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10 Things to Do in London in June (2023)

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 2023!

1. Underbelly Festival

When? Early May – late July

Where? Various locations across the city 

Want to laugh until your sides hurt this summer? Then get yourself down to the Underbelly Festival at Southbank. Find the big purple cow and discover comedy, live circus, cabaret and general merriment right in the heart of London. Also on site is one of London’s largest outdoor bars and plenty of street food vendors to keep those bellies full and happy.

Underbelly Festival in London in June

2. Open Gardens Weekend

When? 10th-11th of 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!

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Open Gardens Weekend in London in June
Image courtesy of Islingtongazette.co.uk

3. Taste of London Food Festival

When ? 14th-18th 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!

Aerial view of the Taste of London Festival in London in June
Image courtesy: London.tastefestivals.com

4. The Hampton Court Palace Festival

When? From June 8th
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: Grace Jones, Kaiser Chiefs, Björn Again and Rick Astley.

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Hampton Court Palace Festival in London in June
Image courtesy: Hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com

5. Mighty Hoopla

When? 3rd-4th 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.

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Mighty Hoopla Music Festival in London in June
Image courtesy: Mightyhoopla.com

6. British Summer Time Hyde Park

When? 25th of June – 8th 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: Bruce Springsteen, Pink and Take That.

Get your tickets here

British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London in June
Image courtesy: Musicweek.com

7. Festival People

When? June 17th
Where? Barking Park

Festival People is a new unpretentious event that celebrates the youth culture of today. Line up includes Kurupt FM and Bugzy Malone, and Ms Banks. So if you plan to be in London that weekend, come and join the fun!

Get your tickets here

Festival People music festival in London in June
Image courtesy: Festivalpeople.london

8. Harry Styles in Wembley

When? 14th-15th of June
Where? Wembley Stadium

After winning an award at the 2023 Grammys for best album of the year, Harry Styles is bringing Love on Tour to Wembley Stadium. Don’t miss Harry’s signature dance moves and best songs including As It Was and Satellite.  The show is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

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Outside Wembley Stadium in London
Image courtesy: Archello.com

9. Hallyu! The Korean Wave

When? Until June 25th
Where? The V&A Museum

This exhibition is a celebration of the South Korean culture from ancient and futurist fashion, to Gangnam style. Perfect if you’re already in love with the country or wish to (re)discover it.

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Hallyu the Korean Wave exhibition in The V&A Museum in London
Image courtesy: nme.com

When? 2nd-3rd of June
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.

Art from London Gallery weekend in London in June
Image courtesy: Londongalleryweekend.art

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

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