Festivals in London
Here you will find a brief list of annual festivals and events in London, this list cover a wide of events but they are not at all.
- New Year's Day Parade
The New Year's Day Parade is parade of 10,000 performers from all around the world through the streets of the West End of London from Parliament Square to Piccadilly, which takes place annually on 1 January. More Info at http://www.londonparade.co.uk.
- London International Mime Festival
The London International Mime Festival is an annual festival of contemporary visual theatre which takes place every January. More info at http://www.mimefest.co.uk.
- Chinese New Year Festival
The Chinese New Year festival to mark the start of the Chinese New Year, the date varies from late January to mid-February. More info at http://ibps.org.uk.
- Whisky Live London
Whisky Live London is the most important England's whisky event of the year, offers the chance to learn about the culture and history of whisky, try and taste hundreds of whisky brands.
- St Patrick's Day Parade
The Parade is in commemoration of St Patrick where bands from the UK, Ireland and USA, community groups, and others take to the streets of central London for a spectacular march.
- Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
Cambridge and Oxford University boat clubs race annually each Spring on the Thames river alogn 4.25 miles. The event is very popular, not only with the alumni of the universities also with rowers in general and the public who wants participate.
- London Marathon
The London Marathon is the second largest marathon in participants terms, the race is along a course of 42.195 km (26 miles and 385 yards), runners stretches from Greenwich Park and Black Heath to the Buckingham Palace Mall.
- London Golf Show
It is the biggest public European Golf Show. It shows a wide range of golf equipment, apparel and all related to the game.
- London Horse Harness Parade
The London Harness Horse Parade is a horse parade and takes place annually on Easter Monday at The South of England Centre, Sussex.
- The Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show is a garden show and takes place every year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, it shows the best garden designs and horticulture, and show ideas to take for new gardens designs.
- Hampstead & Highgate Festival
Hampstead & Highgate Festival is a competition of classical compositions, and variety of arts. It takes place at North London villages.
- Dulwich Festival (London)
Dulwich Festival is an arts and cultural events aim to celebrate local talent, professionals and amauteurs participate in artistic events. Visit for more information http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
- London International Festival of Theatre
London International Festival of Theatre, is a progressive biennial theatre festival which creatively explores local and global issues using theatre as a catalyst. More information visit at http://www.liftfest.org.uk.
- City of London Festival
The City of London Festival is an arts festival that takes place in the City of London for two or three weeks in June and July. The Festival offers classical music, opera, film screenings, lectures and guided tours.
- Spitalfields Festival
Spitalfields Festival is a music festival that takes place in the Spitalfields area of Tower Hamlets. Classical music is typically played, however in addition much of the music reflects local ethnic groups.
- Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair
The Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair is one of the largest fairs in the international art and antiques calendar. Hundreds of distinguished UK and international dealers showcase an unrivalled selection of the finest works of art at the Olympia Exhibition Centre
- East Barnet Festival
East Barnet Festival is a three-day music, arts and sports festival and one of the largest community festival in the London region.
- The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is an annual event run by the Royal Horticultural Society at Hampton Court Palace.
- The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
The BBC Proms is an eight-week summer season of orchestral classical music concerts held annually in Central London.
- Greenwich + Docklands Festival
The annual Greenwich + Docklands International Festival is an extended Midsummer weekend of ravishing free outdoor performances from major international companies, and pioneering new work from UK artists.
- Notting Hill Carnival
The Notting Hill Carnival is a large street festival and celebration of Caribbean culture, whith parades of costumed dancers and colourfully decorated floats.
- Coin Street Festival
The Coin Street Festival takes place at Coin Street and celebrates the co-operation in its many forms and is held on the South Bank between the National Theatre and Tate Modern.
- The London Festival of Chamber Music
It is a four weeks festival, aims to make chamber music accessible to a wider audience, with performances of the highest standard at local venues.
- The Chelsea Crafts Fair’s
The Chelsea Crafts Fair’s is a showcase of the finest contemporary craft from the UK.
- Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival
Shows the original Pearly Kings and Queens gather in their buttoned suits for the annual Harvest Festival Service, takes place at the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.
- The London Film Festival
The Times BFI London Film Festival showcases the best new films of world cinema, ith an extensive schedule of industry and public forums, education events, lectures and celebrity interviews.
- London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the longest-running motoring event in the world the racers have to drive for 86km (54 miles) from Hyde Park in London to Brighton, it takes place every first sunday in November.
- Guy Fawkes Night
Guy Fawkes Night is a annual Britain celebration on November 5th. The event displays firework, the lighting of bonfires and the ceremonial effigy-burning of one Guy Fawkes.
- Lord Mayor's Show
The Lord Mayor's Show is a street parade which in its modern form is a fairly light-hearted combination of traditional British pageantry and elements of carnival.
- Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
It celebrates the beginning of Christmas, is world’s most famous Christmas tree lighting at Trafalgar Square.