London is the busiest city in the UK, the capital of England hosts each year to a variety of celebrations and festivals because all of them are national and foreign holidays besides The national holidays are called Bank holidays. The festival in London don't stop throughout the year also the bank holidays has its origins in the English crown and institutional acts of English parliament, of course this celebration begins since of New Year festivals until Lord Major`s Show.
Greats Music concerts, themes parties, traditional markets, typical holidays, festivals, fest inter alia, London offers fun and entertainment to all tourist and visitors, on this way. An additional note, the city and the country that most music bands and musicians export the world, has many musical festivals and parties where the visitants can listen good and variety music, Jazz, Reggae, electronic music, pop, and its specialty, the Rock. Below we show you the most spectacular and amazing holidays and festivals in London.
Popular festivals in London
New Year's Day Parade
This Parade is a free event which takes place annually on 1 January since 1987, the Parade starts, as Big Ben strikes 12 Noon on New Year's Day, in Parliament Square and finishes at Green Park, taking about 2 hours 30 minutes, featuring more than 10,000 participants representing 20 countries worldwide. There are marching bands, cheerleading groups, vehicles, animals, clowns and giant inflatables.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
Since 1829, each spring, the two England’s most famous universities race along a 6.7 kilometre stretch of the Thames River, in what is perhaps the most famous rowing event in the world, the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race attracts a massive crowd of around quarter of a million fans to the banks of the Thames.
The Flora London Marathon is one of the World Marathon Majors that has been held each year since 1981, currently around 32,000 runners take part in this annual event, including professionals and amateurs. There are live bands entertainment and thousands of cheering fans. It is also one the largest fundraising event in the world, in order to attract more funds some runners dress up in fancy costumes.
FA Cup Final
The FA Cup Final, commonly known as just The Cup Final, is a must of any soccer fan; it takes place at the recently rebuild Wembley Stadium in May each year. It is the last match in the Football Association Challenge Cup tournament.
Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show dates back to 1852, it is one of the most prestigious celebrations of garden design and horticulture. Plants and flowers for all seasons from some 600 exhibitors are on display along 11 acres of grounds. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
Trooping the Colour
Trooping the Colour celebrates the Queen’s Official Birthday, also known as the Queen's birthday parade. It is a colourful military parade by the Household Division and King's Troop. The Queen personally carries out an inspection of the regiments parading their colours. It was first performed for Charles II.
Wimbledon runs annually from late June through early July. Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, the only Grand Slam event played on grass courts. Started in 1877, the event if often attended by members of the Royal Family. Wimbledon traditions include the eating of strawberries and cream that can be accompanied by an optional glass of champagne
Also known as the BBC Proms, BBC Henry Wood Proms, or formally The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC and founded in 1895 by Sir Henry Wood, probably, is the greatest classical music festival in the world, it is an eight-week summer season, from mid-July through mid-September, of daily classical music concerts and other cultural events mostly held at the Albert Hall.
Notting Hill Carnival
The Notting Hill Carnival inundates West London with fun, dance, live music, food and culture. The event has been taking place on the last week of August (Saturday to Monday) since 1964, originally set up by members of the Caribbean community, now, attracts immense crowds of people each year.
The Mayor's Thames Festival
It is a two day spectacular free celebration for London and its rich diversity, held over a weekend in September. The Mayor's Thames Festival provides free exhibitions for the street arts, street theatre, illuminations, art installations, choirs, circus, live music and more. A spectacular firework finale takes place on the Sunday at 9.30 pm between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges.
Lord Mayor's Show
This historic London event takes place annually on the second Saturday in November, includes a colourful mix of military bands, British pageantry, elements of carnival and fireworks, is watched by half a million people. The Lord Mayor's Show dates back to 1215 and takes place in the City of London.