EVENTS

Events

 

 

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November 2018

 

 

Regent Street Motor Show 3 Nov

 

Bonfire Night fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night in November. 3-5 Nov

 

London Jazz Festival. 16-25 Nov

 

The Lord Mayor's Show 10 Nov

 

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 11 Nov

 

Southbank Centre's Wintertime festival

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

 

Christmas at Kew.

 

Nitto ATP Finals.

 

 

December 2018

 

 

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park 22 Nov-6 Jan

 

Southbank Centre's Wintertime Festival. 8 Dec-6 Jan

 

Christmas in Leicester Square. 9 Nov-5 Jan

 

Greenwich Wintertime Festival

 

Christmas at Kew. 22 Nov-5 Jan

 

Magical Lantern Festival

 

New Year's Eve fireworks 31 Dec

 

 

 

January 2019

 

 

London's New Year's Day Parade

 

London Short Film Festival 11-20 Jan

 

London Art Fair 16-20 Jan

 

Burns Night in London 25 Jan

 

 

February 2019

 

 

Chinese New Year

 

London Fashion Week Festival

 

London Classic Car Show 14-17 Feb

 

 

March 2019

 

 

St Patrick's Day

 

London Beer Week.

 

Head of the River Race 16 Mar

 

London Half Marathon 24 Mar

 

 

April 2019

 

 

London Games Festival

 

Feast of St George

 

Vaisakhi Festival

 

Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races. 7 Apr

 

London Marathon 28 Apr

 

 

May 2019

 

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 21 to 25 May.

 

London Craft Week 8-12 May

 

Museums at Night festival 15-18 May

 

Photo London. 16-19 May

 

London Wine Week May

 

State Opening of Parliament May

 

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 30 May-14 Jul

 

Women's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium

 

FA Cup final

 

 

June 2019

 

 

Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade

 

Trooping the Colour

 

Open Squares Weekend. 8-9 Jun

 

Masterpiece London. 27 Jun-3 Jul

 

Taste of London festival

 

West End LIVE

 

Pride in London

 

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

 

Royal Ascot 18-22 Jun

 

 

July 2019

 

 

Pride in London festival

 

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

 

Art Night

BBC Proms

 

Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

 

Lovebox

 

British Summer Time

 

Summer Series

Summer Streets

 

Underbelly Festival

 

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.

 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

 

Prudential RideLondon festival

 

 

August 2019

 

 

Notting Hill Carnival

 

Film4 Summer Screen

 

Kids Week

 

BBC Proms

 

 

September 2019

 

 

Totally Thames

 

London Design Festival

 

London Fashion Week Festival

Open House London festival.

 

Last Night of the Proms

BBC Proms in the Park

 

London Annual Festivals and Events

 

There are a large number of Festivals and Events in London throughout the year from the excitement of firework displays the the musical extravaganza of the Proms.

Many of the festivals and events are free to attend and present a year long celebration of the remarkable diversity of the capital.

 

New Year's Day Parade – 1st January

 

The London New Year’s Day Parade has grown considerably from its origins in 1987.The Parade offers an eclectic mix of pageantry, marching bands and contributions from some of the London Boroughs. Over 8,500 performers representing 20 countries world-wide assemble for the Parade.

 

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Chinese New Year – January/February 

 

Taking in some of London’s most famous areas including Leicester Square, Charing Cross Road, Chinatown and Trafalgar Square, London’s Chinese New Year festivities are the biggest outside Asia. Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar.

 

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St Patrick's Day Parade – March 

 

Thousands of people join together to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the heart of central London. This popular annual event brings the best of Irish culture and a packed programme of great entertainment to Trafalgar Square.The whole day is a celebration of all things Irish.

 

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London Marathon – April

 

The London Marathon is unique among international sporting events in that ordinary people can compete with the best in the world, and over 35,000 people run the Marathon course of 26.2 miles.The first London Marathon was held in 1981 and thousands of spectators line the course every year.

 

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Chelsea Flower Show – May

 

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital, London every year since 1913, apart from the two World Wars. The title of Britain’s largest flower show has now been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, but the Chelsea Show is still considered the most prestigious.

 

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Trooping the Colour – June

 

This military ceremony dates back to the early eighteenth century but follows earlier traditions.

Since 1748, this parade has also marked the Sovereign’s official birthday. From the reign of Edward VII onwards, the Sovereign has taken the salute in person at Trooping the Colour.

 

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Epsom Derby – June

 

The Epsom Derby is one of the oldest and Britain’s richest horse race. It has been run at the Epsom Downs for over 230 years except for the war years. Run over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards, and due to the difficulty of the undulations of the racecourse is considered the ultimate test for horse and jockey.

 

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Wimbledon Tennis Championships – June/July

 

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered one of the most famous. It has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam still played on grass.

 

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BBC Proms - July

 

The BBC Proms is one of the largest global classical music festivals with over 90 concerts as well as a number of other events. Proms were originally ‘promenade concerts.’ These were outdoor music performances during which the audience could walk (or ‘promenade’) around. The first Proms concert took place on 10 August 1895.

 

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Notting Hill Carnival – August

 

The Notting Hill Carnival was created as a response to the Notting Hill riots in 1958, A Caribbean Carnival was held in 1959. By the 1970s, the festival had become distinctly Caribbean in flavour. Over the last 20 years it has grown into one of the biggest carnivals in the world and an important date in the London Events calendar.

 

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Thames Festival – September

 

The Thames Festival celebrates London’s river throughout the month of September with an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events. In 2015, the festival drew 2.7 million people to 134 events which celebrates the Thames and the many different ways London’s residents and visitors connect with the river.

 

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London Film Festival – October

 

The BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s most established film festivals. For over 60 years, The festival has celebrated a rich and diverse programme of international films, events and talks with leading lights of the international film and creative industries.

 

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Lord Mayor's Show – November

 

The Lord Mayor’s show is one of oldest civic pageants in the world. It began in 1215, when King John allowed the Mayor of London to become one of the first elected offices in the modern world.It is the connection between the modern and the ancient that makes the show a strange mixture of pageant and spectacle with weird and wonderful costumes and vehicles.

 

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New Year's Eve Celebrations - 31st December

 

One of the highlights of New Year’s Eve is the spectacular London New Year’s Eve Fireworks display. Centred around the London Eye, the display is famous around the world. When midnight strikes, Big Ben’s famous bells ring out before the UK’s largest annual fireworks display.

 

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