London Festivals

This is your guide to the London festivals to watch out for in the coming months
Totally Thames

Totally Thames 2021

The Totally Thames festival celebrates the Mother Thames and the city which grew up on its banks. The festival has grown out of the Mayor’s Thames Festival which ended in 2013. The Ancient River...

One Out Festival 2021

The One Out Festival

World class sounds, lush green landscapes, and a stunning setting by the River Thames – that’s the recipe for the inaugural One Out Festival. The event, which will debut on the 25th of September 2021 ...

The Waterworks Festival

The Waterworks Festival

Following hot on the heels of the announcement of Crystal Palace’s inaugural South Facing Festival comes news of a new one day electronic music event called The Waterworks Festival. Originally intende...

Dancers at the Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year 2022

This article describes the 2021 celebration. Information about the 2022 event will appear here in due course. London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and one of the best things abou...

Notting Hill Carnival 2020

Notting Hill Carnival

Always a highlight of the London festival season, this late summer street party, the largest of it’s kind in Europe, has a flavour all of it’s own. With this year’s event cancelled due to the Co...

Duran Duran to Play BST Hyde Park

BST Hyde Park

Legendary rockers Duran Duran are to celebrate their 42nd year in the industry by playing a gig at BST Hyde Park 2022. The gig, which was postponed from last summer, will see the 80s supergroup play t...

Italian Parade in Clerkenwell

Italian Parade in Clerkenwell

If you’d like a little taste of Italy without setting foot outside of the capital, then why not pay a visit to Clerkenwell this July? For that’s when the area, which has been home to a thriving Italia...

A crowd dance at the Notting Hill Carnival - one of our things to do in London in August 2019

Things to Do in London in August 2019

There is no better time to explore London than August. With a dazzling array of festivals, parades and carnivals, this is the month when the city moves outside, with Londoners eager to soak up some we...

Chelsea Fringe

London’s most exciting and inventive gardening festival is back, with a plethora of different venues set to play host to a range of gardening related installations, spectacles and other happenings. No...

The Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square

Feast of St.George 2019

This annual festival celebrates the patron saint of England, Saint George. Trafalgar Square will be the venue for the event, with a strong line up of performers and events set to help Londoners mark t...

Women of the World Festival London

Women of the World Festival, London

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, a festival which highlights gender inequality and celebrates the many achievements of women could not be more timely, and The Women of the World Festival does all th...

Winter Happiness Festival

Winter Happiness Festival 2019

The Museum of Happiness’s Winter Happiness Festival 2019 couldn’t have been better timed. With the Christmas and New Year festivities over, the decorations back in the cupboard and the credit card bil...

A shopper the London Fashion Week Festival

London Fashion Week Festival 2019

Want to experience all the glitz and glamour of London Fashion Week? Well, now you can at its little sister event, London Fashion Week Festival. The festival will follow the main event and take place ...

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival 2019

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival 2021 (postponed)

This article describes the 2019 event. Details of the 2021 Kew Gardens Orchid Festival will appear here shortly.  The plant life of Costa Rica provides the inspiration for Kew Gardens’ 24th...

An art installation at the Canary Wharf Winter Festival

Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival

Before you shell out on that light box, why not get yourself down to Canary Wharf for this totally free lights festival? The gleaming towers of the business district should be reason enough to visit t...

Welcome to the Forest

To celebrate the beginning of its reign as London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest are hosting a massive three day party to get the celebrations under way. The event is called Welcome to the Forest ...

London Short Film Festival

The London Short Film Festival

The London Short Film Festival is now in its 16th year with an ever burgeoning collection of short films and one offs competing for the movie goer’s attention. The festival began life as the Halloween...

Taste of London festival

Taste of London – Tobacco Dock

It’s hard being a modern-day Londoner. With an almost unlimited choice of restaurants and bars to choose from, not to mention countless new venues opening every week, it’s a difficult job deciding whe...