Events in London - Thursday 20th June

Starts today – Kylie at the Hampton Court Festival

The Hampton Court Palace Festival has another fantastic line-up, set against the backdrop of the Tudor Base Court. This year's festival will be closing with none other than Charlene Dingle herself, aka Kylie Minogue OBE, the Australian-singer/actress who Britain has loved ever since the early days of I Should Be So Lucky Lucky Lucky. She's grown up a lot since... more

 

Need some inspiration for 20th June? Queen Victoria came to the throne on this day in 1819. She was just 18-years old and went on to rule for another 63 years, the longest reign in British history until Elizabeth II. Why not visit Victoria’s childhood home at Kensington Palace? It’s full of Albert and Victoria memorablia.

Theatre shows on 20th June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Thursday 20th June

Present Laughter at Old Vic

Noel Cowards Present Laughter

20 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

20 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

20 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)

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

Music and comedy on 20th June

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

Metallica at Twickenham Stadium

Metallicas Worldwired Tour

20 Jun 2019 Heavy metal band Metallica are coming to London in June when their Worldwired Tour stops for one night at Twickenham Stadium
Nick Lowe at O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush

Nick Lowes Quality Rock & Roll Revue

20 Jun 2019 Nick Lowe will be playing songs from his new EP Tokyo Bay with support from instrumental band Los Straitjackets

Jo Caulfield at the Comedy Store

20 to Jo Caulfield is one of our finest female comedians and a regular performer at the Comedy Store near Leicester Square
Kylie Minogue at Hampton Court Palace

Kylie at the Hampton Court Festival

20 to Kylie Minogue will be playing the final two nights of this years Hampton Court Palace Festival in Henry VIIIs Tudor Base Court
Curtis Stigers at Ronnie Scott’s

Curtis Stigers - six nights at Ronnie Scotts

20 to Curtis Stigers will be coming to London in June to play six nights of sax and jazz at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

Family & Kid’s events on 20th June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 20th June

Museum of London

Beasts of London

20 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

20 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 20th June

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

National Portrait Gallery

BP Portrait Award 2019

20 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

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

Beyond The Road - Saatchi Gallery

20 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 20th 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
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
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Guided tour of Wrens best churches

This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches

Political & Military events on 20th June

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

Sadiq Khan at City Hall
free

Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time

20 Jun 2019 to The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

20 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

20 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

20 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

20 Jun to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards

Classical music on 20th June

Thursday 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

20 to Regents Park Open Air Theatre will be putting on a production of Humperdincks operatic re-telling of the Grimm Brothers famous fairytale
Manon Lescaut at Holland Park Opera

Puccinis Manon Lescaut

20 to Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Giacomo Puccinis opera Manon Lescaut about her love affair with a young student
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 20th 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

20 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 20th June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Thursday 20th 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 20th June

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

20 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

20 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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