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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: July 2021

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

Van Gogh Alive at Kensington Gardens

Discover a kaleidoscope of colour with the most visited interactive art exhibition in the world, Van Gogh Alive. 4 Jun-26 Sep

School summer holidays in London

Find plenty of activities and attractions to keep children busy during the school summer holidays in London. 9 Jul-5 Sep

Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace Garden this summer and explore this spectacular green space in central London. 9 Jul-19 Sep

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. Jul-Sep TBC

The Hundred

Watch world-class athletes and big names compete during The Hundred – a new thrilling 100-ball cricket competition at Kia Oval and Lord's Cricket Ground. 21 Jul-21 Aug

More July events in London

London events: August 2021

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

Van Gogh Alive at Kensington Gardens

Discover a kaleidoscope of colour with the most visited interactive art exhibition in the world, Van Gogh Alive. 4 Jun-26 Sep

School summer holidays in London

Find plenty of activities and attractions to keep children busy during the school summer holidays in London. 9 Jul-5 Sep

Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace Garden this summer and explore this spectacular green space in central London. 9 Jul-19 Sep

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. Jul-Sep TBC

The Hundred

Watch world-class athletes and big names compete during The Hundred – a new thrilling 100-ball cricket competition at Kia Oval and Lord's Cricket Ground. 21 Jul-21 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. 27-30 Aug

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. 27 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. 29-30 Aug

More August events in London

London events: September 2021

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

Van Gogh Alive at Kensington Gardens

Discover a kaleidoscope of colour with the most visited interactive art exhibition in the world, Van Gogh Alive. 4 Jun-26 Sep

School summer holidays in London

Find plenty of activities and attractions to keep children busy during the school summer holidays in London. 9 Jul-5 Sep

Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace Garden this summer and explore this spectacular green space in central London. 9 Jul-19 Sep

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. Jul-Sep TBC

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. 27 Aug-11 Sep

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 2021 festival. 4-5 Sep

Photo London at Somerset House

Find world-class photography at Photo London 2021, a large-scale celebration of photography to enjoy at Somerset House. 9-12 Sep

BBC Proms in the Park

Celebrate the grand finale of the two-month-long BBC Proms – one of UK's most exciting classical music events – with live music, fireworks and cheery sing-alongs in Hyde Park. Sep TBC

Pride in London

Celebrate the diversity of the LGBT+ community with the colourful Pride in London Parade through central London, free festivities in Trafalgar Square and citywide events. 11 Sep

London Fashion Week September

Join London Fashion Week events and gain insights from industry experts at the September edition of London's famous fashion festival. 17-21 Sep

London Design Festival

Watch London turn into an giant gallery during the London Design Festival 2021, as dynamic and innovative projects pop up across the capital. 18-26 Sep

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Be dazzled by colourful flowers, innovative garden designs and amazing exhibits at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. 21-26 Sep

Reimagine: Car Free Day in London

Rediscover central London with free access to Santander Cycles and whizz through the city on car-free streets. Sep TBC

Emerge Festival

Soak up some culture for two nights only as part of London’s museum lates festival, Emerge Festival. Sep TBC

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival

Celebrate the harvest with London’s Pearly Kings and Queens at and around the Guildhall Yard, as they're decked in their pearl-button finery. Sep TBC

More September events in London

London events: October 2021

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

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. Oct TBC

Black History Month

Enjoy the city-wide celebration of Black communities with epic events across the city during Black History Month 2021 in London. 1-31 Oct

London Restaurant Festival

Sample exclusive menus and enjoy unique restaurant experiences in award-winning eateries during the annual London Restaurant Festival. Oct TBC

Virgin Money London Marathon

Be part of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021: whether you run, walk or cheer from the sidelines, this is a London sporting institution. 3 Oct

Frieze art fairs in Regent's Park

Explore two of the most influential events on the capital's art scene in one place with the world-renowned Frieze London and Frieze Masters art fairs in Regent's Park. Oct TBC

NFL London Games

Cheer on your favourite team during a lineup of action-packed games as the NFL returns to London. 10-17 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. Oct TBC

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. 23-31 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. 23 Oct-27 Nov

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. Oct TBC

Six Day London at Lee Valley VeloPark

Enjoy six days of world-class cycling, music and entertainment at Six Day London in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 26-31 Oct

More October events in London

London events: November 2021

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

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. 23 Oct-27 Nov

Winter Market at Southbank Centre

Celebrate Winter at Southbank Centre with festive shows, a Christmas market, seasonal food and drink and family activities under twinkling lights along the Thames. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas in Leicester Square

Experience a magical Christmas market in Leicester Square, plus unique Christmas shows inside the 1920s spiegeltent. Nov-Jan TBC

Regent Street Motor Show

See vehicles new and old in the iconic central London shopping street, plus enjoy car-themed activities focused on a specific theme. 6 Nov

Remembrance in London

Each year, London remembers those who lost their lives in war with commemorative events on and around Remembrance Day. 11-14 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 2021. 12-21 Nov

Lord Mayor's Show

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

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. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas at Kew

Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with more than one million sparkling Christmas lights, with Christmas at Kew. 17 Nov-9 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. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas by the River at London Bridge City

Shop at the traditional riverside London Christmas market set against a backdrop of iconic sights, including magical views of Tower Bridge, at Christmas by the River. Nov-Jan TBC

More November events in London

London events: December 2021

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

Winter Market at Southbank Centre

Celebrate Winter at Southbank Centre with festive shows, a Christmas market, seasonal food and drink and family activities under twinkling lights along the Thames. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas in Leicester Square

Experience a magical Christmas market in Leicester Square, plus unique Christmas shows inside the 1920s spiegeltent. Nov-Jan TBC

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. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas at Kew

Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with more than one million sparkling Christmas lights, with Christmas at Kew. 17 Nov-9 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. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas by the River at London Bridge City

Shop at the traditional riverside London Christmas market set against a backdrop of iconic sights, including magical views of Tower Bridge, at Christmas by the River. Nov-Jan TBC

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 at ZSL London Zoo

Experience The Magic of Christmas at ZSL London Zoo with a festive trail and plenty more activities for the family. Dec-Jan TBC

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

The Peter Pan Cup

Watch one of the more unusual London events in December, as brave outdoor swimmers compete in the icy waters of the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park at the annual Peter Pan Cup Christmas Day race. 25 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

New Year's Eve in London

Welcome in the new year in London with New Year's Eve fireworks, late-night parties, lavish dinners and other celebrations. 31 Dec

More December events in London

London events: January 2022

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

Winter Market at Southbank Centre

Celebrate Winter at Southbank Centre with festive shows, a Christmas market, seasonal food and drink and family activities under twinkling lights along the Thames. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas in Leicester Square

Experience a magical Christmas market in Leicester Square, plus unique Christmas shows inside the 1920s spiegeltent. Nov-Jan TBC

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. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas at Kew

Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with more than one million sparkling Christmas lights, with Christmas at Kew. 17 Nov-9 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. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas by the River at London Bridge City

Shop at the traditional riverside London Christmas market set against a backdrop of iconic sights, including magical views of Tower Bridge, at Christmas by the River. Nov-Jan TBC

Christmas at ZSL London Zoo

Experience The Magic of Christmas at ZSL London Zoo with a festive trail and plenty more activities for the family. Dec-Jan TBC

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 Parade

Celebrate 2022 with this annual parade through central London, featuring thousands of performers and colourful floats from across the world. 1 Jan

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

London Short Film Festival

Watch short film screenings from emerging filmmakers and join industry events at London's annual short film festival. 14-23 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 2022

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

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. 12-14 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. 12-27 Feb

Imagine Children's Festival

Enjoy 12 days of art and culture at the Southbank Centre's Imagine Children's Festival this February half-term in London. Feb TBC

London Fashion Week February at The Store, 180 The Strand

Gain an insight into the world of fashion with expert talks, shows, immersive experiences and more activities at London Fashion Week February 2022. Feb TBC

More February events in London

London events: March 2022

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

Pancake Day in London

Feast on a mountain of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and watch runners flip their pans at a charity Pancake Day race in London. 1 Mar

St Patrick's Day

See the spectacular St Patrick's Day parade, catch free performances in Trafalgar Square and enjoy Irish food and Guinness, as you celebrate St Paddy's Day in London. Mar TBC

London Games Festival

Get gaming this spring with hands-on activities, talks and showcases during one of the world's biggest games festivals. Mar TBC

The Boat Race

Pick a side and cheer on the rowers at the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, one of the world's oldest sporting events, and one of London's most popular. Mar TBC

Mother's Day

Shower 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. 27 Mar

More March events in London

London events: April 2022

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square

Watch a free, full-scale re-enactment of Jesus's final days, from his arrest to his resurrection, featuring 100 performers in central London. 15 Apr

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. 15-18 Apr

Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square

Celebrate the Sikh festival with free performances and cultural activities in central London. Apr TBC

More April events in London

London events: May 2022

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

Eid Festival in London

Celebrate the many cultures of London and experience the Muslim festival of Eid. May TBC

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. 28 May-5 Jun

More May events in London

London events: June 2022

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

See big-screen icons at Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square, an interactive trail of statues in London, right in the heart of the capital’s home of film. Recurring Event

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. 28 May-5 Jun

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. 2-5 Jun

London Fashion Week: June

Experience the world of London Fashion Week as the fashion festival showcases the latest trends through shows, interviews and more. Jun TBC

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. 19 Jun

More June events in London