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London in June is all about enjoying the outdoors. You’ve got some great pomp and pageantry with Beating Retreat and Trooping the Colour, cricket test matches at Lord’s, and a couple of famous horse races: The Derby and Royal Ascot. The Wimbledon Tennis Championship begins at the end of the month.
Music, comedy & film
See all music, comedy The best bands and comics performing in London this June
to • Eventim Apollo The hateful clown in a gown is back at the Eventim Apollo, when the 'Blame it on Bianca Del Rio' tour comes to London in July. • Eventim Apollo Jason Manford has extended his 'Muddle Class' UK tour by 15 dates and will now be coming to the Eventim Apollo in June.
See all theatre shows West End musicals and plays to watch in London this June
to • Globe Theatre William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love, loss and reconciliation, and is full of wild and uncontrollable emotions. • Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special one-off midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's cross-dressing comedy, 'As You Like It'.
Family & Kid’s events
See all family, kids Pick a sunny day and take your kids to London on the train to show them the sights
to • Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle. to • Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights, singing minstrels and the King Henry VIII himself.
Art & Museums
See all art, museums Upcoming events and exhibitions in London’s art galleries and museums
to • National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called 'On The Wall'. to • National Gallery The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
Royal & Religious
See all royal, religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals
• Horse Guards Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday. • Banqueting House This is a pub quiz with a difference, because it will take place under Rubens' famous painted ceiling at Banqueting House.
Political & Military
See all political, military Daily parades and political events taking place during June
to • Horse Guards Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade, ending with a salute to the Queen. to • Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
See all guided tours If you’re visiting London in June then try one of these sightseeing tours
to • Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock. to • BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike... and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.
See all classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during June
• Barbican Hall Nicola Benedetti and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Shostakovich at Barbican Hall. to • Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is putting on a production of Benjamin Britten's chilling tale, 'The Turn of the Screw'.
See all free events Visit London on the cheap in June, by trying these great free events
to • National Gallery Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name. • Horse Guards One week before the actual 'Trooping the Colour' parade, they hold a second rehearsal called "The Colonel's Review".
Other London events
See all other events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during June
to • London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of 'Kiss Me Kate', with a classic score by Cole Porter. • Duchess Theatre Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld is leaving Test Match Special behind and sharing some of his best stories on a farewell tour. • Lord’s Middlesex will be playing Surrey in a group game for the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord's Cricket Ground.