• Albert MemorialThis fascinating tour gives you exclusive access inside the Albert Memorial railings to take a closer look at the Frieze of Parnassus and the other fine details on one of the greatest monuments of the Victorian era.
• Trafalgar SquareCanada Day is a chance for the capital's large Canadian community to celebrate the country's birthday, with an exciting mix of Canadian sport, music, art, culture, food and drink. The celebrations going on in Trafalgar Square are expected to attract more than 80,000 people, making it the largest Canada Day celebrations outside of Canada.
to • The CityThe Shakespeare Trail is an exciting two hour romp around the City of London during which you will explore the lives of Shakespeare and Elizabethan Londoners. The registered City of London Guide will introduce you to his local friendships and give you a feel for the layout of Elizabethan London.
• Comedy StorePhill Jupitus will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Marcus Brigstocke, Lee Simpson, Steve Steen, Mike McShane and Steve Edis.
• Eventim ApolloTom Jones is a bone fide living legend. Now you can join him for an unforgettable night at the Hammersmith Apollo, when he takes you through all the old favourites like "It's not Unusual", "Green Green Grass of Home", "Mama Told Me Not To Come" and "Kiss", plus songs from his latest LP "Praise & Blame".
• O2 Academy BrixtonShirley Manson and Butch Vig have reformed Garbage, one of the 90's best bands, and announced a string of dates in support of their first new album in seven years - "Not Your Kind Of People". You can catch them when the play the Brixton Academy in July.
to • Buckingham PalaceThe Buckingham Palace Summer Opening will grant visitors access to the lavishly decorated State Rooms, furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection. This year, the Summer Opening will also include a special exhibition called "Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration". There will also be an opportunity to take refreshments in the cafe overlooking the landscaped gardens.
to • Royal Albert HallTony Bennett was once described by his friend Frank Sinatra as "the best singer in the business". His 60-year career includes classic trackes like "Steppin Out With My Baby" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" -- and his laid-back, 'Rat Pack' style continues to delight audiences to this day.
to • Tate Modern"The Modern Eye" will reassess the works of the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The exhibition will feature around 60 paintings and 50 photographs, illustrating how Munch engaged with the current affairs of the day, and how he was inspired by scenes he had seen in the street.
to • WimbledonThis is the year... Can Andy Murray finally end 75 years of misery and become the first British player to walk away with the Wimbledon tennis title? Over half a million spectators will attend the All England Club to find out, and since there are only 500 tickets for the centre courts available, you will have to turn up seriously early to be certain of bagging a seat.
to • Globe TheatreThe Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's outrageous comedy "The Taming of the Shrew". The play follows two wealthy sisters as they search for a husband. Bianca is modest and kind, and has no trouble attracting a string of enviable suitors, but Katherina is wild and shrewish and the only man who wants to know is the gold-digging Petruchio.
to • National Portrait GalleryThe BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and the 60 short-listed finalists will have their work on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
to • Tate BritainLondon 2012 has commissioned twelve leading contemporary artists to create the official posters for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. This will be on display at Tate Britain as part of the London 2012 Festival.
to • Serpentine GalleryYoko Ono needs no introduction... as the wife of John Lennon she became the most famous muses around. But not many people have seen the artwork, films and performance pieces which originally made her name. This major exhibition will be her first London show for more than a decade. It will be made up of new and existing works, and Ono will present a selection of her best installations and films.
to • Courtauld GalleryThe Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition called "Mantegna to Matisse", which showcases some of the greatest works from the gallery's collection. Artists on show will include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Mantegna, to works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Matisse.
to • Hayward GalleryThe "Invisible Art" exhibition will bring together works of art from the past 50 years that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. Many of the works will seek to turn our attention towards the unwritten rules and conventions that shape our understanding of art, whilst other works will emphasize the important role that our imaginations must play.
to • Lyttelton Theatre"The Last of the Haussmans" offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family that's losing its grip. Now slowly growing old, Judy Haussman holds court in her Art Deco house on the Devon coast. She's joined by her wayward offspring Nick and Libby, granddaughter Summer, local doctor Peter, and troubled teenager Daniel. See the theatre show Last Of The Haussmans on Sunday 1st Jul 2012, at the Lyttelton Theatre in London.
to • Noël Coward Theatre"Gatz" is set in an everyday office where the bored workers happen upon a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". They then proceed to read it aloud (word for word) as the story's characters swirl around them.
to • Globe TheatreThe Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's patriotic history play "Henry V". Set immediately before and after the events of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Shakespeare's masterful plot tells the story of Henry's campaign to reclaim his English possessions in Northern France.
to • Royal Academy of ArtsHave you ever dreamt of seeing your art up on the walls of one of London's major galleries? The Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new and recent work by established, unknown and emerging artists.
to • Fortnum & MasonNow that summer is upon us, how about enjoying a posh picnic in the park, courtesy of Fortnum & Mason. Not only will they supply a ready-made feast (complete with crockery and cutlery), but they can also deliver it straight to your picnic rug, as you sit and soak up the rays.
to • Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre"Ragtime" is a poignant but ultimately triumphant musical which unites three families split by race and destiny. The timeless struggle between wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, and hope and despair, make this a theatre experience not to be missed.
to • National Portrait Gallery"The Queen: Art And Image" will bring together sixty images of Elizabeth II from throughout her reign, to show how the way she has been portrayed has changed down the decades. It will include formal portraits and photographs from the likes of Pietro Annigoni, Cecil Beaton, Lord Lichfield, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud.
to • Kensington GardensCS Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is one of our best-loved children's tales, and Kensington Gardens will be hosting an enchanting theatrical experience when a specially created pavillion with 1480 seats and a circular stage will act as a doorway into the magical land of Narnia. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe will be playing in London on Sunday 1st Jul, during its run at the Kensington Gardens.
to • Queen’s GalleryThe "Anatomy" exhibiton at the Queen's Gallery will explore Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human body. Long regarded as one of the greatest Renaissance artists, da Vinci was also a pioneer when it came to understanding the human anatomy.
to • Buckingham PalaceStrolling down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and watching the "Changing of the Guard" is one of the must-do events in everyone's itinerary. The new set of guards arrive on the forecourt accompanied by a military band, which they take part in a ceremonial handing over of the keys.
to • National Maritime MuseumThis year's Diamond Jubilee gave us a magnificent display of boats on the Thames, the likes of which we hadn't seen for two hundred years. This new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum will reveal what the royal river was like in years gone by, when it played host to the pomp and pageantry of the crown.
to • Saatchi GalleryForty artists are included, using a wide variety of styles and methods. You'll see everything from street portraits of everyday folk, to close-ups of ageing bodies and flamboyant eccentrics. You'll catch glimpses of interesting stories, without knowing what the story is -- like a man handcuffed to a pipe, and a child having his head wound dressed.
to • Natural History MuseumYou might remember Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds" exhibition a few years back... "Animal Inside Out" is an animal version of that exhibit. It features more than 100 anatomical specimens from a tiny frog all the way up to an enormous 4-tonne elephant. The skins have been stripped away so you can see the intricate inner workings of everything from a hare and a goat, to a giraffe, octopus and ostrich.
to • Tate ModernDamien Hirst first came to attention in the 1980s and has gone on to become one of the most influential artists of his generation. This exciting exhibition will bring together key works from his first twenty years, including many of his iconic sculptures, medicine cabinets and spot and spin paintings.
to • Kensington PalaceKensington Palace will be showcasing a small exhibition of dresses worn by Diana, the Princess of Wales -- some of which will be on display in the UK for the very first time. The dresses will be displayed alongside fashion illustrations and photographs, and will reflect some of the most memorable moments in Diana's life.
to • National GalleryThis special exhibition celebrates the National Gallery's acquisition of Titian's "Diana and Callisto". Its companion painting "Diana and Actaeon" was purchased in 2009, and the pair have now been reunited in Room 1. "Diana and Callisto" shows the moment when Diana banishes Callisto after revealing her pregnancy.
to • Tate Britain"Picasso and Britain" will explore the artist's lifelong connections with this country. The exhibition will consist of 150 works charting Picasso's rise in Britain, tracing the ways in which his work was exhibited and collected here during his lifetime. It will also examine the artist's impact on 20th-century modernism.
to • British MuseumThe British Museum will be hosting a small exhibition showcasing all the medals that can be won at the London Olympics. Also on show will be medals from the 1908 and 1948 London Olympics. The display will tell the complete story of the medals from start to finish, from the mining of the metal to the creation of the designs, to the final casting at the Royal Mint.
to • Regent’s Park Open Air TheatreRegent's Park Open Air Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's enduring story of young love. The plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love lives are complicated still further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies.
to • Tate BritainCutting through 500 years of history, the exhibition will include works by Lely, Kneller, Mondrian, Bomberg and more. It was also explore the 16th and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish artists who came over in search of new patrons for their landscape and still-life work.
to • Natural History MuseumCaptain Robert Scott's expedition to Antarctica in 1910-1913 was one of the most famous expedition's of all-time. This extraordinary exhibition commemorates the centenary by collecting together artefacts used by his team, alongside a life-size representation of Scott's base-camp, which still survives in Antarctica.
to • London PalladiumAndrew Lloyd Webber's production of "The Wizard of Oz" is an enchanting adaptation of the classic MGM movie. Click your heels and join the Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, cowardly Lion and Toto, as they travel along the yellow brick road to the magical land of Oz... but watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West! The musical Wizard Of Oz will be playing on Sunday July 1st at the London Palladium.