London Weather June Averages, United Kingdom
What's the Weather Like in London in June
During this time of year, the average temperature is 16°C that's 3°C warmer than May. This month is characterised by rising temperatures, with daily highs starting off at around 19°C on June 1st and rising up to 22°C by June 30th, rarely falling under 15°C or going over 25°C. The daily low temperatures increase in a similar fashion, beginning at 12°C on June 1st and rising up to 15°C by June 30th, only dropping under 10°C or going over 17°C one day out of every ten.
The highest temperature ever recorded in recent times for London in June is 33°C, with the lowest temperature ever recorded being 7°C. When you compare these temperatures to the average for the month 16°C it's apparent that they're the extremes and aren't what you should expect during your holiday.
With an average of 43mm of rainfall divided across 13 days throughout the month, there is a good chance you'll experience some type of rain during your visit. The most common type of precipitation is light rain which generally occurs late June. This is followed by moderate rain which tends to happen around June 1st and heavy rain which is expected around June 20th.
In June 2007, London experienced record rainfall, with some parts of the capital receiving up to twice as much rainfall as expected. Across June and July of that year, the South East, like Brighton, and Central South of England experienced over 222mm of rainfall, making it the wettest period for the region since 1914.
The average probability that London will experience some type of precipitation on any given day is 47% a figure which hardly varies at all throughout the month. If you don't want to chance any rainfall spoiling your holiday, you're best off booking your trip for the second week in June.
The cloud coverage for London decreases as the month progresses. On June 1st, the median cloud coverage starts off at 70% before dropping down to 68% on June 11th, 66% on June 21st and finally 64% on June 30th. Despite the cloudy spells, London is rarely affected by foggy days in June.
Average Sea Temperature
At 14°C, the average sea temperature for London's closest coastal location is much warmer than any of the previous months. Even though the temperature is significantly higher in June, it's still very bracing and will be too cold for most people to enjoy a swim.
Throughout June, the relative humidity for London ranges from 46% to 87%, rarely falling under 36% or rising above 96%. June 5th is when the air is at its most humid, rising above 83% three days out of four. On the other hand, June 25th is when the air is at its driest, during when the relative humidity drops below 50% three days in four.
Average Sunshine Hours
Just like April and May, London experiences an average of eight hours of sunshine each day in June. As the month moves on, the number of sunshine hours and daylight hours stays roughly the same. The shortest day of the month is June 1st with 16 hours and 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day of the month is June 20th with 16 hours and 39 minutes of daylight not much difference at all.
The latest sunrise and earliest sunset take place at 4:48am and 9:08pm, respectively, on June 1st, whilst the earliest sunrise is at 4:42am on June 17th and the latest sunset is at 9:22pm on June 24th.
Throughout June, typical wind speeds range from 1 m/s to 7 m/s, very rarely rising over 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s generally happens around June 28th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s.
On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs on June 7th during when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. Just like the rest of the year, the wind direction in June is most commonly out of the south west, followed by the west and then the east.
London Hotels in June
If you're looking for a hotel which offers uncompromised glamour within a unique setting, choose the Ned Hotel. Originally the headquarters of the Midland Bank, this amazing accommodation is within easy walking destination of St. Paul's Cathedral and other sights within the City of London.
Each of the 252 rooms has a marble mosaic bathroom and are designed with luxury vintage interiors that are inspired by the 1920's and 1930's. The 9 different restaurants, cafes and bars sit in the former banking hall and guests have use of the underground spa and 620 square meter gym, boxing ring and an indoor pool which is in the former bank vault! Members and guests have access to Ned's Club Upstairs which is home to a lavish rooftop pool and bar with spectacular 360-degree views of London.
For a boutique hotel with a zesty difference, check in to citizenM Bankside. Aimed to offer guests a comfortable, and homely stay, the decor choices are bursting with trendy, artsy details. Attention to basic details are key here, with genuinely comfy beds, powerful showers and citizenM is an obvious choice for value for money. This hotel is in an excellent location next to the Southbank and the Tate Modern, offers a 24 hour cafe and bar and self check in. The 24/7 eating area, canteenM, offers breakfast treats in the morning as well as sushi, warm dishes and desserts during the evening time. There is also a bar with a range of beers and even champagne!
Hotel 55 is a popular low-cost choice when it comes to somewhere to stay in London. Situated within a 15-minute walk of three Underground stations which can get you into the West End in 30 minutes, this stylish boutique hotel provides accommodation in the form of 25 guestrooms and one deluxe suite.Each guestroom features king-size bed, flat-screen TV with Freeview, free WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with L'Occitane toiletries. Here guests can also enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast buffet each morning and for dinner try the hotel's Momo Japanese Restaurant.
Number 16 is in the heart of cosmopolitan South Kensington forming part of the Firmdale hotel group, it is another example of their trademark townhouse hotels with a blend of glamour and comfort. The hotel is nestled in a quite street just off the Brompton Road, moments from South Kensington tube station and Exhibition Road with its wonderful museums and nearby to the Royal Albert Hall. The hotel offers 41 comfortable and stylish rooms designed in a fresh, modern English style and a lovely outdoor tree filled garden where guests can enjoy afternon tea on a sunny day.
The Fox and Goose Hotel
For something relaxed and good value with direct access to central London check out the Fox & Goose Hotel. This hotel is situated in Ealing and provides guests with accessible, standard double, superior double and family rooms. The hotel has a traditional English pub open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials, beer garden and terrace, vending machines for drinks and snacks. The nearest underground station is only five minutes away and can get you into Central London in 30 minutes.
Bars and Restaurants
Japanese sushi restaurant Zaibatsu in Greenwich is the place to be if you're after honest and tasty sushi at reasonable prices. Make the most of the sushi sets ranging from £11.95 to £17.95. Popular dishes also include the Malaysian curry with spiced coconut flavours and succulent chicken on the bone, or the spicy and luscious Laksa options.
Located in leafy Chiswick, you'll find La Trompette, a local secret which offers upmarket Michelin starred dishes without the usual London prices. The restaurant buzzes throughout the week and has its own terrace for summer al fresco dining. The food is exquisite and the service is excellent; book ahead to avoid disappointment.
YUU Kitchen Restaurant
YUU Kitchen Restaurant in Aldgate is vibrant and lively, full of modern-manga style art everywhere you look. A clearly laid out and refined menu, beers and bubbly on tap and open kitchen which allows you to see your food being freshly prepared - this place is not to be missed! Highly attentive, warm and welcoming staff make this place stand out, too.
For contemporary Japanese fine dining, Zuma in Knightsbridge is a perfect choice. Excellent attention to detail in regards to decor, service and ingredients. Dishes are elegant and simply presented, focusing on bold and intense Japanese flavours. The signature Black Cod dish is highly recommended, exquisitely cooked to perfection in a hoba leaf.
Things to do in London in June
June is a great time to visit London, when the weather is bright and sunny, so make the most of it by spending an afternoon at Bushy Park. The second largest Royal Park in the UK's capital, the park is within close range of Hampton Court Palace and is home to a variety of woodland, ponds, grassland and gardens, making it a top site to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. Some of the most popular parts of the park are Chestnut Avenue, a formal Baroque water garden and the Diana Fountain.
Trooping the Colour
If you want to catch a glimpse of the city's traditions, take the time to see Trooping the Colour. This famous military pageant dates back to the 17th century and is held each year on the Queen's Official Birthday June 13th in 2015 when it's carried out by the Queen's personal troops, with the Queen herself attending. More than 1,400 officers and men take part in Trooping the Colour with over 200 horses and more than 400 musicians. The event kicks off when the clock on the Horse Guards Building strikes 11, at which time the Royal Procession arrives and the Queen takes the Royal Salute. The parade starts with the inspection, during which the Queen drives slowly down the ranks of guards and past the household cavalry. The event comes to a close with an exciting RAF flyover.
Phantom of the Opera
Families and couples who want to take in a show during their holiday in London should think about seeing Phantom of the Opera. This popular classic is held at Her Majesty's Theatre and incorporates stunning scenery, special effects and music which have turned the performance into the huge success it is today. The story focuses on the love saga of the disfigured phantom and his feelings toward the chorus girl, as he wins over the hearts of millions of theater lovers.
Westminster Abbey is one of the most popular attractions in the capital, making it a must-visit during your trip to London. This centuries-old building is known for its daily services which thousands of people attend, audio tours in eight languages and verger-led tours which give you a comprehensive experience of the site. Westminster Abbey is also home to a museum which features many pieces of artwork which are hundreds of years old. Ancient artifacts dating back as far as the 12th century are also on display. After you've seen all there is to see, re-energise at the café with a cup of coffee or by enjoying a stroll around the Abbey Gardens.
Another of the city's landmarks which is worth visiting is the London Eye. Opened to the public in 2000, this imposing ferris wheel looms over the city and is a huge hit with both tourists and locals. The month of June is the ideal time to take in the spectacular views of London as there more than likely to be clear blue skies than any other month. From your viewing capsule you will see London and its landmarks unfold beneath you. The London Eye is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United Kingdom and it is recommended that visitors book in advance through the website.