Looking for somewhere to watch the World Cup for the big England game? Well it will be on practically everywhere, but check out our full World Cup guide here.
What we're reading:
- Stella McCartney unveils sustainable shop with 'cleanest air' in London.
- A tapestry of Kim Jong-Un's face is coming to London.
- Meet Finchley Road cobbler George, who's never take a sick day in 35 years.
- The Victorian photographic society that tried to preserve 'old London.'
Things to do:
HALO: Bask in a circle of light suspended in the air above Somerset House’s courtyard. This isn't divine intervention, but rather the effects a sculpture by Seoul-based experimental art studio, created by a calibrated array of over 100 mirrors (if the weather behaves itself, that is). Fountain Court, Somerset House (Temple), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm, until 27 June
SWEET DREAMS: Struggling to get some good quality shut eye? Marcela Vielman, from Talking Therapies Southwark, is here to help with a free workshop on what might be causing your lack of sleep and how to improve it. Camberwell Library, free, book ahead, 2pm-2.45pm
PROTEST PICNIC: Celebrate International Picnic Day with a waste-busting feast in Hyde Park. Food waste fighters Good To Go, Toast, Get Wonky, Rubies in the Rubble, and ChicP will be setting down their picnic blankets to share their sustainable goodies. Hyde Park Bandstand, free, book ahead, 3pm-6pm
BEER AND BAGELS: The Good Egg are celebrating the launch of their new beer and bagel night with a massive summer party dedicated to the world's second best holey baked good (sorry — doughnuts can't be beat). You'll get three bagel sliders with three expertly paired craft beers, plus a side, a dessert, and sizzling tunes courtesy of DJ BBQ. The Good Egg (Soho), £30, book ahead, 6pm-10pm
COUNTDOWN DANCE CLASS: Learn how to bust a move like Bey at a dance class dedicated to her 2011 floor filler Countdown. Beyonce was six months pregnant when they filmed the music video, so it can't be that physically strenuous... right? Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £15, book ahead, 6.45pm
Sounds Like London: our picks today
June brings the Mayor of London's Sounds Like London campaign to the capital — a month-long celebration of both women in music and London's grassroots music scene. Here's our pick of today's Sounds Like London events:
KARMA TO BURN: American rock trio Karma to Burn bring their riff-driven guitar tunes to the achingly hip Black Heart in Camden. Over 20 years on the scene, these guys don't intend on slowing down. Black Heart, £15.40, 7pm, 18 June
KOREAN FILM FEST: Here's another teaser screening from the London Korean Film Festival. This time, you can see Jang Joon-hwan’s powerful political drama and blockbuster hit 1987: When the Day Comes, based Korea's June Democratic Uprising. Picturehouse Central (Piccadilly), £8, book ahead, 6:45pm-9pm
CARIBBEAN COMEDY WEEK: Marlon Davis and Felicity Ethnic kick off Caribbean Comedy Week in style, taking to the stage at The British Library for two hours of giggles hosted by the effortlessly cool Mr Cee. The British Library (Euston), £15, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
BUILDINGS IN FOCUS: Join architect Simon Allford and developer Roger Zogolovitch for a discussion on their new Southwark mansion block, 61-87 Weston Street. They'll be exploring how the building responds to London's vernacular while Owen Hopkins, Senior Curator at Sir John Soane’s Museum, chairs. Sir John Soane's Museum (Lincoln's Inn Fields), £25, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
WORDS OF WISDOM: Arts projects non-profit All Change brings together a multitude of local women's voices for and evening of poetry, stories and song. 27 Dingley Place (Islington), free, just turn up, 7pm-9pm
BITCHELORS: A Scouse mumtrepeneur, a darkly secretive baker, a glamorous deadly foreign correspondent and an anti-marriage activist vie for the title of Woman of the Year —and you decide who wins. Critically acclaimed character comic Anna Morris presents Bitcherlors, her brand new one woman show. Underbelly Festival (Southbank), £17, book ahead, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Good cause of the day
Award winning poet and writer Ruth Padel and musician Anna MacDonald explore the human journey of migration through their respective mediums in an evening that's all about being on the move. All ticket proceeds go to Play for Progress, a London-based charity that delivers therapeutic and educational music programmes for young people impacted by conflict.
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
Tales of torture and plagues await you on a historical walk around London -- see bombed out ruins, discover Medieval markets and even visit a Roman ampitheatre. £12 Get tickets
We love London. It's pretty odd though, isn't it? Our city is a treasure trove of weird goings on, so why not delve a little deeper? Join your tour guide and explore a different side to London, full of things you won't see on the tourist trail - from magnificent old churches, to monuments, architecture to pubs... this one won't disappoint. Get tickets