2 June events in London

Need some inspiration for 2nd June? Elizabeth II was crowned queen on this day in 1953. Three million people lined the streets and millions more watched around the world. Why not stand outside Buckingham Palace and see if she’s home? If it’s flying a Royal Standard then she is. If it’s a Union Jack then she’s out.

 

Theatre shows on 2nd June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 2nd June

School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

2 Jun to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

2 Jun to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong - Duchess Theatre

2 Jun to The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

2 Jun to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers

Family & Kid’s events on 2nd June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 2nd June

Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

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

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and some singing minstrels and even King Henry VIII himself
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
Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

2 Jun to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

2 Jun to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers

Art & Museum exhibitions on 2nd June

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

Tate Britain

Frank Bowling at Tate Britain

2 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
Victoria & Albert Museum

Food - Victoria & Albert Museum

2 Jun to An exhibition about food exploring how it gets from the farm to our dinner plate and asking how we can achieve a sustainable food future
National Gallery
free

Sean Scully - Sea Star

2 Jun to Sean Scullys new work on display at the National Gallery was inspired by JMW Turners atmospheric painting The Evening Star
Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant - Victoria & Albert Museum

2 Jun 2019 to An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
Tate Britain

Van Gogh and Britain

2 Jun to The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years
National Gallery

Sorolla - Spanish Master of Light

2 Jun to The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
Royal Academy of Arts

The Renaissance Nude

2 Jun 2019 Explore the evolution of nude painting in the 15th and 16th-century through Renaissance painters like Titian Raphael Michelangelo and Leonardo

Royal & Religious events on 2nd June

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

Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at Windsor Castle - the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Sunday service at the Tower of London

You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City
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 2nd June

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

Green Park
free

41-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

2 Jun 2019 The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery will be firing a 41-gun salute to mark the 66th anniversary of the Queens Coronation
Tower of London
free

62-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

2 Jun 2019 The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute by the Tower of London to mark the anniversary of the Queens Coronation in 1953
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Speakers’ Corner
free

Listen to a speech at Speakers Corner

If you visit Speakers Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech
Horse Guards
free

4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Tower of London

Yeoman Warder tour at the Tower of London

One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Horse Guards
free

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is a lot less crowded and takes place every day
Tower of London
free

Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London

The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London and has been taking place every night for 700 years

Classical music on 2nd June

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

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 2nd 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

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

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
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 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

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
City Cruises

Boat trip down the Thames with City Cruises

City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
TRS River Cruise

TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich

Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tours

London Bus Tour - open-top sightseeing bus

This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
Original Bus Tour

The Original Tour - Open-top sightseeing bus

The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital

Sports events on 2nd June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Sunday 2nd 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
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
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 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 2nd June

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

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

2 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
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
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
The Ritz

Afternoon tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz Hotel

Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
O2 Arena

Climb to the platform at the top of The O2

Climb to the top of The O2s tented roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform
Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
The City

Hire a Boris Bike and cycle around London

If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Albert Memorial

Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial

Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
 
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