June Events in London

 
 

June in London promises to be a lively affair, with everything from world-class art exhibitions to tennis championships lighting up the capital over the course of the month – even the monarchy is getting in on the festivities with the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. Whether you’re after a traditional day out at the polo

 

02nd June 2015

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June in London promises to be a lively affair, with everything from world-class art exhibitions to tennis championships lighting up the capital over the course of the month – even the monarchy is getting in on the festivities with the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. Whether you’re after a traditional day out at the polo or night at the opera, or are looking to enjoy a little local culture, stay with us at one of our central London hotels and you’ll be mere minutes from the action. Take a look at out breakdown of the best June events in London to enjoy during your stay.

Chesterton’s Polo in the Park

Chestertons Polo In The Park

Horse and jockey on the field © Chesterton’s Polo in the Park

The largest polo tournament in Europe returns to Fulham’s Hurlingham Park this year. A key event in any true socialite’s diary, Polo in the Park is a quintessentially British event, deliciously garnished with afternoon tea, canapés, and plenty of bubbly.

From 5th-7th June 2015.
Chestertons Polo in the Park

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

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The Summer Exhibition is the highlight of the season for any art lover © Benedict Johnson

Hailed as one of London’s most impressive displays of contemporary art, this year’s Summer Exhibition, co-ordinated by distinguished artist and teacher Michael Craig-Martin RA, will display 1,200 works of art, handpicked from a staggering 12,000 entries.

From 8th June – 16th August 2015.
Summer Exhibition 2015

Don Giovanni

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Cast of Don Giovanni on the stage at the Royal Opera House © Bill Cooper

Undoubtedly one of the best June events in London, make sure to catch the upcoming production of Don Giovanni at London’s renowned Royal Opera House. Resident in Covent Garden for the duration of its run, the performance will also be shown for free on outdoor screens across the city as part of BP Big Screens 2015 on 3rd June.

From 12th June – 3rd July 2015.
Don Giovanni

Shoes: Pleasure & Pain

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Andreia Chaves’ InvisibleNakedVersion Shoes are part of the new V&A exhibition © Andrew Bradley

From historic heels to couture kicks, the V&A’s exhibition follows the evolution of the shoe from ancient Egypt to the present day. The collection features designs that once adorned the feet of Queen Victoria, Marilyn Monroe and Sarah Jessica Parker (to name but a few).

From 13th June 2015 – 31st January 2016.
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Trooping the Colour

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The Queen’s own troops, the Household Division, will Troop the Colour again this year © carnegie42/iStock/Thinkstock

June events in London don’t get more majestic than the official celebration of the Queen’s birthday (she was actually born in April). Hoards of people flock to watch the impressive military procession along Horse Guards Parade, as well as the much-anticipated royal greeting from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

13th June.
Trooping the Colour

British Summer Time Festival

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Crowds at the Mainstage of the BST Festival © Outside-Org/BST2015

Featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary music and comedy, the British Summer Time Festival returns to Hyde Park this year. Along with Kylie, Beck, and Taylor Swift, the festival will also introduce Britpop sensation Blur back onto the festival circuit.

From 18th – 28th June 2015.
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

 

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Hepworth’s Large and Small Form 1934 © Piers Arts Centre/Bowness/Hepworth Estate

This month, Tate Britain pays homage to one of the twentieth century’s most significant artists. Barbara Hepworth, who received worldwide acclaim for her abstract sculptures, is celebrated in the first exhibition of its kind dedicated to her work in over 50 years.

From 24th June – 25th October 2015.
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture of a Modern World

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

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Street dance and acrobatics are only a few of the events at the festival this year © Kean|Lanyon/GDIF2015

Practically bursting at the seams with dance, theatre, and outdoor art, the programme of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival will also feature a theatre production to celebrate the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, complete with the hair-raising ritual flight of the Voladores.

From 26th June – 6th July 2015.
Greenwich International Festival

Wimbledon Championship

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Rackets at the ready for this year’s Wimbledon Championship © ALTC/Thomas Lovelock

One the most anticipated June events in London, the world’s best tennis players will descend on The All England Club for two weeks of tireless tennis at Wimbledon. Spectators and fans not lucky enough to get tickets in the ballot can still purchase tickets on the day, or watch on a big screen with the picnic crowd on Henman Hill.

From 29th June – 12th July 2015.
Wimbledon Championship

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