london in June

Visiting London in

June

If you're planning a visit to London in June, you've picked the perfect time. Weather in June is especially nice, while events calendar include festivals of the arts as well as a variety of city-wide festivals and, additionally, royal events abound.

What to expect

Wetter

  • Average Daytime Temperatures: 63 F (17C)
  • Average Overnight Temperatures: 54 F (12C)
  • Sunny or partly sunny days: 17
  • Rainy days: 13

What to wear

  • Pack your rain gear: an umbrella, a light raincoat and water proof / resistant, comfortable walking shoes.
  • Wear also comfortable sneakers / sandals.
  • London is a rather formal city. Some of what you want to pack depends on where you intend to visit.
  • Weather in London is variable, so pack a variety of clothing that can be layered.
  • Don’t forget to pack some more fanciful shoes for the nightlife.

London Prices in June

London is a busy year-round destination. June is the peak of the tourist season, so it isn't the cheapest season for hotel accommodations, but you can find so many free things to do in London in June it really helps make up the difference. Book your flights and accommodation in advance for best prices and save up money by booking at the right times. Try to book your accommodation 4 to 6 months in advance.

Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you 50% on regular admission prices – see more

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Getting around

With roughly 30 million travellers per year, London easily ranks as one of the most visited cities on earth. London is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options

London Underground

The quickest way to travel around, London's Underground metro system is the oldest and most famous in the world. In total, there are 11 lines on the Tube within nine zones. On most days the London Tube is open between 5AM and 12AM, but there is extended services for Friday and Saturday. Fares vary widely for the London Underground depending on when you're using the service and how far you're going. The easiest way navigate the Tube is to invest in what's known as an Oyster Card. These re-chargeable card can be purchased at any Tube station. Put as much money as you want on your Oyster Card and scan it at the entrance of the Tube station. It’s much cheaper to use than single tube tickets.

Black Cabs - Traditional London taxis

These cabs can easily be found all over central London as well as by major train stations, bus stops, and by Heathrow Airport. Please ensure the yellow "taxi" light in the front of the cab is on when you're trying to hail a vehicle.
All taxicab services in London are metered and there's a £3 minimum charge. While you're not required to tip, it's always welcome, and most Londoners will round up their fare.

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Things to do in June

Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in London in June:

1.Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.

2. West End Live

This two-day musical theatre festival is for musical lovers and live-performance enthusiasts. Performers from best-selling and critically acclaimed musicals perform excerpts of their shows. The festival takes place in Trafalgar Square amid a sea of musical lovers, fans, and food vendors. If stage plays are the core of London's culture, so, too, is live musical theatre. For anyone wanting a glimpse into London's soul, West End Live is the event. One of the best aspects: it is free to attend.

3. Trooping of the Colour

A tradition since the 17th century, Trooping of the Colour is a military ceremony that illustrates how soldiers used their regimental colours to communicate. For instance, during the chaos of battle, a regiment's colours were one of the only ways to help people know where to rally, and soldiers re-enact this process for all to experience. In this famed ceremony take a part the royal family and honoured guests. It is, of course, open to the general public.

4. Taste of London

Taste of London is the food festival where world-class chefs become the norm. For food lovers, even among all the other London attractions, this food-focused festival cannot be beaten. From Malaysian and Portuguese cuisine to Argentinian cheese cakes to Thai Farang, every palate is represented. Restaurants and chefs from across the city make available their best menu items.

5. Pride in London

The Pride in London festival takes place in June and July. Thousands come to celebrate the LGBT+ community for a historic march followed by a host of free events. Join the colourful parade passing through the West End's streets and plenty of partying follows in Trafalgar Square. Everyone is welcome.

6. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The Open Air Theatre, located inside Regent's Park, hosts numerous performances throughout the month of June. Guests may be able to catch a comedy, a reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare's classic dramas, a musical, or an educational, family-oriented event in Great Britain's oldest professional amphitheatre.

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace 1
West End Live 2
Trooping of the Colour 3
Taste of London 4
Pride in London 4
 Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 6

Rainy Day Options in London

Tower of London

Learn about the storied history of London with a trip to this epic tower. Visitors will delight in the exhibit of the Royal Family crown jewels, including the Imperial State Crown. The guards of the tower will regale visitors with tales of the bloody history of these times, enchanting everyone who walks through the gates. Visit to the Tower of London is free with the London Sightseeing Pass.

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West End Theatre

taking a West End show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to London. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show, but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting the Encore Box office. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site we offer 55 GBP towards your theatre ticket

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London Museums

Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of the best London Museums or Galleries. Whether your interest is in art, science or history, there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from the British Museum, The National Gallery, Tate Modern, the Kensington Museums of Natural History or Science Museum – all offer free entry to the public.

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