Events Calendar

Last Updated: February 6, 2011

 

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2011  -  JANUARY  - STYCZEŃ :

1 January - New Year's Day Parade

London
Parliament Square, SW1 to Green Park, SW1
19 - 23  January - London Contemporary Art Fair
London - Islington
Business Design Centre, Islington London N1

 

2011 FEBRUARY  -  LUTY :

Niedziela  6 luty   CHIŃSKI NOWY ROK       Sun  06 Feb  - Chinese New Year Celebrations

China Town - London

Trafalgar Square

Obchody Chińskigo Nowego Roku, Tradycyjny Lion and Dragon Dance, występy i obchody odbywają się na Trafalgar Square oraz w sąsiednim China Town.

Imprezy i występy od godz. 11.00 do godz. 18.00..

Traditional celebration to bring the Chinese New Year by members of the Chinese community with Lion and Dragon Dance Parades, music, cookery and martial arts demonstrations . Event times to be announced. Spectators welcome. www.chinatownchinese.com .

Metro - Tube: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus.

London Fashion Week
London - Chelsea
Content British designer clothing at industry prices, onsite hairstyling from a top hair salon, makeovers from industry experts and revealing tips on what to look for in the seasons to come. Admission fee.. Ticket office 0871 222 3214. www.londonfashionweek.co.uk . Duke of York's Headquarters, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 Station: Sloane Square.
MARCH   - MARZEC

2 - 28 March Daily Mail IDEAL HOME SHOW Exhibition

London - Earl's Court
EXHIBITION Earl's Court 1 & 2, Warwick Road, London SW5

The Boat R ace

West London
From Putney, SW15  to Mortlake SW14

 

APRIL - KWIECIEŃ ::

23 April 2006  - Flora London Marathon

Greenwich Park, SE10 to The Mall, Westminster
Thousands of fitness enthusiasts assemble at Greenwich to compete in this challenge: gruelling twenty-seven mile course along the streets to The Mall outside Buckingham Palace. The London Marathon is a friendship and a touch of humour
Easter Monday - Harness Horse Parade
Regent's Park, London
working horses demonstrate their skills at pulling brewers' drays, large commercial vans, private carriages and small traps. Parade shows the best horses in each class.
MAY  - MAJ :
Royal Windsor Horse Show
Windsor
Windsor Castle provides an imposing backdrop to the Royal Windsor Horse Show , founded in 1943. Members of the Royal Family have competed enthusiastically here including Prince Philip, who has frequently proved his skills in the International Driving Grand Prix. A popular event is the heart-warming Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry
24-29 May Chelsea Flower Show
Royal Hospital, Chelsea SW3
For four days in May, gardening enthusiasts congregate in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, to enjoy the glorious colours and perfumes of the thousands of blooms at the famous Flower Show. Every kind of plant can be seen, from the exotic shapes of miniature Bonsai trees to stately rows of giant delphiniums
Chelsea, London SW3
On the Thursday after 29 May, known as Oak Apple Day , the Chelsea Pensioners honour Charles II, founder of the Royal Hospital where they live. The Pensioners parade in their eighteenth-century- -style scarlet coats, proudly displaying their medals, and wearing their distinctive black tricorone hats with gold trimming
Early Summer - The annual May Fayre and Puppet Festival,
COVENT GARDEN
The Punch and Judy shows from all over the country come to take part.
May - September Open-air Theatre seasons.
Varius venues, icnluding Shakespare's Glibe, regent's Park open Air Theatre, Holland Park Opera


JUNE  - CZERWIEC :
Beating Retreat
Horse Guards Parade, SW1
Mid June - The Flower Festival 
Covent Garden
The Flower Festival offers the chance to see installation art, design and performance by contemporary artists against a series of horticultural backdrops
Thu 3 June - Oak Apple Day
On the Thursday  after 29 May, known as Oak Apple Day , the Chelsea Pensioners honour Charles II, founder of the Royal Hospital where they live. The Pensioners parade in their eighteenth-century-
-style scarlet coats, proudly displaying their medals, and wearing their distinctive black tricorone hats with gold trimming.
June Trooping the Colour,
 Horse Guards Parade, SW1

Trooping the Colour which marks The Queen's official birthday, is probably the greatest parade of all. The ceremony evolved from the display of the regimental flag to the soldiers, so that they would instantly recognize it on the battlefield. The sovereign's birthday has been honoured in this way since 1805.

The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace mid-morning and rides down The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, accompanied by the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry. The National Anthem is played by the massed mounted bands, resplendent in their golden tunics, and a gun salute is fired in Green Park. The guards drill in both slow and quick time, but the central part of the ceremony begins when a lone drummer leaves the other musicians to beat the 'Drumer's Call' to the Escourt for the Colour. The colour is trooped down the entire line of guards to the rousing tune of 'The Grenadiers' March', then all regiments pay their respects to Her Majesty before the return procession up The Mall.
At one o'clock The Queen appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with members of her family, to view the fly-past given by the RAF. Station: Westminster/St James Park   FREE

June Royal Ascot ,
Windsor
Royal Ascot represents the height of 'The Season', especially on the Thursday, known as 'Ladies Day' or 'Gold Cup Day', when the many fabulous hats worn by spectators seem to receive more attention than the horses. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family drive from Windsor in open landaus, then on down the course before racing begins. Formal attire is compulsory in the Royal Enclosure, and the gentlemen look exceedingly elegant in their top hats
Late June - Festival of Music and Arts
City of London
Everything from opera to chamber music, poetry and jazz can be found in historic City venues including St Paul ’s Cathedral and Mansion House
20 June - 3 July   - Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships are one of the famous tennis challenges, when international tennis stars compete for a full fortnight for the coveted titles. Opened by King George V in 1922, the complex includes thirty grass courts made of cherished Cumberland turf. The Centre Court is the arena for the most exciting finals, and a ticket here is highly prized
June - August 2004 THE COIN STREET FESTIVAL
Free Concerts located near the Oxo Tower and Bernie Spain Gardens


JULY  - LIPIEC :
5 - 10 July   Hampton Court Palace Show
Hampton Court Palace
 
Soho, London
July HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA
Really fashionable event, begun in 1839,is the Henley Royal Regatta , when the Thames once again provides the course. Competitors row against the current for one mile almost up to Henley Bridge. Blazers and straw boaters are the customary wear for smart young men, while the ladies flaunt their prettiest summer dresses
JAZZ ON THE STREETS in Soho  - Free Concerts
Soho, London
15 July - early September Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (Proms)
Royal Albert Hall

The celebrated eight-weeks festival of music at the Royal Albert Hall. The season opens on 19 July and features many world-renowned musicians and conductors.

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AUGUST  - SIERPIEŃ  :
28-29 August NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
Nothing Hill Carnival – the music is loud, the floats are extravagant and the colourful costumes and brash and bold. Mixture of reggae, jazz and calypso tunes with the exotic Caribbean beach-party atmosphere.Nothing Hill Carnival – the music is loud, the floats are extravagant and the colourful costumes and brash and bold. Mixture of reggae, jazz and calypso tunes with the exotic Caribbean beach-party atmosphere
early August - late September BUCKINGHAM PALACE Summer Opening
During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors. They include the Throne Room, Picture Gallery and Ballroom. The 42-acre garden is an oasis for wildlife and visitors can enjoy a garden walk which offers superb views
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SEPTEMBER   -   WRZESIEŃ:
11 - 12 September MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL
River Thames
 
18 - 19 September - London Open House Weekend
Various venues in London
 
September 2 - BRICK LANE FESTIVAL
In the heart of London ’s Bengali community, you will find a diverse mix of live music and entertaining street performance, with great food, music and a festive atmosphere.
31 July - 26 September BUCKINGHAM PALACE Summer Opening
During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors. They include the Throne Room, Picture Gallery and Ballroom. The 42-acre garden is an oasis for wildlife and visitors can enjoy a garden walk which offers superb views
OCTOBER   -  PAŹDZIERNIK:
HALF TERM - Escape from the Tower
Join the Tower prisoners in their daring escape from Britain 's most notorious state prison! Ranulf Flambard, Bishop of Durham; Gruffydd ap Llewelyn; Roger Mortimer and Father John Gerard will be among those making a break for it. Take part in the interactive escape trail and watch stuntmen re-create some of the more daring breakouts.
 
October - January TURNER PRIZE
Tate Gallery, SW1
 
October Trafalgar Day Parade
Trafalgar Square, WC2
 
LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN  
Only the very oldest cars are allowed to enter the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run . Polished until they glam, the cars are cranked up for the start at Hyde Park Corner in the early morning, arriving in Madeira Drive, Brighton, hopefully, some three hours later. Drivers dress for the part in goggles and plus- fours, while passengers wrap themselves in rugs.

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NOVEMBER    - LISTOPAD :
Early November - THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
London ’s Asian communities banish the winter blues with five days of fasting and fireworks for Diwali. This represents the end of the Indian year and sees Hindu and Sikh communities all over the city including in parades, live music events and street theatre celebrating the triumph of good over evil
13 November - LORD MAYOR'S SHOW
  City of London
Lord Mayor's Show - the purpose of the Show, more than seven hundrets years old, is for the new Lord Mayor to greet his people and to take his oath of office at the Royal Courts of Justice.Six powerful white horses pull the elaborate gilded coach, from which the Lord Mayor waves his hat to the citizens of the City. Dozens of decorated floats, many sponsored by livery companies, take part in the procession, which has a theme, such as a good cause or tropic of national importance. Regimental bands add to the joyful atmosphere
Station: Temple       FREE
13 November - Festival of Remembrance
Royal Albert Hall, SW7
14 November - Remembrance Day Service and Parade
Cenotaph, Whitehall, SW1
November 2006 STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT 
House of Lords, SW1
Although the public isn't admitted to the State Opening of Parliament itself, thousands of spectators line the route from Buckingham Palace, down The Mall and Whitehall, to the Palace of Westminster, in the hope of catching a glimpse of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh driving by in the Australian State Coach. Ahead of The Queen's procession is another State Coach, Queen Alexandra's, which conveys the Imperial State Crown, the Sword of State and the Cap of Maintenance used at the ceremony.
Before their arrival at the Palace of Westminster, the Yeomen of the Guard have searched the cellars by the light of lanterns, to make sure that no modern Guy Fawkes has been planning to blow up Parliament.
A royal salute is fired by the King's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park and The Queen and other members of her family enter the Houses of Parliament through the great arch under the Victoria Tower. Then The Queen puts on the Imperial State Crown and royal robes with long red train in the Robing Room, which has on its walls five huge frescoes of Arthurian legend. To the sound of trumpets, she is conducted to the House of Lords where she ascends the red-carpeted dais to the throne. The Lords are present in their splendid robes. The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod knocks three times on the door leading to the Commons and requests admittance. He summons the members of the Commons, who enter, led by the Speaker wearing his full-bottomed wig and his robe of black satin damask trimmed with gold. Then The Queen reads her speech, which outlines the government's policies. This part of the ritual can be traced back to the mid-thirteenth century
Late November - Christmas Lights - Oxford Street
Oxford Street, W1
 
Late November - Christmas Lights - Regent Street
Regent Street, W1
November - London Film Festival
National Film Theatre, South Bank, SE1
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DECEMBER  -  GRUDZIEN :
16 - 20 December Olimpia International Showjumping Championships
Olimpia, W14
 
Mid-December CHRISTMAS TREE AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE  
In mid-December the people of Oslo present an enormous Christmas tree to Londoners, which is erected in Trafalgar Square and decorated with many sparkling white lights. This becomes a focal point for carol singing in aid of charities
27-31 December Norman Christmas
What would Christmas have been like in Norman times? Step back to the year 1100 and join King Henry I and his court as they celebrate this ancient festival. Music and food will be essential elements of this lively look at the home life of William the Conqueror's son
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Other Events:
Gun Salutes
TOWER OF LONDON   Since the time of Henry VIII (1509-47), guns have been fired by the Honourable Artillery Company from Tower Wharf on occasions of national rejoicing. Today, the Honourable Artillery Company fires royal salutes from the gunpark, at the western end of the Wharf
HYDE PARK   Gun salutes , which commemorate various royal events, take place in Hyde Park (fired by the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery) The horses galloping across the park, pulling the six gun carriages behind them, create a fine spectacle
CEREMONY OF THE KEY - TOWER OF LONDON
Ceremony of the Keys –taking place in the late evening, beneath the gloomy walls of the Tower of London-has a special atmosphere. After locking the gates of the Middle and Byward Towers, there is a formal conversation and then the guard presents arms.The bugle sounds the lone call of the Last Post and the Keys are conveyed to the Resident Governor at the Queen's House
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