Events in London - Wednesday 19th June

Need some inspiration for 19th June? James Barrie died on this day in 1937, so why not go and see the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens? The author insisted that the status was erected after the park was shut so the local kids would think it had magically appeared overnight.

Theatre shows on 19th June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 19th June

Present Laughter at Old Vic

Noel Cowards Present Laughter

19 Jun to The Old Vic will be putting on a production of Noel Cowards surprisingly modern comedy about fame and loneliness
Sweat at Gielgud Theatre

Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre

19 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
Merry Wives Of Windsor at Globe Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor

19 Jun to See one of Shakespeares best-loved characters get his comeuppance when Falstaff tries to woo the Merry Wives of Windsor
Rutherford And Son at Lyttelton Theatre

Rutherford and Son

19 Jun to A play about a Northern factory boss who runs both his business and his family with a rod of iron until his kids turn against him

Music and comedy on 19th June

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

Curtis Stigers at Ronnie Scott’s

Curtis Stigers - six nights at Ronnie Scotts

19 to Curtis Stigers will be coming to London in June to play six nights of sax and jazz at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club
Tears For Fears at Hampton Court Palace

Tear for Fears at the Hampton Court Festival

19 Jun 2019 1980s legends Tears for Fears will be playing a couple of nights at this years Hampton Court Palace Festival

Sam Jay from Saturday Night Live

19 to Sam Jay is a regular on Saturday Night Live and will be making her stand-up debut in the UK at the Soho Theatre
Milton Jones at Soho Theatre

Milton Jones (work in progress)

19 Jun 2019 Milton Jones will be appearing at the Soho Theatre to tell us some tall tales about his exciting life as an international spy

Family & Kid’s events on 19th June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 19th June

Museum of London

Beasts of London

19 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

19 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 19th June

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

National Portrait Gallery

BP Portrait Award 2019

19 Jun to The National Portrait Gallerys annual BP Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world
National Gallery
free

Bermejo - Master of the Spanish Renaissance

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

Beyond The Road - Saatchi Gallery

19 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 19th 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 19th 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)

19 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

19 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

19 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

19 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 19th June

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

Hansel And Gretel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Hansel and Gretel

19 to Regents Park Open Air Theatre will be putting on a production of Humperdincks operatic re-telling of the Grimm Brothers famous fairytale
Un Ballo In Maschera at Holland Park Opera

Un Ballo In Maschera - Giuseppe Verdi

19 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 19th 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

19 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 19th June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Wednesday 19th June

Tower Bridge

Yoga class on the glass floor at Tower Bridge

19 Jun 2019 Start your day off in style with an early morning vinyasa-flow yoga class on the new glass floor inside Tower Bridge
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 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 at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

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 19th June

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

19 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

19 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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