Free Must-See Event

  • Changing the Guard

    Special Event

    Recurring event

    Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA [map]

    For a display of British pomp and ceremony, watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace. Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard.

  • Head of the River Race 2015

    Sport

    March 2015
    (exact dates to be confirmed)

    Mortlake Stone [map]

    The Head of the River Race is one of the London's longest-running sporting traditions. Every spring, 400 crews from around the globe take to the waters of London's famous river Thames to compete in this historic boating event.

  • Lord Mayor's Show 2014

    Special Event

    8 November 2014

    Various venues 

    From vibrant samba dancing to military marching bands, the legendary Lord Mayor's Show offers a host of entertainment as it winds its way through the heart of London.

  • Trooping the Colour

    Special Event

    June 2015
    (exact dates to be confirmed)

    Horse Guards Parade SW1A 2AX [map]

    London celebrates The Queen's official birthday in June each year with Trooping the Colour, a fantastic military parade that has taken place in London since 1820.