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London events in June

Planning June in London? Here's your guide to the best events, exhibitions, parties and pop-ups taking place around the city in June 2018

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June is a downright joyful time to be in London. The sun (should be) officially out, our city's parks are lush and green and the music festival season is kicking off with many a great London festival proudly repping the capital. Even if you're not into glitter and glow sticks, there's still loads going on. In fact, there's enough to make you wish you had more than just 30 days to take it all in. Check out our June highlights below and we'll see you out there. 

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June 2018 event highlights

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

This exhibition is dedicated to the incredible collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to iconic Mexican, Frida Kahlo. The items had previously been locked away for fifty years following the artist’s death and none of them have been displayed outside of her native country. Expect some exceptional dresses and envy-inducing possessions.

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V&A , Brompton Saturday June 16 2018 - Sunday November 4 2018

Field Day


Over the last decade Field Day has slowly become one of London’s very best music festivals. This year, for the first time in its history, it won’t take place in east London’s Victoria Park. But, they're bringing an absolute glut of stars down to Brockwell Park, for their first year in the south. 

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a London location TBA , London Friday June 1 2018 - Saturday June 2 2018

All Points East


This three-day festival has some jaw-dropping names acting as headliners: Bjork, LCD Soundsystem and The XX. Boom. Then there’s the All Points East Presents series (June 1-3) – three one-day concerts led by three different acts: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The National and Catfish And The Bottlemen. In between there are four days of community-driven entertainment on the site, with comedy, film screenings, street food and much more. 

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Victoria Park , South Hackney Friday May 25 2018 - Sunday June 3 2018

Ty Segall


The lynchpin of the California retro-rock scene, fresh-faced Ty Segall is a terrifyingly prolific singer-songwriter. His (anti-)style embraces full-pelt guitar workouts, hook-heavy melodicism, meandering freeform noise and pastoral psychedelia. 

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The Forum (O2 Forum Kentish Town) , Kentish Town Saturday June 9 2018

The Future Starts Here

Here you’ll find a collection of over 100 objects ranging from futuristic smart appliances, satellites, and iterations of artificial intelligence to the more cutting edge aspects of internet culture. The intention is to showcase where we may be in the near future.

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V&A , Brompton Saturday May 12 2018 - Sunday November 4 2018

London Nights

London Nights looks at the city after dark through contemporary and historical imagery, from the 19th century through to the present day. The exhibition will look at how photographers have captured the aesthetic of the city at night, present imagery depicting the darker side to capital and how Londoners live their lives after hours.

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Museum of London , Smithfield Friday May 11 2018 - Sunday November 11 2018

The King and I

See Rodgers and Hammerstein's swoony love story set in 1860s Bangkok, where the King of Siam falls for his children's strait-laced Victorian governess. This Broadway revival comes to London with an impressive crop of reviews. 

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London Palladium , Soho Thursday June 21 2018 - Saturday September 29 2018

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

Go on a journey back in time and study the stories behind the design of the most impressive ocean liners the world’s ever seen. The Titanic, the Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra all feature and the exhibition explores how and why these huge maritime feats of engineering and form still carry so much weight in our collective imagination.

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V&A , Brompton Until Sunday June 10 2018

Somewhere in Between

See four collaborations between artists and scientists, which are giving shape to intangible ideas. Installations by Martina Amati, Daria Martin, Maria McKinney and John Walter, will explore how artists can give shape to the human experience and provoke ideas about our senses. 

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Wellcome Collection , Bloomsbury Until Monday August 27 2018



Simon Green, Ninja Tune’s psychedelic breaks guru, plays a huge gig at Ally Pally to round off a tour in support of his latest album ‘The North Borders’. If you missed Bonobo’s bliss-inducing spectacular at the Brixton Academy last year, put this one in your diary now.

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Alexandra Palace , Muswell Hill Thursday May 31 2018 - Friday June 1 2018


This one's for everyone who's ever complained there's not enough 'proper drama' on the West End. This new bilingual version of Moliere's comedy from Christopher Hampton is set in Trump-era America. 

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Haymarket Theatre Royal , Soho Friday May 25 2018 - Saturday July 28 2018

Opera North: Kiss Me, Kate

This opera mixes extravagant, challenging tunes with some riotous jazz numbers. So it's little wonder that Opera North's 2015 production landed some strong reviews for its mix of backstage silliness and sheer vocal power. Now, it's coming to ENO.

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London Coliseum , Covent Garden Wednesday June 20 2018 - Saturday June 30 2018
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Paula - ToT tastemaker

England are favourites for the ICC Champions Trophy tournament - partly because we have home court advantage, but also because we have a decent side with a lot of potential.  You don't have to like cricket to enjoy a cricket game - all you need is a nice summer's day to have a fab day out.

Fugus L

Fugus Japanese Supper Event _ Fugus Shoku Culture - Fugus will launch the first Japanese supper event on the 9th of June 2017 in London. We will create a real amazing Japanese meal and a cozy atmosphere for socializing. More details @FugusLondon , https://www.meetup.com/Secret-Japanese-Supper-in-London/events/  or send email to fuguslondon@gmail.com

Denis K

We are looking for party people who know the musical underground well. 

  Contact:  auditioncolor@gmail.com
Jana B

What happened to being able to see all events, exhibitions and so on for one specific day? I've now bored my way to three or four or how many ever pages of random (probably not for you) stuff about the 10 top this or that and many many many many many many adverts and still no light in the tunnel

Ilze H

@Jana B Yep, the same here. So annoying....Seems like Timeout is losing it....