The City of London has a packed schedule of fascinating events to enjoy during your serviced apartment stay in June.
It’s hard to believe that it’s June already, but time waits for no man or woman and the summer is finally here in The City of London. As ever, there are plenty of events to enjoy within The Square Mile, so let’s hope that we get some good weather to accompany them. Whether you’re in town for work or play, add a couple of these gems to your serviced apartment stay and you’ll head away from The City with some great memories.
Stationers Not Stationary – Guildhall Library – from June 1st
The City of London is home to 110 livery companies, which are trade associations and guilds set up to represent various professions. The Worshipful Company of Stationers is among the most historic, having been in existence for more than 600 years. This new exhibition looks at how it has been at the forefront of printing and publishing, as well as its future. A fascinating event for anyone interested in the written word.
Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm, with extended hours until 7.30pm on a Wednesday. Also accessible on alternate Saturdays. Free to enter.
London Nocturne – 1 New Change – June 10th
A bike race with a difference, the London Nocturne represents a great day out for everyone. As well as the competitive cyclists, there’s also a wide selection of novelty races, where you’re just as likely to see a penny farthing as a folding bike. High-profile riders, such as Sarah Storey and Mark Cavendish have been known to take part in previous years. Come for the cycling and stay for the live music and food stalls.
The action takes place between 2pm and 10pm and is free for spectators.
Zeppelin! WW1 guided walk – Chancery Lane Tube station – June 7th
On September 8th, 1915, The City of London was forced to deal with the reality of a new kind of warfare. This was the date that the German Zeppelin L13 hit, leaving destruction in its wake. A qualified guide will show you the sites that were affected by event and how the population adapted to deal with this new threat from the skies. It’s a must-do for anyone with an interest in military history and a desire to know more about World War I and its impact on the capital.
Meet at Exit 2 of the Tube station at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £8 for concessions.
Autism friendly early opening – Tower Bridge – June 17th
Families of children with autism and other needs can explore Tower Bridge at a special early opening. As well as viewing the exhibition and touring the engine rooms in a calm atmosphere designed to be inclusive, you will also be able to take part in craft activities created especially for this audience. Everything can be done at your own pace and that of your child, making for a great experience for everyone.
Doors open at 8.45am and booking is essential. Entry is charged at £4.20 for children, £9.80 for adults and £6.80 for concessions.
Little Women: The Musical – The Bridewell Theatre – from June 27th
The much-loved novel about a group of sisters learning about love, life and loss by Louisa May Alcott has been given a melodious overhaul. Little Women: The Musical promises to be a treat for all the family as it graces the stage at the intimate Bridewell Theatre, right in the heart of The City. With Kate Gledhill as Jo, Emma Coffey as Meg and Kimberly Barker as Beth, the story set during the American Civil War comes alive to new audiences.
Evening performances start at 7.30pm, while the Saturday matinee begins at 2.30pm. Tickets cost between £10 and £14.