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London events in June

Plan a fabulous June in London with our guide to the best events, exhibitions, parties and pop-ups taking place around the city in June 2020

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By Things To Do Editors |
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June in London is a magical time of year. Summer's nearly here, the sun's out (fingers crossed) and London’s parks are filled with flowers. What’s more, it’s music festival season, and London does not disappoint with Field Day, Mighty Hoopla and All Points East all hitting up the capital in June. If glitter and glow sticks aren't your bag, June in London is also the month of the Trooping of the Colour (the Queen’s official birthday celebrations), The World Naked Bike Ride, and Open Garden Squares Weekend. Check out our guide to the best pop-ups, cultural happenings and things to do this June 2020 in London. We’ll catch you out there.

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June 2020 event highlights

1
Hairspray, Michael Ball, 2019
Theatre, Musicals

‘Hairspray’

London Coliseum, Covent Garden

See the revival of big-hearted, acceptance-preaching, ’60s-homaging musical ‘Hairspray’. It’s being billed as a new production,reunites the likes of director Jack O’Brie, choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and star Michael Ball.

2
'Sucker Punch' at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Theatre, Drama

‘Sucker Punch’

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford

Roy Williams' 'Sucker Punch' is a boxing drama set in Thatcher's Britain. See two professional boxers spar it out and fight against a world which makes it hard for young black men to come out on top.

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3
Photograph: Leopoldstadt
Theatre, Drama

‘Leopoldstadt’

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road
4 out of 5 stars

Legendary playwright Tom Stoppard’s alleged final play about the devastating rise and fall of Vienna’s Jewish community in the twentieth century. To see a vast cast and an enormous amount of history crammed into its two-and-a-half hours. It’s a powerful and sincere tribute to a vanished people.

4
Music Festivals, citadel
Music, Music festivals

The best music festivals in London

You lucky Londoner: you don’t need a tent or even a pair of wellies to get the full music festival experience. Here are the best festivals hitting up the Capital this month. 

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5
city barge, london's best riverside pubs and bars
Things to do

Father's Day in London

Father's Day 2020 is on Sunday June 21 (but you knew that, right?) Check out our stellar ideas and suggestions for things to do in June with your pops.

6
'The Prince of Egypt' comes to the West End in February 2020
Theatre, Musicals

‘The Prince of Egypt’

Dominion Theatre, Bloomsbury

Stephen Schwartz is dusting the Egyptian sands from his 1998 Dreamworks movie, an old testament epic centring on Moses, and boasting some memorable songs and epic, chariot-racing special effects. It's a film that's got a special place in the hearts of animated movie aficionados.

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7
Six the Musical
Theatre, Musicals

‘Six the Musical’

Arts Theatre, Covent Garden
3 out of 5 stars

‘Six’ returns to Arts Theatre in January 2019. This review is from August 2018. ‘Remember us from your GCSEs?’ It’s Henry VIII’s six wives – and they’ve back, bitch, to re-tell ‘her-story’ as a slick, sassy girl band. 

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