Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers.
Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
A sensory show with captivating images and intriguing sounds that will keep your little ones rapt. Ages strictly 6-18 months.
From the makers of Scrunch and Seesaw, this brand new show is a great first trip to theatre for the really young.
Time for a walk, better wrap up warm. Poppers, buttons, zips.
Formal garden square originally laid out between 1824 and 1832 on land belonging to the Corporation of Trinity House. Contains one of the oldest outside statues in London, probably of Alfred the Great. Music. Refreshments.
The decks of many of the barges moored here have been laid out with gardens to form an ’inside-out’ floating garden square. Tea and cakes. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Garden Barge Square at Downings Roads Moorings, Reed’s Wharf, 33 Mill Street
Borough Market will be inspiring visitors to support urban honey bees with a hive to honey showcase as part of the Chelsea Fringe.
The Market Hall will be humming with bee experts who’ll provide an abundance of planting ideas for urban spaces, as well as sharing their expertise about hives and urban bee keeping.
An evening of wonderful piano music played by virtuoso pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, described as ’Stunning’ by Classic FM and ’The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion.
Southwark Anglican Cathedral,
A tribute to American, European & British music from Classical to The Beatles featuring
St Joseph’s High School Symphony Orchestra & Band from Michigan, USA
with Burke Lokey and Aaron Engleman, Directors
“Tchaikovsky meets the Beatles” is the best introduction to this delightful concert by St Joseph’s High
The London Concertante are delighted to return to Southwark Cathedral once again this year as part of their 2018 Four Seasons UK tour! Headlined by Vivaldi’s eternal masterpieces, the ensemble present an accompanying programme bursting with classical treats and hidden gems.
A beautiful Victorian garden in the heart of Borough. Octavia Hill’s flagship project for environmental and social schemes in 1887, restored as an ’open-air sitting-room’ by Bankside Open Spaces Trust in 2005 with Heritage Lottery funding.
Garden of remembrance on the site of a burial ground for licensed prostitutes. Stunning ’goosewing’ entrance and honey-coloured Cotswold limestone walls. ’Feminine’ pastel shades decorating the edge of the garden. Garden tour.
Crossbones Memorial Garden, Union Street / Red Cross Way
Following the success of Brute at Soho Theatre, Damsel Productions teams up again with award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson to present Grotty, a semi-autobiographical piece centred on East London’s lesbian scene.
Vast roof terrace with panoramic views of the Thames and professionally managed formal gardens. Award-winning kitchen garden managed by volunteers, producing vegetables and edible flowers. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Inspired by the real life murder hotel designed and operated by 19th century serial killer H. H. Holmes, immersive theatre company differencENGINE (Heist) place participants in the driving seat of their experience – your choices will have ramifications, can you trust your instincts?
The Biscuit Factory, Top Floor Block F, 100 Clements Road, Bermondsey
Tue 22 May to Sun 27 May, Tue 29 May to Sun 3 Jun, Tue 5 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sun 17 Jun
Award-winning garden on the site of a churchyard and college dating from the 12th century. Both were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and not rebuilt. Privately owned, this unique space combines traditional and more contemporary elements.
Vestry House, Disruptive Capital Finance, Laurence Pountney Hill
A hidden secret garden with a unique story and many delights in the planting. A small paved area includes a pond and fountain. Within the narrow space climbers cover the walls and pots brimming with foliages create texture and colour.
Awarded a Green Flag 2017/18, a stunning gated garden just 100 yards from the river Thames, Tate modern and Globe Theater. A bridged Wildlife pond, fernery, raised herb beds, grape vines, native flower beds.
Imaginatively designed community garden in a disused tarmac courtyard. Raised beds, enchanting planted courtyard and observation beehive. Refreshments and many activities. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Former industrial/garage space now a pleasant, intimate communal urban green space. Sixteen allotment plots, wildlife area and thriving beehives. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
We are a large community garden on an old wharf of the Surrey Canal. We host a wide variety of different sustainable gardening methods, all managed by local people. Homemade refreshments, plants and self led tours.
Award-winning centre for horticultural training which is open for everyone to enjoy. Wildlife pond, food-growing, orchard. Plants and materials for sale. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Spend this May half term by getting creative at the Bank of England Museum. Get together as a family and be as imaginative as possible to create a box-shaped keepsake box to take home. Also get the most out of your visit to the Museum with the help of a literary trail which ties in with our temporary exhibition.
A small part of the original garden, purchased by the Drapers’ Company from Henry VIII in 1543. Gates, walls and railings, designed by Stephen Dykes Bower, date from the 1970s. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
A team of powerhouse promoters join forces to bring you a series of parties in the historic streets of London.
The event on Saturday 2nd June will be on Pindar Street in the heart of East London, Shoreditch. Both ends of the street will be closed for this 8 hour party!
Heading to London for the first and only time, ‘Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics Behind William De Morgan’s Ceramic Designs’ (11 May - 28 October 2018) is a free exhibition at City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Art Gallery, celebrating the work of acclaimed Victorian ceramic artist William De Morgan.
Special short film screenings of archive footage on the struggle for women workers’ rights and the suffragette movement with contributions from the London’s Screen Archives, London Metropolitan Archives and the BFI.
On the second Saturday of the month, join Guildhall Art Gallery for themed family activities. A revolving programme may have you heading below into the Roman Amphitheatre and hearing tales or Roman conquests, or creating crafts from the Victorian paintings surrounding you.
Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre off Gresham Street London
Sunday Brunch? Yes Please.
Wake up London, we’re up on the roof!
Bringing together the most exciing brands and products to the attention of 180 of the most sociable connected group of bloggers & influencers, yes that’s you!
Grange St Paul’s Hotel, 10 Godliman Street, London.
Once just a blank corner of the roof amongst the plant and machinery, now growing a variety of edible and ornamental plants using a mix of containers and recycled items. Also beehives and amazing, iconic views across London.
Eversheds Sutherland Vegetable Garden, 1 Wood Street
Feria De Londres brings the vitality of a traditional Andalucian Feria to the heart of London. From Friday 25th May until Sunday 27th the Southbank will play host to a vibrant celebration of Spanish culture and cuisine.
Delightful courtyard garden dominated by a London plane tree, planted in 1837. An inspirational example of a shade garden of flowers and shrubs. Tea and light refreshments. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, Ave Maria Lane
Originally opened in 1981 and redesigned as a knot garden by David Hicks FRSA in 1995. Bordered by Roman/medieval city wall. Further developed in 2017. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Small park formed from a churchyard and laid out as a public garden in 1880. A touching wall of Doulton tablets records the heroic deeds of ordinary men, women and children who lost their lives to save others.
Postman’s Park, St Martin le Grand/Aldersgate St/King Edward St
An astronomy enthusiast attempts to spot constellations in London’s polluted sky. She tells the story of Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer. Hear how the man in the moon comes to earth to dance the night away after having watched people on earth dancing.
We’re heading back to the Stone Age this bank holiday Monday with free screenings of Aardman’s Early Man.
Get ready for an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny characters voiced by an all-star British cast.
Victorian Londoners loved scary night time tales of truly gruesome proportions. Families looking for a grizzly Victorian story can come and hear the Penny Dreadful account of Sweeney Todd, a villain of Victorian London. Each performance is 30 minutes long.