What’s on in London for June 2011

london summer airport transfersWhat a great month to visit London, temperatures have certainly warmed up making it a great time to walk around the capital and see all the sights. This month has a lot of special events such as Royal Ascot and Wimbledon. Also while you are here you must try the British strawberries, they are at there best this month and due to the early fine weather we have had a bumper crop so don’t miss out.
 
Listed below are our top 10 things to do this month in London.

No. 1. June 11th Trooping the colour : The Queen’s Birthday Parade.
This event is great for those who where unable to come to the Royal Wedding and will give you a chance to see all the British military pomp and ceremony that we are famous for. The event takes place on Horse Guards Parade, which is located just off the Mall near Buckingham Palace. The Queen will takes the salute and guns are fired in Green park and at the Tower of London to mark the occasion, and there will be an RAF flypast over Buckingham Palace to mark the occasion. Just a note to say that the Queens real Birthday is in April but all are traditionally given a second birthday if they are born in the winter in case the weather is not good to hold an outdoor event.

No 2. June 12th “Get Loaded in the Park 2011”
The one day music festival held on Clapham common features this year: Razorlight, The Cribs, Noisettes, Darwin Deez, British Sea Power, Patrick Wolf, Los Camposinos.
Tickets are available via there web site. The show starts at 12.00p.m. and ends at 9.00p.m.

No 3. June 14th to 18th “Royal Ascot week”.
This 5-day horse-racing meeting is one of the top events of the month. Featuring the Derby, Ladies day and of course the spectacle of her majesty the Queen attending each day and parading along the track in her open carriage. This is an event not to miss. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the web site.

No. 4. June 16th to the 19th “A Taste of London”.
This has become an annual event in London’s Regents park. Featuring lots of food and drink stands, and a special section featuring food from some of London’s top Restaurants. Along with food demonstrations by some of the UK’s top Chefs, and of course the chance to actually try some of the food prepared by these master cooks. This is a great day out not to be missed. Tickets in advance from their web site.

No.5. June 20th till July 3rd “Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship”

Probably the most famous Tennis Tournament in the world. As usual all the top names will be competing to see who can win the converted titles. There are tickets available on the day at the ground but be prepared to queue.

No. 6. From 22nd June “Ghost the Musical”.
I am sure you remember the movie with Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze, well now the film has been brought to the stage, in this brand new musical production opening at the Piccadilly Theatre. Tickets available on line and at the Box office.

No.7. June 24th and 25th “Kenwood House Picnic Concerts 2011”
Kenwood House is just outside central London in a place called Hamstead, it has fantastic grounds and every year the park is opened up to the public for open air concerts. This year on the 24th the famous Welsh warbler Tom Jones will be performing and the following day on the 25th Jools Holland and Sandie Shaw will
be playing. Bring along a hamper and make a nice day of it. Tickets available from there web site.

No.8 June 24th till the 26th “Hard Rock Calling 2011”

This is a special series of concerts in Hyde Park organised by the famous Hard Rock Café who this year are celebrating there 40th Anniversary.
On the 24th we will have the Killers, on the 25th Bon Jovi and Ray Davies and finally on the 26th Rod Stewart , Stevie Nics, Adam ant, Rumer and train

No. 9. June 25th till 29th “Glee Live! In Concert”
The O2 Centre are host to the popular cast of the TV show Glee.
All the main characters will be performing their special versions of hits from there number award winning TV show. Tickets are scarce so if you want to book do so now.

No.10. June 30th the 31st Janet Jackson “Up Close and Personal Tour”
Michaels little sister comes to the Royal Albert hall to perform all her greatest hits.
This is her only appearance in the UK so don’t miss it.

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