Top 5 things: to do in London this month

Tuesday morning means one thing: Time Out Magazine. This magazine is the insider to what’s going on where, and when, every week in London. I sacrifice my book on a Tuesday tube journey to read this magazine and make sure I’m catching up on what’s happening that week!

It’s also a lifesaver when I have people visiting and they don’t want to do ‘touristy’ things – there are always plenty of places to explore! So for something a little different, I thought I’d start a little series on carryoncaroline – “five things…”, starting with a little checklist of all the things going on at the moment or coming soon that I’m looking forward to!

1. Fashion on the Ration
Currently showing at the Imperial War Museum.
An exhibition I think will be particularly interesting to look at (my Mum has also insisted I take her!). An exploration into how women styled themselves in the 1940’s using the rations and the “make do and mend” attitude. Who knows – maybe I’ll even pick up a few tips!

2. Queen’s birthday parade
13th June 2015
I have never seen this before, but I do love a good royal occasion, and when in London…well, you know! Sometimes I think of my time in London and feel like I have to try and cram everything London-y into my time here and never take the tourist attractions for granted – so this will be me, being touristy!

3. Sky Garden
Some of you may know, I was lucky enough to be taken to the top of the Sky Garden brasserie for my two year anniversary with Simon, which meant an evening of fancy food and cocktails and incredible views seated on the edge of the mezzanine floor taking in London (such a good surprise!). But we also promised ourselves we’d come back in daylight to go round each side of the walkie talkie building and take in the views in a whole new light.

4. The Shard
Now I know this and the Sky Garden aren’t specifically June related, but they’ve been on my to do list since I moved down to London, and as I said – when in London! Apparently the “London Calling” cocktail in the Aqua Bar is pretty damn cute, coming in it’s own miniature red telephone box – definitely one for the Instagram!

5. The Future of the Tube
4th-7th June
So Simon can be a little bit of a nerd (of course it’s not me…), and recently the future of the tube was all over the internet. So we’ve booked tickets this weekend to check out an installation which showcases the latest designs for the future of the tube, putting London back at the forefront of innovation. So this should be an interesting one! It might be a little late notice, but it’s on all this weekend and totally free, but you have to book!

Can you see anything I’m missing this month?