to • Horse Guards"Beating Retreat" is a magnificent pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade. The floodlit spectacular will be performed by the Massed Bands of the Household Division and will end with a salute to the Queen or another high-ranking member of the Royal Family.
• Cadogan HallJoin conductor Christopher Warren-Green, violinist Rosemary Furniss and the London Chamber Orchestra and Soloists at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Mozart, Dvorak and Vaughan Williams.
• Union ChapelSuzanne Vega will be performing at Union Chapel with songs from her latest album "Close-Up Vol. 4". Suzanne's music has inspired a generation of female singer-songwriters such as KT Tunstall and Alanis Morrisette, with best-selling singles like 'Luka', 'Left of Centre' and 'Tom's Diner'. The Union Chapel is welcoming Suzanne Vega to the venue for a concert on Wed 13th June.
• Royal Festival HallJoin conductor Ivor Setterfield at the Royal Festival Hall, as he leads the Philharmonia Orchestra and Barts Choir in a feast of Royal music for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, including works by Handel, Parry, Vaughan Williams and Walton.
• Soho TheatreYou might recognise him from shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and "Mock the Week", but now you can see Greg Proops doing what he does best -- taking centre stage at a small table with a single microphone. Part professor, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. Be there and experience joy.
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 • Holland ParkThe Holland Park Opera is putting on a production of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte". Can two faithful couples have their affections altered by a harmless deception? ...Two men decide to find out and test the constancy of their lovers by following the promptings of an arch-manipulator.
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 • Charles Dickens MuseumWalk the streets of London through the eyes of Charles Dickens and his characters. See the places where the Victorian novelist lived and worked, and where he conjured up scenes for his books. Listen to readings and his unfolding biography, as you take in some of the most evocative parts of the city, parts of which are largely unchanged from Dickens' time.
to • Trafalgar StudiosThe original writers of the classic TV series "Yes, Prime Minister" have reunited for a special 30th anniversary production which follows the PM as head of a coalition government. With the country is on the verge of financial meltdown there is just one way out. Will he ride the punches and bounce back unscathed?
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 • Donmar WarehouseWhen another nurse is murdered in the world's most illustrious sanatorium, three men fall under suspicion -- Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Johann Wilhelm Mobius. But what are these great men doing here? And what have they got to hide? Durrenmatt's hilariously satirical masterpiece is set in the shadow of the atom bomb, at a time of unprecedented scientific advance.
to • Menier Chocolate FactoryThe Tony Award-winning comedy-drama "Torch Song Trilogy" tells the story of a drag queen's search for acceptance, encountering plenty of thrills, passion, love and loss along the way. Bursting with courage and quick wit, Arnold fights for his place in the world and his right to happiness. Torch Song Trilogy will be in London on Wednesday June 13th, during its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
to • Trafalgar StudiosIn a London ravaged by riots, brothers Elliot and Darren organise sinister 'parties' to realise their clients' darkest fantasies. But as they busy themselves preparing for the next guest, they realise that the next party will guarantee not just their safety, but their salvation.
to • Olivier TheatreIn attempt to wrest control of a city ravaged by war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother. But when she defies him, Creon orders her to be buried alive as punishment. The citizens daren't object, but the prophet Teiresias speaks of the gods' anger: the rotting corpse is polluting the city. See the theatre show Antigone on Wednesday 13th Jun 2012, at the Olivier Theatre in London.
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 • Wyndham’s TheatreThe Wyndham's Theatre will be putting on a production of Mike Leigh's acclaimed play, "Abigail's Party". Set in the 1970s, "Abigail's Party" tells the tale of a friendly drinks party held by happy couple Beverly and Laurence. But as the alcohol flows tempers flare and the evening careers towards disaster...
to • Duke of York’s Theatre"Posh" is a searing take on the privileged upper classes. Meeting in an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with deep pockets are intent on restoring their right to rule. It may look like a wild night of debauchery, decadence and good wine... but this isn't a jolly. They're planning a revolution! See the theatre show Posh on Wednesday 13th Jun 2012, at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.
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.
to • Vaudeville TheatreJoe Orton's legendary comedy "What The Butler Saw" stars stand-up comic Omid Djalili as Doctor Rance. When Dr Prentice orders his new secretary to undress things really start to unravel, as he is interrupted by his wife, her blackmailing lover, a nosey government inspector and an equally nosey policeman.
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 • Olivier TheatreThe Olivier Theatre will be putting on a production of "Collaborators". Mikhail Bulgakov is living with Moscow's dissidents, and constantly watched by the secret police. But his dreams of freedom may cost him his life when he's commissioned to write a play to celebrate Stalin's 60th birthday.
to • Savoy TheatreDanny DeVito and Richard Griffiths are The Sunshine Boys... but the legendary comedy kings haven't spoken to each other for years. When CBS enquire whether they will be re-united for a 'History of Comedy' show, their families struggle to even get them in the same room. Can this cantankerous old double-act overcome their differences for one last show?
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 • Harold Pinter TheatreThis double bill includes Terence Rattigan's "South Downs" alongside David Hare's specially commissioned companion piece, "The Browning Version". Both of the plays examine life in boarding schools. One is told through the eyes of a retiring master, whose sad personal life makes him act like a tyrant to the pupils, and the other takes the side of a boy.
to • Duchess TheatreDavid Edgar's critically acclaimed play marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The story is spread across an 80-year divide, and follows two men as they try and translate the word of God into English. For the first man, the work means certain death at the stake. But for the second, it could mean a promotion to archbishop...
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 • Apollo TheatreDavid Suchet will be starring in Eugene O'Neill's great American play "Long Day's Journey Into Night". It tells the story of James Tyrone (Suchet), Mary and their sons, during a long hot summer's day.
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 • Novello TheatreThe Novello Theatre will be putting on a production of Michael Frayn's side-splitting comedy, "Noises Off" -- hailed as one of the best British comedies ever written. The plot follows the backstage shenanigans of a theatre company as they stumble their way through rehearsals to a shambolic first night and a final disastrous performance.
to • Wyndham’s TheatreNow an Oscar-winning movie, "The King's Speech" tells the story of Bertie, aka the Duke Of York, who becomes King George VI upon his brother's enforced abdication. While the country lumbers towards World War II the king struggles to overcome a speech impediment which threatens his broadcast to the nation. Kings Speech will be in London on Wednesday June 13th, during its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
to • Adelphi TheatreMichael Ball and Imelda Staunton will be starring in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd", which tells the tale of Sweeney Todd's return to London after years of imprisonment. His quest for retribution takes in the local pie-shop owner, who's meaty recipes aid him in avenging the wrongs done to him and his family. You can catch the popular musical Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre on Wed 13th June.
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.