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2016 Events in London

London Marathon

23 April 2017

The Virgin Money London Marathon (commonly known as simply the London Marathon)…

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Chelsea Flower Show

24 - 28 May 2016

The Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event organised by the Royal Horticultural…

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Trooping the Colour (Queen's Birthday Parade)

11 June 2016

The ceremony of the Trooping the Colour (or Queen's Birthday Parade) takes place…

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Wimbledon Tennis Championships

27 June to 10 July 2016

The Wimbledon Championships are the highlight of the year's tennis calendar,…

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Notting Hill Carnival

26 - 28 August 2016

The first Notting Hill Carnival took place in 1964 when London's Caribbean community…

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Lord Mayor's Show

12 November 2016

The Lord Mayor's Show is an annual event held in the City of London when the…

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Changing of the Guard

Daily April - July, alternate days the rest of the year

This is one of the oldest and most familiar of all royal ceremonies. Every other…

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Carling Weekend Reading

26 - 28 Aug 2016

One of the English summer's great festivals of music, Carling Weekend boasts…

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Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

2 April 2017

An annual tradition since 1829, the rowing race between two of Britain's oldest…

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BBC Proms

July to September 2016

The Proms claims to be the 'greatest classical musical festival in the world',…

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West End Shows

Various dates throughout the year

Famed for its musicals, the West End in the centre of London boasts some of the…

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V Festival Chelmsford

20 - 21 August 2016

Richard Branson's contribution to Britain's busy summer music festival schedule…

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FA Cup Final

21 May 2016

The cherished FA Cup (The Football Association Challenge Cup) is football's oldest…

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Times BFI London Film Festival

5 - 16 October 2016

Film-fever spreads all across London for two weeks during The Times

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Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

9 - 13 November 2016

Showcasing the finest selection of Christmas gifts, fabulously-festive home decorations…

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