Events in London - Wednesday 12th June

Need some inspiration for 12th June? The Dutch fleet sailed up the Medway on this day in 1667, burned thirteen big ships, and towed away the flagship of the English fleet: HMS Royal Charles. Why not take a day-trip to Chatham Dockyard today? They’ve got a WWII battle cruiser and Cold War submarine on show.

Theatre shows on 12th June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 12th June

Sweat at Gielgud Theatre

Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre

12 Jun to Sweat tells the story of a community worried about the loss of jobs at their factory and how their anger and frustrations led to disaster
Dead Dog In A Suitcase at Lyric Hammersmith

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

12 to Dead Dog In A Suitcase is a twisted morality tale based on John Gays musical satire Beggars Opera
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

12 Jun to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
Anna at Dorfman Theatre

Anna - National Theatre

12 to A tense new thriller set in East Berlin that uses individual headsets to give the the audience intimate access to the events on stage

Music and comedy on 12th June

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

Anne Marie at Eventim Apollo

Anne Marie at the Eventim Apollo

12 to Up-and-coming star Anne Maries headline tour of the UK will be coming to London in June for two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo
Caro Emerald at Hampton Court Palace

Caro Emerald at the Hampton Court Festival

12 Jun 2019 Caro Emerald will be playing in the Tudor Base Court at this years Hampton Court Palace Festival
Chris Redd at Soho Theatre

Chris Redd from Saturday Night Live

12 to Chris Redd is a regular on Saturday Night Live and will be making his stand-up debut in the UK at the Soho Theatre

Family & Kid’s events on 12th June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 12th June

Museum of London

Beasts of London

12 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

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

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight

Art & Museum exhibitions on 12th June

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

National Gallery
free

Bermejo - Master of the Spanish Renaissance

12 Jun to The National Gallery will be showing two masterpieces by the Spanish painter Bartolome Bermejo
Saatchi Gallery

Beyond The Road - Saatchi Gallery

12 Jun to Beyond The Road is an immersive art installation that uses audio and visual material taken from two UNKLE albums
Royal Academy of Arts

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

12 Jun to The Royal Academys Summer Exhibition is the largest open art exhibition in the world attracting 12000 entrants
British Library

Leonardo da Vinci - A Mind in Motion

12 Jun to The British Librarys Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will bring together pages from three of his extraordinary scientific notebooks

Royal & Religious events on 12th 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
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 12th June

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

Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

12 Jun to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
Changing The Guard Buckingham Palace at Buckingham Palace
free

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

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

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

12 Jun to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

12 Jun to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Prime Ministers Questions Houses Of Parliament at Houses of Parliament
free

Attend PMQs (Prime Ministers Questions)

You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions

Classical music on 12th June

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

Un Ballo In Maschera at Holland Park Opera

Un Ballo In Maschera - Giuseppe Verdi

12 to Opera Holland Park is putting on a production of Verdis opera about a baleful prophecy and murderous love triangle
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 12th June

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

Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

12 Jun to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
London Bike Tour at BrakeAway Bike Tours

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 - 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
Thames Rockets at Thames Rockets

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat

A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges

Sports events on 12th June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Wednesday 12th 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 12th June

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

12 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

12 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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