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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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Ian McKellen Is Playing Shakespeare's Falstaff

Ian McKellen will star in Player Kings, a new production adapted from Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts 1 and 2.

1st April - Sat 22nd June 2024
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Save Big on Furniture at This Vitra Sample Sale

If you're in the market for some new furniture then you'll want to get down to Shoreditch for this Vitra sample sale

22nd June 2024
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Look Back at Rankin’s Work for Dazed at 180 Studios

Roll back to the nineties at 180 Studios, which is looking back at a decade of Rankin's work for Dazed magazine

Until 23rd June 2024
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See What It Was Like to Be Part of the Roman Army at the British Museum

Legion: Life in the Roman Army explores what it was like to be part of the Roman army, one of the most elite fighting forces of all time

1st February - 23rd June 2024
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Save Big on RIXO at This Sample Sale

If you've been wanting to freshen up your wardrobe weather, now's the perfect time because RIXO is hosting a sample sale

20th - 23rd June 2024
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Meltdown Festival 2024

Meltdown Festival has been curated by the likes of Yoko Ono and David Bowie, and now Chaka Khan s is taking the reins for 2024

14th - 23rd June 2024
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A Free Exhibition Showcasing Vivienne Westwood's Wardrobe

This June, Christie's auction house is giving us the chance to get a closer look at Vivienne Westwood's personal wardrobe

14th - 24th June 2024
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Too Many Critics Is Back to Support Action Against Hunger

Too Many Critics, the charity event established by Bill Knott and Charles Campion, is returning this June in aid of Action Against Hunger

25th June 2024
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Raindance Film Festival Is Coming to London This Summer

The UK's leading indie film festival, Raindance, is coming back to the capital this summer with a packed programme of must-sees

19th - 28th June 2024
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Silverleaf Is Hosting a Big Pride Takeover

Pan Pacific's acclaimed cocktail bar Silverleaf has a takeover planned for Pride, featuring three talented LGBTQIA+ bartenders

28th June 2024
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The Pride Parade Is Back This Year and This Is the Route

This year the Pride in London parade will be heading through the streets of central London on 29th June 2024

29th June 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 30th June 2024
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Pub in the Park Is Heading Back to Chiswick

Pub in the Park is set to return later this month and it's parking up at Chiswick House and Gardens for another year.

28th - 30th June 2024
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The Independent Ceramics Market Is Back for Summer

The Independent Ceramics Market is heading to Stoke Newington for its summer edition of 2024 and it's a two-day special.

29th & 30th June 2024
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The Worlds of Drag and Classical Music Are Colliding at This Concert

Classical Drag is part of this year's Classical Pride festival, featuring headliners Monét X Change and Thorgy Thor.

3rd July 2024
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The Cinnamon Club Is Hosting an All-Night General Election Watch Party

The Cinnamon Club is hosting an all-night general election watch party, serving dinner, midnight snacks and breakfast

4th - 5th July 2024
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Michael Bibi to Play a Massive Show in Finsbury Park This Summer

After battling cancer, DJ and producer Michael Bibi is playing a massive One Life show in Finsbury Park this summer

6th July 2024
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London's Largest Outdoor Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market is set to team up with DRUMSHEDS to host the DRUMSHEDS Summer Flea, London's largest outdoor flea market

7 July, 2024
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Bloc Party Are Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary With a Huge Gig in Crystal Palace

The band is marking two decades in the game in style We're not even past Christmas yet but it's already shaping up to be quite…

7th July 2024
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Kaleidoscope Festival 2024

Kaleidoscope Festival is taking over Ally Pally for one day this July and it's certainly cramming a lot in with music, comedy, & street food.

13th July 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 14th July 2024
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BST Hyde Park Is Back for 2024 With Shows From Kylie, SZA, and Stevie Nicks

A whole host of legendary headliners are hitting Hyde Park this summer for the 2024 edition of BST Hyde Park

Sat 29th June - Sun 14th July 2024
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David Bailey & Mary McCartney’s Photographs Are on Display at Claridge’s

David Bailey & Mary McCartney's work is being shown at a joint exhibition at Claridge's ArtSpace this summer

Until 19th July 2024
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The Summer Series at Somerset House Is Back for 2024

Somerset House has put together a pretty incredible line-up for this year's Summer Series, marking the festival's 21st year with a bang

11th - 21st July 2024
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Try Dishes From Ixta Belfrage’s Mezcla at Isla

Ixta Belfrage, chef and award-winning author, is going to be taking over the kitchen at The Standard's Isla for three months this spring

Until 22nd 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 June 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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