What’s On This Weekend: June 18th & 19th

    The weather may still be miserable, but there’s plenty of fun to be had this weekend come rain or shine…


    1. Open Garden Squares Weekend

    Around 200 gardens take part in this each year, with many activities aimed at families. There’s real variety – from traditional squares to contemporary rooftop gardens, not to mention museums, schools and allotments.

    When: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June
    How much: £14 each; under-12’s go free. One ticket gains access to all gardens.
    Where: Venues across London – see website for details.


    2. West End Live

    Theatre fans will love the line-up of shows and musicals. Visitors can also participate in family activities and explore exhibits from some of London’s most popular museums.

    When: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June
    How much: Free!
    Where: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN


    3. The Gherkin Challenge

    The NSPCC is calling on families to take their fundraising to new heights by climbing The Gherkin’s 39 floors. You’ll be rewarded with a glass of champagne (or juice!) once you reach the top, plus the spectacular 360 degree views across London.

    When: Sunday 19th June
    How much: Free!
    Where: The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP