June is an exciting month to visit London, with plenty of events and activities to keep visitors busy. From foodie festivals to exhibitions, the capital has something for everyone. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to plan a trip.
To help visitors navigate the city, a comprehensive guide has been compiled, highlighting the best things to do in London in June. From new bar openings to the Design Biennale, the guide covers everything from open-air movies to music and foodie festivals. Whether visitors are looking for a relaxing day out or an action-packed adventure, this guide has all the information they need to plan the perfect trip.
- 1 Things to do in London in June
- 1.1 Check Out London Design Biennale
- 1.2 Hit Up Mighty Hoopla Festival
- 1.3 Watch Films in Open-Air Cinemas
- 1.4 Check Out The Garden Museum British Flower Week
- 1.5 Head to Christine and the Queens’ Fabulous Meltdown Festival
- 1.6 Head to the Zoo After Hours
- 1.7 Catch the London Symphony Orchestra Playing Trafalgar Square
- 1.8 Celebrate National Beer Day
- 1.9 Stuff Yourself at Taste of London Festival
- 2 Practical Tips for Exploring London in June
- London offers a wide range of events and activities in June, including foodie festivals, exhibitions, and open-air movies.
- A comprehensive guide is available to help visitors plan their trip and make the most of their time in the city.
- The guide covers everything from new bar openings to music and foodie festivals, ensuring there is something for everyone.
Things to do in London in June
Check Out London Design Biennale
London Design Biennale is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at Somerset House from June 1st to June 25th, this festival is a celebration of all things design and innovation. With over 40 countries taking part, the festival offers a diverse range of works that swing from the artistic to the practical, all centered around the theme of collaboration. In addition, each nation taking part is collaborating on an online game that visitors can try out. If you’re into design, this is a must-visit event in June.
More information available here.
Hit Up Mighty Hoopla Festival
Mighty Hoopla Festival is the perfect way to kick off the summer festival season. Taking place on June 3rd and 4th at Brockwell Park, this festival is a celebration of the best of pop music. The festival is always a big draw for the LGBTQ+ community and features acts like Vengaboys, Years and Years, S Club’s Rachel Stevens, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
You can see the full line up and grab your tickets here.
Watch Films in Open-Air Cinemas
Summer in London means open-air cinemas, and June is the perfect time to enjoy them. With a whole heap of open-air cinemas opening up in June, you’ll have plenty of films to choose from. The Luna Outdoor Cinema kicks off its season in Wandsworth Park with a screening of The Banshees of Inisherin on June 28th, while the big screen on the canal in Coal Drops Yard will open from June 22nd. Rooftop Film Clubs in Stratford and Peckham have already opened for the year, so you’re pretty much spoilt for choice.
Check Out The Garden Museum British Flower Week
Fresh off the back of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Garden Museum returns in 2022 with a bloomin’ beautiful week dedicated to British flowers. From June 8th to June 12th, this festival is a celebration of British growers and creative floristry. This year’s theme is The Future, and five wonderful florists will be installing magical creations to help immerse visitors into this flowery world. The sculptures will be crafted from sustainable materials, using eco-forward methods.
Head to Christine and the Queens’ Fabulous Meltdown Festival
Meltdown is the annual London Southbank Centre festival that invites a rotation of stars to curate their dream line-up of acts. This year, it’s the turn of Christine and the Queens from June 9th to June 18th. Previous curators have included David Bowie, M.I.A, and Nile Rogers, so it’s no wonder we’re a little bit excited. From afrobeats and jazz to dancehall and R&B, Christine and the Queens’ line-up does not disappoint.
Head to the Zoo After Hours
London Zoo is bringing back its late-night series for June and July this year. From June 9th, the adult-only session running from 6pm-10pm allows visitors to tour the enclosures without any pesky kids getting in the way. The zoo will be offering a ‘Birds and the Bees’ tour that goes into the juicy details of what animals get up to after dark. This can be accompanied by a fine instigator of nature’s most carnal act: champagne – enjoyed with a full view of London Zoo’s penguin enclosure.
More info and tickets available here.
Catch the London Symphony Orchestra Playing Trafalgar Square
The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing a free concert in Trafalgar Square on June 10th. The concert will be a run through some very famous pieces of classical music, kicking off with Igor Stravinsky’s Fireworks but centered around a new piece by contemporary composer Eloise Gynn titled Light Dancing. You won’t need a ticket, just show up on the night where you’ll also be able to see them perform Claude Debussy’s La Mer and Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.
More information available here.
Celebrate National Beer Day
June 15th is National Beer Day, a celebration of the good stuff. Some of the best places to drink in London include Bermondsey Beer Mile, Vinegar Yard, and Flat Iron Square. Though, you need to check out these historic boozers for an authentic London experience.
Stuff Yourself at Taste of London Festival
From June 14th to June 18th, Regent’s Park will be filled with a multitude of pop-up food stalls run by London’s finest eateries at the Taste of London Festival. The amount of food on site in this place is almost staggering, and always hella delicious. Throw in the live music and (fingers
Practical Tips for Exploring London in June
- Bring comfortable shoes for walking and a light jacket for cooler evenings as the weather in June is usually pleasant.
- For more ideas on what to do in London this month, check out the guide to summer in the capital.