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London Insider Calendar: June 2017

A guide to the best creative events this month

We all know one thing to be true: warm weather = more fun. The June Insider Calendar is definitely a testament to this statement. Without further ado, here is our recommended list of events for the month.

Gardens
Open Garden Squares
Multiple locations
17 Jun – 18 Jun
Cost: £13.00

Venture into 230 gardens that are usually inaccessible to the public. One ticket gives you access to a vast range of gardens: historic, experimental, private, rooftop, community allotments and more. For an in-depth discovery of one of London’s most famous gardens, book our experience ‘Botanical Garden: Plants in focus’ with horticulturist and historian Elizabeth Fitzgerald.

Art
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!
Serpentine Gallery
8 Jun – 10 Sep
Cost: Free

The provocateur is back with a brand new set of works. The artist focuses on the themes of masculinity, popularity and art  – captured on traditional mediums such as ceramics, tapestry and printmaking. A curious dichotomy between old mediums and new messaging.

Photography
Terence Spencer: A Lasting Impression
Proud Camden
1 June – 20 August
Cost: Free

This small but exciting exhibit showcases the work of Terence Spencer, who famously joined The Beatles on tour as their photographer. His ability to capture the excitement of the 60s from the celebrity lifestyle to every-day moments is captivating.

Food
Taste of London
Regent’s Park
14 Jun – 18 Jun
Cost: £17.00+

There are MANY exciting food events in June and it can be hard to understand what differentiates them. A “Taste of London” ticket will get you free tasters from various top chefs, live cooking demos and the possibility to purchase gourmet food and drinks from top chefs and vendors. Join a masterclass for the full luxury experience.

Drinks
DrinkUp: The Wine Edit
Oval Space
8 Jun – 10 Jun
Cost: £15.00

As part of the line-up of events for London Wine Week, Oval Space is set to be transformed into a stunning Mediterranean vineyard offering unique wines to DrinkUp. The ticket price only gets you entry, so be prepared to dish out at the event. Want to learn more about wine? Join Tuck & Vine founder Louis Fernando on his Grape Escape and learn everything there is to know about natural wines.

Architecture
Futures Found
Royal Academy of the Arts
18 Feb – 25 Jun
Cost: Free

Photo from the Hulme Punx Picnic in 1991. © Charlie Baker

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, this exhibition explores the conflicting narratives surrounding post-war architectural projects, from social housing projects to public spaces. Drawing materials from many mediums and through many sources, the exhibit captures the subtleties sometimes lost in the discourse. Those with a passion for Brutalism should also join artist Charlie Warde on an exploration of Trellick Tower.

Innovation
Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent
Somerset House
21 Jun – 17 Sep
Cost: £11.00

Be prepared for an olfactory awakening. This unique exhibit features the perfumes and stories from 10 pioneering scent-makers who have broken boundaries over the past 20 years.