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What’s On In London: June

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From exciting supper clubs to beachfront cinemas, these are the capital’s best events, food feasts, film showings and more to fill your social calendar throughout June and beyond.

GET THE PARTY STARTED HERE: Turning the Turntables at Ceviche Old Street

Ceviche Old Street will be pumping up the volume for a one-off music-and-food mash-up, curated by chef and DJ Martin Morales, to celebrate the capital’s eclectic cuisine. From Indian and Italian, to Chinese and Peruvian, there’ll be plenty of mouth-watering morsels to sink your teeth into, with plates accompanied by reggae, funk and soul on the decks.

2 Baldwin Street, Old Street EC1V 9NU; 24th June, 5pm – 11pm, tickets £48 and available to book via [email protected] or calling 0203 327 9463

Visit CevicheUK.com


QUAFF HERE: English Wine Evening at The French Table

With English Wine Week in full swing, it seems fitting to celebrate British grapes with a carefully matched, wine-fuelled supper. So, if you’re keen to learn more about the wonders of English wine, Surbiton’s charming neighbourhood hotspot, The French Table, will be hosting an evening of food and wine with Freddie O’Sullivan from Chapel Down, England’s leading winemaker. Look forward to a gastronomic feast of classics served alongside Chapel Down’s selection of UK vintages.

85 Maple Rd, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4AW, 14th June; £65 per head to include a glass of English sparkling and snacks, followed by a sit-down three-course dinner paired with Freddie’s wines

Visit TheFrenchTable.co.uk


GET YOUR ROCKS OFF HERE: Hampton Court Palace Festival

This long-standing, magical festival, set in the magnificent grounds of Henry VIII’s ancient Tudor Castle, is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the summer. This year, legendary rocker Bryan Ferry will kick off the celebrations, with performances to follow later in the summer from Will Young, Jools Holland, Amy Macdonald, Van Morrison and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Drink Pimms in the sunshine from the comfort of your deckchair, fire up the sparklers and prepare for possibly the most refined festival experience out there.

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU, 7th-24th June, tickets from £45

Visit HamptonCourtPalaceFestival.com


GET MIXING HERE: Italian Cocktail Masterclasses at Cafe Murano

Test out your cocktail skills at Angela Hartnett’s Italian hotspot, where you’ll get to learn all the tricks of the trade from Cafe Murano’s head barmen Adam Varga and Andras Gabor. Mix your way through some of Italy’s classic cocktails and sample the fruits of your labour as you go. You’ll be an Aperol Spritz expert just in time for the summer.

36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden WC2E 7PB, various dates in June, tickets £35

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk


SPEED DATE HERE: Speed Duetting at Lucky Voice

For speed dating with a difference, Lucky Voice Islington is teaming up with dating app Bumble to launch a night of karaoke-fuelled dating fun. As well as karaoke classics, there’ll be fancy dress, cocktails, and the chance to serenade your potential date with your favourite songs. Can you think of a better way to break the ice than belting out Beyoncé?  

173-174 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RG, 28th June, 7pm, tickets £12

Visit DesignMyNight.com


WAFT HERE: Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent

Somerset House is set to host a fragrant scent exhibition this month, showcasing the breakthroughs of contemporary perfumers who are pushing their scents in new, fresh and exciting ways. As part of the show there'll be a perfume laboratory, where visitors can not only see fragrances being made, but also get the chance to mix their own.

Somerset House, East Wing Galleries, Strand WC2R 1LA, running 21st June – 17th September 2017

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk



Boasting a smorgasbord of cultural events over the summer, Juju’s Bar should be at the top of every culture lover’s list. This June, look forward to a feast of the senses, with Girls on Fire Film Festival – a celebration of fierce women around the world in three short films; a gripping talk from Shaun Attwood, author of ‘Beyond Narcos’, telling the true story of drug baron Pablo Escobar; and their Friday night DJ sessions that kick off the weekend with electronic, jazz and world sounds.

Juju's Bar & Stage, Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street Hackney E1 6QR, various dates in June, tickets from £4

Visit TrumanBrewery.com


SET SAIL HERE: London Shell Co. Summertime Sunset Cruises

Hop aboard the good ship Prince Regent for an evening of foodie pursuits. London Shell Co. – London’s favourite floating restaurant – will be launching a series of sunset dining cruises to indulge wine and shellfish lovers throughout the summer. As well fine wines, a new cocktail list and a summer menu boasting an array of culinary delights, the quaint canal cruiser has been given a seasonal makeover, with pretty flower boxes scattered atop the boat, courtesy of Flowers by Daisy.

London Shell Co. at The Prince Regent, Sheldon Square, Paddington, sunset cruises various dates in June, tickets £45

Visit LondonShellCo.com


GET ARTY HERE: Mayfair Art Weekend

Bringing together a collection of art exhibitions, artistic talks and art-inspired dining experiences, Mayfair’s Art Weekend promises all manner of cultural quests. Galleries in the area will swing open their doors for passers-by, and there’ll even be pop-up installations in some of Mayfair’s hottest shopping haunts, including a striking paper bird installation in the Burlington Arcade, created by artist and designer Mathilde Nivet. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, finish with lunch in Damien Hirst’s and Mark Hix’s Pharmacy 2.

Various locations in Mayfair, 30th June - 2nd July

Visit MayfairArtWeekend.com


REVEL HERE: Between the Sheets at Underbelly Festival

A celebration of all things sensual, Between The Sheets is an evening of risqué revelry. A critically-acclaimed late-night cabaret where rib-tickling comedy meets gasp-induced spectacle, with a side of theatrics, live music and dazzling acrobatics, immersed with all the charm and allure of glittering burlesque. Featuring exclusive, original material and acts never-to-be-seen anywhere else – this is one summer show guaranteed to set pulses racing.

Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road, Southbank SE1 8XX, 15th June – 29th September, 9:30pm, tickets from £17.50

Visit UnderbellyFestival.com


FEAST HERE: 5 Chefs 5 Nights at Merchants Tavern

Enjoy an innovative foodie feast at Merchant’s Tavern this June, where Tom Kerridge, Tom Kitchin, Mitch Tonks, Stephen Harris and Gary Usher will be cooking up a storm in Angela Hartnett and Neil Bothwick’s highly-regarded kitchen. 

Merchants Tavern, 36 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3PG, 26th – 30th June, tickets £65

Visit MerchantsTavern.co.uk


SIZZLE HERE: Miami Beach Backyard Cinema

Dreaming of sandy beaches? It’ll soon be a reality if you visit Backyard Cinema’s newest cinematic spectacle. Their latest pop-up is themed to Miami Beach, so expect sand between your toes, gigantic beanbags, large piña coladas at the Flamingo Beach Bar and an array of cult film classics. Now all you need is David Hasselhoff to run along to the Baywatch theme tune…

Mercato Metrpoplitano, 42 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle SE1 6DR, various dates in June, July and August, tickets from £16.50

Visit BackyardCinema.co.uk


LIGHT UP HERE: The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Marking the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s debut single, Arnold Layne, the V&A has launched the first major international retrospective of the band. The exhibition features previously unseen concert footage, as well as more than 350 objects and artefacts including instruments, handwritten lyrics, posters, architectural drawings and psychedelic prints – and, yes, it includes a laser show.

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, running until 1st October 2017

Visit VAM.ac.uk


INDULGE HERE: Three Girls Cook

Masterchef fans are in for a treat this June, as three of the extremely talented finalists, Lorna Robertson, Alison O’ Reilly and Giovanna Ryan, join forces to bring foodies a gastronomic feast of the senses. At their first supper club, the trio will be serving up a selection of their favourite dishes at Goode & Wright in Notting Hill. We have a feeling tickets for this event will be snapped up fast.

Goode & Wright, 271 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W11 1LR, 28th – 30th June, tickets £75

Visit ThreeGirlsCook.co.uk


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