What's on in London in June 2013?
Event of the month
City of London Festival (23 -26 June 2013)
This vibrant annual festival brings film, music, visual arts and more right into the Square Mile's buildings and public spaces - Find out more in our City of London Festival blog post.
Rod Stewart (4 - 6 June 2013) - The rock legend Rod Stewart will be performing at The O2 this June, bringing his eagerly anticipated 'Live The Life' Tour to London. With a performance packed with all the classics from his early Faces' days, through to 'Maggie Mae and including his recent American songbook classics, this is one centre set to bring The O2 alive and luckily for Apex guests The O2 can be easy accessed from Apex London Wall Hotel. - The O2, SE10 0DX - www.theo2.co.uk
Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2013 (7 - 22 June 2013) - This June the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival will bring together world class artists to one of the most creative, remarkable corners of London. Expect a broad range of evening concerts, family events and open air music performances in the market all set to change perspectives and engage the mind, body and soul. - Various venues around Spitalfields, London, E1 - www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk
Open Garden Squares Weekend 2013 (8-9 June 2013) - For one weekend only over 200 gardens will unlock their gates and invite the public in, giving you the chance to visit exclusive gardens including the grounds of Number 10 Downing Street, Eaton Square and the National Trust's Carlyle's House. Providing podcasts, guided tours and gardeners on hand to give you advice this is one special event for you and the family to enjoy this June. - Various Locations around London - www.opensquares.org
Trooping the Colour - Queen's Birthday Parade (15 June 2013) - Join in with the Queen's birthday celebrations and witness the impressive display of pageantry. Dating back to the 17th Century during the time of Charles II, the custom of Tropping the Colour is carried out to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday by her personal troops and the Household Division. Get ready to see the Queen herself and witness that iconic wave! - Horse Gauds Parade, St James, London, SW1A 1DH - www.trooping-the-colour.co.uk
Father's Day (16 June 2013) - London is beyond doubt the city where all dads can truly be spoiled this year, whether it is the London museums and art galleries, or the great outdoor parks and gardens, there is something for all dads. Book a table at any one of our London Restaurants to celebrate Fathers Day! - Addendum Restaurant, Off the Wall Restaurant, Chambers Restaurant
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival (21 - 29 June 2013) - The Greenwich & Docklands International Festival returns this summer with some of best acts from all over the UK and the rest of the world will bring astonishing sights and sounds to Greenwich and East London. Expect the unexpected this year with the ten day festival showcasing breath-taking night-time exhibitions, spectacular theatre productions and captivating dance performances. - Greenwich, London, SE10 8RE - www.festival.org
Shubbak (22 June - 6 July 2013) - Returning to London, the Shubbak Festival celebrates the very best of the Arab world, showcasing an astonishing programme packed with dance, film, music, literature and visual arts. Shubback means 'window' in Arabic, and the festival really will provide a window for you to experience a slice of Arabian life and celebrate the contemporary Arab culture. - Various locations around London, SE1 2AA - shubbak.co.uk
Wimbledon Tennis 2013 (24 June - 7 July 2013) - This June, the world's most prominent and celebrated lawn tennis event returns to Wimbledon once again. Wimbledon is famous for its green grass and white clothing, making the heritage of Wimbledon almost as alluring as the game itself. All eyes will be on British contender Any Murray and we will all be behind him take home the title this year. - The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, SW19 5AE - www.wimbledon.com
Pride London - Love (and Marriage) (25- 29 June 2013) - Founded almost a decade ago, Pride London has grown to be Europe's largest non-ticketed event and is one of London's most energetic and vibrant events in the yearly calendar. This year's iconic, flamboyant and colourful parade is themed around love and marriage and expected to attract over one million visitors. - Commencing at Baker Streets, London - londoncommunitypride.org
Hard Rock Calling (29 - 30 June 2013) - The Hard Rock Calling will be the first show held at the Olympic Park since the 2012 Olympics. Set in such an iconic venue and with such an electrifying line up confirmed, including Kasabian, The Black Crowes, Paul Weller, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Klaxons and Tribes, this is one rock performance that is not to be missed. - The Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST - www.hardrockcalling.co.uk