Events and fun things to do in London in June

Buckingham Palace balconies overflowing with blooms? Check. Pub gardens basking in a warm (ish) glow? Check. London in June is a city awakening from its springtime slumber, ready to be explored with gusto.

So, ditch the raincoat (hopefully) and dust off your walking shoes – here’s your guide to a cracking good time in London this June!

Pride in London 2024 

29th June

Pride in LondonArguably the most iconic and largest Pride event across the UK, Pride in London is returning with the legendary Pride Parade and beloved celebration of LGBTQ+ pride. Join the colourful crowds as they march through the streets of Mayfair, culminating in a massive celebration at Trafalgar Square with stages, food stalls and a welcoming atmosphere for all.

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Mayfield Lavender Farm

Mayfield Lavender FarmForget the Eiffel Tower, London lays claim to the most Instagrammable sight in June – Mayfield Lavender Farm. Picture yourself wandering through rows of purple perfection, the air scented with calming essential oils. Be sure to check their website for opening dates and those all-important #aesthetic photo ops.

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Taste of London Food Festival 

12th-16th June

Vegan street foodDescribed as the ultimate celebration of food and drink in the capital and the most anticipated food festival of the summer, Taste of London Food Festival is back for 2024 with a delicious lineup of restaurants and artisan producers. Taste of London is transforming Regent’s Park into a foodie paradise this June.

Over five delicious days, tantalise your taste buds with bite-sized wonders from London’s top restaurants. Learn a trick or two from the experts at the live cooking demonstrations. Plus you even check out the outstanding selection of artisan stalls showcasing unique ingredients and tempting treats.

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Trooping the Colour

15th June 2024

Trooping the Colour parade in LondonJune in the UK is bursting with events, but for a truly iconic, British experience, look no further than Trooping the Colour, also known as the King’s Birthday Parade. This spectacular ceremony celebrates the King’s Official Birthday (while his actual birthday falls in November) with a display of splendid pageantry unlike any other.

Witness over 1,400 officers and soldiers from the Household Division march in perfect unison down The Mall, accompanied by hundreds of musicians and the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The parade itself can be viewed for free along The Mall, so pack a picnic, grab a Union Jack flag and soak up the atmosphere of this historic and joyous occasion.

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Summer Evenings at London Zoo

London Zoo GiraffesExperience the ultimate adventure at London Zoo as Zoo Nights return for summer 2024! Witness the captivating blend of wildlife and city life as the sun sets. From June 7th to July 26th, every Friday, the Zoo will open its doors to adults only, from 6pm to 10pm. Zoo Nights is undeniably one of the most extraordinary events in London and the absolute highlight of the summer.

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West End Live

22nd-23rd June

As the city thaws out, so does its theatre scene! June welcomes West End Live, a two-day extravaganza showcasing the best of London’s musicals. This is your chance to see an array of show-stopping performances from London’s hottest West End musicals. Think show tunes, dazzling costumes, and enough energy to light up Piccadilly Circus.

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Pub in the Park Chiswick 

28th-30th June 2024

Pub in the ParkTuck into mouthwatering Michelin-star dishes and discover the hottest new eateries showcasing delicious pub classics and innovative creations. Then wash it down with a pint of craft beer, a refreshing cider or a delightful mocktail. Pub in the Park offers something for everyone. Sing along to your favourite anthems with live music performances from Scouting for Girls and Busted or browse the artisan market for unique crafts and gifts. It’s perfect for a day out in June, especially if you’re bringing the family!

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