Jumpin’ June

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Disappointed that the bank holiday is almost over? Beat those evening blues by filling up your June calendar.. With so much on offer this June we have split our favourites by topic so you can jump to your favourite activities.

Royal Pageantry:

Still trawling the Royal Wedding photographs and internet stories? Don’t worry, they haven’t gone on their honeymoon just yet.

The Queen’s official birthday is on the 9 June and you can celebrate by watching the Trooping of the Colours. Head to The Mall to follow the event.

Looking for a midweek show? The Household Division Beating Parade takes place at the Horse Guards Parade on the 6 and 7 and there is always the daily changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace around 11am.


The Taste of London festival takes place in Regents Park from the 13 – 17 June. 40 of London’s best restaurants will be showcasting their best. Watch live demonstrations, meet the chefs and, of course, enjoy the food!

Summer Festivals:

With Glastonbury not running this year, festival lovers will need somewhere else to find their fix.

The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival will host over 130 performances between the 21 June to 7 July. The festival showcases an extensive amount of outdoor theatre, performing arts and art installations.

Watch Paloma Faith, Lionel Ritchie and The Beach Boys at the Hampton Court Palace Festival running from the 12 – 20 June.


The Rugby Seven Series is being played at Twickenham Stadium on the 2 & 3 June.

June 14 marks the start of the FIFA World Cup. How will your home team do?

Follow the Powerboats racing around the Royal Victoria Dock with the UIM F1H20 World Championships from the 15 – 17 June.

Watch the horses ( and the hats!) at the Royal Ascot from the 19 – 23 June.

Prefer to take part in sporting activities? Nightrider is on on the eve of the 9 June. Ride for etiher 50 or 100 km to see the sights of London by night and raise money for a worthy cause.

History and Culture:

The Tate Britain is commemorating 100 years since WW1 with Aftermath – an exhibition of 150 works created in the years following the war. The exhibition will open on the 5 June.

Kimchi and Chips are creating a stunning ‘Halo’ of heavenly light in the courtyard of Somerset House. This display will last from the 8 – 27 June. Spend the longest day of the year in heaven – you won’t regret it.

Royal Procession



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