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London events in June

June in London is here. Make it the greatest month of your year yet with our guide to the best art exhibitions, plays and general shindigs taking place around the city in June 2023.


June in London is one of those months that’s filled with a sense of excitement. It’s that ‘school’s out!’ feeling, until you remember that you left school years ago, and ‘summer holidays’ don’t really exist for adults. Shame. 

June is also the start of summer in London, which means the capital’s beer gardens are at their prime, the city parks are at their prettiest, the open-air theatre season gets into full swing and eating alfresco is on the cards at some of London’s best restaurants. Plus, expect to see long queues in south west London as tennis fans line up to bag a place at the epic Wimbledon championships

June in London also means its time for London Sundance Film Festival, the Roundhouse’s poetry festival The Last Word and Open Square Gardens. So mark them all off in your calendar and prepare to have a ball fit for a queen.  

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The best things to do in June in London

  • Art
  • Art

As sure as the sun will rise and winter will turn into spring, Hyde Park will play host to a new Serpentine Pavilion every year, and 2023’s has just hatched into the world. This one was designed by French-Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh and is inspired by the Mediterranean urge to sit around a dining table and put the world to rights. The name of the pavilion is ‘À table’, French for ‘sit the f**k down at the dinner table or you’re going to get a whack around the ear’. The idea is that it’s meant to make visitors think about the table as a place of discussion, engagement, dialogue and exchange, all while sharing a meal. 

A reincarnation of Zoo Lates (which ended in 2015), Zoo Nights brings ‘after hours’ fun to ZSL London Zoo. Explore the zoo without crowds or kids in the way (this is an adults only experience), hear the Birds and The Bees guided tour where expert guides reveal what animals get up to after dark, play animal-themed games, graze on delicious international street food (there’s plenty for herbivores and carnivores alike) or grab a drink at one of the bars. Time to unpack that elephant onsie?


Imagine a cross between ‘Annie’, ‘Les Miserables’, and one of those elaborate gymnastic-based spectacles staged by communist countries and you’re halfway there to imaging Disney’s cult classic musical ‘Newsies’ about striking that has finally hit the UK. The Troubadour Theatre’s high-octane production captures all its vigorous spirit, sending its huge cast of plucky, rebellious paperboys tumbling and leaping across its mammoth stage as they stand up to the big bosses who are determined to grind them down.

Get tickets to Disney's Newsies from just £16.50 only through Time Out Offers. 

  • Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Covent Garden

Crazy for You’ is a golden age musical comedy that’s actually from 1992: writer Ken Ludwig took a load of classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin – largely from the 1930 musical ‘Girl Crazy’ – and spun them into a shimmeringly delightful retro confection that’s almost indistinguishable from the era it’s paying homage to, the odd knowing flourish aside. 


Glasweigen chef Nico Simeone launched their themed set six-course menu which changes up every six weeks back in 2017. It’s since spread from Scotland across the UK, to London. From now until the beginning of July at the Fitzrovia and Canary Wharf sites you can choose from either ‘The Chippie Experience’ – a menu of re-imagined chip shop classics – or ‘A World of Imagination’ – a menu of new smells and taste sensations. And for the rest of July? Enjoy the taste of ‘Sicily’. Book through Time Out and get all six courses and a glass of prosecco for £35.

Get six courses and a glass of prosecco at Six By Nico for £35 only through Time Out offers. 

Chef Tong Chee Hwee, who helped earn Mayfair Chinese spot Hakkasan its Michelin star is back on the London food scene cooking up elevated and refined dishes using techniques and ingredients from across China at Gouqi. Try the Angus tenderloin beef with black pepper sauce, sautéed crystal jumbo prawns with yellow chive in XO sauce, or clay pot silken egg tofu with wild mushroom and vegetable for yourself with this eqclusive deal letting you enjoy top-tier dining for just £45 per person.

Three courses and a drink at Gouqi by Tong Chee Hwee for £45 through Time Out Offers

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  • Things to do
  • Exhibitions
  • Edgware Road

Frameless is a permanent gallery dedicated to the art of submersion. Having taken over the old Odeon at Marble Arch, the former subterranean cinema rooms have been converted into four multi-sensory galleries featuring iconic masterpieces from the greatest artists of our time. Well, sort of. As its name suggests you won’t find any physical paintings here. Rather each of the rooms contains a mini show where some of the most famous art in the world is stripped down to its base colours and then reconstructed in dazzling 3D animations that dance across mirrored ceilings and swirl across the floors and walls, all set to rousing soundtracks. Immersive art is certainly divisive, but Frameless has managed to create something genuinely exciting.

Embrace your inner Picasso and get your creative juices flowing with bottomless prosecco at this boozy painting class. Art Play is simple: you sip, paint, and socialise as you’re guided by talented resident artists who will take you through your masterpieces step-by-step so you can learn a new skill, make new friends, or simply have fun doing something a bit different. Save £40 on the experience by booking through Time Out offers. 

£20 for two hours of bottomless prosecco and painting session at Art Play only through Time Out offers.


Dining with a conscience is easy at Edit, which has a hyper-seasonal, low-impact approach to plant-based British dining. Try three delicious courses from the menu, washed down with a glass of low-intervention, locally-sourced wine (or homemade seasonal lemonade) for the ultimate introduction to the fine ingredients sourced from small-scale farms, foragers and independent producers.

Three courses and a glass of wine at EDIT for £25 only through Time Out Offers

  • Art
  • Bankside

Prepare to feast your eyes on some pretty famous works at Tate Modern’s summer blockbuster ‘Capturing the Moment’. The group show will be taking a look at the relationship between contemporary painting and photography with some of the greatest artists in both mediums of recent generations who have captured moments in time via brush and lens represented. Look out for work from Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Peter Doig, David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Alice Neel and photographs by Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Dorothea Lange. 


Psycle’s boutique fitness centre in Notting Hill is renowned for its high-intensity Ride workouts, which combine resistance and speed to increase cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. Plus, it hosts sculpting Barre classes, where you’ll workout to music, using weighted balls and resistance bands to tone your figure. Want a taste without the full commitment? Try four classes of your choosing and get started with your fitness journey. 

Four Ride or Barre classes for £28 at Psycle Notting Hill only through Time Out offers.

  • Film

At Time Out we’re big fans of cosying up in our favourite London cinemas and entering a whole new world through the power of projection. But, when the sun’s out and the weather’s at its best, hiding away in a dark, stuffy room isn’t quite as appealing. Thank god then, for outdoor cinemas letting us get our film fix under the stars and with a sweet summer breeze in our hair. London is home to some brilliant alfresco movie spots, which will be popping up all over the city in 2023. Welcome to the summer of the big-screen extravaganza.


Remember the indoor playgrounds of your childhood? Well, the humble ball pit has been given a grown-up makeover at Shoreditch’s Ballie Ballerson. Here you can drink cocktails, nibble on pizza and dance to DJs before getting eyeball-deep in, er, well balls. Now, through Time Out for just £6, you can enter at any time, get a two-hour session in the famous ball pits and your choice of a refreshing cocktail including their new Bacardi summer special.

£6 for tickets and a cocktail at Ballie Ballerson only through Time Out offers

Summer has finally arrived, which means its time to get tropical. Cottons – the much-loved Caribbean restaurant with rum shacks in Camden, Vauxhall, Notting Hill and Shoreditch – is hosting a Tropical Bottomless Brunch series in its Shoreditch joint. The party kicks off with 60 minutes of signature Cottons bottomless rum cocktails and moreish chicken and waffles to soak up the rum all set to a reggae soundtrack. Right now you can get your fill for just £25.

Bottomless cocktails and waffles at Cottons Shoreditch for £25 only through Time Out Offers. 


Park Row is an American-style brasserie focused on top-tier dining and storytelling, transporting you from London to the world of DC comics and Gotham city. The theme is carefully interwoven into a Grade II listed Art-Deco venue, with subtle nods to its inspiration. While you’re here, you can tuck into pulled pork tacos, hefty burgers, chocolate choux and dishes like ‘The Joker’s Grin’ gnocchi. Try three courses for yourself, with a cocktail of your choice. Now for just £25. 

Three courses and a cocktail for £25 at DC Comics-inspired Park Row only through Time Out Offers

Bored of the tangle of controllers at home? At Platform Canary Wharf you can play classic video games and top-notch multiplayer Nintendo Switch and Playstation 5 games like Mario Kart, Mario Party, Super Smash Bros, Overcooked 2, FIFA and Call of Duty. When your thumbs are throbbing, tuck into a pizza or nachos and wash it all down with bottomless beer, prosecco, or mimosas.

£24 for bottomless drinks, a pizza and video games at Platform only through Time Out Offers

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