Free Must-See Event

  • Head of the River Race 2015

    Sport

    March 2015
    (exact dates to be confirmed)

    University Boat Race Stone, Mortlake [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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Diwali in London

    Festival

    November 2015
    (exact dates to be confirmed)

    Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN [map]

    Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with music, dancing and family fun in Trafalgar Square.

  • Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square

    Special Event

    April 2015
    (exact dates to be confirmed)

    Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN [map]

    Celebrate St George's Day with a whole host of free events including parades, food festivals and children's activities. The highlight is an annual festival in Trafalgar Square.

  • Notting Hill Carnival 2015

    Festival

    From to

    Various venues 

    The streets of West London come alive every August Bank Holiday weekend as London celebrates Europe's biggest street festival – the Notting Hill Carnival.

  • Eid in London

    Festival

    August 2015
    (exact dates to be confirmed)

    Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN [map]

    Celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid in Trafalgar Square.