Every month, London hosts some of the best events in the country, and as the summer heats up, there’s plenty more to choose from. With exciting music events and buzzing food festivals, London opens its gardens and parks to the warmer weather, giving guests at hotels like the Shaftesbury Hyde Park International a chance to experience the city in a completely new light. Whatever your reason for visiting London, we’ve compiled a list of June events, offering you the perfect blend of outdoor activities and quintessentially London experiences to enjoy during your stay.
Field Day Festival
Taking place from the 7th to the 8th of June, London’s Field Day music festival is one of the most popular music events in the city. With a weekend of internationally acclaimed and emerging artists taking Enfield by storm, this is a locals favourite music festival. With a plethora of stages and the likes of Skepta and Pusha T headlining, Field Day is a must for visiting music lovers.
Taste of London Festival
Based in Regent’s Park, the Taste of London food festival takes place from the 19th to 23rd of June and promises food stalls, cooking masterclasses and appearances by local and internationally renowned chefs. With the Fire Pit stage pounding out the beats of DJ BBQ and introducing a range of live cooking events, this is a must for any London-visiting foodie.
Cricket World Cup
From the end of May to mid-July, the Cricket World Cup hits the British Isles. With ten international teams battling it out for the title of world champion, the world cup will stage a total of ten matches in London. With the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground holding 28,000 spectators and the Kia Oval being easy to reach from your London Hyde Park accommodation, the Cricket World Cup promises a wide range of riveting matches in London, including the opening and closing games of the tournament.
London matches during the Cricket World Cup include South Africa vs Bangladesh on 2nd of June, Bangladesh vs New Zealand on the 5th, Pakistan vs South Africa on 23rd June and the much-anticipated England vs Australia on June 25th.
Trooping of the Colour
On June the 8th, the Royal Palace Guard parade the streets between St James Park and the Mall. As a celebration of the Queen’s Birthday, this parade may be two months late, but is certainly a great way to witness the pomp and circumstance of the British military. Get to St James Park early on the 8th of June, the free event can fill up very quickly indeed.
Open Garden Square Festival
From the 8th to the 9th of June, many of West London’s finest private square gardens are opened to the public. These square gardens are usually reserved for private residents as an escape from the city and usually, consist of landscaped patches of idyllic green hedgerows and flower beds.
West End Festival in Trafalgar Square
From the 23 to the 24th of June, Trafalgar Square stages scenes from some of the best musicals on the West End this year. From Kinky Boots to the Lion King, the West End Festival stages some of the best dances, songs and scenes from London’s favourite shows. See them for free and experience the magic, just a stone’s throw from the iconic West End itself.