Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington. For more information, visit the Serpentine Gallery website.
- 22 June : Midsummer Solstice Street @ Nine Lives
Nine Lives bar have teamed up with Hendrick’s new Midsummer Solstice Gin to host a street party. Expect immersive theatre, DJs, make-up artist offering face and body painting and an open-air bar serving delicious cocktails. After sunset, the action moves downstairs into the basement bar. 2pm-late. Nine Lives, 8 Holyrood Street, London Bridge, SE1 2EL. Nearest station: London Bridge. For more information, visit the Nine Lives Facebook page.
- 22 – 23 June : Open House Families
Returning architecture festival from Open City, the guys behind Open House London. Families can explore and look at amazing buildings and spaces in the capital alongside architects, artists and engineers. There will be workshops, engineering experiments, architectural tours, live music and storytelling sessions. Free. To find out more, visit the Open City website.
- 22 – 23 June : West End Live
The castmembers of some of the West End’s biggest shows perform live in Trafalgar Square. Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: 12-6pm. Free. Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN. Nearest stations: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. For more information, visit the West End Live website.
- 22 – 23 June : Art Night
Free contemporary art festival returns to the capital at venues and spaces across King’s Cross and Walthamstow. Curated this year by Helen Nisbet, the festival explores the capital’s identity, culture and architecture through art. 6pm-4am. For more information, visit the Art Night website.
- 23 June – 7 July : Hampstead Summer Festival
The festival takes place in and around Hampstead, including the Big Fair on Heath Street (7 July), open art competitions, poetry, art and literacy events, pub quizzes and more. Many activities are Free. For more information, visit the Hampstead Summer Festival website.
- 24 – 30 June : Negroni Week @ Quaglino’s
St James bar, restaurant and live music venue Quaglino’s will be celebrating Negroni Week with Martina Breznanova from The Gibson. They will be serving a special Quaglino’s Negroni Riposato created by Head Mixologist Federico Pasian. Times vary. Quaglino’s, 16 Bury Street, St James, SW1Y 6AJ. Nearest station: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the Quaglino’s website.
- 26 – 29 June : The Sicilian Supper Club @ TT Liquor
Strazzanti are taking over TT Liquor to transform it into a Sicilian hideaway for Negroni Week. Co-founder and chef Emilia Strazzanti has created a four-course menu inspired by her Sicilian heritage, Each course will be paired with a different Ondina and Campari cocktail, curated by TT Liquor’s mixologists. 7pm-12am. Tickets: £55. TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Road, Hoxton, E2 8AA. Nearest station: Hoxton or Old Street. For more information, visit the TT Liquor website.
- 27 June – 3 July : Masterpiece London
An imaginative art and antiques fair for traditional and contemporary. Featuring a week of cultural, culinary and social experiences. Open Thu, Mon-Wed 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-7pm. Tickets from £38.50. Royal Hospital, Chelsea, SW3 4SL. Nearest station: Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Masterpiece London website.
- Now until 29 June : London Burlesque Festival
The world’s finest burlesque performers gather in the capital for an extended 11 week festival. Times vary. Tickets range from £22.50-£45. Venues include Bush Hall, Karma Sanctum Soho and Conway Hall. For more information, visit the London Burlesque Festival website.
- 29 – 30 June : Gelato Festival
Fans of traditional Italian ice cream are in for a treat as the Gelato Festival tour stops in London for 2 days. Try a host of flavours and vote for your favourite. 11am-7pm. Tickets: £11.37-£16.76. Canopy Market, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the Gelato Festival website.
- 30 June : London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Forty dragon boat teams will race at the London Regatta Centre in Docklands. As well the race, the free festival includes martial arts displays, live East West music festival, traditional lion and dragon dancing, a Hong Kong food festival, cultural festival and children’s games. 10am-6pm. Free. London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road, Docklands, E16 2QT. Nearest station: Royal Albert or Prince Regent (DLR). For more information, visit the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival website. For more information, read Metro Girl’s blog post.
- Now until 30 June : Scripts for Supper presents The Wind In The Willows
An immersive, theatrical foodie experience based on The Wind In The Willows at one of London’s city farms (Spitalfields, Mudchute and Stepney. Times vary (matinee and evening sittings). Tickets: Adults £45 (inc welcome cocktails, canapes and a 4 course meal), Children £30. For booking, visit the Scripts for Supper website. For more information, read Metro Girl’s blog post.
- Now until 14 July : Dinner Is Coming
A new immersive spoof dining experience inspired by Game Of Thrones. Expect food, theatre, comedy and ‘murder’. Dress code: Your GoT house. Over 18s only. Tickets: £35-£55. The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN, Nearest station: Lambeth North or Waterloo. For more information or tickets, visit the Dinner Is Coming website. See Metro Girl’s blog post for more information.
- Now until 28 July : Room To Breathe @ Migration Museum
Interactive exhibition of a migrant’s experiences when they arrive in the UK and what it means to live as migrant. Open Thu 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sun 12pm-6pm. Free admission. At the Migration Museum @ The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, Lambeth, SE1 7AG. Nearest station: Vauxhall, Westminster or Lambeth North. For more information, visit the Migration Museum website. For Metro Girl’s review on the exhibition, click here.
- Now until 7 August : Banquet of Hoshena
Dinner Time Story brings their new immersive dining experience to London. Diners will be treated to a projector-lead dining concept using 3D visual technology, image mapping and experiential props. Tickets: £85/£95/£110. Westfield, Ariel Way, White City, W12 7GF. Nearest station: White City. Pre-booking requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07510 204 003. Visit Banquet of Hoshena on Instagram. See Metro Girl’s blog post for more information.
- Now until 26 August : AI – More Than Human
A new interactive exhibition showcasing the latest in artificial intelligence. Open: Sat-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu-Fri 10am-9pm. Tickets: £15-£17. Barbican Centre, Beech Street, City of London, EC2Y 8AE. Nearest station: Moorgate or Barbican. For more information and tickets, visit the Barbican Centre website.
- Now until 29 September : Underbelly Festival
Summer-long arts festival on the South Bank, featuring comedy, circus, cabaret and family shows at affordable prices in the inflatable upside down cow venue, international street food, open-air bar. Festival grounds open daily until 11pm. Ticket prices for show vary, but a majority are between £10-£20, free entry to festival grounds. Jubilee Gardens (off Belvedere Road), South Bank, SE1 8XX. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information and tickets, visit the Underbelly Festival website.
- Now until 29 September : Roof Fest London
John Lewis & Partners Gardening Society hosts one of the largest rooftop destinations in the capital of the top of John Lewis’ Oxford Street flagship. Expect cocktails, street food and BBQ, DJs, live entertainment, fitness, massage, meditation and more. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-10pm. Sun 12pm-9pm. Free entry. John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, Marylebone, WC1 1DX. Nearest station: Oxford Circus or Bond Street. For more information, visit the John Lewis website.
- Now until 29 September : Fulham Beach @ Neverland
The popular Neverland has had a summer makeover, featuring day beds, private beach huts and cabanas, two bars, live DJs, croquet, beer pong, shuffleboard and ping pong. They also host special events include bottomless brunches, yoga classes, fancy dress parties and sports screenings. Open Wed-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-9pm. Entrance starts from £5 (free to SW6 residents all days except Sat). Neverland, 364 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 2TY. Nearest station: Wandsworth Town. For more information, visit the Neverland London website.
- Now until (TBA) September : Skylight London
Rooftop bar Skylight London returns to Wapping with city views, cocktails, street food, lawn games, World Cup and Wimbledon screenings and more. Open Thu-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-11pm. Free entry. Croquet: Indoor £25, Outdoor £35 (45 min game), Petanque: £15 (2-4 players). Skylight, Tobacco Quay (Pennington Street entrance), Wapping, E1CW 2SF. Nearest station: Shadwell or Wapping. For more information, visit the Skylight London website.
- Now until 31 October : Under Ground London exhibition
Exhibition of subterranean London, featuring images, maps and plans of tunnels, lost rivers, sewers, deep shelters and underground railways. Open during office hours. Free entry. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HB. Nearest station: Farringdon or Angel. For more information, visit the City of London.gov.uk website.
- Now until 1 December : Architecture of London
Exhibition of 400 years of London architecture. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 12pm-4pm. Tickets: Adults £10, concs £7. Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, City of London, EC2V 5AE. Nearest station: St Paul’s, Bank or Moorgate. For more information, visit the City of London.gov website.