June starts and ends with a bang with the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT 2014). This is a special event for LIFT, with 2015 being it’s 20th year. Events are taking place all over London, with theatre performances happening in the Barbican Centre, Southbank Center, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, as well as many other locations.
One great event, which you will definitely need transport for, is the London Wine Fair. It has undergone a revamp in 2014, with the dropping of “International” from it’s name, to focus on the British heritage of the great drink. Your driver will be more than happy to drive you to and from the festival.
Although the main event is trade only, the festival is also partnering with the London Cocktail Week and will launch a celebration of wine, with many restaurants, bars and wine merchants around London running wine related events to those with wristbands. Please do consider having a chauffeur for these events to get you back home safely! You will also be able to fully enjoy the events as well, with your driver being able to advise you on the best places to visit.
Wine, being perfect to drink while the sun’s rays are on you, is only one of many ways to enjoy the start of Summer in London. Near the end of the month on the 22nd, and carrying on through to July on the 25th, is the City of London festival. Many of the outdoor events for this are free, meaning this is a great chance to listen to music, and watch visual arts in the beautiful sun.
|2nd – 29th June||LIFT Festival||Around London|
|2nd-4th June||London Wine Fair||London Olympia, Hammersmith|
|2nd-7th June||A Midsummer Night’s Dream||Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Bankside|
|2nd-8th June||London Wine Week||Around London|
|4th-8th June||Cirque Du Soleil: Dralion||O2 Arena, London|
|5th-15th June||International Art & Antiques Fairs||Olympia, London|
|6th-7th June||Investec Derby Festival||Epsom Downs|
|6th-8th June||Polo in the Park||Hurlingham Park, London|
|6th June||Arcade Fire||Earls Court, London|
|9th-15th June||AEGON Tennis Championships at Queen’s||The Queen’s Club, Hammersmith|
|9th June – 17th August||Royal Academy Summer Exhibition||Royal Academy of Arts, Mayfair|
|12th-15th June||Affordable Art Fair Hampstead||Lower Fairground Site, London|
|12th-24th June||Hampton Court Palace Festival||Hampton Court Palace, London|
|16th June||Eagles: History of the Eagles Tour||O2 Arena, London|
|17th-21st June||Royal Ascot||Ascot Racecourse|
|17th June – 7th July||Royal Opera: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut||Royal Opera House, London|
|19th-20th June||Taste of London||Regent’s Park, London|
|22nd June – 25th July||City of London Festival||Around London|
|23rd June – 6th July||Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship||Wimbledon, London|
|27th June||City of London: Children’s Parade||St. Paul’s Cathedral, London|