June events in London

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.

Theatre shows in June

West End musicals and plays to watch in London this June

Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre

to Les Miserables is an epic tale of passion and destruction set against the backdrop of the French Revolution
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

to A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

to The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia - with the songs of ABBA

to Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA

Music and comedy in June

The best bands and comics performing in London this June

Muse at Olympic Stadium

Muse - Simulation Theory Tour

Muse will be kicking off their Simulation Theory world tour at the Olympic Stadium with their first big London show for three years
Andy Hamilton at Greenwich Theatre

Andy Hamilton at the Greenwich Theatre

Andy Hamilton will be coming to the Greenwich Theatre for a special one-off show answering questions from the audience
Mick Ferry at Comedy Store

Mick Ferry performing at the Comedy Store

to Mick Ferry is one of the best comperes around and makes regular stand-up appearances at the Comedy Store
Woman To Woman at Cadogan Hall

Woman To Woman

Judie Tzuke Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham will all playing together at Cadogan Hall as part of their joint Woman to Woman tour
Anne Marie at Eventim Apollo

Anne Marie at the Eventim Apollo

to Up-and-coming star Anne Maries headline tour of the UK will be coming to London in June for two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo
Nathan Caton at Comedy Store

Nathan Caton at the Comedy Store

to The multi award-winning comic Nathan Caton does regular stand-up shows at Londons famous Comedy Store
Sofie Hagen at Bloomsbury Theatre

Sofie Hagen - Bubblewrap Happy Fat

Sofie Hagen won Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and is back with a new show at the Bloomsbury Theatre
Foals at Alexandra Palace

Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

Foals European tour will be coming to London in June to plug their new album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
Michael Palin at Cadogan Hall

Michael Palin talking about HMS Erebus

Join Monty Python-star Michael Palin as he talks about his own career and his new bestselling book about HMS Erebus

Family & Kid’s events in June

Pick a sunny day and take your kids to London on the train to show them the sights

Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII

Art & Museum exhibitions in June

Upcoming events and exhibitions in London’s art galleries and museums

Tate Modern
free

Magic Realism - Art In Weimar Germany

to Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II
Museum of London Docklands
free

Slavery Culture & Collecting

to This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britains oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Bank of England Museum
free

Feliks Topolski - Drawing Debden

to The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works
Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

to Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos
Victorian Surgery Old Operating Theatre at Old Operating Theatre

Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
Natural History Museum

Crime Scene Live at the Natural History Museum

A group event where youll turn into a CSI and collect evidence around the Natural History Museum to solve a murder mystery
British Museum
free

Reimagining Captain Cook

to The British Museum will be marking the anniversary of Cooks Pacific voyage by looking at it from the Islanders perspective

Royal & Religious events in June

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

Listen to one of the countrys finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Pauls every Sunday
Crossbones Graveyard
free

Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

On the 23rd of every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to pay their respects to societys outcasts
Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Sunday service at the Tower of London

You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City
Somerset House
free

Old Palace Tour at Somerset House

The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Guided tour of Wrens best churches

This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches

Political & Military events in June

Daily parades and political events taking place during June

Hyde Park
free

41-gun salute to mark Prince Philips birthday

The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip in Hyde Park to mark the Duke of Edinburghs 98th birthday
Tower of London
free

62-gun salute to mark Prince Philips birthday

The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute by Gun Wharf at the Tower of London to honour Prince Philips 98th birthday
Trooping The Colour at Horse Guards
free

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards

Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queens birthday
Beating Retreat at Horse Guards

Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade

to Beating Retreat is a floodlit pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade ending with a salute to the Queen
Green Park
free

41-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery will be firing a 41-gun salute to mark the 66th anniversary of the Queens Coronation
Tower of London
free

62-gun salute to mark the Queens Coronation

The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute by the Tower of London to mark the anniversary of the Queens Coronation in 1953
Horse Guards
free

The Colonels Review at Horse Guards

One week before the actual Trooping the Colour parade they hold a second rehearsal called The Colonels Review
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament tour with afternoon tea

Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy an afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames
Houses Of Parliament Saturday Tour at Houses of Parliament

Saturday tour of the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament offers guided tours on most Saturdays when the MPs have returned to their constituencies

Classical music in June

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during June

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

Listen to one of the countrys finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Pauls every Sunday
Man Of La Mancha at London Coliseum

Man of La Mancha with Kelsey Grammer

to Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside Danielle de Niese and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Man of La Mancha
Barbican Hall

Murray Perahia piano recital

World renowned pianist Murray Perahia will be playing some classical works by Bach Beethoven and Chopin at Barbican Hall
Cadogan Hall

Slavonic Masters at Cadogan Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing classical music by Borodin Prokofiev Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky at Cadogan Hall
Manon Lescaut at Holland Park Opera

Puccinis Manon Lescaut

to Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Giacomo Puccinis opera Manon Lescaut about her love affair with a young student
Un Ballo In Maschera at Holland Park Opera

Un Ballo In Maschera - Giuseppe Verdi

to Opera Holland Park is putting on a production of Verdis opera about a baleful prophecy and murderous love triangle

Sightseeing tours in June

If you’re visiting London in June then try one of these sightseeing tours

Somerset House
free

Somerset House Historical Highlights

This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
The City

Guided walk around Charles Dickens London

This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels
No 11 Sightseeing Bus at The City

11 - Londons cheapest sightseeing bus

If you dont fancy spending money on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
The City

City Highlights: The Top 10 sights

A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London
Mansion House

Mansion House: The Lord Mayors Residence

Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Guided tour of Wrens best churches

This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches
The City

Guided walk around Roman Londinium

Walk through the streets of Roman Londinium and see what remains of the old city walls military fort and amphitheatre
Millennium Bridge

Guided walk along Londons river

This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames to learn some history and see some of the rivers most famous landmarks
Tower of London

Yeoman Warder tour at the Tower of London

One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)

Sports events in June

Here are some sports matches and events taking place in June

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Tower Bridge

Yoga class on the glass floor at Tower Bridge

Start your day off in style with an early morning vinyasa-flow yoga class on the new glass floor inside Tower Bridge
Middlesex at Lord’s

County cricket at Lords: Middlesex v Sussex

to Enjoy a few innings of cricket when Middlesex take on Sussex in a County Championship game at Lords
Lord’s

ICC Cricket World Cup - Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan will be taking on South Africa at Lords in one of the round-robin games for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
England at Lord’s

Cricket World Cup - England v Australia

England will be taking on the mighty Australia at Lords in one of the round-robin games for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Other London events during June

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during June

Albert Memorial

Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial

Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
Boris Bike Hire In London at The City

Hire a Boris Bike and cycle around London

If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
No 15 Heritage Bus at Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Ride around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Portobello Road

The famous Portobello Road Antiques Market

Portobello Road is home to the UKs most famous antiques market where 100000 people browse hundreds of stalls every Saturday
O2 Arena

Climb to the platform at the top of The O2

Climb to the top of The O2s tented roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform
London Zoo

Be a zoo keeper for a day at London Zoo

Sign-up to be a zoo-keeper at London Zoo for a day and get close to the animals and help to feed them and muck them out
 
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