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WHAT'S ON IN LONDON IN JUNE

31.05.17

We round up the best of what’s going on across the capital for the coming month so you don’t have to

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FOR YOUR MORNING COFFEE: THE LARDER

Sometimes you stumble across an establishment that does it all and The Larder in Fitzrovia is one such place. Serving up delicious coffee and pastries to take away in the morning as well as a sit-down breakfast menu if you’ve got time to spare, it’s the ideal pre-office meeting spot. The Larder is open throughout the day but after hours, this small but perfectly designed space transforms into a cosy wine and sharer-plate destination. If you’re a wine enthusiast (or even if you’re not) then the tasting events on the first Thursday of every month might be of interest.

8 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF

THE MUST-SEE EXHIBITION: THE AMERICAN DREAM: POP TO THE PRESENT

As thought-provoking as it is visually stimulating, The British Museum’s latest exhibition, The American Dream: Pop To The Present, explores the ways in which U.S. artists have responded to significant world events, both locally and globally. Launching with the PopArt movement in the 1960s and presenting the works of artists such as Andy Warhol before continuing through the ages, the exhibit is a showcase of the museum’s collection of both modern and contemporary American prints.   

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury WC1B 3DG

Until 18th June 2017

FOR ROOFTOP DRINKS: SISU

It’s rooftop bar season and last year’s favourites are back by popular demand. Sisu is one to bookmark, located just by Marble Arch station and nestled above the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, it’s the perfect sunshine escape, be it to close a day shopping or for after-work drinks. Relaxed in its atmosphere and serving up summer-specific cocktails in jars as well as delicious tapas-style street food, it’s the kind of place you can easily while away the entire afternoon or evening. Whether you’re with a big group of friends or there’s just a couple of you, settle in to one of the wooden huts and enjoy the chance to drink and dine al fresco until the end of the summer.  

535 Oxford St, Mayfair, London W1C 2QW

FOR THE LUNCHTIME WORKOUT: KOBOX

London’s fitness landscape is an ever-growing mecca of classes, memberships and workouts and Kobox brings something of a stand-out offering into the mix with its newly launched lunchtime sessions. These 30-minute classes are designed for the city’s professionals wishing to integrate the gym into their otherwise busy days. The shorter length doesn’t mean an easy ride, however. Expect to sweat nearly as much as you would in a full-length class; the instructors amp up the impact to ensure you get the best workout possible.

85 London Wall, London EC2M 7AD

FOR THE FOODIES: TASTE OF LONDON

Taste of London is now a permanent fixture in London’s summer events calendar and this year it’s scheduled to take place in Regents Park between the 14th and 18th June. Set to host around 40 of the city’s newest or most prestigious eating establishments, each serving up their signature dishes in sample form, it’s a haven for foodies, both resident and visitor. Live cooking demonstrations are set to spark guests’ culinary interest further still and masterclasses will allow you to try your hand at something new. Expect the likes of Roka, Bubbledogs and Club Gascon on the day.

Regents Park, Chester Rd, London NW1 4NR

Tickets range from £13 - £70 

FOR MUSIC LOVERS: A LIVE ORCHESTRA AT ELECTRIC CINEMA

This month marks the start of a new addition to the innovative Electric Cinema line-up as the Portobello location welcomes a live orchestra to support its screening of the film Churchill on the 6th June. The film explores one of the most pivotal moments in British wartime history and the musical accompaniment will be led by the composer, Lorne Balfe. Relax with a glass of wine or a beer in the cinema’s plush armchairs and stay around after the screening to partake in the live Q&A session with the composer after the screening.

6th June 6.30pm, Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Road, London
Tickets cost £45 and can be purchased here.

SAVE THE DATE: THE TROOPING OF THE COLOUR

One of the country’s most time-honoured traditions, The Trooping Of The Colour marks the Queen’s birthday and this year the event will take place on the 17th of June. In celebration, the Queen will be escorted from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Palace and then back down The Mall, which is typically flagged with hundreds of spectators who have turned up to watch the parade. The Royal Air Force will also fly past to close the ceremony in the most quintessentially British way possible. If you’re keen to attend this year and you haven’t got a ticket, be sure to head down to the edge of St. James’ Park or The Mall early to secure a spot with a good view of the road.

17th June

Find out more at the Telegraph online.

FOR CULTURE WITH A TWIST: WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

If you’re looking for a culture fix but you’re also partial to a nice lunch or a glass of wine, then the Whitechapel Gallery could be your kind of place. It’s located in the heart of East London and it provides a more intimate experience than some of London’s more famous galleries and museums. Attached to the gallery is The Whitechapel Refectory; a café by day and a wine bar by night. Run by the team behind 10 Greek Street and 8 Hoxton Square, you can rest assured the menus will be as much of a delight as the exhibitions themselves. This month, head down on a Thursday when the gallery stays open until 9pm and top off your visit in the After Hours wine and craft beer bar.

77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

SHOP WOMEN'S NEW ARRIVALS
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