Moving in June is perfect. Long summer days and the glorious days of July, August and September ahead, youi’ll find yourself amazed at how much there is to see and do after you move. As an American, you may very well find yourself comfortably sitting with the illusion that London (and England as a whole) is always cold, with summers as cold as many cities’ winters. If so, you’re in for quite a surprise once London’s summer swings around.
If you’re moving in June, you’ll often see days climbing to 25 °C (77 °F) on the thermometer and sometimes even as high as 30 °C (86 °F), and for the neophyte, it’s the kind of weather that means seeing London and its environs in a manner befitting seeing any new city – on your feet and at a leisurely pace. Start off with a visit to the London Eye on a clear day. As well as giving you an eye popping view of the city and its surrounds, taking a ride on this popular tourist attraction will give you a bird’s eye view of the city that could show you places you have yet to visit and help you sort out your ‘explore London’ itinerary.
Color, pageantry and awesome weather for the great outdoors await you when you’re moving in June. Places like Regents Park, Notting Hill and the open space of Trafalgar Square really do help to show off the colour and vitality that London has to offer. And nothing will help to clear the stereotype of a grey and dreary London from your mind quite like the Chelsea Flower Show, the unofficial kick-off to London’s summer.
London is a city that revels in its summer, with the season being a veritable riot of things to do and see, from music concerts to public entertainment to sports events, none more exciting than the highlight of summer in June, The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship, which will see the world’s top tennis players gather in London to face off for that tournament’s prestigious trophy. As an American moving to London in June, it’s an event which should go straight into your diary.