Unmissable Things to Do in London in June 2017

Unmissable Things to Do in London in June 2017

Ah, June… the month of strawberries and cream, Glastonbury downpours, the longest day and – if the sun comes out – the shortest shorts!

This month’s top picks include crazy cabaret weirdos, sci-fi fun, prancing in parks, outdoor film screenings, daring new performance art & much more… oh, and the chance to vote Labour for a fairer society.


Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying | Wilton’s | 8-10 June | 7:45pm | From £12.50-£17.50

Outrageous catchy and gawpworthy, Bourgeois & Maurice are here to save the world. Take heed.


The Otiz Cannelloni Show | The Hippodrome | 9 June | 8pm | From £15

A great comedy lineup inside the Hippodrome including: President Obonjo of `The Lafta Republic and Tina T’urner Tea Lady.


Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction | Barbican | From 3 June | £14.50

The world of Sci Fi comes to life in this artsy exhibition exploring the roots of the genre with Jules Verne, the dystopias by Margaret Atwood & 28 Days Later and some interactive art from the makers of Black Mirror.

Festivals & Events

Field Day | Victoria Park | 3 June | 11:30am – 11pm | £64.50

London’s best new music line up, discover new artists before anyone else.

Mighty Hoopla | Victoria Park | 4 June | 12pm – 10:30pm | £35-£50

A hilariously camp day which echoes the good old days of SMASH HITS! The line up is incredible for the kitsch and 90/00s connoisseur including Sink the Pink, Sophie Ellis Bextor, All Saints, Will Young and many more.

DIY High School | Queen Mary, University of London | 7 June | From 2pm | FREE

A shameless plug for our very own event which gives you the chance to develop your visual and digital skills for free with me (Rupert, To Do List Editor).

The Future of Humanity Is: Community | The Canvas | 8 June | From Midday | FREE

Community could save us. Head along to the altruistic cafe du jour The Canvas to explore this idea further.

M.I.A.’s Meltdown | Southbank Centre | 9-18 June

See our preview here for some of the top reasons for trusting the legendary M.I.A.’s programming.

Queer Fun | Royal Vauxhall Tavern | 10 June | From 3pm | £10

‘Academics & Artists have it Out at the Royal Vauxhall Academy.’

Crystal Palace Overground Festival | Crystal Palace Park | 12-18 June | FREE

After a year off this epic free festival returns to the leafy South London suburbs.


East End Outdoors | Old Spitalfields Market | From 2 June

These unique outdoor film screenings in Spitalfields are a jewel in the pearly crown of the marvellous East End Film festival.

I, Daniel Blake | Genesis Cinema | 6 June | 7pm | FREE

A free screening of the film that made us bawl and vote Labour ahead of the General Election.

Theatre & Performance Art

First Flights | Queen Mary, University of London | 8 June | From 3pm | FREE

A showcase of new offbeat performance talent from East London’s Queen Mary uni.

InTRANSIT | Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea | 8-25 June

Kensington and Chelsea’s festival of art in unexpected nooks and crannies returns .

With a Little Bit of Luck | Roundhouse | 9 June | 7:30pm | From £15

Sabrina Mahfouz’ UK Garage themed show is getting a stadium outing featuring the legends DJ Luck and MC Neat.

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.