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.
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.
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.
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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