About London Festivals

(London, England)

London is a truly cosmopolitan city and as England's capital, features many of the country's most noteworthy festivals and fiestas. Many outdoor concerts and live entertainment also take place at many of London's most central locations, including Hyde Park.

Popular festivals in London include the following events.

Annual London Festivals

  • January: London International Boat Show, the largest boat show in the whole of Europe, held at the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre
  • April: London Marathon, taking place during the middle of the month, attracting around 30,000 runners and enormous crowds, which line the entire route, finishing close to Buckingham Palace
  • May: Chelsea Flower Show, the world's largest flower show, held at the end of the month in the Chelsea area of London
  • June: Wimbledon, a famous lawn tennis championship, which has become a particularly prestigious sporting event, with many famous international player competing for the title
  • June: Trooping the Colour, elaborate Horse Guards Parade on the sovereigns official birthday, attended by the queen
  • July to September: The Proms, featuring numerous classical concerts, with large orchestras and crowds
  • August: Notting Hill Carnival, the largest street party in the whole of Europe, taking place over three days at the end of the month
  • October: Opening of Parliament, held on the first Monday of the month, when the monarch arrives by royal coach to open parliament in the House of Lords
  • November: Fireworks Night, bonfires and spectacular fireworks displays, remembering when Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up London's famous Houses of Parliament
  • December: New Year's Eve Celebrations, with many parties and celebrations throughout London, including large crowds which gather around Trafalgar Square at midnight

Visit London - Official Tourism Website
Website: www.visitlondon.com/

City of London Information Centre
Address: Bow Churchyard, London, EC4M 8BX, England
Tel: +44 (0)20 7606 3030
Website: www.visitthecity.co.uk/

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Address: Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE, England
Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 5000
Website: www.qeiicc.co.uk/

Church House Conference Centre
Address: Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3NZ, England
Tel: +44 (0)20 7390 1590
Website: www.churchhouseconf.co.uk/

ICO Conference Centre
Address: 22 Berners Street, London, W1T 3DD, England
Tel: +44 (0)20 7706 7700
Website: www.cavendishconferencevenues.co.uk/

Broadway House Conference Venue
Address: Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ, England
Website: www.eefvenues.co.uk/

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre
Address: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL, England
Tel: +44 (0)20 7069 5000
Website: www.excel-london.co.uk/

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