June brings the better weather and warmer evenings, and there’s no better place to be than London because there’s so much going on. We’re going to highlight just a few so you can add them to your must do list when you visit the capital.
Trooping the Colour
Yes, London, the official residence of the queen, and in June London will celebrate her official birthday. As you can imagine, there’s a really impressive military parade right smack bang in the centre of the city. If you want to be a part of this spectacular display, you need to head towards The Mall on the 9th June.
Fancy a bit more of the pageantry? From the 6th to 7th June, you’ll also have the Household Division’s Beating Retreat at the Horse Guards Parade, or why not the Changing of the Guard ceremony? This takes place on almost all days in June outside the Palace.
There’ll be well over 200 spaces, ones that are usually closed to the public, open to everyone. These are special green spaces where you can explore London’s most exquisite urban gardens, so if you love gardens then you definitely need to be around for that. If you think it’s right up your street, then make your way to London between the 9th and 10th of June. There’ll also be other family-oriented activities too, so there’ll be plenty to keep you occupied.
There’s other events going on in and around London for you to enjoy as well, including the taste of London food festival with over 200 food and drink stalls, live demonstrations and many of London’s restaurants providing samples of their most exciting cuisine. The Taste of London will be held between 13th and 16th June. You won’t want to miss that. There’s also all your favourite musical theatre from some of London’s most successful West End shows performing live on Trafalgar Square. Called simply West End LIVE at Trafalgar Square, it starts 25th June and ends 25th June.
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
This festival will be on 22nd June until 7th July, so plenty of time to catch it. It’s an outdoor arts festival and it’s free of charge, so if you’re on a tight budget, then this could be for you. There’s dance, theatre, art installations and an open-air theatre, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied. There’ll be a chance to see some of the UK’s most talented performers and artists in one place as well as those from overseas. This event is also going to be featuring disabled and deaf artists in the interests of diversity and quality of performance.
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