Jun 23, 2015

What's on in London this month

Vivienne Westwood, as is so often the case, says it best: “There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” We couldn’t agree more. There is, simply, so much to do in this wonderful city. We cover some of the finest postcodes in the capital and make it our business to know what’s going on in each of the local areas.

We present our guide on what to do, where to visit and where to be seen this summer.



Primrose Hill, Chalk Farm and Camden

The Seagull at Regent’s Park Theatre

19 June-11 July

Britain’s oldest professional outdoor theatre attracts more than 140,000 visitors each year to London’s finest Royal Park and has been a springboard for many well-known actors in their careers. This summer Chekhov’s The Seagull shouldn’t be missed.

http://openairtheatre.com/production/the-seagull

 

Hampstead & Belsize Park

Hampstead Summer Festival

20 June - 5 July

Feel like Alice in Wonderland at this charity celebration of all things creative in NW3. Everything from a screening of Tim Burton’s foray down the rabbit hole to a Mad Hatter’s tea party at Keats House is on offer

http://www.abprop.co.uk/news/16/35/Join-us-at-the-Hampstead-Summer-Festival/d,Blog

 

The Music Film Festival at the Everyman Cinema

24 June -4 July

The Music Film Festival celebrates the collaboration between music and film. Notable special events include a Q&A with John Maclean following the showing of Slow West

http://www.everymancinema.com/music

 

New opening: The Truscott Cellar

Luxuriate in a wine list at least three hundred bottles long, accompanied by head chef Aiden McGee’s (former head chef at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) creations at Haverstock Hill, between Belsize Park and Hampstead.

 

St John’s Wood

Jazz sessions - Last Monday of the month in June and July

Jez Nelson of BBC Jazz on 3 fame hosts evenings from selected jazz maestros at the Cockpit Theatre. June sees the Quentin Collins Quartet headline and John Etheridge take centre stage.

http://www.thecockpit.org.uk/show/jazz_in_the_round_0

 

Kensington and Knightsbridge

Savage Beauty, Alexander McQueen

Till 2nd August

A fitting tribute to the extraordinary talent and vision of a man whose life ended too soon. Held at the Victoria and Albert Museum

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/

 

Holland Park Opera

Till 1st August

This season, operas include: Il Trittico, by Giacomo Puccini a revival of the 2012 production; Flight, by Jonathan Dove, its first professional London performance; Aida, Guiseppe Verdi, sung in Italian with English subtitles; Lakme by Leo Delibes, a new opera in three acts; and L’amore dei tre Re, Italo Montemezzi.

http://www.operahollandpark.com/2015-season/

 

Mayfair

New opening: Bouillabaisse

The latest venture from entrepreneur extraordinaire, Kurt Zdesar, the man who brought Nobu to London. This seafood speciality restaurant is inspired by fishing communities around the world and stocked local suppliers.

http://www.kurtzdesar.com/

 

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