What's On in June

June is an exceptionally fine time to be outdoors in London. Celebrate the warm weather by visiting one of the city's many festivals and events that highlight the exuberant arrival of summer.

What's On in June

Just as the summer returns to London, so do some of the world’s best festivals and shows. In one month you can celebrate the Queen's birthday, view the garden of the Prime Minister's residence, and marvel at the color and sounds from the annual dragon boat festival. Mix that in with warm days and your summer is off to a great start!

A Place in the Sun Live

2 - 4 June 2023

If you've ever considered buying overseas property, A Place in the Sun Live is the one event you need to check out this year. Alongside more than 150 exhibitors with beautiful showcases of overseas homes, experts in financing, taxes and legal advice will be happy to offer you free advice throughout the show and at the exhibition center there will be regular seminars and Q&A sessions with industry leaders and celebrities.

Website: https://www.aplaceinthesun.com/exhibitions

Open Garden Squares Weekend

10 - 11 June 2023

If you’ve ever wanted to have a sneak peak into some of the most beautiful gardens in London, then this particular weekend event is for you. There are more than 200 private gardens in the capital and for one weekend per year they open their doors to the general public. This year you can check out the green spaces of Downing Street, Belgrave Square, and the Royal College of Physicians Medicinal Garden.

Website: https://londongardenstrust.org/whatson/

Trooping the Color: The King's Birthday Parade

17 June 2023

Although Trooping the Color is also known as the King's Birthday Parade, this prime piece of pageantry doesn't take place on His Majesty’s actual birthday (that's on November 14), but on his official birthday, as a Saturday in June is more likely to provide beautiful weather for the proceedings. You can watch along the Mall or from the edge of St James’s Park for free. Limited grandstand seating is highly sought after so you need to arrive well before events begin at 10 am to get a good view. 

Website: www.householddivision.org.uk/trooping-the-color

West End LIVE at Trafalgar Square

17 - 18 June 2023

Fabulous new shows, old favorites, and performances old and new, Trafalgar Square is the place to be during West End LIVE. Every year the hottest shows in the capital come together in one place, allowing visitors to enjoy snapshots of theater, mostly for free! 2016 saw shows including The Bodyguard, The Lion King, and Phantom of The Opera, and this year looks set to be just as action-packed.

Website: www.westendlive.co.uk

Royal Ascot

20 - 24 June 2023

Don your tuxedo or your fanciest hat and attend one of horse racing’s most prestigious evens. Spot a celebrity, bet on a race, and enjoy all the perks of high society, as well as enjoying the daily horse drawn procession, which runs from Windsor Castle to the Ascot Racecourse itself. This is sporting pomp and ceremony at its best.

Website: www.ascot.co.uk/royal-ascot

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

22 June 2023

This fantastically free event is a true spectacle of sporting culture, and takes place every year at the London Regatta Center. Find your ideal spot along the banks of the Thames and watch around 40 different teams compete in various races across the day. At the same time, you can try Asian street food and watch the colorful entertainment.

Website: www.lhkdbf.co.uk/

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