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Ah, London in June (2024)! The city comes alive with an energy that’s hard to describe. The skies are (hopefully) a bit bluer, the days a tad longer, and Londoners seem to have an extra spring in their step. If you’re planning a trip to the British capital in June, you’re in for a treat. There’s an abundance of exciting things to see and do, and we’re here to be your guide to a magical and music-filled month in London.


1. Get Lost in the Royal Gardens

Start your June journey with a leisurely stroll through the enchanting royal gardens. Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, and Kew Gardens are all bursting with colour this time of year. Pack a picnic, rent a rowboat, or simply bask in the beauty of the blossoms. Kew Gardens, in particular, is a horticultural wonderland, home to the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse.


the royal gardens in full bloom


2. Cheer on Wimbledon

Love tennis? Head to the world-famous Wimbledon Championships, where you can watch the pros battle it out on the pristine grass courts. Even if you’re not a tennis enthusiast, the atmosphere and strawberries and cream are worth the visit.


3. Go on a Foodie Adventure

London’s food scene is thriving in June. Explore the diverse food markets such as Borough Market and Maltby Street Market, where you can indulge in global flavours. Be sure to try the fresh summer produce and, of course, a proper fish and chips by the river.


4. Dance the Night Away at a London Music Festival

June in London means its festival season. Events like Meltdown Festival and Mighty Hoopla bring top-notch artists to the stage. Whether you’re into indie, rock, or electronic beats, there’s a festival for you. Soak up the sun and the tunes and get your groove on!


5. Discover Open-Air Theatre

The magic of Shakespeare comes alive in London’s open-air theatres during June. The Globe Theatre and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre stage brilliant performances beneath the stars. There’s something truly special about watching a play in the open air, with the London skyline as your backdrop.


the globe theatre


6. Take a Sunny Summertime Stroll

London boasts some of the most picturesque parks and gardens. Clapham Common, Hampstead Heath, and Primrose Hill are perfect for picnics and panoramic views of the city. Grab your sunglasses, a blanket, and soak up that summer sun!


7. Immerse Yourself in London’s Art and History

June is a great time to explore London’s world-class museums and galleries. The British Museum, Tate Modern, and the National Gallery house some of the finest art and historical treasures. Plus, many offer late-night openings, so you can enjoy art in a cooler, quieter atmosphere.


8. Cruise the River Thames

A cruise along the River Thames offers a unique perspective of London’s iconic landmarks. You’ll see the Tower of London, the Shard, the London Eye, and many other sights from the water. Throughout your cruise, you can enjoy informative and entertaining commentary from the captain shedding new light on each landmark, modern life and London’s great history. You’ll also have the opportunity to relax, take photos, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the city with the option to sit on our spacious open upper deck or in the comfortable indoor saloon, you’re guaranteed a panoramic view of London’s best sights, or you can opt for a sunset cruise for a truly magical experience.


City cruises boat in front of Big Ben on the River Thames London


9. Embrace the June Evening in Soho

Finish your day with an exploration of London’s lively Soho district. Known for its diverse nightlife, you can find anything from intimate jazz clubs to buzzing bars and swanky cocktail lounges. Soho’s streets are a melting pot of culture, food, and fun.


10. Enjoy Dinner on the Water in London

Sure, sightseeing on the River Thames is a must in June, but nothing compares to seeing London from the water while onboard a luxury yacht, enjoying a delicious chef-prepared dinner. The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames brings you exquisite dining, breathtaking views, and iconic landmarks. It’s perfect for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion, or just looking to have a fantastic night with a partner, friends, or loved ones. See London’s famous skyline sparkle under the night sky, and indulge on a sumptuous four-course meal of traditional British flavours. Enjoy live entertainment onboard, as well as a fully stocked cash bar.

June in London is a month of endless possibilities. Whether you’re a music lover, or a foodie, or looking to soak up the culture, the city offers something for everyone. So, pack your bags, put on your walking shoes, and get ready to savour every moment of this magical month in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. And with City Cruises as your summertime tour guide, you’ll see London like never before. Happy travels!


FAQs – Things to Do in London in June 2024

What Should I Wear in London in June?

Expect mild and sunny weather, but be prepared for occasional rain. Pack summer clothes that you can layer, comfortable walking shoes, rain gear, a light jacket, dressy outfits for evenings, and casual daywear like jeans and light trousers.

What are the Best Things to See and Do in London?

  • Explore iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and the National Gallery.
  • Enjoy walks in the West End, Horse Guards Parade, and along the Thames.
  • Visit beautiful parks like Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, and St. James’ Park to see summer blooms.

Can I Enjoy the London Skyline?

Of course! Options include rooftop bars, Thames dinner cruises, the London Eye, the Shard, and the Sky Garden.

What are some must-do activities in London in June?

  • Taste of London: A great option for foodies, featuring food from London’s top restaurants in Regent’s Park (June 14th – 18th).
  • Father’s Day on the Thames: Celebrate Father’s Day (June 16th) with various Thames cruises like hop-on-hop-off cruises, speedboats, and dinner cruises.
  • West End Live: Enjoy free performances of popular West End shows in Trafalgar Square (June 22nd – 23rd).
  • Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition: View contemporary art in various mediums (mid-June onwards).
  • Free Museums: Visit iconic museums like Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The National Gallery, and the Imperial War Museum.
  • Sky Garden: Explore the public garden atop the “Walkie-Talkie” building for fantastic city views.
  • Abbey Road Crossing: Visit the famous Beatles’ album cover location in St. John’s Wood.

Why is City Cruises a great option for exploring the River Thames?

  • Diversity of Cruises: City Cruises offers a variety of experiences like evening dinner cruises, providing a unique perspective of London’s landmarks from the river.
  • Convenience: The cruises are easily accessible and provide a comfortable way to see many of London’s famous sights.
  • Variety of Options: Whether you’re looking for a leisurely sightseeing tour or a more luxurious dining experience, City Cruises caters to a wide range of preferences.


Original Post Date: 23 October 2023

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