85 dazzling things to do in london this june
Dig out your diary because it’s time to start planning a month of fun. Homemade pasta sauce without tomatoes June’s highlights include the return of the East London Comics and Arts Festival, two days of brilliant music at Field Day in Victoria Park, plus the unveiling of the Tate Modern’s brand new extension. Homemade pasta sauce from garden tomatoes It’s going to be a good one!
June 1- 30: London Festival of ArchitectureThe month-long celebration of architecture is back in 2016 with exhibitions, installations, talks, debates, screenings, tours and family activities organised and hosted by the city’s leading cultural institutions.
June 2-19: Vans x Nintendo Interactive Exhibition This exhibition pays homage to the various cherished consoles from Nintendo, to mark the launch of the forthcoming Vans x Nintendo collection.
June 3: Hype x Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles partyJust Hype have teamed up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a brand new collaboration.
Homemade pasta sauce recipe with fresh tomatoes Head to their Boxpark store from 6pm for drinks, pizza, a chance to see the collection and the Turtles themselves.
June 3: BeneBingoPlay a game of bingo with Dolly Slatemen and friends, onboard The Good Ship Benefit. Homemade pasta sauce with tomato sauce Expect a night of comedy, singing and plenty of chances to win Benefit beauty prizes.
June 5: GrandfestElderly experts run free masterclasses in the likes of breadmaking, home brewing, wood turning and sequence dancing, which guests can book in advance on the Grandfest website.
June 7- June 25: Spitalfields JourneyExplore not one, but two beautiful east London abodes during these new tours in Spitalfields. Tomato pasta sauce recipe italian Visitors will begin their jaunt at Dennis Severs’ House which is set up as though a family of Hugenot silk weavers from 1724 have just left.
June 10-11: East London Comics and Arts FestivalNow in its fifth year, ELCAF is the place to discover the best comic book and graphic art by top international publishers and makers.
June 10- Sept 30: Pop Fields A summertime hangout for sport lovers in south London, boasting a huge screen for broadcasting major sporting events and a space for visitors to work up a sweat themselves.
June 11: World Naked Bike RideA protest against oil dependency and the way the cult of the car dominates contemporary life, World Naked Bike Ride Day is also an unfettered celebration of individuality of the human body
June 11: Trooping the Colour: The Queen’s Birthday ParadeIn 2016 the annual celebration for the Queen’s official birthday will mark her arrival at the big 9-0.
June 14-25: Fire and FeastTo mark the launch of the new London Dungeons show, Escape The Great Fire, The Art of Dining can get an exclusive early look, as well as a five-course dining experience of fire sauce, burnt butter cake and Farriner’s Flame cocktails.
June 24- Dec 31: ArcelorMittal Orbit SlideBelgian artist Carsten Höller (who set up a pair of spiral slides outside the Hayward Gallery as part of his 2015 exhibition) has designed this new addition to the Olympic Park’s sculpture-cum-attraction.
June 25: Scandi Midsummer MarketStalls selling arts and craft goodies and Nordic treats will be popping up between the Finnish and Norwegian Churches in Rotherhithe for a day of family fun.
June 25: Areparty SummerThis Venezuelan party will be taking over Bloomsbury Ballroom for a night of cabaret, music, performances, dancing and glamourous shenanigans.
June 25-26: Weekend PunkTwo punk themed days down by the river to mark the Design Museum’s last weekend at their Shad Thames location. Homemade pasta sauce for baby Tutors from the RCA, CSM and LCC lead workshops covering illustration, digital hacking, fashion up-cycling and more.
June 25- Oct 9: Avian FormsJane Edden’s latest exhibition at the Horniman contains minute feathered coats, x-ray images, sculpture and photography about birds, looking to myths and modern ecology to shine a light on our relationship with feathered things.
Until Aug 31: Above and Beyond Experience the marvellous world of flight and aerospace innovation at ‘Above and Beyond’, an immersive exhibition offering a look at the past and future of the science behind flight.
Belpassi BrosTwin brothers Livio and Lorenzo Belpassi are set to open a permanent version of their much-loved meatball truck, serving their classic beef and pork meatballs, and homemade sauces, served in a sandwich or on a base of polenta or homemade pasta.
June 13: Yard Sale PizzaGood news dough boys, one of our fave pizza joints (voted ‘Best Hackney Restaurant’ in our Love London Awards 2015 no less) is opening up a second branch in Finsbury Park on June 13.
June 15: Bao FitzroviaA second, larger restaurant from the popular original. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with garden tomatoes Expect a similar offering supplemented by further sharing dishes, cocktails and Champagne.
June 2: Pop Feast Birthday SpecialIn celebration of their first birthday, Pop Brixton host this supper club with a whopping eight courses to work though.
June 3-23: Pop UpstairsChatsworth Road’s Eat 17 has hooked up with pastry chef and chocolatier Fraise Sauvage for a series of weekend dinners throughout spring and summer.
June 6: Jar Kitchen Supper Club SeriesFive nights of great grub with five different themes. Homemade pasta sauce with tomato paste Land, air, fire, earth and sea will be explored using ingredients from suppliers with a focus on celebrating quality British produce.
June 8: Spring Awakening presents: The NAT KitchenThe National Aid’s Trust’s annual fundraiser invites four celebrities to cook in an open kitchen for a full restaurants and a panel of judges, chaired by Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace.
June 9: The Georgian Dining Academy This 3-course supper served in a candlelit chop house will transport guests back to Georgian London with the help of music, poetry and song.
June 11: Fork to Fork Food FestivalFork to Fork returns to London with over 35 food stalls serving small plates and signature dishes from top establishments. Quick homemade pasta sauce recipe This year’s restaurants include: Hoppers, Quo Vadis, Lyle’s, The Ledbury, Kitty Fisher’s, Granger & Co, Polpo, The River Café, The Modern Pantry,Wahaca and Caravan.
June 11: Her Majesty’s Birthday BrunchBourne & Hollingsworth host this special birthday brunch in celebrations of her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
June 11-12: JunipaloozaMeet the makers of over 40 gins and sample each of their wares. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Learn the secrets behind perfect G&Ts and stock up on the essential ingredients for your Negroni needs this summer.
June 15-19: Taste of London The annual Taste of London outdoor food festival is back for 2016. Homemade pasta sauce nz Whether you wince at the prices or have your fork at the ready, these culinary events (of eight sessions over five days) will be returning for another year of gastronomic Glastonbury.
June 1: ShuraWith a host of trendy and ear-pleasing reference points – ’90s R&B, ’80s Fleetwood Mac and Cyndi Lauper, soft funk and contemporary electronica – Mancunian singer-producer Shura Denton is a good bet for blog-storming success.
June 3: DeftonesAny ’90s alt rock band worth their salt can muster bone-crushing riffs and angst-dripping vocals, but Californian five-piece Deftones are also masters of complex and unexpectedly subtle songcraft and dreamy ambient interludes.
June 4-5: Born & BredExpanding to two days and backed this year by Rinse FM, B&B is an east London festival teeming with bass, glorious bass, courtesy of top London party promoters Found.
June 5: Bruce Springsteen And The E Street BandBroooooooooce! Rock’s most indefatigable frontman and his long-serving E Streeters roll into town this June for an epic three-and-a-half-hour show, including every song from his classic album ‘The River’.
June 10: Busta RhymesTwo decades in the game and with his stock as high as ever, ‘Bussa Bus’ is still one of the most inventive personalities in the rap game, with a huge back catalogue of old-school classics to lay on you.
June 15-19: ColdplayChris Martin and his galaxy-conquering pop-rockers are back, with a new album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ ready to follow last year’s downbeat ‘Ghost Stories’.
June 28: Beck A giant of weird pop, alt rock and anti-folk since the early ’90s, Beck Hansen makes a welcome return to London for his first straight-up, no-bullshit headline show here in years.
June 4: The South London Soul Train Prince SpecialCelebrate a legend with the Soul Train’s annual four-floor Prince party in Peckham, this year featuring music by tribute act Prince Revelation as well as the brass band Brassroots playing a full-Prince set.
June 4: I Love The ’80s vs I Love The ’90sNo guesses needed here! All the ’80s and ’90s pop, hair rock, disco, indie and cheese you could ever wish for.
June 8: Dedicated to Kanye West: A Night of YeezyNHAC’s annual bash to celebrate everyone’s favourite megalomaniac rap superstar returns. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch You’ll hear tons of tracks from Ye’s hefty solo back catalogue, plus his mixtapes and remixes.
June 11: Tropicalista Thames Boat PartyTired of hearing the same old beats on your boating parties? Step right on to the Dutch Master and wrap your ears round some fine tropical sounds including Latin and Brazilian beats, samba, merengue, global ghetto bass and baile funk.
June 14: Morning GloryvilleA pre-work mid-week fitness rave, which aims to give punters a healthy, start to the working day via snacks, massages and a lot of dancing.
June 17: Red Bull Culture ClashIf dance music genres had a massive musical ruck to see which was the biggest, it wouldn’t look entirely unlike Red Bull’s gargantuan Culture Clash.
June 17: RuptureOne for the serious, committed bass-heads, Rupture returns to corsica Studios for another solid night of D&B, jungle and techno, with plenty of old-skool vibes bouncing off the walls.
June 24: Ms DynamiteFiery rapper Ms Dy-na-mi-tee – a Mercury Prize winner from back in the day – shows off her sharp-tongued skills with a mix of hip hop and a dash of grime attitude.
June 25: Bump and Hustle MusicBump your way across the dancefloor to a selection of classic house cuts, prime funk, soul, rare groove and disco from various expert selectors including the likes of John Morales, Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, Phil Asher and more.
June 2: Independence Day: ResurgenceThey’re back, 20 years alien invaders wiped out most of humanity, the skies once again darken with giant ships.
June 1- Oct 6: Bhupen KhakharThe Tate first showed Bhupen Khakhar back in 1982, and again in ‘Century City’ in 2001, yet the Indian artist remains relatively unknown. Easy homemade cheese sauce for pasta This retrospective looks set to change that while also bringing a heartening dose of fantastical storytelling to the summer of art.
June 2- Sept 11 Alex Katz: Quick LightAs he approaches his ninetieth year, legendary New York painter Alex Katz shows no sign of slowing down.
June 8- Aug 21: Mary HeilmannHeilmann, born in San Francisco in 1940, has forged a singular path, riffing on various styles of abstraction – hard-edge painting, expressionist brushwork, the dot, the splodge, the stripe, the dribble – in a deceptively casual manner.
June 8- Sept 18: Winifred KnightsDulwich Picture Gallery’s mission to bring to attention under-appreciated British modernists continues with this retrospective of Winifred Knights.
June 12: Vauxhall Art Car Boot FairOur favourite alternative art event returns on June 12 2016 with dozens of big names selling wares directly to the public, minus the stuffy atmosphere and astronomical prices of some commerical galleries.
June 17: Opening of the new Tate ModernYou can’t miss the big art story of 2016: it’s ten storeys high. Homemade pasta sauce tomato On June 17, a new Tate Modern will be unveiled when its extension, known as The Switch House (that’s the big, twisty building that’s been rising up behind the Bankside building for the past couple of years) opens to the public.
June 1: Taylor MacLIFT Festival 2016 gets an outrageous opener courtesy of performance artist Taylor Mac. Recipe for homemade tomato pasta sauce Putting feathers, frivolity, and the great American songbook through a blender, Mac’s witty, darkly political show will mix satire with thrilling entertainment.
June 7- May 2017: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child The biggest stage event of 2016 – and conceivably of all time – is coming. Sauce for pasta and salmon Officially confirmed as the eigth Harry Potter adventure, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ picks up immediately after ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ left off.
June 10- July 16: WildA man flees to Moscow after humiliating his government in Make Bartlett’s new drama about accountability in the digital age.
June 18- Oct 1: MacbethThe third new Shakespeare production in Emma Rice’s inaugural Globe season is Iqbal Khan’s ‘Macbeth’, riding high off his acclaimed RSC ‘Othello’, in which he boldly recast both Othello and Iago as black men.
June 23- Aug 20: Faith HealerAfter tackling Cumberbatch in ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican, Olivier Award-winning director Lyndsey Turner returns to the Donmar to take on Brian Friel’s great play.