Here at Sensu, we love London and enjoy the regular events taking place in our beautiful city. With the summer now very much in sight, there are plenty of reasons to get out and make the most of everything the capital has to offer. Here are 4 London events you should definitely try to attend in June.

 

Trooping the Colour parade

Every year, the Trooping the Colour military parade celebrates the Queen’s official birthday. The parade has been around since 1820, and takes place near St James’s Park.

The ceremony is an impressive and colourful display of military pomp. Guns are fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London. The event is of course attended by her majesty herself, as well as the other members of the royal family. Definitely worth seeing if you’re in town.

 

Taste of London festival

For 5 days, London’s greatest chefs and restaurants will gather in Regent’s Park to showcase some of their best dishes. If that’s not exciting enough, this year’s theme is ‘Flavours of the World’ which suggests a great mix of flavours and foods.

Participating restaurants include Sushisamba, Tredwells and The House of Ho. Attending chefs will include Masterchef stars Marcus Wareing and Monica Galetti. There’ll be cooking demonstrations too. The festival will be on from 17th-21st June. Just go!

 

Open Garden Squares weekend

A one-off chance to visit over 200 London gardens, the Open Garden Squares weekend takes place on the 13th and 14th June. It’s a good opportunity to visit usually restricted green spaces, such as Highbury Stadium Squad and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Several of the gardens will provide extra family entertainment, drinks and refreshments too. Tickets are priced at £10-£12 for adults. You can see a full list of participating gardens here. We recommend you book early.

 

Hampton Court Palace Festival

A yearly festival taking place in the amazing Tudor Courtyard, the event includes world-class acts playing in the spectacular setting of the Palace. Make the most of it by arriving early to enjoy the East Front Gardens and its surrounding.

The festival lasts from 11th-23rd June, so you literally have no excuse not to make it.