London is the city for everyone, starting off from the rich history and culture to the fine food everything makes this city worth to explore. And when it comes to exploring this historically enriched city, June is the best time where the sun keeps dazing throughout the day and the streets are filled up celebrations throughout the month. If you’re planning a London holiday this year, then this traveler friendly guide will help you make the best of your getaway in London in June.
Summer is considered the best time to visit London as the city warms up under the sun and welcomes its tourists with an open heart. The streets of London brims with joy as there is a rush of exciting events around the city at this time and the warm weather adds up the extra on it. The temperature remains between 20 degree celsius maximum and an average hours till the sun shines is 7 hours.
Take all the festive vibes of London by indulging into these amazing events which are held during the month of June.
1. Trooping The Color
Trooping The Color is a royal celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday (her actual birthday is on 21 April). This tradition has been set in the 18th century and since then it is being celebrated in June to enjoy a pleasant summertime. It’s a parade of military pageantry where the highness inspects the troops. This tradition was started by King George II in 1748 where earlier the Queen used to arrive on horseback but since 1987 she has been arriving in a carriage. The celebration begins with the parade by 1400 officers, 200 horses and 400 musicians. In the end the Queen’s extended joins for a iconic annual photo standing on the balcony of Buckingham palace.
When: 8 June, Saturday
Location: Buckingham Palace
Tickets Price: No Tickets Required
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2. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is one of the largest open submission exhibition in the world which is being organised since the past 250 years. The exhibition holds all the latest themes which are coming in the arena of art and if you have an eye for colors, paints and themes then this place will be a perfect retreat. This place showcases the new and recent creations by emerging artists and also the expertise which give an eclectic mix to the whole event. This exhibition gives a glimpse of the world of contemporary art in the form of paintings, sculpture, photography, architecture and films.
When: 10 June-12 June
Location: Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
3. Open Garden Square Weekend
With the arrival of June, the private gardens of London open its gate for the public to enjoy the lush-greenery. The open garden square weekend is a much-awaited event for the Londoners and the tourists who plan to visit the city in summertime. This grand garden event takes place across 27 London boroughs. On one weekend of June all the historic, traditional and the new experimental gardens located across London open their gates for the public to witness the beauty of the boulevards.
Must Visit Gardens: 10 Downing street, the Royal College of Physicians Medicinal Garden, Belgrave Square, Crossrail Place Roof Garden
When: 8-9 June
4. West End Live At Trafalgar Square
Want to groove at the electrifying concerts in London in June? If you have that party animal hidden inside you, then make sure to be a part of the West End Live which takes place at the Trafalgar Square. Here you can get the taste of London’s some of the best of London’s musicals and exciting new shows. This event is immensely popular in the city and the best thing is you can enjoy it without any entry fees. But make sure to take the perfect spot to enjoy the best of the event.
When: 22-23 June
5. Taste Of London
The Taste Of London is indeed a paradise for all the foodies out there who want to get a taste of some delectable delicacies. This is an annual event which is held on a grand scale at the Regent’s Park where the London’s top restaurant come forward with their specialities. This is a 5-days affair where the park turns into food wonderland where 40 top restaurants of London serve their best dish from the menu. The visitors can enjoy a live demonstration of the flame filled cooking at the Fire Pit stage and also catch up on some live entertainment.
When: Exact Dates To Be Confirmed
Main Highlights: Champagne Laurent Perrier Club House, Taste Residence
6. Pride In London
June is the time when the streets of London gets painted with rainbow colors as the LGBT community rolls out their joy and celebration. The Pride in London parade passes through the West End’s streets and line up at the Trafalgar square for a live entertainment. Thousands of people gather during this time to celebrate the freedom of sexuality, gender, races and faith. The event goes around with different cultural events like theatre, dance, art, cinema and parties across the city.
When: 23 June To 07 July
Main Highlights: Dance And Cultural Performances
7. ICC Cricket World Cup
And there is finally something for the sport lovers too during summertime in London. Witness the world’s best cricket team battle out at the Lords and Oval which are the famous grounds of the city. This is the fifth time that England and Wales are hosting the tournament and there is no chance that a true cricket lover could miss that. Though the public ballots are closed by now for booking the tickets but one can still look for resale at the official portal of ICC Cricket World Cup Tournament 2019.
When: 30 May 2019 – 14 July 2019
So after going through all the events now you know that London is going to be bang during the summertime. With the sun blazing in the sky and streets filled with all the excitement, the summer is going to be the best time to indulge into an extravagant affair of festivals and pleasant weather. Don’t wait and plan your vacation to London this summer vacation and get immersed into the joyous mood.
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