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1. It's The Queen's 90th Birthday
Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th birthday this year, and London is celebrating suitably. If you feel like getting involved, the Queen's Birthday Parade runs June 11 and promises to be quite the spectacle. Then there's "Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe," an exhibition that travels to different location in the UK as the largest-ever of the Queen's wardrobe. It also will be at the Summer Opening of the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace, running from July 23 to October 2, 2016.
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2. The New Tate Modern
It's been in the pipeline for some time (and in scaffolding for what feels like years), but this summer sees the opening of The New Tate Modern, a brand new 10-story addition to one of London's most iconic art museums. Opening June 17, the new twisting, pyramid-like building has been created behind the original power station, as not only a dynamic addition to the London skyline but also with additional galleries as well as areas for visitors to meet, learn, and create.