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Featured events

City Beerfest
Raise a glass to 10 years of City Beerfest! Sample delicious brews, enjoy mouth-watering street food and dance to live music under the summer sky in historic Guildhall Yard
St Mary-le-Bow: LIVE in the Churchyard
A week of free performances at St Mary-le-Bow including jazz, choir performances, and more.
Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – June
Join archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane for an extended tour of one of the most important buildings in Roman London.
Summer Markets Paternoster Square and by St Paul’s
Discover cabins serving food and drinks, deckchairs, and a giant LED screen to watch live sports and movies outdoors this summer.
Queer 80s: Cinema on the Brink of Global Change
From Wed 5—Wed 26 Jun, the Barbican Cinema will be presenting ground-breaking movies from across the globe as part of the Barbican’s Pride season this summer. 'Queer 80s: Cinema on the Brink of Global Change' invites audiences to time travel back to a decade when LGBTQ+ representation and creativity on screen thrived.
L’Animale
22.06.2024 23.06.2024

L’Animale

The Old Bailey
Set against the historic backdrop of The Old Bailey, Italy’s Chiara Bersani revisits The Dying Swan with her work, L’Animale.
Barbican Lakeside Lounge – Outdoor Terrace
The Barbican Centre’s picnic garden on the Lakeside Terrace is back for summer 2024!
What's On - Sculpture in the City tour, people looking at a white tree sculpture

Current & Upcoming Events

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The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar

The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar

Barbican Conservatory

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.

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10.09.2023 14.07.2024
Folio 400: Shakespeare in Print

Folio 400: Shakespeare in Print

Guildhall Library

Drawing on Guildhall Library’s remarkable Shakespeare collections, this exhibition examines the history of the printing of William Shakespeare’s plays.

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04.10.2023 29.08.2024
Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge

Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge

St Paul's Cathedral

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.

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01.01.2024 31.12.2024
The Tower Bridge Cat Trail

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.

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02.01.2024 31.10.2024
Barbican Music Library Exhibition – From the Caribbean to Coventry

Barbican Music Library Exhibition – From the Caribbean to Coventry

Barbican Centre

A free exhibition for the fans by the fans going some way to explain not just what 2Tone music is, but why and how they got there.

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12.01.2024 01.07.2024
Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Billingsgate Market

Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Billingsgate Market

City of London Heritage Gallery

A new free display with a focus on Billingsgate Market, from 27 January to 20 June 2024.

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27.01.2024 20.06.2024
DREAM-BRIDGE-OMNIGLYPH by Leo Robinson

DREAM-BRIDGE-OMNIGLYPH by Leo Robinson

London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE

This new installation is inspired by the Roman Temple of Mithras discovered on the Bloomberg site during the 1950s.

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01.02.2024 29.06.2024
The Future of Money

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.

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28.02.2024 01.09.2025
Soufiane Ababri: Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated

Soufiane Ababri: Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated

Barbican Centre

Moroccan-born artist Soufiane Ababri will transform The Curve for his first solo exhibition at a major UK institution.

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13.03.2024 30.06.2024
Medieval Mayhem at the Tower of London

Medieval Mayhem at the Tower of London

Tower of London

Experience family friendly performances - the bustling activity of medieval Londoners as they prepare to serve the Queen a captivating mini-pageant.

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28.03.2024 23.06.2024
Ibrahim Mahama: Purple Hibiscus

Ibrahim Mahama: Purple Hibiscus

Barbican Centre

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.

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10.04.2024 18.08.2024
Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition

Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition

Guildhall Art Gallery

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.

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12.04.2024 08.09.2024
Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition Tours

Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition Tours

Guildhall Art Gallery

Join artist and co-curator Anne Desmet RA for an extended guided tour of the Kaleidoscope/London exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery.

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20.04.2024 24.08.2024
Engel Terrace

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.

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20.05.2024 30.09.2024
Pop-Up Monthly Markets: Vintage Furniture & Flea presented by Judy’s

Pop-Up Monthly Markets: Vintage Furniture & Flea presented by Judy’s

Leadenhall Market

Putting the market back into Leadenhall, don't miss these monthly pop-up Sunday Markets filled with furniture and fashion.

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26.05.2024 25.08.2024
Barbican Lakeside Lounge – Outdoor Terrace

Barbican Lakeside Lounge – Outdoor Terrace

Barbican Lakeside Terrace

The Barbican Centre’s picnic garden on the Lakeside Terrace is back for summer 2024!

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01.06.2024 13.09.2024
London Festival of Architecture 2024 – in the City

London Festival of Architecture 2024 – in the City

Discover stunning outdoor art installations in the City of London during London Festival of Architecture (LFA).

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01.06.2024 30.06.2024
The Amicable Societies Summer Terrace

The Amicable Societies Summer Terrace

Apex Temple Court Hotel

The Amicable Societies Summer Terrace combines delicious culinary delights, a festival of sports, and live music and movie screenings.

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03.06.2024 31.08.2024
SQUIGGLE – Interactive Outdoor Art Installation

SQUIGGLE – Interactive Outdoor Art Installation

Citypoint

Embark on a transformative journey through the unexpected with NEON's SQUIGGLE, an outdoor immersive art installation.

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03.06.2024 20.09.2024
Lunchtime Tours: The Future of Money (selected dates)

Lunchtime Tours: The Future of Money (selected dates)

Bank of England Museum

Join Curator Jennifer Adam for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition at the Bank of England Museum, The Future of Money.

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04.06.2024 15.07.2024
Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate

Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate

Barbican Centre

Don't miss this star-packed, all-zinging, all-dancing musical comedy.

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04.06.2024 14.09.2024
Summer Season at Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Summer Season at Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

This summer, Guildhall School of Music & Drama presents a varied programme of events for the public to enjoy, including concerts, drama productions, opera and jazz.

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04.06.2024 06.07.2024
Rod McIntosh Exhibition

Rod McIntosh Exhibition

Broadworks

A solo exhibition of work by contemporary, abstract painter Rod McIntosh is on in Broadworks this June.

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05.06.2024 28.06.2024
Queer 80s: Cinema on the Brink of Global Change

Queer 80s: Cinema on the Brink of Global Change

Barbican Centre

From Wed 5—Wed 26 Jun, the Barbican Cinema will be presenting ground-breaking movies from across the globe as part of the Barbican’s Pride season this summer. 'Queer 80s: Cinema on the Brink of Global Change' invites audiences to time travel back to a decade when LGBTQ+ representation and creativity on screen thrived.

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05.06.2024 26.06.2024
Queer Walking Tours in Culture Mile

Queer Walking Tours in Culture Mile

To celebrate Pride month 2024, the Culture Mile BID will be hosting two Queer History walking tours on 6 and 27 June.

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06.06.2024 27.06.2024
Summer Markets Paternoster Square and by St Paul’s

Summer Markets Paternoster Square and by St Paul’s

Multiple locations

Discover cabins serving food and drinks, deckchairs, and a giant LED screen to watch live sports and movies outdoors this summer.

More info
10.06.2024 21.07.2024
St Mary-le-Bow: LIVE in the Churchyard

St Mary-le-Bow: LIVE in the Churchyard

St Mary-le-Bow

A week of free performances at St Mary-le-Bow including jazz, choir performances, and more.

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17.06.2024 21.06.2024
LSO Half Six Fix: Prokofiev 7

LSO Half Six Fix: Prokofiev 7

Barbican Centre

Kick-start your evening with a Half Six Fix concert. One piece in a 60-minute concert, introduced by the performers, with screens in the hall to bring you closer to the action.

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19.06.2024
Open Garden Evenings at Charterhouse

Open Garden Evenings at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse

Visit the stunning Charterhouse Gardens on selected summer evenings - enjoy a relaxing evening with live music.

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20.06.2024 22.08.2024
Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Tower Bridge

Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Tower Bridge

City of London Heritage Gallery

A new free display celebrating 130 years of Tower Bridge by London Metropolitan Archives.

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22.06.2024 19.09.2024
Outdoor Exhibition: Launching A Landmark

Outdoor Exhibition: Launching A Landmark

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is celebrating 130 years with a free, summer-long exhibition you won't want to miss.

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22.06.2024 01.09.2024
L’Animale

L’Animale

The Old Bailey

Set against the historic backdrop of The Old Bailey, Italy’s Chiara Bersani revisits The Dying Swan with her work, L’Animale.

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22.06.2024 23.06.2024
Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – June

Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – June

London's Roman Amphitheatre

Join archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane for an extended tour of one of the most important buildings in Roman London.

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22.06.2024
LSO Concert: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

LSO Concert: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

Barbican Centre

LSO's 2023/24 Season closes with Carl Orff’s irresistible cantata, Carmina Burana, and Shostakovich's Third Symphony, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

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23.06.2024 25.06.2024
Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Wood Engraving Workshop

Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Wood Engraving Workshop

Guildhall Art Gallery

Join artist and co-curator Anne Desmet RA for this interactive 'introduction to wood engraving' workshop.

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23.06.2024
Concert: Beethoven Opus 132

Concert: Beethoven Opus 132

The Temple Church

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Beethoven: String Quartet No 15 Op 132 in the magnificent surroundings of Temple Church.

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24.06.2024
Exhibition / Francis Alÿs

Exhibition / Francis Alÿs

Barbican Art Gallery & The Curve

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.

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27.06.2024 01.09.2024
Classical Pride – at the Barbican

Classical Pride – at the Barbican

Barbican Centre

Classical Pride is a five day festival celebrating queer classical music, and many of the performances are at the Barbican Centre.

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05.07.2024 07.06.2024
City Beerfest

City Beerfest

Guildhall Yard

Raise a glass to 10 years of City Beerfest! Sample delicious brews, enjoy mouth-watering street food and dance to live music under the summer sky in historic Guildhall Yard

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11.07.2024
Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – July

Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – July

London's Roman Amphitheatre

Join archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane for an extended tour of one of the most important buildings in Roman London.

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13.07.2024
Second Saturday – Family activities at Guildhall Art Gallery

Second Saturday – Family activities at Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery

A revolving programme of family activities may have you heading into the Roman Amphitheatre and hearing tales of Roman conquests, or creating crafts from the Victorian paintings surrounding you.

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13.07.2024
Cart Marking Ceremony

Cart Marking Ceremony

Guildhall Yard

The annual Cart Marking Ceremony is a free-to-watch historic tradition in the City of London, led by a City Livery company (the Worshipful Company of Carmen).

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20.07.2024
Roman London Family Quest

Roman London Family Quest

Multiple locations

Bring your family back in time to Roman Londinium in this interactive fun family day.

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26.07.2024 27.07.2023
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth

St Paul's Cathedral

On the evening of 29 July, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra will join the Royal Opera House’s Songs for Ukraine Chorus in a historic performance at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. 

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29.07.2024
Exhibition / Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

Exhibition / Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

Barbican Art Gallery & The Curve

In her first solo exhibition at a major UK institution, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum creates dynamic works newly commissioned for The Curve.

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18.09.2024 05.01.2025
Thames Day

Thames Day

On the riverside by the Church of St Magnus the Martyr

An exciting day of activity, Thames Day celebrates World Rivers Day and the significance of the river Thames to the nation's capital city. Taking place on 22 September on the riverside in the City of London, there will be a programme of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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22.09.2024
Lord Mayor’s Show

Lord Mayor’s Show

Visit the City for the Lord Mayor’s Show - a three mile long outdoor procession with colourful floats, music and fun.

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09.11.2024
Gotts Street Park and Friends

Gotts Street Park and Friends

Barbican Centre

Gotts Street Park makes its Barbican debut with a live presentation of some of the Leeds-based trio’s favourite studio moments and collaborations so far – from their first release, right up until today.

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26.11.2024

15 jubilant things to do this June in the City of London

The City of London in June is a treasure trove of vibrant activities and unique experiences. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the City offers something for everyone.

From new exhibitions, to outdoor terraces and fantastic theatre productions here are just some of the top things to do in the City of London this June.

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Make the most of your time in the City of London - take a guided tour with official City of London Guides, or follow self-guided walks and trails.
City Visitor Trail
The City Visitor Trail is a 90 minute self-guided tour perfect for those on a sight-seeing mission. Take on world famous attractions, uncover hidden gems and feast on the culture, history and heritage of the City of London.
Parks and green spaces in the City of London
Whether you’re looking for a tranquil picnic spot or somewhere for quiet contemplation, here are some of the City’s greenest spaces to seek out.
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What's On - Guy F at Royal Exchange - walking guide talking to an audience