Visiting Britain Guide to London Festivals and Events
Visit Britain to visit world wide famous London festivals!
This section of Visiting Britain website will help you to find out what you can do in London apart from visiting the world wide famous monuments and museums. Find out how you can get the best out of you London tour! Check the list of London exhibitions and events available during the year.
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Annual Events and Exhibitions in London:
Being a truly cultural and historic capital of Britain, London offers you a large variety of amazing events and wonderful exhibitions. If you are interested in music, theatre, art, festivals and exhibitions in London this section of our website is for you!
Have a look what's on in London – Events, Festivals and Exhibitions:
- New Year's Day Parade
- Chinese New Year
- London Marathon
- The Chelsea Flower Show
- The Tower Music Festival
- Notting Hill Carnival
- The Times BFI London Film Festival
- Thames Festival
- Christmas in Trafalgar Square
Thousands of people from all around the world come to London to see the annual New Year's Day Parade in London. If you heppened to be on you London tour during the New Year period, than you should certainly see New Year's Day Parade!This is one of the most important events of the year! The parade passes the most picturesque London sightseeing sights such as Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben.
Many marching bands and dance troupes will show you their performances. They are even joined by other international artists to celebrate the beginning of year in the world capital.
This event is a truly spectacular sight! If during your London tour you will have a chance to visit this amaizing London festival, you will not be left dissapointed with what you are going to see. Children will be happy and grown-ups amazed! Firstly the colourful parade will go along the Charing cross passing to Shaftesbury Avenue. Then the parade will turn to Trafalgar Square, where you will be able to see dancing lions and flying dragons.
Walk around there should be a number of theatre shows performers from London as well as from China. When it will start getting darker you will be able to enjoy the spectacular fireworks in Leicester Square. You can taste traditional food and see cultural stalls and decorations in Chinatown.
London Marathon was organized for the first time in March 1981 by Chris Brasher Olympic champion. Soon it became an annual event. London Marathon is second largest marathon after Great North Run in Newcastle.
Since the first marathon in London it became much bigger and has mush more participants. Each year about 50,000 people attend this amazing charity event.
The Chelsea Flower Show officially is called the Great Spring show. It is held every year for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society. The show will go on in the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. It is the most famous flower and gardening show in the United Kingdom.
The first RHS flower show was held in 1862 at the garden in Kenington. The Chelsea Flower Show gives you a chance to see stunning garden designs, new varieties of plants and beautiful flower's compositions.
Wimbledon is the premier tennis tournament in the world. It is the oldest tennis tournament and to some extent the most prestigious. It has been held by All England Club since 1877 in London.
The millenium building gets renovated constantly for the tournament. Sitting capacity of the building is 15,000 and has retractable roof. You can also watch the match of the most famous tennis players from a few big screens situated in the different areas of London.
See the Tower of London as you never saw it before. Over fifteen nights The Tower of London will turn into the best music entertainment place in London. The performance will take place in the grounds of the western side of The Tower of London, near the Tower Pier.
The Tower musical festival is visited by some of the biggest stars of the world rock, pop, opera, jazz and classical music artists.
Notting Hill carnival takes place London since 1966 each August bank Holiday which is last weekend of August. Each year the streets of London come alive in amazing colourful show. The tradition of the carnival was initiated by Carabean imigrants in England.
You can enjoy a colourful mascarade, listenning to the sound of Soca which is the traditional music of the Notting Hill Carnival - a mixture of Soul and Calypso. One hundred of stores will lite up the streets of London and the powerful sound systems will spread the music across the streets.
This Film Festival brings to London the movies that would not be shown in the UK cinemas. Get a ticket and enjoy unique films, which you would not have watched otherwise.
BFI London Film festival is divided into the themes which cover different areas of interests. On London Film Festival you can meet with famous actors, stuntmen and directors.
This festival is opened to all the guests and residents of London. It will take place between Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge. Thames Festival is one of the most important and famous events in london.This festival brings together in london a large number of people to have fun and relax.
Thames festival is a show of art in which you can participate yourself. Visit the festival and enjoy great dancing, music, theatre and movies performances. The best thing is that you can participate in the show together with the professional artists and dancers.
Visit Britain to get a taste of English Christmas time! Since 1947 People of Norway give London beautiful Christmas tree as a sign of gratitude for helping Norway in the days of World War 2. the Christmas tree usually is more that 20 meter high.
This tradition is very important for all people around Britain because from this moment the countdown to Christmas begins.