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What’s On In London

Wondering what’s on in London? Don’t sweat it, there’s lots to keep you busy. There are always so many things to do in the Big Smoke, so we’re here to make your life a little easier by bringing you only the very best. Our filters let you see the most interesting, fun and/or unusual things to do in London today, this week, or even the whole month, so you can see what’s on at the times that are important to you.

With Pride celebrations taking over town, June might just be the most colourful month of the year, and with festival season also kicking into high gear this month, you should expect to be seeing a lot of glitter around. There’s no better time to get the bevs in, with World Gin Day, Beer Day Britain and English Wine Week all falling this month – why not get outside on a terrace or on a rooftop bar and enjoy a drink in the sunshine? Or you could head to the park and DIY your own spread during Picnic Week instead. 

Summer, summer, summertime….it’s Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff’s fave time of year and it’s another busy month in the capital. There are still some Pride events, like Classical Drag and London Trans Pride, and there are fests galore with the return of Kaleidoscope, South Facing and Junction 2. And it’s a busy one for sports fans as we have the conclusion of Euro 2024 (come on England!), the return of Wimbledon (fingers crossed for a rain-free tournament) and the start of the 2024 Olympics just across the Channel in Paris.

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Lee Tiernan’s July Residency at BIRKENSTOCK STUDIO: WALK WITH ME

Lee Tiernan is in residence at BIRKENSTOCK STUDIO: WALK WITH ME this July and he's shosting two events with Happy Endings and Taste Cadets

18th & 24th July 2024
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Visit London Zoo After Hours

Every Friday this June and July, head to London Zoo after hours for food, drinks, exclusive guided tour and live music

7th June - 26th July 2024
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£10 Cocktails and DJ Sets at One Hundred Shoreditch

Find £10 cocktails, live DJ sets from exciting emerging talent and good vibes every Thursday and Friday at One Hundred Shoreditch's Lobby Bar

Until 26th July 2024
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Listen to Pink Floyd by Candlelight

Candlelight Concerts, who've already brought us a whole series of multi-sensory music experiences, has announced a show on Pink Floyd

27th July 2024
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London Trans+ Pride Is Back for 2024

London Trans+ Pride, which was established in response to the daily injustices trans+ people face, is back for 2024

27th July 2024
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London International Festival of Theatre 2024

The London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) will land back in town this summer for nearly two months celebrating the arts

6th June - 27th July 2024
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New Theory Is Putting on a Summer of Love (Bite) Wine Party in Peckham

New Theory (FKA Nouveau) is gearing up for their next wine rave and this time they're coming to Peckham Arches

28th July 2024
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Dive Into the Last Decades of Michelangelo at the British Museum

The British Museum is delving into the last three decades of Michelangelo's life and career with a major new exhibition

2nd May – 28th July 2024
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River Stage at the National Theatre

The River Stage, the free outdoor arts festival by the National Theatre, is returning to the Southbank once again.

5th - 28th July 2024
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An Accidentally Wes Anderson Exhibition is Coming to London

An 'Accidentally Wes Anderson' exhibition is coming to London this December, featuring over 200 photos that evoke the director's style.

Until 28th July 2024
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Junction 2 Festival 2024

Junction 2 is returning to Boston Manor Park for three days this summer, meaning you can rave under the M4 once again.

26th - 28th July 2024
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Wake Up to the Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta

Waking up to a sky full of hot air balloons is a magical thing and that's exactly what the plan is with the Lord Mayor's Balloon Regatta

7th, 21st and 28th July 2024
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Head to Llama Inn for a Dinner of Dreams

Llama Inn and Code's 30 Under 30 are teaming up to inject a little silliness into summer with a Dinner of Dreams on the rooftop.

30th July 2024
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Dominic West Is Starring in A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge starring Dominic West, Kate Fleetwood and Callum Scott Howells is transferring to the West End

23rd May – 3rd August 2024
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Standing at the Sky’s Edge Is a Love Letter to Sheffield

Standing at the Sky's Edge, the Olivier Award-winning musical, featuring songs by Richard Hawley, is transferring to the West End after sell-out runs at The…

8th February - 3rd August 2024
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Stacey Dooley Is Joining the Cast of 2:22 A Ghost Story

Danny Robins' 2:22 A Ghost Story, is changing up its cast once again with Stacey Dooley set to play the role of Jenny.

25th May - 4th August 2024
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Peckham Salvage Yard Is Back

Setting up shop in Copeland Park, Peckham Salvage Yard will play host to over 60 handpicked traders selling a whole range of vintage goods

4th August 2024
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People, Places and Things Is Back on the West End

After a smash hit run at the National Theatre in 2015, Duncan Macmillan's People, Places and Things is back in London

3rd May - 10th August 2024
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South Facing Festival 2024

After another excellent summer at Crystal Palace Bowl last summer, South Facing is returning for 2024 this July and August.

26 & 27th July and 3rd, 9th & 10th August 2024
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Pick Up a Rare Poster at This Gallery

Islington's Twentieth Century Posters is having its annual stock clearance sale this August, meaning it's your chance to pick up a bargain.

9th - 11th August 2024
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UK Black Pride Is Back for 2024

UK Black Pride is returning to London's Olympic Park for its 19th edition after another massive event last year

11th August 2024
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Jay Morjaria Is Popping Up With a Korean Diner at Callooh Callay

Jay Morjaria is popping up with Park & Kim, a Korean diner concept, at Shoreditch cocktail bar Callooh Callay

Until 15th August 2024
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Experience the Music of Hans Zimmer by Candlelight

Fans of Hans Zimmer, here's your chance to listen to your favourite movie scores, performed live in an exceptional setting full of candles.

16th August 2024
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A New Christmas Bar In London Is Opening 4 Months Early 

DesignMyNight is opening The Mistletoe Mixer, complete with kitsch festive decor and a Christmas playlist, this summer

1st - 17th August 2024
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Peggy Gou Announces a Massive Gunnersbury Park Show

Dance music DJ Peggy Gou announces summer headline show at Gunnersbury Park, her largest London show to date

17th August 2024
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Helena Bonham Carter Is Narrating Punchdrunk's Viola's Room

The world-renowned creators of 'Sleep No More' are launching a new production called 'Viola's Room', narrated by Helena Bonham Carter

Until 18th August 2024
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Try Baked Beans, Olive, Pesto and Vinegar Flavoured Ice Cream at this Pop-Up

Anya Hindmarch's playful spirit is out in full force this summer with her Ice Cream Project concept store, serving pesto and beans scoops

Until 18th August 2024
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The Summer Exhibition Returns to the Royal Academy

The RA Summer Exhibition is one of the highlights of the city's artistic calendar and this year's edition looks set to be another cracker.

18th June - 18th August 2024
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See Much Ado About Nothing at The Globe

Shakespeare’s feel-good love story Much Ado About Nothing is opening at the Globe to kick off the theatre's summer season

25th April - 24th August 2024
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A Spirited Away Play Is Running in London

The Japanese stage production of the 2001 animated movie Spirited Away is making its European debut on the West End

30th April - 24th August 2024
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Community-Focused Festival Rally Is Returning for 2024

GALA and Bird On The Wire are bringing community-focused festival RALLY back to Southwark Park this summer

24th August 2024
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Field Day Announces Line-Up for 2024

After linking up with All Points East and heading home to Victoria Park last year, Field Day is doing the same again for 2024

24th August 2024
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A Stranger Things Prequel Is on Stage in London

A prequel to the TV show will be coming to the Phoenix Theatre this autumn Stranger Things may be approaching its end on Netflix -…

17th November 2023 - 25th August 2024
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Body Movements Summer 2024

After another hit edition in February, Body Movements for a summer session and this time, they're coming south of the river to Southwark Park

25th August 2024
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All Points East 2024

All Points East is coming back for 2024, and they've announced that Kaytranada, Loyle Carner, LCD Soundsystem and more are set to headline

16th - 25th August 2024
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Explore 500 Years of Black British Music at the British Library

Explore the legacy of 500 years of Black British music at the British Library with the Beyond the Bassline exhibition

Until 26th August 2024
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Step Inside a Botanical Garden With The Butterfly Trail at Outernet

The Butterfly Trail, running at Outernet, is the world's first mixed reality experience where you can release AR butterflies

Until summer 2024
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The Jealous Summer Exhibition Is Back

After a three-year hiatus, the Jealous Summer Exhibition is back at the Shoreditch gallery, aka east London's ultimate holiday destination.

18th July - 31st August 2024
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Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) Is a Modern Take on a Rom-Com

Rom-com Two Strangers Carry a Cake Across New York has had its West End run extended until the end of the summer

Until 31st August 2024
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Feast on BBQ & Beer With Black Cactus at Exale Tap

Enjoy a summer of beer and BBQ at Exale Tap as the Walthamstow taproom plays host to smoked meat specialists Black Cactus

From 25th April 2024
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An Immersive LEGO Exhibition Is Coming to London

LEGO exhibition The Art of the Brick is coming to London, featuring LEGO sculptures of famous masterpieces.

Until 31st August 2024
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The Hayward Gallery Is Hosting the First Mid-Career Survey of Tavares Strachan

The Tavares Strachan: There Is Light Somewhere exhibition at Hayward Gallery explores the way he tackles cultural visibility

18th June - 1st September 2024
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The Barbican Is Hosting a Major Exhibition on Francis Alÿs 

The Barbican is hosting Ricochets, the largest exhibition on Francis Alÿs in the UK in almost 15 years, featuring his Children's Games series

27th June - 1st September 2024
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Yinka Shonibare Is Exploring the Legacy of Imperialism at the Serpentine

British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare has a major solo show - his first in London for over 20 years - on at Serpentine South Gallery

12th April - 1st September 2024
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Polly Braden Is Documenting the Result of Ukrainian Displacement

Photographer Polly Braden has been documenting the lives of some of the women and children displaced by the war in Ukraine and you can see her work at the Foundling Museum 

15th March - 1st September 2024
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A Major Yoko Ono Exhibition Is on Display at Tate Modern

'Yoko Ono: Music Of The Mind' will be the UK's largest-ever exhibition dedicated to the artist and activist when it opens in February.

15th February - 1st September 2024
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Catch Free Films and Music at Summer by the River

London Bridge City, aka The Scoop, is hosting Summer By The River, another season of free treats including live music and sports screenings

Until 1st September 2024
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A Free Taylor Swift Exhibition Is Coming to the V&A Museum

See 14 of Taylor Swift's iconic looks on display at the V&A Museum this July as 'Taylor Swift | Songbook Trail' opens

27th July - 8th September 2024
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See How Fashion Photography Has Evolved at the Saatchi Gallery

Beyond Fashion at the Saatchi Gallery tracks how fashion photography has changed from the presentation of products to a new visual language

Until 8th September 2024
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Rheim Alkadhi’s Work Is Being Shown in the UK for the First Time at the ICA

The ICA is hosting Templates for Liberation, featuring tarpaulin sculptures, making it Rheim Alkadhi's first exhibition in the UK.

11th June - 8th September 2024
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Dive Into Croydon’s Musical Heritage at This Exhibition

To celebrate Croydon's time as the London Borough of Culture, the Museum of Croydon is hosting Rewind: This is Croydon's Music

8th February - 8th September 2024
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A Pop-Up Beach Has Landed in Walthamstow

Walthamstow is becoming 'Walthamstow-on-Sea' until September as Big Penny Social is transforming its terrace into a British seaside resort

Until 8th September 2024
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Watch an 8-Hour Performance on Top of a 2.5-Tonne Block of Suspended Ice at Greenwich + Docklands Fest

London's leading free festival of outdoor theatre and performance art, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, is back for 2024

23rd August - 8th September 2024
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Jimmy’s BBQ Club Is Back on the South Bank

It's not summer in London without a BBQ pop-up from Jimmy Garcia, so he's bringing his BBQ Club back to the Southbank

Until September 2024
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The Giant London Flea Market Is Coming Back to Town

The Giant London Flea Market is heading for Stratford and it'll be the largest indoor flea market in the city with over 100 vintage traders

15th September 2024
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Explore the Legacy of Tropical Modernism at the V&A

The V&A is hosting a major architectural exhibition highlighting the style of Tropical Modernism in West Africa and India

2nd March – 22nd September 2024
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Jeremy O. Harris Is Bringing Slave Play to London and Kit Harington Is Starring

Jeremy O. Harris is bringing his controversial Slave Play to London, with Kit Harington amongst the West End cast

29th June - 21st September 2024
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Open House Is Returning for 2024 and Here’s Where You Can Look Around

If you like nosing around other people's pads then you won't wanna miss Open House Festival For two weeks in September hundreds of buildings in…

14th - 22nd September 2024
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#CookForPalestine Supper Clubs at Akub

Modern Palestinian restaurant akub will be continuing its series of charitable #CookForPalestine supper clubs this summer and autumn

15th July & 23rd September 2024
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180 Studios Is Hosting the Largest Ever Exhibition of Art and Sound

The Vinyl Factory - Reverb is a multimedia exhibition exploring the intersection of sound and art that's the largest of its kind

23rd May - 28th September 2024
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Drink Champagne and Eat Hotdogs at Bubbledogs

Bubbledogs is returning with a pop-up at 45 Park Lane's terrace this summer to serve up a menu of gourmet hotdogs and Champagnes to match.

10th May - 29th September 2024
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Buckingham Palace Is Opening for the Summer

You saw it on the latest season of The Crown and now you can see it in real life because it's the Buckingham Palace summer opening

11th July - 29th September 2024
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Get High in Stratford at Roof East

Fancy playing a round of crazy golf, belting out some karaoke or stretching out with some yoga? Well you can do it all at Roof East.

18th April – end of September 2024
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Joseph Denison Carey Is in Residence at Boundary Shoreditch

Joseph Denison Carey, who's been running his own project The Bread + Butter Supperclub, is taking up residence at Boundary for the summer.

Until end of September 2024
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David Hockney Is Getting the Immersive Treatment Again

Immersive exhibition David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) is returning to Lightroom in King's Cross

17th June - 6th October 2024
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London’s Only Louisiana-Style Crayfish Boil Is Back

Crayfish Bob helps reduce the population of invasive crayfish species and he's teaming up with Gosnells to host a series of seafood boils

4th July - 10th October 2024
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See How Food Can Express Heritage at SPACE Ilford

Photographer Kenneth Lam is hosting his first solo exhibition A seat at our table at SPACE Ilford, exploring the table as a symbol of home

9th March – 12th October 2024
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Explore the Modernist Movement in Ukraine at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is showcasing modernist art made in Ukraine between 1900 and the 1930s with the In the Eye of the Storm exhibition.

29th June - 13th October 2024
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Journey to the Moon with Tom Hanks

Immersive moon experience 'The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks' will run at the Lightroom gallery in King's Cross.

Until 13th October 2024
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This Exhibition Is the Largest Showcase of the UK’s Hobbies

Artangel and Hetain Patel are presenting the largest showcase of the UK's hobbies with the Come As You Really Are exhibition

18th July - 20th October 2024
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An Evening With Fran Lebowitz

She's been a New York City icon since the 1970s, but Fran Lebowitz became internationally beloved for her no-nonsense, slightly curmudgeonly, sense of humour in…

28th October 2024
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Go Open Water Swimming in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is bringing its open-water swimming season back to Middle Dock for a third year, so dive on in

Until end of October 2024
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A New Yayoi Kusama Sculpture Is Coming to London

A new Yayoi Kusama pumpkin sculpture is coming to London. Her tallest one yet will be standing in Kensington Gardens

9th July - 3rd November 2024
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Check Out the Inaugural Exhibition at the Museum of Homelessness

The immersive exhibition will draw upon the Museum of Homelessness' experience of fighting at the front lines against a number of issues

24th May - 30th November 2024
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Journey Into the Underworld With Hadestown

After a sell-out run at the National Theatre in 2018, the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning musical Hadestown is back in London, this time at…

10th February - 22nd December 2024
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Immerse Yourself in Manhattan and Havana at Guys & Dolls

The Bridge Theatre is staging one of the greatest musicals of all time with this production of Guys & Dolls, starring Timmika Ramsay as Miss…

Until 4th January 2025
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Dive Into a World of Birds at the Natural History Museum

With Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre, the Natural History Museum is presenting a look into the history and character of the feathery vertebrates

24th May 2024 - 5th January 2025
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The V&A Is Hosting a Photography Exhibition Featuring Elton John & David Furnish’s Collection

Elton John's photographs, the collection he built with husband David Furnish, are going on display at the V&A.

18th May 2024 – 5th January 2025
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The London Transport Museum is Showcasing the History of Poster Art and Design

The London Transport Museum is opening its Global Poster Gallery, its first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of poster art and design, with the…

20th October 2023 - 2025
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The Art of Banksy Is Coming Back to London

A massive Banksy exhibition is coming back to London in the spring featuring 150 of the artist's original works

11th April 2024 - January 2025
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See Some of Most Iconic Resistance Images at This Peter Kennard Exhibition

Whitechapel Gallery is putting on one of the most extensive displays of Peter Kennard's work with the Archive of Dissent exhibition.

23rd July 2024 - 19th January 2025
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Eggbreak Is Heading East For the First Time

East Londoners can get in on the Eggbreak action without having to cross town as the restaurant is popping up at The Hoxton, Shoreditch.

29th July 2024 - early 2025
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A Mrs Doubtfire Musical Is Here

The screen's favourite housekeeper and babysitter is staying in the West End as Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical is on at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 2025

Until 16th February 2025
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express Is Skating Back Into London

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express, which ran in the West End from 1984 to 2002, is rolling back into the capital next summer.

8th June 2024 - 16th February 2025
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The Design Museum Is Opening an Exhibition All About Barbie

After the phenomenon that was the Barbie movie the Design Museum has revealed that they've got an exhibition about the doll in the works

5th July 2024 - 25th February 2025
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Follow This Trail of Sculptures Across the City

This summer marks the 13th edition of Sculpture in the City and features the work of 17 world-class artists and spans the Square Mile.

24th July 2024 - spring 2025
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The V&A Is Hosting an Exhibition That Explores the Career of Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell has had an unrivalled career and now the V&A is honouring that with an entire exhibition dedicated to the supermodel.

22nd June 2024 - 6th April 2025
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Step Inside Anthony McCall’s Sculptures of Light at Tate Modern

Tate Modern is hosting an exhibition on Anthony McCall where you'll be able to step inside his immersive light sculptures.

27th June 2024 - 27th April 2025
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