What’s on in London for June 2015

July in London

This month is jam packed with lots of outdoor events, so good weather willing we are going to have a great June. It’s not often you can invite the world to meet the queen , but this month we have Royal Ascot and her majesty never misses the opportunity to attend this event, so if you are in :London why not come and see her, also there is trooping of the colour. This is an event to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. There are also plenty of special day outs taking place in Trafalgar square throughout the month. For more details see below our top ten picks of the month. Just this month we are also suggesting using Harmony car services to get to some of these events as they are a little further out of town and it’s easier to use a chauffeur service then go by public transport,t also don’t forget Harmony cars also do Airport Transfers.

No. 1.   5th to 7th June 2015 “Chestertons Polo in the Park”   held at the Hurlingham Park, Fulham. London’s summer social season starts this year with this Polo match at the ‘spiritual home of polo, Hurlingham Park, Fulham. As this is not in central London if you need transport to get there then why not let Harmony Cars drive you there in one of their executive cars. This event is now in its seventh consecutive year. This event promises another terrific instalment of fierce polo, as well as off-field entertainment and world-class hospitality. Kicking off another summer sporting and social season in the capital, this event has become one of London’s greatest outdoor occasions. Get close to international polo players, riding some of the world’s best polo ponies, as they thunder across the turf. History will be made on the evening of Friday 5 June, as the England International polo team will play a match at Hurlingham Park for the first time since 1939. There will also be stands selling luxury goods including jewellery, works of art and fine accessories in the Shopping Village, and delight your taste buds with trendy street food from independent vendors, washed down with cocktails and champagne. Polo was first played at Hurlingham Park in 1874. In 1908 Hurlingham hosted the Olympic polo final (where England won a gold medal). The Hurlingham Club was the headquarters of British polo for 65 years, and the name became synonymous with the sport. But during the Second World War the polo ground was converted into allotments, with the last major polo event taking place in 1939. Prices: Adult Ticket: From £30.00 per ticket, Child Tickets: From £10.00 per ticket, Family Ticket: From £70.00 per ticket. Please note the prices shown do not include transfers to the event for a price quote from Harmony cars phone or email Harmony cars on 07976 374498 or email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com.

No 2. 6th June 2015 “Turkish Day” Trafalgar Square. Come for a free family cultural event with Turkish food, guest speakers and experience Turkish culture in London. The event offers a whole day packed full of activities and features that deliver the best and most accessible way to enjoy a Turkish cultural experience outside of Turkey. With live performances by leading Turkish artists and musicians.

No. 3.   7th June 2015 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm “Indonesia Day” at Trafalgar Square. Join us for a free family event showcasing the vibrant culture and traditions of Indonesia. There will be a staged programme, Indonesian cuisine and cultural activities around the square. Visitors can enjoy traditional performances. There will be an opportunity to sample the very best of Indonesian cuisine, with an array of gastronomic delights.

No.4. 11th to 23rd June 2015 “Hampton Court Palace Festival”. This Festival gets underway with high-profile names from rock, pop and classical music taking to the stage in the historic main courtyard of the Tudor palace. Experience summer evenings of memorable music with special guests including Jools Holland, KT Tunstall, Peter Andre, Alfie Boe, The John Wilson Orchestra and Paloma Faith, who will play two nights on the 16th and 18th of June. Away from the main stage, visitors can relax with a picnic in the scenic gardens or head over to a marquee to enjoy the delights of the buffet. This year promises to be extra special as the historic palace celebrates its 500th birthday. Getting to Hampton Court is not always the easiest place to get to especially from central London so if you are going     to one of these concerts why not go in style and use Harmony cars executive car service to get you to and from the concert. The cots are reasonable and the trip will make the evening relaxing and hassle free. Harmony cars email is : info@harmony-airport-transfers.com

No. 5.   13th June 2015 “Trooping the Colour” at Horse Guards Parade. London celebrates The Queen’s official birthday in June each year with Trooping the Colour, a fantastic military parade that has taken place in London since 1820. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is full of military pomp and pageantry as The Queen carries out an inspection of the troops from the Household Division. The Queen then leads the troops down the Mall to Buckingham Palace, one of London’s most famous landmarks. The Queen salutes and guns are fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London. Finally she joins other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the RAF flypast.

No.6. 16th to 20th June 2015 “Royal Ascot 2015”. Now for those of you who would like to see her majesty the Queen, now is your chance, as she attends this event every day in her horse drawn carriage which drives down the course in front of the stands with her and her entourage following behind. From then on it’s all about fast horses and fancy hats, as the world’s most famous race meeting, and the most glamorous event in London’s sporting calendar gets ready to start. Royal Ascot is Britain’s most popular race meeting. It’s the place to see and be seen for high society, royal watchers, fun seekers and horse racing enthusiasts alike! Steeped in tradition, heritage and pageantry, Royal Ascot dates back 300 years. Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Royal Ascot features the daily horse-drawn procession from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse led by the royal carriage. This Race course takes about 90 minutes to get to by car from Central London so most people who attend come by car so get in touch with Harmony cars they specialise on these occasions and can supply luxury vehicles holding up to a maximum of 8 passengers. There rates re usually about £300 to £500 for the day depending on the vehicle required. For more information email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com or phone 07976374498

No. 7.   17th to 21st June 2015 “Taste of London” in Regent’s Park. Discover a tantalising selection of world-class chefs and London’s hottest restaurants as the Taste of London festival descends on London’s Regent’s Park once again. For five summer days, the park in Central London is transformed into a foodie wonderland as 40 of the best restaurants in the city gather to show off the hottest dishes from their extensive menus.This year the event will embrace its “Flavours of the World” theme, showcasing the melting pot of flavours that make up the London restaurant scene. Visitors can choose dozens of incredible dishes to create the perfect taster menu from restaurants such as Club Gascon, Tredwells, The Clove Club, Sushisamba, The House of Ho and more. The ultimate al fresco feast, more than 200 artisan producers and premium brands also attend the festival, offering some of the best food from Britain and around the world. As well as sampling the delights, visitors can watch cooking demonstrations, meet some of the capital’s top chefs, including Marcus Wareing, Nuno Mendes and Monica Galetti, take part in interactive masterclasses and explore themed areas dedicated to certain types of food. If sampling the great food creates a thirst, help is at hand from some of the best wine and beer makers who can help out with their fine drinks. Champagne Laurent-Perrier will showcase their champagne matched with food pairings in their masterclass, The Balvenie will host whisky tastings and Mortimer’s cider will return with its hugely popular silent disco.

No.8.   27th June 2015 “Pride in London” in Trafalgar Square. Celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community at this festival. Don’t miss the parade and festivities in Trafalgar Square. Join the party as thousands of people take part in the week-long festival of Pride In London, a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community. The culmination of the week-long Pride Festival is the Pride Parade, which follows a route from Baker Street on 27 June at 1pm to Whitehall via Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square. It features more than 180 community groups, dancers and performers; while more than 15,000 spectators are expected to attend the showcase of gay and lesbian culture in the city. with plenty of live performances and speeches. Soho takes over at night with parties and events in the many pubs, bars and clubs.

No.9.    29th June to 12 July 2015 “Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2015”. The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in South West London every summer for two weeks of tennis, strawberries and cream, and good-natured queuing. Wimbledon is one of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments held around the world. Wimbledon is one of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments held around the world. It’s the world’s longest-running and most prestigious tennis tournament. Games are still played on the original playing surface, grass, and there’s a strict white-only dress code for players. The tournament attracts around 500,000 spectators and millions of television viewers worldwide. During the first week, the early rounds of the Singles and Doubles matches are played, with the top seeds playing on Centre Court and Courts 1 and 2. The Ladies’ and Men’s Singles Finals take place over the final weekend of the Championships. Getting Wimbledon Tickets On the Day is almost unique for a major sporting event these days, Wimbledon offers spectators the chance to buy premium tickets on the day – but be prepared to queue! During the tournament, 500 tickets are available on days one to nine for Centre Court and No.2 Court. Approximately 500 tickets are available on all 13 Days for No.1 Court. You should expect to queue overnight for a chance to buy one of these tickets. Several thousand ground admission tickets are also available each day. These give you the chance to watch games from the No.2 Court standing enclosure and from unreserved seating and standing on the outside courts, and on the big screen at Henman Hill. Once ground capacity has been reached, queuer’s are admitted on a one-out, one-in basis. Please note from central London to Wimbledon is a fare distance by car it takes about 30 to 45 minutes depending on time and day.

If you need a car for this event then contact Harmony cars to arrange a nice executive limo to take you there and back to the event. Harmony cars email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com or phone 07976 374498.

No.10.     30th June to 5 July 2015 “Hampton Court Palace Flower Show”. Enjoy six days of green-fingered fun as Hampton Court Palace Flower Show gets underway , with a host of horticultural displays and activities in the grounds of the royal palace. This show is the world’s largest annual flower event. As well as the stunning floral displays, you can learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables, get tips on gardening in a changing climate, and shop for garden products. Thousands of gardening fans can see, smell and touch an abundance of floral delights. You can enjoy display gardens, the rose marquee and the innovative conceptual gardens showcasing the next big names in garden design. For the keen horticulturist the show is not just about viewing, shopping and relaxing – it’s also about winning! The RHS judges make their awards on the first day of the show; see if you agree with their choices. Hundreds of the UK’s best nurseries fill the floral marquees, Festival of Roses and Plant Heritage Marquee. Floral art, fruit, vegetables and floristry are also a major part of the show.

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