Things To Do In June

As we move from Spring to Summer and having enjoyed two Bank Holidays in May, what does the month of June have to offer this year in the capital and across the UK?


Trooping the Colour, The Queens Birthday – Saturday 11th June
Horse Guards Parade, London

The official celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday continue with Trooping the Colour, also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade. If you like pomp and pageantry its an event not to be missed. Whilst her actual birthday is on April 21, this is her majesty’s official birthday and performed on Horse Guards by troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry).

The Queen has swapped horseback for a carriage now, well she is 90, and after the parade, the royals head back to the famous ‘balcony’ at Buckingham Palace. You can watch the proceedings along the Mall or from the edge of St James’s Park for free. But you need to arrive well before events begin at 10am to get a good view.


Royal Ascot – Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th June 2016
Ascot, Berkshire

Continuing the royal theme, you can enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot this June. Although it’s not all about the racing, as Ladies Day is the place to be and be seen, with glamorous hats and sophisticated fashion a must. With posh picnics and bubbly flowing, whether you head to Royal Ascot for the glamour or to see some of the world’s finest racehorses compete, it is one of the biggest days of the social and racing calendar.


Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) – Wednesday 15th to Sunday 26th June

Tickets are now on sale for Edinburgh Film Festival, which explores new ideas in cinema, attracting both local and international audiences to watch the diverse and dynamic new films. The EIFF showcases original and challenging new films and new talent with over 1,400 industry delegates, filmmakers and members of the press.

2016 sees the 70th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and to celebrate this landmark, EIFF has teamed up with Bute Fabrics and Edinburgh College of Art to produce a bespoke Festival tartan.


Glastonbury Festival – Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Pilton, Somerset

As one of the largest and most popular festivals of the year, Glastonbury sees some of the biggest international musical acts, with this year’s headliners including Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Foals and Beck. Whether you’re camping or just going for the Sunday, the best way to get there is to pre-book a taxi and if you need extra luggage space just make sure you indicate this when you book.


Wimbledon Tennis Championships – Monday 27th June to 10th July
Wimbledon, London

Anyone for tennis? It’s strawberries and cream time when Wimbledon starts on 27 June through to the finals on Sunday 10 July. You can buy tickets online or you can be quintessentially British and queue when the tickets first go on sale at the All England Lawn Tennis club. This may involve an early start with eager fans camping out overnight for the chance to get a ticket. You can, however, avoid the queues getting there and back by booking a cab ahead of the game!


P.S. Don’t forget that Sunday 19th June is Fathers Day so make sure you treat dad too!