Unmissable Things To Do In London - June 2018

Unmissable Things To Do In London – June 2018

Celebrate the solstice with unmissable things to do in London!

This month’s top picks include comedy vegan roast, a chicken nugget festival, an eye-popping dance festival & much more…

Cabaret & Circus

June at The RVT

From the Eurotastic Schlager Divas (8 June) to a blistering performance of This is Not Culturally Significant (28 June), The RVT is really living up to it’s recent Time Out Love London Award win.

Mariah & Friendz | Underbelly | 6 June | 9:30pm | From £17

A queer cabaret feast on the southbank with divas galore.

Circa’s Peepshow | Underbelly | 27 June – 18 August | From £16.50

The Aussie wunderkinds return with a sexy new show directed by circus royalty Yaron Lifschitz.

Theresa May’s Legs Akimbo | The Glory | 28 Jones | 8pm | From £6

Join the number 1 (as voted by us) Theresa May drag tribute for a riot of risque cabaret.


Elf Lyons at Comedy Van Gogh | Cafe Van Gogh | 20 June | 7pm | £22

A two course vegan dinner in a ★★★★★ eatery with hilarious turns from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and professional swan impersonator Elf Lyons.


Mighty Hoopla | Brockwell Park | 3 June | £45

‘Don’t go chasing waterfalls’ – the 90/00s are back with TLC (pictured above right) as special guest headliners alongside Belinda Carlisle, Melanie C, Vengaboys and some hipster choices including MNEK (pictured above left).

UCL Festival of Culture | UCL | 4-8 June

University College London throws open it’s doors for an inquisitive festival of quirky events and research-led happenings including a special immersive performance of 1984 author supremo George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris London.

Splayed Festival | The Place | 6-9 June

Splayed shatters the status quo with a cluster of subversive, unruly and experimental artists including the incredibly inventive Charlie Ashwell’s Banishing Dance.

Crystal Palace Festival | 11-17 June

London’s original home of spectacle presents a week of free live music and events culminating in the home of victorian dinosaurs, Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 17 June. .

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival | 21 June – 7 July

A whirling dervish of free outdoor circus, art and offbeat performance fun including the flocks of hundreds of illuminated pigeons of Fly By Night (21-23 June).


The Shortest Nights: Comedy Roulette | The Yard Theatre | 17 June | 8:45pm | From £8

Tickle your funny bone with these specially selected comedy shorts.

Food & Drink

Chicken Nugget Festival | 22 June

Ok so we’re vegetarian now, but we hear nuggets are popular. And CLUCKING HELL, here is a festival devoted to them. Enjoy you monsters.

Jollof Festival | The Africa Centre | 30 June | From £20

Is it just spicy rice? Discover the mysteries of African speciality jollof rice at this foodie festival.

Theatre & Performance Art

Trojan Women (part of LIFT) | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 2-3 June | £22 – £28

Greek tragedy via Singapore and Korea fusing blinding visuals and K-pop soaked sonic treats at Southbank Centre. Stay tuned for a full LIFT Festival preview.

Die or Run | Theatre Deli | 8 June | 7:30pm | FREE

A theatrical experience confronting anxiety.



WE DON’T NEED NO EDUCATION. Get learning with these free radical education interventions.

Great Ball of Fire | Greenwichwest Community & Arts Centre | 9 June | 7pm | From £12

A tea dance fundraiser for this incredible young theatre ensemble.

Did we miss the perfect June event or opening? Let us know and we’ll do our best to add it in!


I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.