Events in London - Saturday 22nd June

Pick of the day – Michael Palin talking about HMS Erebus

Monty Python star and globe-trotter extraordinaire, Michael Palin, will be celebrating the paperback release of his bestselling book Erebus: The Story of A Ship with a one-man stage show at Cadogan Hall. The first half of the show will be a richly-illustrated talk on HMS Erebus, a tough little ship from the 1840s that took on the Antarctic and the Arctic oceans... more

 

Need some inspiration for 22nd June? The first cricket match at Lord’s was played on this day in 1814, between the MCC and Herfordshire. If you’re lucky there might be a game on today, or perhaps you can go on a behind-the-scenes tour and see the dressing rooms, media centre and historic Long Room.

Theatre shows on 22nd June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 22nd June

Present Laughter at Old Vic

Noel Cowards Present Laughter

22 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

22 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

22 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)

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

Music and comedy on 22nd June

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

Reginald D Hunter at O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush

Reginald D Hunter is Facing The Beast

22 Jun 2019 Reginald D Hunters forty-date tour of UK and Ireland is coming to the O2 Empire in Shepherds Bush this June
Michael Palin at Cadogan Hall

Michael Palin talking about HMS Erebus

22 Jun 2019 Join Monty Python-star Michael Palin as he talks about his own career and his new bestselling book about HMS Erebus

Daddy Yankee - The King of Reggaeton

22 Jun 2019 The King of Reggaeton is coming to London in the summer when Daddy Yankee plays one night at the O2 Arena
Jo Caulfield at Comedy Store

Jo Caulfield at the Comedy Store

22 Jun 2019 Jo Caulfield is one of our finest female comedians and a regular performer at the Comedy Store near Leicester Square
Curtis Stigers at Ronnie Scott’s

Curtis Stigers - six nights at Ronnie Scotts

22 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 22nd June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 22nd June

The City

Great Fire of London family walk

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

Beasts of London

22 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

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

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

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

Art & Museum exhibitions on 22nd June

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

National Portrait Gallery

BP Portrait Award 2019

22 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

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

Beyond The Road - Saatchi Gallery

22 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 22nd 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 22nd June

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

National Army Museum

D-Day Dance at the National Army Museum

22 Jun 2019 Jive your way back to the 1940s with this Second World War-themed D-Day dance at the National Army Museum
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

22 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

22 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

22 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 22nd June

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

Royal Albert Hall

Space Spectacular - Movie theme tunes

22 Jun 2019 Space Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall combines a laser light show with the best theme tunes from space-based movies
Hansel And Gretel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Hansel and Gretel

22 Jun 2019 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

22 Jun 2019 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 22nd June

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

London Transport Museum

Ride a steam train on the Underground

22 to This might be our last-ever chance to experience riding in a genuine heritage stream train on the London Underground network
The City

Great Fire of London family walk

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

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

22 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 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

Sports events on 22nd June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 22nd 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 22nd June

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

22 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

22 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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