One of the best issues to do in London in June 2021

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June 03, 2021 – 5:24 pm BST

Georgia Brown


After months of uncertainty and isolation London has finally started to sparkle again as restaurants, theaters, indoor events, and social activities return. From immersive art installations to bottomless brunches, open-air theaters and rooftop restaurants, it doesn’t get much better than summer on the town.

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Read on to discover the best things to do in London in June for all budgets, tried and tested by HELLO!‘s writer …

The best alternative things to do in London in June

See London from the sky on The O2 Climb

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If thrill seekers is what adventurous activities can be hard to find in a city – but not in London! If you’re looking for unbeatable views of London and an unforgettable experience, why not climb the outside of the O2?

During this unforgettable O2 climb, you will be strapped into a harness before climbing all the way to the roof. Enjoy panoramic views from Canary Wharf to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the top dome before descending again.

To book, visit tripadvisor.de

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

If it’s been a while since your last visit to an exhibition, you’ll be happy to hear that Van Gogh Alive has finally opened and is fully COVID compliant. The immersive exhibit has dazzled over seven million people in 65 cities and will be housed in a huge, purpose-built venue in beautiful Kensington Gardens from June 4th to September 26th.

This is not just an ordinary art exhibition. It’s an immersive, multi-sensory experience, projecting some of the Dutch artist’s best-known paintings onto screens while playing digital surround sound and the scents of Provence fill the room. Highlights include the sunflower room (the perfect selfie opponent!), Vincent’s bedroom, and the art activity area. Tickets start at £ 24 for adults and £ 14 for children.

To book, visit ticketmaster.de

Drink wine and get a manicure in the BABE DREAM pop-up

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The BABE DREAM store is the latest launch of the Rosé Festival in Covent Garden. Located in the Royal Opera House Arcade in Covent Garden, BABE has partnered with Notting Hill Salon YOUNG LDN to bring BABE’s vision of beauty to life.

The pop-up shop sells tongue-in-cheek merchandise perfectly tailored to its millennial audience, and offers a whole range of bespoke BABE manicures with cold champagne cans.

The best luxury things to do in London in June

Five Star Spa Day and Afternoon Tea at the Chilworth Hotel

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After months of lockdown and restrictions, you’ve earned a relaxing retreat. Treat yourself to a pampering 5-star spa day at The Chilworth with access to the hot tub and steam room, a 60-minute luxury treatment followed by a delicious afternoon tea – the perfect gift for a loved one.

To book, visit wowcher.de

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Enjoy a Mexican fiesta at Bluebird White City x Casamigos

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If you’re desperately looking for a touch of summer but are overwhelmed by international travel restrictions – let the Bluebird bring you one step closer to a Mexican fiesta. With the newly launched Casamigos Nights, Bluebird White City is transformed into a paradisiacal setting with its own pop-up tequila bar Casamigos and an oasis of palm trees, leaves and flowers. Guaranteed to get visitors to the popular vacation destination known for its incredible food and drink.

Savor a delicious selection of five-star Mexican cuisine and enjoy a masterfully crafted cocktail menu. We are fans!

Head to London’s famous rooftop bar at Madison

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Madison, where London meets Manhattan, is the place in June where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the skyline, first-class cocktails and an unbeatable Ibiza-Beach-style atmosphere. Your heavenly rooftop retreat “City Isles” has just opened in the City of London – and will remain until August 31st.

The terrace with an incomparable view of St. Pauls has been completely transformed into a beautiful boho hideaway. Guests can sit back and relax on gorgeous rattan day beds, couches, and chairs under huge palm trees, planters, and leaves that cover the space to create a boho oasis in the sky.

In collaboration with CÎROC, Madison serves a selection of perfectly mixed luxury cocktails.

The best foodie things to do in London in June

Enjoy the extraordinary Japanese cuisine

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SUMI in Notting Hill, the new neighborhood restaurant of Michelin-awarded sushi master Endo Kazutoshi, has officially opened – and we love it. Guests can choose between nigiri, sashimi or temaki sushi, with highlights like hotate, a temaki made from diced scallops and hana hojiso flowers; and yasai, a vegetarian choice with pickled carrots and mooli radish, smoked and fermented mooli, chives, and sesame soy dressing. Other must-tricks include the Japanese A4 Wagyu striploin, served with charred puntarella and a yuzu onion sauce; and white fish steak served with SUMI’s seaweed and ponzu sauce.

Reserve here, sushisumi.com

Visit Summer By The River, London Bridge

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Summer By The River returns to London Bridge on June 10, and visitors can look forward to a packed summer program of entertainment, as well as outdoor dining and dining. Full entertainment opens on June 21st.

The program includes live sports demonstrations, open-air cinema, live music by up-and-coming London acts in collaboration with BBC Introducing in London, salsa and swing social dances with Havana Londres and Swing Patrol, and family-friendly weekend events and entertainment.

Attendance at each event is free and open to walk-ins, so no pre-registration is required.

Take a London Food Tour London

Borough Market Food Tour

Calling all gourmets – this experience is for you. With so many places to choose from, it’s often difficult to ensure that your London dining experience is the best it can be. Get an inside look at London’s best restaurants during a food tour that shows the best eateries around London Bridge and Borough Market and includes personalized recommendations.

To book, visit tripadvisor.co.uk

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