45 Things to do in London in June 2022

Head to London in June, when you can be a part of some of the capital's most famous royal events and festivals.
The sun sets behind Buckingham Palace which is lit with a golden glow
Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June. Credit: Jon Reid. Image courtesy of Jon Reid.

With warm weather and an events calendar usually packed with sporting spectacles, music festivals, outdoor entertainment and more, June is one of the most lively and exciting times to visit London.

Apart from taking in the summer atmosphere at these unmissable events, June is also the perfect time to catch the rays at alfresco spots, throw a picnic or relax at an outdoor cinema. Don't forget to hop on a bike or squeeze in lots of summer walks around London's streets, parks and green spaces.

Unmissable London events June 2022

The Queen dressed in a turquoise jacket and hat, looking away from the camera and smiling.

  1. Celebrate the Queen's historic 70-year reign: Enjoy the Platinum Jubilee festivities, including a four-day bank holiday weekend (2-5 Jun) when the principal beacon is lit and the Platinum Party at the Palace (4 Jun) and Platinum Jubilee Pageant (5 Jun) take place. 
  2. Join London in celebrating the Queen's official birthday with Trooping the Colour: Head to The Mall and enjoy all the pomp and pageantry of a spectacular military parade. 2 Jun
  3. Celebrate Father's Day: Spend a special day with dad in London and find plenty of fun activities to do together, from top attractions and shows, to outdoor events and foodie treats. 19 Jun
  4. Dress to impress at Royal Ascot: Enjoy world-class racing and eye-catching fashion at this elegant event steeped in tradition. 14-18 Jun
  5. Watch world-class tennis at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships: Soak up the sporting atmosphere with strawberries and cream. 27 Jun-10 Jul
  6. Enjoy two days of fun from the musicals at West End LIVEGet a taste of the capital's theatre scene with free performances from London's top shows25-26 Jun
  7. Celebrate Pride in London: Join the capital's LGBT+ community for events and activities at London's LGBT+ bars and across the city, culminating in the famous parade each July4 Jun-2 Jul
  8. Take your seat for Triomphale at St Paul's Cathedral: Celebrate the return to life in the City of London at the London Symphony Orchestra’s much-anticipated Gala Concert and Dinner. 23 Jun
  9. Soak up the Jubilee atmosphere at a celebratory street party in London's West End: Take your pick from The Great Piazza Party in Covent Garden (1-5 Jun), The Mayfair Jubilee Street Party (2-3 Jun), The Jermyn Street Jubilee Fete (4 Jun), and The Connaught Hotel's very British street party (5 Jun).
  10. Enjoy a rare opportunity to explore unique areas of London at Open Garden Squares Weekend: Stroll through private gardens, hidden green spaces and experimental plantations for one weekend only. 11-12 Jun
  11. Admire awesome architecture at the London Festival of Architecture: Take part in a whole month of activities and events across the city. 1-30 Jun
  12. Get your fashion fix at London Fashion WeekFind fashion tips, events, catwalk shows and more. 11-13 Jun
  13. Tuck into an alfresco feast at Taste of London in Regent's Park: Tempt your taste buds at this foodie festival with delicious dishes from London's top restaurants. 15-19 Jun
  14. Don't miss the BST Festival in Hyde Park: Celebrate summer as you sing along to rock, pop and hip hop in the heart of London. 24 Jun-10 Jul

London Theatre in June

The Anything Goes cast dancing in sailor outfits on stage in front of a blue background

  1. Spend a summer evening at a world-class theatre show: Discover London's top musicals and the best shows for kids
  2. Transport yourself to the Serengeti with The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre: Be wowed by sensational sets and costumes as you follow Simba's adventures.
  3. Be dazzled by Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre: Escape to the high seas with this classic musical comedy featuring a spectacular cast and plenty of feel-good fun. From 25 Jun
  4. Be charmed by My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum: Sing along to Lerner and Loewe's beloved musical featuring charismatic cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle.
  5. Celebrate the long summer nights at Grease The Musical at Dominion Theatre: Get you groove on at this iconic and electrifying West End show.
  6. Laugh out loud at The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre: What can possibly go wrong during a 1920s murder mystery? Find out as the story unfolds...
  7. Enjoy the fabulously fun comedy Legally Blonde at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre:  Spend a summer's evening in the magical surrounds of a theatre among the trees.
  8. Sing along to all your favourite songs at TINA – The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre: Watch the story of the legendary performer come to life on stage. 
  9. Be enchanted by Beauty and the Beast The Musical at the London Palladium: Experience a magical stage version of Disney's award-winning film in the West End. From 24 Jun
  10. Get your musical fix at "Sing it From the Rooftops": Enjoy surprise pop-up performances on iconic London rooftops from top West End shows.

Fun things to do in June 

The exterior of Windsor Castle on a cloudy but bright day, with well-tended grass and bushes in the foreground.

  1. Head to the Tower of London for Superbloom: Immerse yourself in a vibrant sea of flowers to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
  2. Plan a day trip to discover top sights within easy reach of London: From mystical Stonehenge to regal Windsor Castle.
  3. Take to the skies with London's top attractions: See sweeping views of the city's skyline from the Emirates Air Line cable car or spot landmarks from the London Eye or The View from The Shard.
  4. Or ride on a broomstick across London at the Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter: Relive epic flying scenes from the iconic film series.
  5. Join a sightseeing tour: Tick off sightseeing musts, as you explore the capital on foot, by bus or on the Thames.
  6. Enjoy a family game of Monopoly Lifesized: Roll the giant dice and build your London empire - Just don't end up in jail!
  7. Stroll through picturesque Kew GardensAdmire a colourful landscape of exotic flowers and plants in bloom.
  8. Take a Royal history audio tour: Wander through fashionable Bond Street and learn about The Queen and the history of style: a right Royal history.
  9. Discover Art in Mayfair: Immerse yourself in fashion history on the In A Mayfair Fashion AR Trail. 20 Jun-31 Jul
  10. Visit Bugingham Palace in Berkeley Square Gardens: Immerse yourself in nature in London's West End. 2-5 Jun
  11. Kick off summer by discovering London's great outdoors: Take time to explore London's green spaces, from famous parks to elegant gardens.

London exhibitions in June

A diamond Tiffany necklace with a large yellow one-carat diamond 
  1. See Life Through a Royal Lens, included with entry to Kensington Palace: Observe iconic images of the Royal family from Queen Victoria's reign to the present day.
  2. Marvel at the Tiffany & Co. Vision & Virtuosity exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery: Relive Breakfast at Tiffany's as you immerse yourself in sparkling jewellery designs and Tiffany’s famed window displays. From 11 Jun
  3. Explore The Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition: Discover artworks by established and emerging artists based on this year's "Climate" theme. From 21 Jun
  4. Experience virtual travel at Space Popular: The Portal Galleries at Sir John Soane’s Museum: Go on a journey to other realms through a virtual reality film and art installation. From 29 Jun
  5. Be intrigued by Eternally Yours: An Exhibition about Repair, Care and Healing at Somerset House: See how artists have creatively reused and repurposed historical artefacts. From 16 Jun
  6. Be inspired by the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the National Maritime Museum: Journey into space with this awe-inspiring exhibition. 

What else is on in June?

A mother and father guiding their baby sitting on a little boat over a green and blue map of the world

  1. Celebrate World Oceans Day at the National Maritime Museum: Dive beneath the waves and enjoy a family festival with talks from scientists about sustainable solutions for environmental and maritime issues. 11 Jun
  2. Be thrilled by Peaky Blinders: The Rise in The Camden Garrison at the Stables Market: Step into the 1920s and the world of the Shelby family in this action-packed immersive theatre experience. From 23 Jun
  3. Groove along to the EFG London Jazz Festival: Enjoy a special summer series of concerts featuring iconic global artists. 22-25 Jun
  4. Brush up on your acting skills: Learn from leading industry professionals at daily screenings of BAFTA masterclasses in St James’s Market restaurants. 6-12 Jun

For more things to do in June in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London. Find out all the fun things to do in London this weekend, and see what you can catch the London stage with our London theatre guide.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.