As the summer slowly sets up in the city, it’s no surprise to find that many of the open air events are finally starting to kick off. This includes cultural and historically significant tours, exhibitions and parades, all of which should be marked on your 2019 London calendar. What’s more, June is a time of excitement and historical relevance in the UK capital with the Queen’s birthday celebrations.
But it’s not just the celebrations that make the month of June is an especially ideal time to visit London. The summer holidays are not quite in full swing making the streets slightly little less crowded, the weather is just warm enough without being sweltering and the city streets are impossible to not enjoy in the sun.
With your hotel sorted, let’s take a look at some of the best events on in June!
Underbelly South Bank
The Underbelly Festival on the South Bank is one of the most popular entertainment venues in the city centre.
With daily events including family-friendly comedies, exciting circuses and more adult-orientated fun, this South Bank-based pop-up venue comes equipped with a tremendous beer garden and music throughout the day.
Running throughout May and all the way into September, the Underbelly Festival hosts the likes of Transit Circus show, sketch comedy veterans Late Night Gimp Fight and the Little Death Club Cabaret show.
All Points East
All Points East runs from the last week of May into the first week of June, offering up some of the most exciting acts from both the present and the past.
With Chemical Brothers, The Raconteurs and many other foot-tapping music acts gracing the sunny stages of Victoria Park, you can expect a whole host of crowd-pleasing and ear-bending live music over two separate weekends.
On top of this, the weekdays on-site open up to free, non-ticketed events,. With “In the Neighbourhood”, you’ll be graced with community-based activities and music events promoting inclusivity. It’s sure to be fun suitable for all ages!
Taking place from the 7th to the 9th of June, Field Day has become one of the most exciting music festivals in London.
This time around, it’s taking place in East London’s Enfield area. While the festival sees the hottest new acts take centre stage every years, this year the roster is expecially great, with performances by the likes of Skepta, Pusha T and Julia Holter.
It’s the perfect summer welcoming party for young people and music lovers across the city.
Open Garden Squares Weekend
Based throughout West London and located not far from our very own Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel, the Open Garden Squares Weekend takes place over the weekend of 8th to 9th of June.
This gives you a chance to explore some of the most historic and tranquil gardens in London, often reserved for the owners of the properties.
Trooping of the Colour
On Saturday the 8th of June, you can watch Trooping of the Colour.
Paying their respects to the Queen a few weeks after her birthday, the Trooping of the Colour shows off the Queen’s Royal Guard as they parade through the city centre in their traditional garb. Make sure you get to The Mall at St James’s Park early in the morning on Saturday to ensure a good spot during the procession.