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There's so much happening in London all year round – London's events calendar is always busy! Take your pick from these must-see events in London each month. You can also search by date to find out what's on during your visit.

Make sure to look out for exciting events each month; check out top tips for things to do in London; and find the best events to attend this weekend.

Some major events in London may be cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, while others may have moved online.

London events: August 2022

Lewisham: The Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022

Celebrate Lewisham’s heritage during a 12-month programme of events when it becomes the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 1 Jan-31 Dec

BBC Proms

Experience one of the top music events in London, and the biggest classical music festival on Earth, with fun and affordable concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and across the city. 15 Jul-10 Sep

School summer holidays in London

Find plenty of activities and attractions to keep children busy during the school summer holidays in London. 22 Jul-4 Sep

Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening

Take a Buckingham Palace tour to explore one of the most famous royal venues in the world. 22 Jul-2 Oct

The Hundred

Watch world-class athletes and big names compete during The Hundred at Kia Oval and Lord's Cricket Ground. 3 Aug-3 Sep

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Experience one of London’s largest free outdoor arts festivals, with open-air theatre, dance, art installations and music for all ages in Royal Greenwich and east London. 26 Aug-11 Sep

Notting Hill Carnival

The streets of west London come alive every August bank holiday weekend with a huge Caribbean party at Europe's biggest street festival: Notting Hill Carnival. 27-29 Aug

August bank holiday weekend in London

August bank holiday weekend in London means a whole three days to let your hair down with seasonal fun, exploring and family activities. 27-29 Aug

More August events in London

London events: September 2022

Lewisham: The Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022

Celebrate Lewisham’s heritage during a 12-month programme of events when it becomes the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 1 Jan-31 Dec

BBC Proms

Experience one of the top music events in London, and the biggest classical music festival on Earth, with fun and affordable concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and across the city. 15 Jul-10 Sep

School summer holidays in London

Find plenty of activities and attractions to keep children busy during the school summer holidays in London. 22 Jul-4 Sep

Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening

Take a Buckingham Palace tour to explore one of the most famous royal venues in the world. 22 Jul-2 Oct

The Hundred

Watch world-class athletes and big names compete during The Hundred at Kia Oval and Lord's Cricket Ground. 3 Aug-3 Sep

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Experience one of London’s largest free outdoor arts festivals, with open-air theatre, dance, art installations and music for all ages in Royal Greenwich and east London. 26 Aug-11 Sep

Totally Thames

Celebrate the river Thames and its culture with a programme of river-inspired art, tours and virtual activities. Sep TBC

Open House London

Discover hidden secrets of London, as you peek inside some of the most iconic buildings and architecturally unique spaces around the city for free during the Open House London 2022 festival. 8-21 Sep

London Design Festival

Watch London turn into a giant gallery during the London Design Festival 2022, as dynamic and innovative projects pop up across the capital. 17-25 Sep

More September events in London

London events: October 2022

Lewisham: The Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022

Celebrate Lewisham’s heritage during a 12-month programme of events when it becomes the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 1 Jan-31 Dec

Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening

Take a Buckingham Palace tour to explore one of the most famous royal venues in the world. 22 Jul-2 Oct

Black History Month

Enjoy the citywide celebration of Black communities with epic events across the city during Black History Month 2022 in London. 1-31 Oct

London Marathon 2022

Be part of the London Marathon 2022: whether you run, walk or cheer from the sidelines, this is a London sporting institution. 2 Oct

NFL London Games

Cheer on your favourite team during a lineup of action-packed games as the NFL returns to London. 2-30 Oct

Diwali on Trafalgar Square

Celebrate the festival of lights with lively stage performances and cultural activities at the free annual Diwali event on Trafalgar Square. 9 Oct

London Cocktail Week

Make use of exclusive deals on cocktails and join cocktail-themed activities in hundreds of spots across the city during the annual London Cocktail Week. 13-23 Oct

October half-term in London

Treat the kids to top family-friendly attractions, interactive activities and fun October events in London during the October half-term school break. 15-30 Oct

Rugby League World Cup 2021

Watch Rugby League’s top national teams go head to head in Rugby League World Cup, a historic competition, first held in 1954. 15 Oct-19 Nov

Halloween in London

Find the freakiest Halloween events London has to offer on and around 31 October. Join a ghost tour, dress up for a Halloween party or dare to step inside spooky attractions. 22-31 Oct

More October events in London

London events: November 2022

Lewisham: The Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022

Celebrate Lewisham’s heritage during a 12-month programme of events when it becomes the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 1 Jan-31 Dec

Rugby League World Cup 2021

Watch Rugby League’s top national teams go head to head in Rugby League World Cup, a historic competition, first held in 1954. 15 Oct-19 Nov

Bonfire Night in London: London's top fireworks displays

Remember, remember the fifth of November... Celebrate Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night) at a spectacular London fireworks display. 1-6 Nov

Remembrance in London

Each year, London remembers those who lost their lives in war with commemorative events on and around Remembrance Day. 11-13 Nov

EFG London Jazz Festival

Enjoy spectacular live performances in various venues across London as the city celebrates all things jazz with EFG London Jazz Festival 2022. 11-20 Nov

Lord Mayor's Show

Watch an elaborate parade featuring dancers, horses, military marching bands and more at The Lord Mayor's Show. 12 Nov

Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

See iconic Harry Potter film sets transformed for the winter season in a self-guided walking tour of the Warner Bros. Studio in London, during Hogwarts in the Snow around Christmas time. 12 Nov-15 Jan

Christmas at Kew

Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with sparkling Christmas lights and displays, with Christmas at Kew. 16 Nov-8 Jan

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

From thrilling fairground rides and ice skating to charming Christmas markets and family shows, join in the seasonal fun at Winter Wonderland in London. 18 Nov-2 Jan

More November events in London

London events: December 2022

Lewisham: The Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022

Celebrate Lewisham’s heritage during a 12-month programme of events when it becomes the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 1 Jan-31 Dec

Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

See iconic Harry Potter film sets transformed for the winter season in a self-guided walking tour of the Warner Bros. Studio in London, during Hogwarts in the Snow around Christmas time. 12 Nov-15 Jan

Christmas at Kew

Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with sparkling Christmas lights and displays, with Christmas at Kew. 16 Nov-8 Jan

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

From thrilling fairground rides and ice skating to charming Christmas markets and family shows, join in the seasonal fun at Winter Wonderland in London. 18 Nov-2 Jan

Christmas in London

From Trafalgar Square's giant Christmas tree and Christmas lights across the city, to pantomimes, ice skating rinks and Christmas markets, experience the magic of Christmas in London. 1-31 Dec

Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square

See the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree sparkle with hundreds of lights, and sing along to carols around the tree during the countdown to Christmas. Dec-Jan TBC

Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square

Watch carol singers perform festive favourites around the famous Norwegian Christmas tree during the annual Trafalgar Square Christmas carols. Dec TBC

Christmas Eve in London

Fill the last day before Christmas with festive shows, sightseeing tours, ice skating and more top things to do in London on Christmas Eve. 24 Dec

Christmas Day in London

Experience a different side of the capital as London falls quiet on Christmas Day, and find out about public transport, attractions, tours and church services. 25 Dec

London New Year's Eve fireworks

See in 2023 with the spectacular London New Year's Eve fireworks display, an event famous around the world. 31 Dec

More December events in London

London events: January 2023

Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

See iconic Harry Potter film sets transformed for the winter season in a self-guided walking tour of the Warner Bros. Studio in London, during Hogwarts in the Snow around Christmas time. 12 Nov-15 Jan

Christmas at Kew

Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with sparkling Christmas lights and displays, with Christmas at Kew. 16 Nov-8 Jan

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

From thrilling fairground rides and ice skating to charming Christmas markets and family shows, join in the seasonal fun at Winter Wonderland in London. 18 Nov-2 Jan

Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square

See the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree sparkle with hundreds of lights, and sing along to carols around the tree during the countdown to Christmas. Dec-Jan TBC

New Year's Day in London

From the New Year’s Day parade to festive activities and top attractions, there are plenty of ways to enjoy London this New Year’s Day. 1 Jan

New Year's Day Parade

Celebrate 2023 with the annual New Year's Day Parade in central London, featuring thousands of performers from across the world. 1 Jan

Burns Night in London

Celebrate Scottish poet Robert Burns' birthday with poetry readings, slap-up dinners, traditional dancing and a toast with the best Scottish whisky in London. 25 Jan

More January events in London

London events: February 2023

Valentine's Day in London

Find Valentine's Day ideas for the most loved-up day of the year, from stunning panoramic views, to Valentine's Day restaurants, romantic activities and after-dark events. 11-14 Feb

February half-term in London

Take the kids to the capital's top family-friendly attractions this half-term, and spark their curiosity with special interactive activities during the school holiday. 11-26 Feb

London Fashion Week February 2023

Gain an insight into the world of fashion with expert talks, catwalk shows and more at London Fashion Week February 2023. Feb TBC

More February events in London

London events: March 2023

Mother's Day

Shower your mum with love this Mother’s Day. Find the best things to do on Mother's Day in the city, including epic restaurant experiences, West End shows, London gardens and more. 19 Mar

More March events in London

London events: April 2023

Easter Weekend

From London Easter weekend egg hunts and family attractions, to spectacular Good Friday performances or a traditional Easter Sunday lunch, find Easter activities in London. 7-10 Apr

Early May bank holiday weekend in London

Explore new areas, tick off those must-sees and join fun events in London over the early May bank holiday weekend. 29 Apr-1 May

More April events in London

London events: May 2023

Early May bank holiday weekend in London

Explore new areas, tick off those must-sees and join fun events in London over the early May bank holiday weekend. 29 Apr-1 May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Be dazzled by colourful flowers, innovative garden designs and amazing exhibits at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. May TBC

Spring bank holiday weekend in London

Discover events, activities and outdoor spots with our top tips on things do to over the bank holiday weekend. 27-29 May

May half-term in London

Treat the family to a half-term filled with exciting activities, interactive attractions, outdoor playgrounds and children's shows over the May school holiday in London. 27 May-4 Jun

More May events in London

London events: June 2023

May half-term in London

Treat the family to a half-term filled with exciting activities, interactive attractions, outdoor playgrounds and children's shows over the May school holiday in London. 27 May-4 Jun

Father's Day in London

Spoil your dad this June with our top Father’s Day ideas and activities in London, from culture and sports, to food and theatre. 18 Jun

More June events in London

London events: July 2023

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Enjoy beautiful horticultural displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, the world’s largest flower show. Jul TBC

More July events in London