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01.07.2024 – 28.09.2024

Sports Fest 2024

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Sports Fest 2024 is in full swing across Aldgate and Cheapside, with an incredible calendar of sporting games happening across the city.

From a unique crazy golf course in Aldgate Square to a beach volleyball court in The Crescent, a full-sized pickleball court set against the backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, as well as a wide range of sporting games like Spikeball, Archery, and Basketball. These activities are perfect for all ages, encouraging everyone to get involved in an exciting summer of sport in London.

This 3-month festival is brought to the city by Aldgate Connect, Cheapside Business Alliance and Central London Alliance, in partnership with the City of London Corporation.

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Pardner Hand – A Caribbean answer to British banking exclusion
This exhibition explores a way of saving popularised by the Windrush Generation, which empowered Caribbean people to save money and build a life in the UK.
The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar
Cloud songs on the horizon is the artist’s first major institutional show in Europe and will feature five new, large-scale suspended sculptures across the entirety of the Conservatory space.
Folio 400: Shakespeare in Print
Drawing on Guildhall Library’s remarkable Shakespeare collections, this exhibition examines the history of the printing of William Shakespeare’s plays.
Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge
Investigate the genius of Christopher Wren and his ever-enquiring mind in this new exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral - said to be Wren's masterpiece.
The Tower Bridge Cat Trail
02.01.2024 31.10.2024

The Tower Bridge Cat Trail

Tower Bridge
Inspired by 'The Tower Bridge Cat' and the characters from the award-winning books, families are invited to complete our interactive Trail as they make their way through Tower Bridge.
The Future of Money
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The Future of Money

Bank of England Museum
A new free exhibition at the Bank of England Museum will take a tantalising look into the future - and the quickly evolving present - of money.
Ibrahim Mahama: Purple Hibiscus
Transforming the Barbican’s famous Lakeside Terrace, the site-specific artwork will dramatically envelop the building’s iconic concrete exterior with approximately 2000 square metres of bespoke woven cloth.
Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition
Celebrate the work of artist and specialist wood engraver Anne Desmet, at this new exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery from 12 April to 8 September 2024.
Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition Tours
Join artist and co-curator Anne Desmet RA for an extended guided tour of the Kaleidoscope/London exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery.
Engel Terrace
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Engel Terrace

The Royal Exchange
Bringing the spirit of the roaring twenties onto the iconic steps of The Royal Exchange, this pop-up outdoor terrace is open for the summer.
Pop-Up Monthly Markets: Vintage Furniture & Flea presented by Judy’s
Putting the market back into Leadenhall, don't miss these monthly pop-up Sunday Markets filled with furniture and fashion.
London Festival of Architecture 2024 – in the City
Discover stunning outdoor art installations in the City of London during London Festival of Architecture (LFA).
Pan Pacific London Summer Terrace
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Pan Pacific London Summer Terrace

The Roseblood Terrace on the Plaza brings the essence of Provence's captivating countryside to the middle of the bustling City, and offers an ideal setting for casual lunches, evening drinks and al fresco gatherings.
Barbican Lakeside Lounge – Outdoor Terrace
The Barbican Centre’s picnic garden on the Lakeside Terrace is back for summer 2024!
SQUIGGLE – Interactive Outdoor Art Installation
Embark on a transformative journey through the unexpected with NEON's SQUIGGLE, an outdoor immersive art installation.
The Amicable Societies Summer Terrace
The Amicable Societies Summer Terrace combines delicious culinary delights, a festival of sports, and live music and movie screenings.
Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate
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Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate

Barbican Centre
Don't miss this star-packed, all-zinging, all-dancing musical comedy.
Pop-up Monthly Markets: SoLo Craft Fair
Putting the market back into Leadenhall, don't miss these monthly pop-up Saturday Markets filled with unique hand-crafted items.
Summer Markets Paternoster Square and by St Paul’s
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Summer of Sport in The City
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Summer of Sport in The City

Enjoy sports activities in the City, including table tennis, crazy golf and fitness classes, or watch major sporting events live on big screens!
The Wave by The Westin London City
A powerful and playful indoor installation honouring the River Thames to raise awareness of its biodiversity.
Open Garden Evenings at Charterhouse
Visit the stunning Charterhouse Gardens on selected summer evenings - enjoy a relaxing evening with live music.
Outdoor Exhibition: Launching A Landmark
Tower Bridge is celebrating 130 years with a free, summer-long exhibition you won't want to miss.
Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Tower Bridge
A new free display celebrating 130 years of Tower Bridge by London Metropolitan Archives.
Exhibition / Francis Alÿs
Ricochets is a major new exhibition by renowned Mexico-based artist Francis Alÿs – his first and largest institutional solo exhibition in the UK for over a decade.
Play Cycles Are Go!
A free and fun pop-up play programme that is cycling across London during the summer holidays!
Screen On The Green – Seething Lane Garden
The outdoor Screen on the Green at Seething Lane Gardens will be showing sports and movies for free throughout the summer.
Wimbledon on the big screen at One New Change
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Lunchtime Tours: The Future of Money (selected dates)
Join Curator Jennifer Adam for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition at the Bank of England Museum, The Future of Money.
Exhibition: Desks, Drudgery and the Dictionary
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Theatre: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
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Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – July
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Second Saturday – Family activities at Guildhall Art Gallery
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Concert: Come Ye Sons of Art
The world-famous Temple Church Choir joins forces with leading period instrumentalists for an end of term gala.
Cart Marking Ceremony
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Roman London Family Quest
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Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth
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Anne Desmet Family Day
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Anne Desmet Intermediate Wood Engraving Workshop
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Outdoor Cinema at the Barbican
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Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Wood Engraving Workshop
Join artist and co-curator Anne Desmet RA for this interactive 'introduction to wood engraving' workshop.
Exhibition / Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
In her first solo exhibition at a major UK institution, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum creates dynamic works newly commissioned for The Curve.
Thames Day
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City Festival of Music, Invention & Knowledge
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Lord Mayor’s Show
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