Top events in London: June 2018

With the weather heating up, June is the perfect time to be in London. There are many outdoor events taking place which you can explore and enjoy as part of your summer school experience. Here are our top picks of events taking place In London during June.

Trooping the Colour: The Queen's Birthday Parade

09 June 2018

 

The Queen’s official birthday is an annual event which includes a number of celebrations, such as ‘Trooping the Colour'on Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Air Force fly-past. The custom of this event dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th century. The Queen travels down The Mall from Buckingham Palace by carriage with a sovereign’s escort from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The event starts at 10am and the RAF fly-past takes place at 1pm.

Open Garden Squares Weekend

9 June 2018 - 10 June 2018

 

Enjoy the British sunshine and discover hidden gems across London during the Open Garden Squares Weekend. More than 200 London gardens, including private gardens, roof gardens and community allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, museums, churches and universities, will be open to the public for one weekend. Many public gardens also take part in this event. These usually provide guided walks, music, family entertainment, art activities and food and drink stalls.

Taste of London in Regent's Park

13 June 2018 - 16 June 2018

 

Every Summer, 'Taste of London' transforms Regent’s Park into a food festival which sees 40 of London’s best restaurants gather to provide visitors with their hottest dishes. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations, meet some of the capital’s leading chefs, participate in masterclasses and shop at more than 200 food and drink stalls.

West End LIVE at Trafalgar Square

24 June 2018 - 25 June 2018

 

Every year, the cast of London’s best West End shows perform in front of thousands of spectators at West End LIVE at Trafalgar Square. The event includes classic West End musicals, such as The Lion King, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked, as well new shows, including Kinky Boots, Motown the Musical and Bat Out of the Hell. This is a free event and very popular, make sure you get there early to secure a space!

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

22 June 2018 - 7 July 2018

 

Experience one of London’s largest free outdoor arts festivals this summer in Royal Greenwich and East London. The annual Greenwich + Docklands International Festival includes open-air theatre, dance, art installations and a huge variety of music. With over one hundred performances by UK and international artists, this event is not to be missed. The event also features deaf and disabled artists to raise the quality and diversity of outdoor performances.