London Festivals

This is your guide to the London festivals to watch out for in the coming months
A woman in gold at the 51st State Festival

51st State Festival

The 51st State Festival returns to Trent Country Park in August 2020 following the success of the 2019 event.  This one day house music extravaganza has become a staple of London’s summer music c...

A giant puppet of a man at the Greenwich & Docklands Festival

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

An acrobatic show “inspired by the art of Jackson Pollock”, a dramatic “duet between a man and a robot” and a dance piece exploring “the mythical fall of humankind”. Intrigued? I thought you might be....

Open House London participant St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Open House London

Ok, admit it. We’ve all done it. Who amongst us hasn’t taken a cheeky peak into someone else’s house as we’ve walked past a row of residential building? The urge to look is almost irresistible, ...

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. Now, with the 2020 edition of the carnival cancelled...

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...

Totally Thames

Totally Thames 2019

The Totally Thames festival celebrates 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 Bef...

London tombs ghoul during Halloween in London

Halloween in London

There’s a chill in the air and the days are getting darker. The streets are full of dead leaves and the spirits of the departed are stirring. Yep, Halloween is coming and you’d better be prepared! Hal...

Best events in London for July 2019

The Best Things To Do In London in July 2020

This article – the Best Things To Do In London in July 2020 was updated in January 2020 There is no more magical time than July in London. Gardens, parks and squares burst into life, carnivals a...

Mighty Hoopla Festival

Mighty Hoopla

If only all of London’s music festivals could be this much fun. The Mighty Hoopla takes the accepted festival formula and doesn’t so much turn it on its head as flip it over and tickle its belly. The ...

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival 2019

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival 2019

The plant life of Columbia provides the inspiration for Kew Gardens’ 24th annual Orchid Festival as the botanical garden’s tropical greenhouse comes alive with some of the colourful specie...

London St. Patrick's Day Festival 2019

London St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2019

This annual cultural and religious festival commemorates the life of the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. St Patrick’s Day is marked throughout the English-speaking world by celebrations which ...

The Festival of New Masculinity

The Festival of New Masculinity

Masculinity is in trouble, or so we keep being told. What is a modern man to do when bombarded with so much negative information about what it means to be a man? We are continually told to be more sen...

Home Futures at the Design Museum

Home Futures at the Design Museum

As a wide eyed child growing up in the 1970s, I remember watching the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World and boggling at some of the breathtaking technology that was being dreamt up. At that age, the future...

Horniman Easter Fair 2019

Horniman Easter Fair 2019

What’s not to like about Easter?! A long weekend away from work, a massive schedule of sporting events and the opportunity to overdose on chocolate. However, if you feel like you need to leave your so...

A Craftsman making pottery from wet clay for the London Craft Week

London Craft Week

This week-long festival showcases the outstanding skill and industry of British and International craftsmen with a host of demonstrations, workshops, discussions, talks and interviews. The event is no...

Museums at Night Festival

Museums at Night Festival

Museums at Night is a twice-yearly festival of culture hosted in museums and galleries up and down the UK. The event, produced by the Brighton based arts charity Culture24, is committed to s...

Music Festivals in London -The Ends

If you are searching for music festivals in London, then this precocious new entry to the London festival season might be exactly what you are looking for. The Ends Festival will be coming to Lloyd Pa...

Citadel Festival

A must-see music festival that you can get to by underground, won’t cost you a small fortune, and won’t require a tent, wellies and a sleeping bag?! Surely such an urban paradise could not exist, I th...