Events in London

A curated guide of 13 places and things to do in London, recommended by locals

It is the perfect time to go see what's what in London. In this guide, you’ll find exhibitions, concerts, markets and so much more!

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    Vintage Flea Market

    vintage • flea • market
    8 March - 31 August
    Vinegar Yard

    In our very unbiased opinion (obviously), that it cannot get much better than a London flea market. This one runs all summer long and is all about that vintage lifestyle- clothing, accessories, and house objects.


    Dior Exhibition

    dior • fashion • exhibition
    19 April - 31 August
    V&A Museum

    Who here doesn't know Dior? we doubt there is anyone who isn't familiar with this iconic fashion house that managed to transcend trends and times throughout its history. This exhibition features hand-tailored pieces and rare perfume bottles, as well as sketches and a historical timeline of the brand.


    Brilliant Visions: Mescaline, Art, Psychiatry Exhibition

    Surrealist • Art • Drugs
    30 April - 30 August
    Bethlem Gallery and Museum of the Mind

    Ready for an art high? "Brilliant Visions" presents drawings and paintings by Surrealist artists who took part in the Guttman-Maclay mescaline experiments of the 1930s. Julian Trevelyan, Basil Beaumont and Herbrand Williams are among the artists featured. See how their hallucinations made it to the canvas. \\ Price: free


    The BBQ Club: Patch & Picnic

    food • festival • picnic
    2 May - 29 September
    Southbank Centre

    Over this summer in London you can book a spot at a BBQ bar over River Thames, or plan a picnic on the river bank itself, cooked and catered by the team at the South Bank pop-up food extravaganza. The food served varies based on the time of day and the dining option you chose, so it's anywhere between a giant burger to a romantic cheese and fruit plate. Oh, and did we mention the wine?


    AI: More than Human

    AI • exhibit • london
    15 May - 25 August
    Barbican Centre

    This exhibition explores the relationship we have towards artificial intelligence, the state of AI in the world today and its potential in the future. Barbican is officially a learning centre and so visitors are expected to remain active and curious and not be passive spectators. Its nature also implies you'll have many of your questions about AI answered when you visit.


    Museum of the Moon

    nature • moon • exhibition
    16 May - 7 September
    Natural History Museum

    UK artist Luke Jerram has crafted a meticulous miniature model of the moon- and by miniature we mean a six metre diameter. The model is created using NASA imagery to stay as authentic as possible. Usually Jerram tours with his moon model around the world, but it will settle in London's Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum for almost four months over this summer- and you can go check it out for free.


    Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

    Film • London • Exhibition
    20 May - 14 September

    Learn more about the genius mind behind '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'The Shining', and 'A Clockwork Orange' in this groundbreaking exhibition at Kensington's Design Museum. With over 700 objects, films, interviews, letters, and photographs, you'll learn about Kubrick's meticulous process and his intimate relationship with the city.


    Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic

    Magic • Psychology • Exhibition
    20 May - 14 September

    The Wellcome Collection is playing host to a fascinating exploration of the history of magic. From Victorian spirit photographs to Derren Brown, you'll learn how magicians have deceived and amazed us through the generations. Check the website, and you can time your visit to this free exhibition with one of their 6 weekly performances.


    Frank Bowling Exhibition

    Contemporary • Guyana • Art
    30 May - 25 August
    Tate Britain

    This is Guyanese artist Frank Bowling’s first major retrospective. The exhibition brings together a lifetime of large-scale artworks. It includes key series such as his iconic 'map paintings', ‘poured paintings’ made by pouring paint down an inclined surface, and his sculptural paintings of the 1980s. \\ Price: £13


    Rani x Masaba Pop-Up

    Indian • Menswear • Womenswear
    52 Brewer St

    Indian fashion designer Masaba Gupta is having a two-day collaboration with Rani by Raja. Check out her new bright collection. Bold prints with textiles from remote areas in India. You are sure to find a unique outfit for summer or your next big event.


    BBC Proms

    Classical Music • BBC • Festival
    18 July - 13 September
    Royal Albert Hall

    One of the world's largest classical musical festivals, the BBC Proms are a staple of London's cultural scene. Set in the beating heart of Albertopolis, the spectacular Royal Albert Hall. With accessibly priced tickets available, this is a must-see event.


    Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

    Royal • Palace • Architecture
    19 July - 28 September
    Buckingham Palace

    A chance to peak inside the home of Britain's Royal Family. The palace is open only for 10 weeks of the year, making it a fantastic opportunity to see Buckingham Palace's majestic state rooms in all their glory. There are even private evening tours available for a small groups!

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    Ariana Grande

    pop • music • live
    16 August, 18 August, 19 August
    The O2

    The current queen of pop is popping across the pond for an all-out concert performance. Part of her Sweetener World Tour, we expect a big production as she takes over The 02 with all her glitz and glam. Get ready to dance.

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