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Visiting London In June – The Definitive Guide

London in June is a sight to behold as clear skies and light sunshine deck up the capital city of the United Kingdom and a leading tourism destination. With well-planned environs and rich history, London boasts some amazing architecture and is home to some of the best museums in the world. Home to iconic landmarks such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Madame Tussauds, visiting London in June will be a blessing as the weather will be pleasant and the days long, giving you extra time to remain outdoors and take in the beautiful views.

What makes London in June Special?


London in June

  • Pleasant weather: It’s a splendid time to visit London in June as the winter chills disappear and sunshine becomes a predominant part of the day. You’ll just have to keep some jackets ready for the winter breeze and an umbrella handy given London’s unpredictable tryst with rains.
  • Lesser crowds: Tourism season begins full swing in London only much later and hence a trip here in June is a pleasing experience. Having to deal with lesser tourists in prominent attractions means a lot more time at the exhibit rather than waiting at the entrance queues.
  • An abundance of exhibitions: London is the hub for many local and international festivals, giving tourists a chance to explore a lot more than the traditional sight-seeing avenues. The local events are a fun avenue to learn about and engage with the culture of the city.

London in June : Weather


June sees the start of summer in London and this calls for plenty of clear skies kissed with the right amount of sunshine. Temperatures range from 18°C to 22°C in June and the days are relatively warmer. Despite the warmth, it’s advisable to keep an umbrella with you at all times!

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Visiting London in June : Things to do


1

Buckingham Palace

London in June - Buckingham Palace


Serving as the royal residence and administrative headquarters of the Queen’s family, Buckingham Palace draws visitors from across the globe. Witness the famous Changing the Guard Ceremony and enter the lavish residence to get glimpses of the State Room that's adorned with masterpiece paintings by the greats replete with audio-guides to help you understand their significance.

June Timings
Changing of the Guard at 11 AM daily

Location

Westminster, London SW1A 1AA,
UK
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Tower of London

London in June - Tower of London


The Tower of London is a 1000-year old castle and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that had previously functioned as a prison. Here, you can see the power of British monarchy i.e. the crown jewels, participate in the Yeoman Warders tour and also witness the tradition of the Ceremony of the Keys.

June Timings
Tue - Sat - 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sun - Mon - 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Location

St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB,
UK
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The Shard

London in June - things to do - The Shard


Standing tall beside the River Thames, The Shard is a multi-sensory experience besides being London’s tallest building and offers the most scenic 360-degree view of the city. Visit this architectural marvel and travel in the high-speed elevators to get to the observation deck that has both: an indoor viewing platform and an open-air Skydeck.

June Timings
Daily 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
On Saturdays of 15th, 22nd and 29th June,2019 the timings are: 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Location

32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG,
UK
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Westminster Abbey

London in June - things to do - Westminster Abbey


The Westminster Abbey is a Gothic-style church that is steeped in history and has witnessed the coronation, weddings, and other celebrations of Britain’s most historic moments. It’s also the final resting place of several eminent personalities. Research enthusiasts can visit the library and delve into loads of manuscripts, photographs, and archived material.

June Timings

Mon - Sat: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Timings are subject to change regularly; visit the official website for confirmation.

Location

20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA,
UK
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Thames River Cruise

London in June - things to do - Thames Cruise


There’s no better way to enjoy an afternoon in London than to cruise along the River Thames while viewing London’s best tourist sights from afar while feasting on a delectable two-course meal replete with drinks. The live commentary and picturesque views of the city from the cruise offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Location

Pipers Island, Bridge St, Reading RG4 8AH,
UK
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Stonehenge - Day Trip

London in June - things to do - Stonehenge Day Trip


The Stonehenge is among the most mysterious of sites that has historians perplexed till date. Discover the little-known fascination of Stonehenge on a day trip across the beautiful English countryside. You’ll also have access to a multilingual audio guide that’ll explain the speculated origin of the unique structures.

June Timings
Daily - 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Location

Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE,
UK
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Stadium Tour

London in June - things to do - stadium tour


Sports aficionados are in for a treat as London is home to several stadiums; be it the Emirates Stadium Tour that offers a behind-the-scenes experience of Team Arsenal, the Wimbledon Stadium and Museum Tour for tennis buffs, or the Wembley Stadium which is home to the FA Cup Final besides other important sporting events.

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Windsor Castle

London in March - things to do


Home to 39 British Monarchs, Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world and is open to the public throughout the year. Visit the lavish State Apartments house to view some impressive Rembrandt and Da Vinci paintings and also, the Gothic St. George’s Chapel in the vicinity.

June Timings
10:00 AM to 05:15 PM, Last admission is at 4:00 PM
Closed on 17th June 2019
Closes early on 27th June at 4:00 PM

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West End Theatre

London in June - things to do - West End Theatre


London’s West End Theatre comprises the entertainment district around Leicester Square and Covent Garden that’s famous for its range of theatres, museums, hotels, and shopping. The West End Theatre runs some exciting and world-famous shows on a daily basis and is recommended for tourists!

Location

40 Bloomsbury Way Lower Ground Floor, London WC1A 2SE,
UK
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Waitress
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Mary Poppins
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Come From Away
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Warner Bros. Studio - Harry Potter Tour

London in June - things to do - Warner Bros Studio Harry Potter


The Warner Bros Studios is a dream destination for Harry Potter fans who can relive the fantasies of being at Hogwarts through the sets of the Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest, and Platform 9¾, learn about different film-making techniques, pose with props, and buy Potter-themed souvenirs to cherish these exciting memories.

June Timings
Daily - 9:30 AM to 08:00 PM

Location

Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden WD25 7LR,
UK
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London in June : Events to Look Out For


London in June events

Sorolla: ‘Spanish Master of Light’

June 1-30, 2019
Celebrating Spain’s Impressionist painter Sorolla for his iridescent canvases, Sorolla: ‘Spanish Master of Light’ is a month-long festival hosted at the National Gallery. The exhibition is a first of its kind in the UK and has almost 60 masterpieces on display featuring vivid seascapes, landscapes, and garden views.

London in June events

Junction 2

June 7-8, 2019
Junction 2 Music Festival returns as a two-day event for its fourth edition this June. The one-of-its-kind festival sees collaborations with several local artists and is centered around environmental sustainability. It’s a picturesque combination of rustic sites and natural beauty right down to tree-lined pathways and meandering rivers, and aims at limiting carbon footprint.

London in June events

Taste of London

June 18-22, 2019
Taste of London is a bi-annual food and fun-filled wonderland that takes place in Regent’s Park and draws a crowd of fifty thousand people every year. Here, you can sample the signature dishes from London’s most prominent restaurants and also savor the exciting street-food styled menus at different food joints.

London in June events

Masterpiece London

27-30 June, 2019
Masterpiece London is an art festival that features some of the world’s most distinguished exhibits ranging from furniture, jewelry, antiques, and exceptional pieces of art. It’s a fine opportunity for art enthusiasts and collectors to congregate and marvel at the brilliant craftsmanship on display.

London in June : 5-day Itinerary


London in June : Essentials


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London Weather in June

London is a promising month for tourism in June owing to sunny days and pleasant weather conditions. Early June sees the average temperature ranging around 18°C which moves to 22°C in the month end. With about 16 hours of sunshine on an average, travellers have plenty of daylight for sightseeing.

Where to Stay in London during June

Accommodation in London can be easy to find regardless of whether you're looking for a luxurious property or a budget stay.

What to Pack for Visiting London in June

For a trip to London in June, it is advisable to pack keeping in mind the warm summer-time weather in the day and slight winter chills in the evening. Keep plenty of summer dresses, light cotton attire, scarves and a few light jackets to layer up in the night. Packing your sunglasses and hats or caps is also a great idea for exceptionally sunny days. Also, keep an umbrella handy if you don’t want to be surprised by sudden rains.

Getting Around London in June

One of the largest urban transport networks in the world, London is extremely well connected and a paradise for automobile lovers. For the cheapest way to travel, get on board London’s iconic double-decker buses that cover most of the city. You can also take The Tube - or the London Underground if you're looking for a faster and more efficient commute. To commute between different areas of London, you can opt for the driverless Docklands Light Railway. South London also features several trams on a frequent basis. You can also hail one of the black local minicabs shown in old movies and enjoy the romantic charm of these!

Must-Try Dishes While Visiting London in June


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Fish & Chips

A local favorite that’s famous the world over, Fish & Chips is as British as it can get. Traditionally eaten with mushy peas that’s garnished with salt and vinegar, it’s an easy dish that’s high on taste. Head over to Poppies Fish & Chips for the ultimate fish & chips experience.

london in June - Food
Eton Mess

The Eton Mess is a typical English dessert made popular by the prestigious boys' school at Eton. Made of crushed meringue, double whipped cream, and fresh strawberries, this British treat has many variants with fruits or ice cream. Sample this at the National Cafe right after your tour at the National Gallery.

london in June - Food
The Full English Breakfast

The Full English Breakfast is a popular dish the world over and if you’re in the city, head over to The Breakfast Club for a sumptuous meal and gorge on sausages, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, toast, and blood pudding. While there, also give them fluffy pancakes a try!

london in June - Food
Beef Wellington

A tasty preparation of fillet steak, the meat is coated with pâté, wrapped in puff pastry and then baked to perfection. This classic meal is best savored at Simpsons on the Strand on a leisurely warm afternoon.

london in June - Food
Pie and Mash

The epitome of British food, the typical pie and mash has evolved from simple kidney pie to a more extravagant affair comprising several exotic ingredients and styles. The Windmill Mayfair would be an excellent place to feast on some delicious Pie gravy and mashed potatoes - a comfort food for many!

Tips for Visiting London in June


  • Avoid rush hour traffic in the public transport network or popular department stores in June as it can be a harrowing experience and you’ll end up wasting your precious time.
  • Exploring on foot is one of the best ways of getting to know London and the temperature in June makes this a beautiful possibility.
  • It rains very frequently in London regardless of the weather predictions and if you’d like to remain warm and dry, always keep an umbrella with you!

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