All events listed are subject to change, please check whether they are going ahead and book in advance where possible. Please also remember that you must wear a face-covering aboard our services, maintain social distance and adhere to our Covid-19 safety measures.

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has reopened for a season of love and life, so discover the joys and wonder of the beautiful wooden ‘O’ on the south bank of the River Thames. Reduced capacities and COVID procedures they have in place mean you can visit safely, and still enjoy yourself.

In the open-air theatre space, they have productions to suit everyone’s taste. Come and join the fiesta at A Midsummer Night’s Dream, their colourful, chaotic and ‘utterly joyous’ (Time Out) show (26 May - 30 October). Cry tears of laughter with the multi-talented musical company at the comedy As You Like It, and find the magic on the island as the same company perform The Tempest, a tale of betrayal, love and forgiveness (8 June – 29 August). Experience a fiery new version of Twelfth Night, infused with the mesmeric nostalgia and soulful music of the world of Americana (6 August – 16 October). Or find new significance in a fresh production of the ill-fated Romeo and Juliet (26 June – 17 October). Celebrate all that unites us – stories, laughter, tears and nature – and get up close with live performances of our most famous poet’s plays once again.

You can also book guided tours to uncover the secrets of the iconic playhouse once again, which are available Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm and Sunday 10.00am – 11.00am.

Nearest pier: Bankside

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Kensington + Chelsea Art Week

Over 11 days in summer, Kensington + Chelsea Art Week celebrates and promotes the Royal Borough as a cultural hotspot; unveiling the unexpected, highlighting local spirit, and showcasing an extraordinary cross-section of art and culture.

From Thursday 24 June, a series of new and exciting installations will appear across 9 zones of Kensington & Chelsea, creating an ambitious art trail. The trail includes sculptures and installations by artists Louise Hall, LR Vandy, Anthony Garratt, Amy Jackson, Lauren Baker, Rand Abdul Jabbar and the duo Baker & Borowski.

The theme for this year’s art week is "reimagine". Through large scale artworks created across the area, the works hope to inspire and encourage people to connect with nature, introducing a diversity of colours and nature into urban environments and challenge perceptions. Developed with community consultation in 2018, KCAW shines a spotlight on the area's unexpected and unique cultural variety across a multitude of studios, museums, galleries, exhibition spaces and businesses, attracting local and international audiences to hundreds of cultural events and installations throughout the borough.

This year, Art Week is launching the inaugural Kensington + Chelsea Festival which will celebrate all forms of art and culture across the area for a whole summer season, 24 June - 4 July.

Nearest pier: Cadogan or Battersea Power Station

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Gaia at The Painted Hall

Following its huge popularity last year, Luke Jerram’s awe-inspiring art installation 'Gaia' has taken up residence once again in the Old Royal Naval College's Painted Hall.

The monumental rotating sculpture measures seven metres in diameter and is an exact scale replica of our planet; each centimetre of Gaia represents 18km of the Earth's surface. Gaia was created using 120dpi NASA imagery and is designed to emulate the ‘Overview Effect’ that astronauts experience when looking down at Earth from space.

Gaia is included with all Painted Hall tickets between 30 May and 1 July.

Nearest pier: Greenwich

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London Design Biennale

Taking over Somerset House, 1 - 27 June, London Design Biennale is a global gathering of the world’s most ambitious and imaginative designers, curators and design institutes.

This year, artist and stage designer Es Devlin is the festival's Artistic Director and has chosen 'Resonance' as its theme. Es Devlin also designed the 'Forest for Change' which has sprouted in Somerset House's famous courtyard.

Nearest pier: Embankment

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Sculpture in the City

The Square Mile has transformed into a rotating gallery as part of the Sculpture in the City project.

The tenth instalment of Sculpture in the City will officially launch on 15 June when The City's streets will be interwoven with even more works of modern art that bring pause for thought to London's historic business district. 

Nearest piers: Blackfriars or Tower

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Pride

Happy Pride Month

 

For all of June, we’ll be flying the Intersectional Pride Flag. This flag includes stripes representing non-binary, femininity, masculinity, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic to better represent and include everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+.

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EURO 2020 Fan Zones

The delayed UEFA European Football Championship takes place 11 June - 11 July 2021 and London will be hosting its own festival of football across two sites to coincide.

Trafalgar Square Fan Zone

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Big screens will be erected in Trafalgar Square for football fans to see England matches, both semi-finals and the final matches of the tournament which will take place at Wembley Stadium. 

Tickets to the fan zone are available through a free public ballot.

Nearest pier: Embankment

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Potters Field Park Football Village

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Located between City Hall and Tower Bridge, The Football Village will be free to attend and will show select games on big screens. Cultural entertainment, sports and community activities, food and drink stalls will complete the family-friendly atmosphere. 

Nearest pier: London Bridge City

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BattersEats

Finding a seat at Battersea Power Station's most popular cafés, bars and restaurants just got easier!  Two new outdoor dining spaces have opened up at the landmark site; Arches Lane and The Piazza. Both sites offer breathtaking views and table service from neighbouring restaurants and bars, perfect for an evening out under current restrictions.

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station

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