Things to Do in London in June 2017

Visit London in June to enjoy some of the capital's most famous royal events, as well as outdoor festivals in the sunshine.

With warm weather and an events calendar packed with festivals, sports, free entertainment and more, June is a lively and exciting time to visit London.

Make sure to also explore London's beautiful parks and green spaces, and stop by a pub with a beer garden to enjoy a drink outside on a sunny day.

June Events

London celebrates the Queen's official birthday in June with Trooping the Colour, a spectacular military parade in the centre of the city. Head to The Mall to enjoy all the pomp and pageantry.

For more military pageantry this month, watch the Household Division’s Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade, the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament, or the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace.

Stroll through private gardens, hidden green spaces and experimental plantations for one weekend only during the Open Garden Squares Weekend.

Enjoy a month-long feast of foodie events, masterclasses and special offers with London Food Month; or take a whirlwind tour of London's restaurant scene at the Taste of London festival in Regent's Park, where London's top chefs show off their skills and serve up delicious food.

If you also enjoy a good glass of wine, plan a visit during London Wine Week this June.

Sing your heart out at West End Live, as the cast of some of the West End's top shows and musicals take to the stage at this free event in Trafalgar Square.

For more music, get tickets to one of London's top music festivals in June, from a disruptive progamme of music and art at Southbank Centre's Meltdown, to a more classic line-up in royal surroundings at the Hampton Court Palace Festival.

Two annual festivals which kick off at the end of the month include the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, featuring free outdoor theatre, dance and art in Royal Greenwich and East London; and Pride in London which culminates in a huge parade through Central London in July.

Watch international male hockey teams compete in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

There's also plenty of horse sports and off-field entertainment to be enjoyed in June at the very glamorous Royal Ascot and thrilling Polo in the Park.

And don't forget to treat your dad for Father's Day this month.

For more things to do in June in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London, or download a free copy of the June London Planner visitor guide. And catch the best of the London stage with our roundup of top shows in June.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.

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