London is always rife with special events and unique experiences, whatever month of the year it is.
But, if you’re visiting in June, then you’re in for a treat as the city gets in the mood for some real summer excitement. From music festivals to monarchic traditions, June brings more than just a little sunshine to London.
Whether you’re staying at the Park Grand London Hyde Park for business or on a family holiday, there’s no better time than June to visit London. Below are just a few of the events you can take part in and enjoy during June. With entertainment, history and family excitement throughout the month, there’s plenty to keep you exploring London throughout the month.
Queen’s Birthday Parade
The Queen’s Birthday falls on the 21st of April but due to June’s usual chances of better weather, a national celebration takes place on the 8th of that month.
The day is famous for its Trooping of the Colour when the Palace Guard parade along the Mall and St James’s Park. If you are on the lookout for a great way to spend the day, watching from these two public spaces will give you free access and prime position to see the full parade get underway.
Make sure to get there before 10 AM, when the parade gets underway to ensure a prime viewing spot!
Open Garden Squares Weekend
Sample some of London’s finest private squares over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June. With a wide range of beautiful spots located near our beautiful accommodation Hyde Park, London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend will take you from Belgrave Square all the way to Downing Street.
West End Live at Trafalgar Square
Head down to Trafalgar Square on the 22nd to 23rd of June to see some of the city's best musicals come to life in the open air. From the Bodyguard to The Lion King, the start of summer in London promises to be a real showstopper. Whether you’re on the lookout for a foot-tapping family favourite, or you want to sample something new on the West End, this is the perfect place to get a taste of London’s culture.
Movies on the River
From the beginning of June, you’ll be able to book tickets for some of your favourite movie classics, all whilst cruising down the River Thames. With a diverse roster of films, including Dirty Dancing and a Star is Born, this gives open-air cinema a whole new meaning.
All Points East
All Points East is a weeklong music festival in Victoria Park.
This festival showcases some of the best new music and classic fan favourites, including the Raconteurs, The Strokes and The Chemical Brothers. Beginning in the last weekend of May, this festival spans into the first weekend of June. Better still, The Neighbourhood programme promises even more free weekday fun in the form of on-site workshops and arts activities with their In The Neighbourhood programme.
Stanley Kubrick Exhibition
The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition is currently being showcased at the Design Museum, where you can explore the making of many of the late American Directors Films. Based near our London Holiday Packages great value rooms in West London, the Kensington based Design museum offers an in-depth look into the intricacies of Kubrick’s sets, props and designs.