29 June events in London

Pick of the day – ICC Cricket World Cup — Australia v New Zealand

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be taking place between the 30th May and 14th July at grounds across England and Wales. The tournament begins with all ten teams playing each other in a round-robin format. The top four will then proceed to the semi-finals, and the big final will take place at Lord's. Today's match is one of the round-robin games between A... more

 

Need some inspiration for 29th June? Westminster Cathedral’s foundation stone was put in place on this day in 1895. Have you ever seen inside it? It has one of the most impressive interiors in London. You can also ride the lift to the top of the campanile bell tower for a commanding view across the rooftops.

Theatre shows on 29th June

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 29th June

A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre

A Midsummer Nights Dream

29 Jun to Shakespeares tale about the arrival of the king and queen of the fairies to the forest and the complicated love life of two couples
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at London Palladium

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

29 Jun to Andrew Lloyd Webbers iconic musical is returning to the Palladium to celebrate its 50th anniversary
Peter Gynt at Olivier Theatre

Peter Gynt - National Theatre

29 Jun to Follow Peter Gynt as he travels from Florida to Scotland via Egypt and a mountain of trolls in a new version of Henrik Ibsens story
Noises Off at Lyric Hammersmith

Noises Off at the Lyric Hammersmith

29 Jun to Forty years after it had its premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith Noises Off is returning for another short one-month run
Sweat at Gielgud Theatre

Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre

29 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
Rutherford And Son at Lyttelton Theatre

Rutherford and Son

29 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
Orpheus Descending at Menier Chocolate Factory

Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams

29 Jun to Tennessee Williams play about a drifter who excites a bored American wife whos stuck in a loveless marriage

Music and comedy on 29th June

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

Weezer at O2 Academy Brixton

Weezer at the Brixton Academy

29 Jun 2019 American indie band Weezer will be coming to the Brixton Academy in June to support their new Black Album

Family & Kid’s events on 29th June

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 29th June

Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

29 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
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 London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at 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

29 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

29 Jun 2019 to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

29 Jun to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches

Art & Museum exhibitions on 29th June

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

National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman - National Portrait Gallery

29 Jun to A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Shermans entire career including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills
National Portrait Gallery

BP Portrait Award 2019

29 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

29 Jun to The National Gallery will be showing two masterpieces by the Spanish painter Bartolome Bermejo
Royal Academy of Arts

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

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

Leonardo da Vinci - A Mind in Motion

29 Jun to The British Librarys Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will bring together pages from three of his extraordinary scientific notebooks
Tate Modern

Natalia Goncharova at the Tate Modern

29 Jun to The Tate Modern will be putting on a major retrospective of the work by Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova
Hayward Gallery

Kiss My Genders - Hayward Gallery

29 Jun to This group exhibition will explore the idea of gender fluidity with artworks that challenge the accepted definitions of gender

Royal & Religious events on 29th 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 29th June

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

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
Houses Of Parliament Saturday Tour at Houses of Parliament

Saturday tour of the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament offers guided tours on most Saturdays when the MPs have returned to their constituencies
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

29 Jun to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
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
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at 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)
Changing The Guard At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to Buckingham Palace but its 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 29th June

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

Un Ballo In Maschera at Holland Park Opera

Un Ballo In Maschera - Giuseppe Verdi

29 Jun 2019 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 29th 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

29 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
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
City Cruises at 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 Boat Cruise London at 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 Tour London at 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 at 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 29th June

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 29th June

Mlb Baseball at Olympic Stadium

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

29 to Watch a real Major League Baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Olympic Stadium
Lord’s

ICC Cricket World Cup - Australia v New Zealand

29 Jun 2019 Australia will be taking on New Zealand at Lords in one of the round-robin games for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
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 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 29th June

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

29 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

29 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
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
 
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