10 things to do in London June 2023

Summer is just starting in London, and June has many events to visit and enjoy. We have collected 10 ideas in this article.

London Open Gardens

London Open Gardens
London Open Gardens

The London Open Gardens is a yearly event held in London, arranged by the London Gardens Trust. The charity aims to encourage the protection and appreciation of gardens in London. Over 100 private gardens in London will be available for free public access during this time. Gardens of all sizes, from small courtyards to large country estates, will be open for visitors to explore. 10 - 11 June

London Design Biennale

Experience an interactive exhibition of design and innovation worldwide at the London Design Biennale. From baking bread to witnessing AI robots designing and weaving tapestries to exploring a space pod, you can immerse yourself in various activities. With over 40 designers responding to the theme of “The Global Game: Remapping Collaborations,” this exhibition is taking place at Somerset House from June 1-25

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

You can see two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, which are immersive art installations that reflect endlessly and create a unique experience. One of these rooms is called Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled with the Brilliance of Life, which was built in 2012 for Kusama’s retrospective at Tate Modern. The other one is the Chandelier of Grief room, which creates the illusion of a boundless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers. Until April 2024.

World Gin Day

Celebrating World Gin Day in London can be a delightful experience if you’re a gin lover. This global event takes place on the second Saturday in June, and it’s an excellent opportunity to indulge in gin and enjoy its different varieties.

There are various gin-related events and activities during World Gin Day in London. You can attend gin tastings, join cocktail classes, sample gin-inspired menus, and explore gin-themed venues. You can also find special gin menus at restaurants and indulge in unique gin cocktails made by skilled mixologists. 10 June

Taste of London

Taste of London is an annual event celebrating the city’s diverse food and culture scenes. It features a mix of classic favourites and new offerings, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

During the five-day event, visitors can enjoy delicious dishes from famous chefs, explore speciality food markets, attend cooking demonstrations, and more. There are also various bars and beverage stands that offer a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, for example craft beers, wines, cocktails, and other beverages that complement the food offerings. There’s also plenty of entertainment, live music and special guest appearances. 14-18 June

Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour is a military ceremony in London performed by British Army regiments. It dates back to the 17th century and has been used to celebrate the official birthday of the British sovereign since 1748, although its origins are even older. The event takes place at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall in London and is attended by the Royal Family, and involves soldiers, horses, and musicians. The event in June is a great way to experience British culture and history and is enjoyable for the entire family. 17 June

Trooping the Colour will be held at Horse Guards Parade
Trooping the Colour will be held at Horse Guards Parade

Cinderella

The English National Ballet will stage a ballet production called “Cinderella in-the-round” at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The show will feature choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and music by Sergei Prokofiev. You can watch the unique production where the audience surrounds the stage. This creates an immersive experience and allows you to see the action from all angles. The show also has impressive sets and costumes, making the story even more captivating. This is an excellent show for the whole family and promises a memorable evening. 15 - 25 June

West End Live

West End Live 2023 will be held in Trafalgar Square, London. It is a free weekend of live musical theatre featuring shows from popular West End musicals such as The Lion King, Frozen, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge!, Hamilton and others. There will also be fun activities for families, like arts and crafts, face painting, and a children’s theatre tent. The West End Live event offers the chance to enjoy top-notch West End performances without cost. 17 - 18 June

Animals: Art, Science and Sound

The British Library is showcasing a new exhibition called Animals: Art, Science and Sound. The exhibition displays how humans have depicted animals through art, science and sound over the centuries. The show includes 200+ objects from the library’s collection, such as manuscripts, printed works, photos, sound recordings and film representing animals, from a 13th-century elephant portrait to a 20th-century recording of a whale song. Until 28 August

Animals: Art, Science and Sound at the British Library
Animals: Art, Science and Sound at the British Library

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Don’t miss out on the unforgettable theatre experience at the Regent’s Park Open Theatre during the summer months. The outdoor theatre is located in the stunning Queen Mary’s Gardens. It’s a popular part of London’s summer cultural scene that attracts locals and tourists alike.

The 2023 programme of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will feature diverse performances, including classic plays, modern adaptations, and musicals. This year’s lineup comprises six shows: Once On This Island, Robin Hood, Dinosaur World Live, The Tempest, and La Cage Aux Folles.