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What to Do in London in June

Updated: April 2, 2024
 By Margaret

If you're planning your London visit for June, I've got you covered.

London is a great destination and one of the best places to visit.

This post is my list of the best things to do in London in June 2024. I include a top 10+ list, free, family-friendly, and nighttime activities.

For more ideas for any time of the year, read our master post on things to do in London.

Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through some of the links below at no cost to you. See the full text.


As London welcomes the warm June weather, it also gears up for summer festivals and events.

This post will guide you through loads of things to do in London in the month of June.

For more ideas of popular things to do, check out our guides on:

1. Go to a Concert

Last Year, with the arrival of summer, London in June offers outdoor concerts in addition to stadium shows and small venue gigs.

There were a nice variety of concerts scheduled for June, including several opportunities to see some notable musicians.



Find out who else is playing this month in London by checking StubHub's June concert calendar. This Year the date is yet to be announced.

2. Watch the Royal Ascot Horse Race

Don your fancy hat as you enjoy the world-renowned Royal Ascot horse meeting from June 18th-22nd.

Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, this horse race is a London tradition.

Often attended by members of the Royal Family, the meeting features a daily horse-drawn procession led by the royal carriage from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse.

This could be a great activity for kids who love horses or those who love to dress up! 

If tickets are available, you'll be able to purchase them here.

3. Go to a Sporting Event

There are several cricket and tennis matches scheduled for June, and tickets are already being sold.

If you're a fan of these teams and athletes, this could be an excellent opportunity to see them perform.

Check to see what sporting events are available in London this June.


Horse Racing


Check here for additional sporting events you might be able to attend.

4. Take a Sightseeing Tour

This is the perfect time of year to see all the historic sites of London, and there are several great sightseeing tours you can take.

One of the best ways to see the city is to take one of our pay-what-you-wish walking tours.

We offer the following outings in June:

In addition to these opportunities, there are also hop-on-hop-off bus tours that will take you to every major landmark in London.

Alternatively, you could also take a boat tour on the Thames to see what the city looks like from the water! 

NOTE: Some of these tours and activities may be limited, postponed, or canceled due to the pandemic.

5. Go to the Trooping of the Colour

Celebrate the King’s birthday on June 15th, 2024, with the Trooping of the Colour, a centuries-old birthday parade that dates back to King Edward VII. 

(King Charles' actual birthday is on November 14th.) 

This pageant features over 1,400 soldiers, marching, horses, and even aircraft flying overhead – it’s a true royal spectacle!

The parade route extends past Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, and then back again.

It is entirely free to attend and it is also perfect for the whole family.

6. Enjoy Open Garden Squares Weekend

There are a lot of gardens in London that are usually closed off to the public, but during one weekend in June, their gates are opened.

In 2024, the event takes place on June 8th and 9th.

A number of private green areas will be opened to the public.

See all the details from the Open Garden Squares Weekend website.

7. Look into Getting a Tourist Pass

Summer is a great time to get outside and see historic landmarks and fun attractions in London. 

Thankfully, a tourist pass can save you money on many of the most popular summer activities.

Admission for the following attractions is included with at least one discount pass: 

These are just a handful of the activities you can enjoy in June with these services.

For more details, make sure to read our full post covering London tourist passes.

8. Get a Taste of London 

Foodies will surely enjoy the Taste of London, tasting food from London's top restaurants while enjoying the beauty of Regent's Park.

This event takes place between June 12th-16th, 2024. Visit the Taste of London website for more details.

The festival is a family-friendly activity and it gives kids an opportunity to try a variety of new cuisines.

For other food options, we offer a few different food tours of London. Or, you can explore at your own pace using our self-guided food tour of London's East End.

For even more great things you can enjoy with the kids, read our section devoted to family-friendly activities.

9. Celebrate Father’s Day

Spend June 16th, Father’s Day, celebrating Dad. 

A River Thames cruise might be just the thing. Many options will get you out onto the water including hop-on-hop-off cruises, speedboats, and dinner cruises.

Find out about the many boat rides, cruises, and ferries you can enjoy in June by reading our post on Thames River Cruises.

TIP: If you're planning to take your father out for dinner, it will be important to make reservations well ahead of time.

10. Go to the West End Festival

In mid-June, head to Trafalgar Square for West End Live!

There you will have two days of *free* performances of popular West End shows and musicals.

Past performances have included Wicked, The Lion King, Frozen, and Hamilton among many others.

This event is sure to be crowded, so make sure to arrive early to secure a space! 

In 2024, West End Live takes place June 22nd - 23rd.

Attend Pride London

London’s Pride Parade will be taking place on June 29th, 2024.

The streets will be packed with members of the LGBTQ Community and their allies, all there in celebration.

In the weeks leading up to the parade, there will be dozens and dozens of events including music, dancing, food, drinks theatre and more!

With both family-friendly activities and adults-only parties, there’s something for everybody during Pride season.

Take in the Summer Exhibition

The Royal Academy of Arts puts on an annual exhibition of contemporary art.

How long has this exhibition taken place? Since 1769! It's the world's "older open submission exhibition" and anyone can submit their work for consideration.

You'll find art in the medium of sculpture, painting, photography, architecture, and more - with both emerging and established artists from around the world.

This year the festival takes place June 18-August 18.

Visit the website for more information.

Enjoy Even More Events

There is loads to London during June. Below are just a few more events you might find of interest.

June 2024 Events

Regents Park Open Air Theatre | now until September 21

Sargent and Fashion | now until July 7

London Gallery Weekend | now until June 2

UEFA Champions League Final | June 1

MLB Wold Tour: London Series | June 8-9

Raindance Film Festival | June 19-28

Canada Day London | June 30

June Bi-Annual Events

London Design Biennale | returning in 2025


This section will include a variety of free things to do in London during the month of June.

Don’t forget to take a look at our full post covering free things to do in London for additional budget-friendly activities. 

Go to a Free Museum

There are a number of free museums in London. Just a few of them are listed below.

Tate Britain/Tate Modern Both of these museums offer a variety of interesting art from the 1500s to the present day, and they each provide free entry to all visitors.

The National Gallery This museum has over 2,300 paintings with notable pieces from Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt and more, there are many reasons to visit, and it won’t cost you a thing!

Imperial War Museum See exhibits and artifacts from as far back as WWI and WWII, including vehicles such as a Harrier jet, a Spitfire plane, a T-34 tank, and more.

If you’re looking for even more great locations to visit, make sure to read our post covering free museums in London

Visit the Sky Garden

This public garden sits atop the “Walkie-Talkie” building in London, and it’s entirely free to visit until midnight or later.

In addition to all the greenery you can enjoy here, there are also fantastic views of the capital. Many people feel that this is one of the best ways to see the city.

Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Find out more from our post on the Sky Garden

See Abbey Road

The street crossing depicted on the Abbey Road album can be found in St. John’s Wood, and it’s pretty easy to get there via the bus or the London Underground.

Read our full post about getting to the Abbey Road Crosswalk and tips to help you plan your visit.

For even more historic landmarks related to this beloved rock band, consider taking either our free self-guided Beatles tour or our pay-what-you-wish rock n’ roll tour.

Smell the Roses at Queen Mary’s Garden

Located in Regent’s Park, this rose garden is one of the most beautiful sites in all of London, especially during the summer.

Queen Mary’s Rose Garden

In fact, June is the best month to visit Queen Mary’s Garden as it's the peak season for roses!

In addition to the rose garden, there are also a few Victorian gardens nearby.

Best of all, each of the gardens at Regent’s Park is entirely free to visit.

Watch the World Naked Bike Ride

On June 8th, 2024, this annual event will welcome cyclists to ride around throughout the capital in the buff. This event is legal! 

Originally begun as a protest against car culture and oil dependency, the event still holds true to this, but now attracts those who are just looking for an interesting day out!

Click here for more information and starting locations.

You can find even more no-cost activities from our post on free things to do in London.


The following section will cover a variety of fun things you can do after dark in London during the month of June.

Look at our full post covering what to do at night in London for even more great activities you can enjoy after the sun goes down. 

Take a Jack the Ripper or Other Night Tour

For a city as old as London, you can imagine there are numerous tales to tell once the sun goes down. Consider taking a night tour!

For those who enjoy thrilling mysteries, check out our Jack the Ripper tour. Alternatively, for a broader view of the darker side to London, enjoy our London Ghost tour.

If you don’t fancy ghost tours, check out some of the other evening tours London has to offer like a boat tour by RiverLights or a Big Bus tour

Experience an Orchestral Performance

If you’re not interested in the typical concerts or music festivals taking place this month, perhaps a more classical experience is in order.

Both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing in the capital this month.

Among a variety of other shows, the RPO will be performing music from all time favourite Hollywood movies like Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and more at the Film Music Gala event on June 1st, 2024.

Visit a Museum at Night

Many London museums have late nights. Combine a night out with some art and culture.

The British Museum, the Tate Modern, and the National Gallery operate after the sun goes down on selected days. 

Most of the museums open at night are free of charge. 

Be sure to check out our guide on free London museums as well as our free guided tour of the British Museum.

You can learn about more nighttime activities from our post about things to do at night in London.


This section will provide a variety of fun family-friendly activities you can enjoy in London throughout the month of June.

For even more great ideas, take a look at our full post about visiting London with kids

Take a Harry Potter Tour

Now that the sun is coming out, Harry Potter fans might want to take this opportunity to see several notable filming locations from the Harry Potter movies.

We offer a pay-what-you-wish Harry Potter walking tour that covers a variety of sites including Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic Visitor’s Entrance, the Muggle Prime Minister’s office, and more.

Alternatively, this would also be a wonderful time to take the Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros Studios.

This service will give you the opportunity to see some of the sets from the films and get a good behind-the-scenes look at the world of wizards! 

Ride The London Eye

A favorite with kids and adults alike, this massive Ferris-wheel-style observation pod offers amazing views of the city.

June skies are generally clear giving you the best chances of seeing London to its outer reaches. 

Tickets are included with the 2-for-1 program, the London City Pass, the London Explorer Pass, and more.

For additional details, please read our full post about visiting the London Eye.

Take a Tour of Wimbledon

Spend an afternoon touring behind the scenes at the most famous tennis club in England.

Learn about the history and traditions of the game and be inspired by the championship trophies. 

Tickets include a 90-minute tour of the grounds and entrance to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.

Admission for this activity is typically included with at least one London tourist pass

See the Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park

The Crystal Palace dinosaurs have become well known as one of the most popular attractions in London.

These statues were designed by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins in the 1850s and they represent what we knew about the subject during the Victorian era.

There are 30 dinosaurs to see in total, and it’s entirely free to enjoy this attraction. Find out more here.  

You can find even more ideas from our post on things to do with kids in London

Attend The Underbelly Festival

The annual Underbelly Festival is a fun pop-up festival that takes place in Early's Court and Cavendish Square.

Guests will find live circus acts, cabarets, stand-up comedy, live bands, and family-friendly shows, among other events.

The festival ran in May and June last year, so we're expecting it will take place around the same time this year.

Tickets to most of the shows or events are generally under £20.

TIP: Our London Night Tour starts nearby so consider joining us for a stroll along the river after you’ve enjoyed your show!


About The Author


An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries. Read More...
Updated: April 2nd, 2024
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