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10 Things to Do in London in June (2024)

July 13, 2023

Summer is in full swing in the city and there’s plenty going on. From an entertainment festival to live music and delicious food sampling, London won’t disappoint! Here’s our pick of the best things to do in London in June 2024!

Why Visit London in June?

June is the perfect time to visit London! The city is buzzing with energy and there’s so much to see and do. The weather is usually lovely, making it ideal for exploring all the amazing parks and gardens. Plus, there are tons of exciting events happening, like the Lambeth Country Show and West End LIVE, where you can experience the best of London’s culture and entertainment for free! June is also when you can catch the Major League Baseball World Tour at London Stadium, adding a touch of American excitement to your trip. And let’s not forget about the Taylor Swift concerts at Wembley Stadium, promising unforgettable nights of music and fun. With so much going on, June is the perfect time to experience the magic of London!

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Top 10 Things to Do in London in June

1. Pride in London

When? June 29th
Where? Check the Pride Parade map

Come join the fun at Pride in London! It’s a fantastic celebration of love, equality, and diversity right in the heart of the city. The parade is bursting with colour, the performances are full of energy, and there are so many exciting things to see and do. Pride in London is a joyful event that brings everyone together. So, grab your friends, put on your brightest outfits, and join us for a day of celebration!

Pride flag with "Love is Love"

2. Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium

When? 21-23 June
Where? Wembley Stadium

Get ready to shake it off with Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium this June! The global superstar is bringing her incredible talent and chart-topping hits to London for what promises to be an unforgettable concert experience. With her infectious energy and powerful vocals, Taylor Swift is sure to deliver a show-stopping performance that will have the crowd singing along all night long.

3. Open Gardens Weekend

When? 8-9 June 
Where? Various gardens across London 

In association with the National Trust, hundreds of gorgeous London gardens will open their gates to the public as part of this weekend-long event. In 27 boroughs across the city you can find all sorts of green spaces – from roof terraces and allotments to classical gardens and everything in between. One ticket gives you access to all venues – so take advantage and make a weekend of it!

Get your tickets here 

Walled garden areas as part of Open Gardens Weekend in London
Image courtesy of Islingtongazette.co.uk

3. West End Live

When? 22-23 June
Where? Trafalgar Square

Experience the magic of London’s world-famous West End musicals with over 50 stunning live performances. From beloved classics to thrilling new productions, West End LIVE showcases the very best of London’s theatre scene. The best part? It’s all free! Join us for a weekend of music, dance, and pure entertainment as we celebrate the beauty and talent of the West End.

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4. Taste of London Food Festival

When ? 12-16 June
Where? Regent’s Park

Taste of London is an annual food festival that brings together some of the city’s top chefs, restaurants, and food producers. It will include live cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, and tasting events. Get ready to sample delicious food!

Get your tickets here

Aerial view of the crowds and activities at the Taste of London annual food festival
Image courtesy: London.tastefestivals.com

5. The Hampton Court Palace Festival

When? 11-21 June
Where? Hampton Court Palace

The Hampton Court Palace Festival is an annual music event held in London, in beautiful outdoor gardens. The festival takes place at the historic Hampton Court Palace, home to the former kings and queens of England. Each summer, the grounds of the palace are filled with music and dancing. There are often special performances from renowned artists and new talents to discover. This year, the line up includes: Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Jack Savoretti, and Sam Ryder.

Get your tickets here

Evening concert at The Hampton Court Palace Festival
Image courtesy: Hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com

6. Mighty Hoopla

When? 1st-2nd of June
Where? Brockwell Park

Mighty Hoopla is an annual music festival held in Brockwell Park in London each June. The festival celebrates LGBTQI+ culture and music with a lineup of the best in pop, indie, dance, and urban music. It is known for its friendly and vibrant atmosphere. The festival also has an emphasis on inclusion and diversity, with no dress code. This makes it an ideal event for all, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. The festival also boasts a wide range of LGBTQI+ performers, many of whom are local to the area. Mighty Hoopla is a truly unique festival for Londoners to come together, enjoy music, and celebrate diversity.

Get your tickets here

Large crowd at the Mighty Hoopla annual music festival held in Brockwell Park
Image courtesy: Mightyhoopla.com

7. British Summer Time Hyde Park

When? 29th of June – 14th of July
Where? Hyde Park

British Summer Time Hyde Park is a world-famous music festival that takes place in London’s Hyde Park. The festival is usually held over several weekends in June-July and features some of the biggest names in music. The festival has something for everyone, from classic rock to pop, hip-hop, and electronic music. This year’ line up includes: SZA, Kings of Leon, Morgan Wallen, Andrea Bocelli and Robbie Williams.

Get your tickets here

Large crowd in front of stage at British Summer Time Hyde Park
Image courtesy: Musicweek.com

8. Major League Baseball World Tour

When? 8-9 June
Where? London Stadium

Get ready for a home run of a summer as Major League Baseball returns to London Stadium in June! The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies are set to face off in a thrilling two-game series that promises to be a highlight of the season. Baseball fans can look forward to experiencing the excitement and passion of America’s favourite pastime right here in London.

Baseball glove and balls

9. Lambeth Country Show

When? 8-9 June
Where? Brockwell Park, Brixton

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lambeth Country Show in June, hosted by Lambeth Council and Brockwell Live. With 120,000 attendees, it’s one of the UK’s largest free festivals, blending city and countryside charm. Since 1974, it’s been a highlight of south London, offering entertainment and promoting sustainable practices. Explore 200+ traders, global street food, and traditional country attractions like sheep shearing and homegrown competitions. Enjoy diverse music from local talent to international acts. Don’t miss this vibrant and inclusive event showcasing Lambeth’s diversity!

When? May 31st – June 2nd
Where? Throughout the city

London Gallery Weekend is the world’s biggest celebration of its kind. The event happens over a period of three days with each day focused on a different area of London. Everyone is welcome to attend for free, and you’ll get a chance to explore London’s superior art galleries and to recognize the city’s assorted creative and cultural communities.

Here you have it, our list of the tops things to do in June in London this year!

Top Tips to Visit London in June

Here are some top tips for visiting London in June! First, pack layers as the weather can be changeable. Second, book tickets in advance for popular attractions and events. Third, take advantage of outdoor activities like picnics in the park or boat rides on the Thames. Fourth, explore the city’s diverse neighbourhoods and local markets. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene with festivals, shows, and concerts happening all around the city. London in June is full of excitement and adventure, so make the most of your visit!

Planning Your Trip to London in June?

Planning your trip to London in June? You’re in for a treat! The city is alive with events and activities that make it an exciting destination. If you’re into music, sports, or cultural festivals, London has something for everyone. When it comes to accommodation, consider staying at Clink261 for a friendly and affordable experience. Located in the heart of King’s Cross, Clink261 offers comfortable and stylish rooms, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring. With its convenient location near public transportation, you can easily access all that London has to offer.

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FAQs

Q: What’s the weather like in London in June?
A: The weather in London in June is usually nice and mild, with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 22°C (54°F to 72°F). But London weather can be a bit unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to check the forecast before you go.

Q: What are some awesome events happening in London in June?
A: London in June is buzzing with awesome events! You can check out the Lambeth Country Show, enjoy free performances at West End LIVE, catch a Major League Baseball game at London Stadium, or experience the music of Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium.

Q: Is June a busy time to visit London?
A: Yes, June is a bustling time in London with lots of exciting events and festivals happening. It’s a popular time for tourists, so you’ll find the city buzzing with energy and plenty of things to see and do.

Q: What kind of outdoor activities can I do in London in June?
A: June is perfect for outdoor fun in London! Enjoy picnics in Hyde Park, explore cycling routes, take a boat ride on the River Thames, or visit outdoor markets like Borough Market.

Q: What can I do if it rains in London in June?
A: No worries if it rains! There’s still loads to do. You can visit cool museums like the British Museum or the National Gallery, explore indoor attractions like the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace, or relax in a cozy London pub with some traditional British food and a drink. And don’t forget to check our list of things to do in London when it rains!

Q: What should I pack for my trip to London in June?
A: June weather in London is usually mild, so pack light layers like t-shirts, jeans, and a light jacket. Don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes for exploring the city, and an umbrella just in case it rains. If you’re planning to attend any events or shows, consider bringing some smart-casual outfits. And of course, don’t forget your camera to capture all the amazing moments!