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Things to do in London in June 2021

Head to London in June, when you can be a part of some of the capital's most famous royal events and festivals.
  • The Queen usually celebrates her official birthday in June with a parade each year called Trooping the Colour. However, this year's event has been cancelled.

  • Iconic annual June events also usually include Taste of London, Royal Ascot, Open Garden Squares Weekend, Pride in London and West End LIVE

  • Father’s Day is celebrated across the city – look out for special offers and events at many attractions and restaurants.

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.

Most attractions, restaurants and entertainment venues have reopened following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Be aware that some venues listed may still be closed, and you may need to book in advance, even if entry is free.

What's on in London in June?

Epic London events in June

Cool events and concerts in London this June

  • Hop on an open-top bus tour with live entertainment, and enjoy a theatre-style performance while taking in the views of London. It's the best of both worlds... 
  • Spend a summer's evening in the magical surrounds of a theatre among the trees, as you watch Romeo & Juliet at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
  • Mark Windrush Day with a jam-packed programme of events hosted at Brixton Village, featuring immersive exhibitions, live music and a delicious lunch.
  • Or head to Crystal Palace Park for the family friendly Windrush Festival, which celebrates music, arts, food and culture over an entire weekend. 
  • You can usually celebrate the capital's LGBT+ community with events and activities across the city during Pride in London each July. Although, the main event takes place in September this year, look out for events and activities this month at London's LGBT+ bars.
  • Feel the buzz of the world's celebration of music during Make Music Day at quirky spots across London.
  • Stock up on sustainable summer essentials! Wander the Zero Waste Guest Market, which comes to the Old Spitalfields Market for one day only in June.

What's coming back to London theatres in June?

  • Adam Kay is coming back to the Apollo Theatre with his past tales as a junior doctor in This is Going To Hurt.
  • Gillian Lynne Theatre welcomes back Cinderella, a new musical starring Carrie Hope Fletcher.
  • The National Theatre in South Bank reopens with Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, and After Life, a new play by Jack Thorne. 
  • Sing along with Tracy Turnblad during Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum. 
  • See the story of the legendary Tina Turner in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre.
  • What can possibly go wrong during a 1920s murder mystery? Find out at The Play That Goes Wrong, which is coming back to the Duchess Theatre this month.

Find more theatre in London.

Unmissable exhibitions

Find more new and returning art exhibitions and museum exhibitions in London.

Spectacular sports events

  • Delayed international football tournament Euro 2020 arrives in London in June, with the final held at Wembley Stadium in July. Check back nearer the time for more details.

Annual royal London events

  • Watch the iconic Household Division’s Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade this month. This year's event has been cancelled
  • Join London in celebrating the Queen's official birthday with Trooping the Colour, a spectacular military parade in the centre of the city. Head to The Mall to enjoy all the pomp and pageantry. This year's event has been cancelled
  • See the Changing the Guard ceremony, which takes place on most days in June outside Buckingham Palace. This event has been cancelled until further notice

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.

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