Events in London - Wednesday 26th June

Starts today – Cirque du Soleil's Toruk -- The First Flight

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Need some inspiration for 26th June? The Victoria & Albert Museum opened its doors on this day in 1909. When was the last time you spent a whole day at the three big museums in South Kensington? The V&A, Natural History Museum and Science Museum are literally five minutes walk from each other.

Theatre shows on 26th June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 26th June

Cirque Du Soleil Toruk at O2 Arena

Cirque du Soleils Toruk - The First Flight

26 to Cirque du Soleils brand-new show at The O2 has been inspired by James Camerons blockbuster movie Avatar
Present Laughter at Old Vic

Noel Cowards Present Laughter

26 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

26 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

26 Jun to See one of Shakespeares best-loved characters get his comeuppance when Falstaff tries to woo the Merry Wives of Windsor

Music and comedy on 26th June

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

Gladys Knight at Royal Albert Hall

Gladys Knight at the Royal Albert Hall

26 to Soul star Gladys Knight is coming to the Royal Albert Hall to play classic tracks like Midnight Train To Georgia
Stewart Lee at Soho Theatre

Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado

26 Jun to Stewart Lee will be appearing in a run of work-in-progress shows at the Soho Theatre to prepare two new stand-up sets

Family & Kid’s events on 26th June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 26th June

Museum of London

Beasts of London

26 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

26 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 26th 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

26 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

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

Beyond The Road - Saatchi Gallery

26 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 26th 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 26th 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)

26 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

26 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

26 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

26 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 26th June

Wednesday 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 26th 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

26 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 26th June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Wednesday 26th June

Surrey at Oval

Surrey vs Warwickshire

26 Jun 2019 Enjoy some cricket at the Oval when the reigning champions Surrey take on Warwickshire in a County Championship game
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 26th June

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

26 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

26 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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