2017 Events in England

London Marathon

22 April 2018

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

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Chelsea Flower Show

22 - 26 May 2018

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

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Trooping the Colour (Queen's Birthday Parade)

9 June 2018

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

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Wimbledon Tennis Championships

2 - 15 July 2018

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

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Notting Hill Carnival

25 - 27 August 2017

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

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Lord Mayor's Show

11 November 2017

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

25 - 27 Aug 2017

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

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Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race


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

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BBC Proms

14 July to 9 September 2017

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

19 - 20 August 2017

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

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Glastonbury Festival

26 - 30 June 2019

The largest festival of music in the United Kingdom, and one of the most famous…

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British F1 Grand Prix

14 - 16 July 2017

The British F1 Grand Prix is held at the world-famous Silverstone track, and…

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FA Cup Final

19 May 2018

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

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Times BFI London Film Festival

4-15 October 2017

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

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Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

8 - 12 November 2017

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

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Brighton Festival

5 - 27 May 2018

Since 1966, this entertaining arts festival has featured talented local and international…

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Pride Summer Festival Week

4 - 6 August 2017

This summer Pride festival features an exciting array of events throughout the…

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Bath International Music Festival

TBC May 2018

Showcasing a range of exciting performances, with art forms including orchestral,…

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WOMAD Festival

27 - 30 July 2017

The 'World of Music and Dance' (WOMAD) Festival first began in 1982, and brings…

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