Events in London - Saturday 1st June

Pick of the day – The Colonel's Review, at Horse Guards

Trooping the Colour is one of the best free events in London. But did you know that they hold a big rehearsal one week before, called the Colonel's Review? (Another rehearsal, called the Major General's Review, is held two weeks before). The Colonel's Review still includes a parade of foot soldiers, mounted soldiers and marching bands, but you don't see the Que... more

 

Need some inspiration for 1st June? The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day in 1967, kicking off the Summer of Love, so why not go and visit their studio in Abbey Road? Beatles fans are always recreating the pose from the Abbey Road cover – check out Craig’s review to see what it’s like.

Theatre shows on 1st June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 1st June

In The Night Garden Live at Hackney Empire

Into The Night Garden Live

1 to Join Igglepiggle on a very busy day in the magical world of the Night Garden searching for his two friends Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka
Dead Dog In A Suitcase at Lyric Hammersmith

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

1 to Dead Dog In A Suitcase is a twisted morality tale based on John Gays musical satire Beggars Opera
Merry Wives Of Windsor at Globe Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor

1 Jun to See one of Shakespeares best-loved characters get his comeuppance when Falstaff tries to woo the Merry Wives of Windsor
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

1 Jun to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis

Music and comedy on 1st June

Have a night out at one of these rock and pop concerts or comedy gigs

Muse at Olympic Stadium

Muse - Simulation Theory Tour

1 Jun 2019 Muse will be kicking off their Simulation Theory world tour at the Olympic Stadium with their first big London show for three years
Michael Buble at O2 Arena

An Evening with Michael Buble

1 Jun 2019 Michael Buble is back on the road and will be playing three nights at the O2 Arena when his tour comes to London
Scott Capurro at Comedy Store

Scott Capurro at the Comedy Store

1 Jun 2019 Scott Capurro is probably not the best comedian to see if youre a prude but everyone else will love him

Family & Kid’s events on 1st June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 1st June

In The Night Garden Live at Hackney Empire

Into The Night Garden Live

1 to Join Igglepiggle on a very busy day in the magical world of the Night Garden searching for his two friends Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka
The City

Great Fire of London family walk

1 Jun to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way

The Golden Hinde Night Voyage

1 Jun to Your child will become part of Sir Francis Drakes pirate crew and spend a night sleeping on the gun deck of the Golden Hinde
Museum of London

Beasts of London

1 Jun 2019 to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale
Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

1 Jun to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle

Art & Museum exhibitions on 1st June

How about spending a few hours on Saturday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

Tate Britain

Frank Bowling at Tate Britain

1 Jun to A major new exhibition at Tate Britain that covers the entire career of abstract painter Frank Bowling from the 1960s to the present day
Museum of London Docklands
free

Londons Secret Rivers

1 Jun to This exhibition explores the history of Londons Secret Rivers through archaeological artefacts artworks photography and film
Queen’s Gallery

Leonardo Da Vinci - A Life In Drawing

1 Jun to More than two hundred of Leonardo Da Vincis drawings from the Royal Collection will be on display at the Queens Gallery
British Museum

Japanese Manga exhibition

1 Jun to An exhibition of Japanese manga art exploring its cultural crossover and the global appeal of anime and cosplay dressing up

Royal & Religious events on 1st June

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events on 1st June

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Horse Guards
free

The Colonels Review at Horse Guards

1 Jun 2019 One week before the actual Trooping the Colour parade they hold a second rehearsal called The Colonels Review
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

1 Jun to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

1 to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see sights in London for every tourists itinerary
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

1 Jun to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament tour with afternoon tea

Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy an afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames

Classical music on 1st June

Saturday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Man Of La Mancha at London Coliseum

Man of La Mancha with Kelsey Grammer

1 to Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside Danielle de Niese and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Man of La Mancha
Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 1st June

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

The City

Great Fire of London family walk

1 Jun to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way
Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

1 Jun to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London By Night Tour at See London by Night

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital

Sports events on 1st June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 1st June

Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 1st June

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Saturday

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

1 Jun to Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

1 Jun to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
Bateaux London at Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
 
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