June Events in London

 
 

During the summer months, London adopts a renewed enthusiasm for local events and attractions, especially those held outdoors. This is the time when London’s annual summer season kicks off, accompanied by an exciting range of modern arts and cultural events that attract visitors from across the globe. While staying at one of our elegant central

 

27th May 2016

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During the summer months, London adopts a renewed enthusiasm for local events and attractions, especially those held outdoors. This is the time when London’s annual summer season kicks off, accompanied by an exciting range of modern arts and cultural events that attract visitors from across the globe. While staying at one of our elegant central London hotels, take the time to explore these fantastic June events in London.

Trooping the Colour: The Queen’s Birthday Parade

June Events in London

An annual tradition since the 18th century, Trooping the Colour, which this year celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday, takes place from 10am at St James’s Park. Watch the Horse Guards’ procession, then settle in at The Rubens for a Royal Afternoon Tea overlooking Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews.

Trooping the Colour
11th June 2016

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

June Events in London

Back this month for its impressive 248th edition, the annual Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition is a must-visit for any art enthusiasts visiting London. Expect to see new and recent art works, by both emerging artists and the biggest names in the contemporary art industry, within the theme of ‘artistic duos’.

Summer Exhibition 2016
From 13th June – 21st August 2016

Wimbledon Championships

June Events in London

One of the most celebrated events of London’s summer season is the quintessentially English Wimbledon Championships. Buy a ticket on the day, or get a Ground Admission wristband for access to the grounds. Wherever you choose to watch the tournament, don’t miss out on the sporting event’s great tradition of strawberries and cream.

Wimbledon Championships 2016
From 27th June – 10th July 2016

Chestertons Polo in the Park

June Events in London

Within southwest London’s Hurlingham Park, this renowned polo festival also offers activities for children, food vendors representing some of London’s best restaurants, and outdoor bars serving Pimm’s and Lanson Champagne. From the Lanson Champagne Garden, patrons will enjoy views over the polo field, too.

Chestertons Polo in the Park
From 3rd – 5th June 2016

Opening of the New Tate Modern

June Events in London

Midway through the month, Tate Modern will be the centre of attention as it unveils its new ten-storey space, which has been built behind the existing gallery and former-power-station. In addition to more exhibition space, the new building will feature additional dining opportunities, with the promise of 360-degree views across London.

Opening of the New Tate Modern
17th June 2016

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

June Events in London

Each year, this festival puts on a spectacular array of street theatre in the Greenwich and Docklands area. Music, dance and the visual arts will all be a part of the programme in 2016, with fireworks adding to the drama.

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
From 24th June – 2nd July 2016

Taste of London

June Events in London

Back for its summer edition, Taste of London will once again take over the scenic surrounds of London’s Regent’s Park. Over five days, the capital’s top chefs, most celebrated restaurants and artisanal producers come together to offer tastings to visiting food lovers. With pop-up restaurants, craft beer and cocktail bars, and a whole host of masterclasses, a day at the festival is one of both fun and indulgence.

Taste of London
From 15th – 19th June 2016

Sunset Safari at ZSL London Zoo

June Events in London

On limited dates from the beginning of June to late July, ZSL London Zoo will be opening its gates at dusk for Sunset Safari. As the sun dips below the horizon, see your favourite species settle down for the day, catch animal talks with the conservation team, and soak up the festive atmosphere created by music, activities and a world food market.

Sunset Safari at ZSL London Zoo
Various dates throughout June and July.

Back at your London hotel, savour the warm summer evening with a sundowner in any one of our elegant cocktail bars, for the perfect end to your day in this vibrant capital.

Image credits: Cover photo of GDIF 2016 / Les Commandos Percus / Clash of Drums © Nils Van Nieuwenhuysen. Trooping the Colour © Flickr / Jon’s Pics. RA Summer Exhibition © David Parry / courtesy of RA. The All England Club, Wimbledon © AELTC / Chris Raphael. Chestertons Polo in the Park © Chestertons Polo. Tate Modern © iStock / Guy Sargent. GDIF 2016 / Queens House Greenwich © Iain Lanyon. Taste of London Summer © Taste of London. ZSL London Zoo © Barney Moss / Flickr.

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