Looking for somewhere to watch the Three Lions bring it home? Check out our guide to the game here, and our full guide to World Cup venues here. If Wimbledon is more your thing, we've got a guide on where to watch that too.
What we're reading:
- George Ezra and Robert Plant call for action to save London's independent venues.
- Amy Lamé: how an LGBT+ bookshop helped me feel welcome in London.
- A walk in the park? Not so easy as festivals take over green spaces.
- London has excellent universities — but unhappy students.
Things to do:
MONDAY CLUB: Artist Chris Moon, who counts the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and Michael Fassbender as fans, presents a new exhibition that charts his daily journey from his Bethnal Green studio to London Fields lido. His neon paintings transport you to a single, sun-drenched bank holiday afternoon, which saw a mass invasion of the East End park and pool. Gallery 46 (Whitechapel), free, just turn up, 12pm-6pm, until 17 July
HYDE PARK SCAVENGER HUNT: Calling all nature buffs. Grab a group of mates, your smart phone and scramble around Hyde Park in search of clues that will uncover the park's hidden histories — there's a goody bag in it for the very best scavengers. The LookOut Centre (Hyde Park), £40 per team (max 4), book ahead, 6:30pm-8:30pm
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL CHOIR: Hear the world's most famous cathedral choir in one of the world's most iconic cathedrals — St Paul's, that is. It's performing seminal American choral works, including Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Berstein's Chichester Psalms. St Paul's Cathedral, £30, book ahead, 7pm
A PLANET NOT OUR OWN: From planets with two suns, to those with seas of lava, under the tutelage of Professor Elizabeth Tasker discover just how delightfully bonkers our universe can be. She's examining whether we'll ever have the chance to call these utterly alien worlds home at this evening talk. The Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
THE RED ATLAS: See how the Soviet Union secretly mapped the world with cartography connoisseurs and co-authors John Davies and Alexander J Kent. They're chatting about the subject of their new book — the world's most comprehensive mapping endeavour — at this illustrated talk. Pushkin House (Bloomsbury), £10, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
120 BPM: From Palme d'Or winner Robin Campillo comes a cinematic reimagining of the lives of AIDs activists in early '90s Paris. You might want to bring tissues. Harris Academy (South Norwood), £9, book ahead, 7.45pm-10.15pm
NAWAMIN SUPPER CLUB: Masterchef finalist and fan fave Nawamin is cooking up a storm at Christopher's tonight. The Thai-inspired five course feast includes such culinary delights as venison carpaccio with burnt aubergine and a show-stopper of a Swan Lake-inspired dessert. Christopher's (Covent Garden), £75, book ahead, 7pm-10.30pm
DENIM: Little Mix, watch your back, because all singing, all dancing gender-bending girl group Denim are back. This is drag as you've never quite experienced it before. Battersea Arts Centre (Battersea), £11, book ahead, 8.30pm
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: With a shed load of awards and a Netflix special under her belt, funny woman Bridget Christie comes to The Bill Murray to bring you some brand new stand up and to throw around a few miscellaneous ideas. In other words, she'll be Mucking Around For an Hour. The Bill Murray (Islington), £8, book ahead, 9.30pm
Good cause of the day
Folksy chanteuse Bill Jones is returning to the stage, following a long hiatus to raise her family. And this time, it's for a brilliant cause — all of the money raised from her Union Chapel concert will go to Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC), a small charity that provides non-directive support for parents before, during and after antenatal testing.
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books... Get tickets
Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required. Get tickets
Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets
How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets