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Trooping the Colour - Things to do in London this June

London life, TravelTalitha McQueen

Trooping the Colour is a fantastic event to see if you're planning a June trip to London. It's an annual event dating back to the 17th century and is now held during the Queen's official birthday month. This year the event will be held on June 9th. Details can be found at the official website here.

It was still such a thrill to be part of the crowd around Buckingham Palace and along The Mall back in 2016. I recommend arriving early if you want a good spot. The Queen travels by carriage from Buckingham Palace down the Mall to Horse Guards Parade. There are some great photo opportunities if you're willing to put up with the crowds. Take a picnic lunch to enjoy at St James Park on the day or pick up a ready-made hamper from the lovely store Fortnum and Mason which is close to Green Park tube station.

After a few hours of waiting around, I finally saw the Queen looking absolutely elegant in her carriage. I was lucky to take a photo too! If I wasn't so short I may also have a lovely photo of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Instead, my lens decided to focus on a flag!

A wonderful Saturday in London and one I'll never forget.

Trooping the Colour

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Trooping the Colour - Visit London

The Queen - Visit London

Trooping the Colour - Visit London

Buckingham Palace - Visit London

Trooping the Colour - Visit London

Trooping the Colour - Visit London

Event details can be found here