It’s officially summer and we can’t help rewarding ourselves for making it through yet another London winter. If you’ve not got tickets for Glastonbury then, fear not, the big city still has plenty to offer. As we pray for yet another heatwave, here’s our ideal spots where we would spend it. From exhibitions to new festivals on the block, and some seasonal events thrown in for good measures, we’ve compiled your list of unmissable June events. Join us, won’t you?
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Movies on the River
Near Traitor’s Gate Tower of London, EC3N 4DT
Nearest Tube: Tower Hill
Opening Hours: See schedule.
Modern and timeless classics are taking to the water this summer as Movies on the River brings back the capital’s floating cinema. From indie Favourite(s), yes, pun intended, to the likes of La La Land and The Greatest Showman that will have you rocking the boat, the line-up is packed with something for everyone. Old school film fans should rush and lock a ticket for either Casablanca or Top Gun. Word on the street is that they’re going fast!
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Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, London SE24 9BJ
Nearest Tube: Brixton
Opening Hours: 8th June
The most pop-tastic extravaganza around, Mighty Hoopla returns for a third year of bringing you a blast from the past. From headliners All Saints to Liberty X to more hip names such as Tove Lo, Brockwell Park promises to deliver June’s best Saturday. To mix it up between the acts, the team is also bringing you the likes of Frame Rave or Bongo’s Bingo in the widest variety of boozy entertainment on the festival scene. Get your glitter on and we’ll see you there!
AI: More than Human
Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DS
Nearest Tube: Barbican
Opening Hours: Saturday–Wednesday 10am–6pm,Thursday–Friday 10am–9pm
Along with the digital revolution comes our obsession with AI and how our capacity expands beyond what we can currently understand. The festival-style display at the Barbican this summer aims to break down this complex subject and get you to interact with recent developments in AI. Research, installations and exhibits alike will help you deep dive into the subject as part of the wondrous AI: More Than Human.
ZSL London Nights
Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY
Nearest Tube: Regent’s Park
Opening Hours: 7th June – 26th July
Get ready for another year of after-hours at the zoo, with ZSL bringing back its Zoo Nights after a sell-out success the previous years. From a golf-course that spans all around the zoo, to a self-explanatory Birds and the Bees tour and a street food market that celebrates the diversity of the zoo’s inhabitants, this year will be building on fan favourites to take your experience to the next level. We’re also hearing something about a special Pride activity, so keep your eyes peeled…
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