Events & Festivals
A small selection of things to do during your stay
BST Hyde Park
Across 10 days and three weekends in June and July there are incredible concert days featuring legendary headliners and support from today’s rising stars, plus great food and drink pop-ups. Sitting between the two weekends is a four-day free midweek programme called Open House featuring fantastic free activities and entertainment.
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week takes place in London twice a year in February and September. Showcasing designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers, it is one of the ’Big Four’ fashion weeks, along with the New York, Milan and Paris. It now also takes place as a digital-physical hybrid, showcasing both womenswear and menswear brands.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as ‘The Great Spring Show’, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, the show is attended by members of the British Royal Family.
Frieze Art Fair
Frieze Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Frieze London takes place every October in London’s Regent’s Park.
The London Art Fair
The London Art Fair is an annual contemporary art fair held during April at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. It is a platform for discovery, connecting the best galleries from around the world with both seasoned and aspiring collectors.
Ideal Home Show
Across the 18 days of the show there is so much to see and do to keep you entertained, while supplying you with ideas and inspiration for your home!
St Patricks Day Celebrations
Flamboyant pageantry, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools take part in the annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade in March. The procession sets off from Piccadilly and makes its way along a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route, passing some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall. Join the St Patrick’s Day Festival, which takes place in Trafalgar Square, and watch performances by well-known Irish acts, rising stars and special guests. Browse craft stalls, and tuck into traditional and modern Irish food from the market. There is also usually a family zone on Pall Mall East, hosting an array of free child-friendly entertainment, workshops and activities.
Taste of London Regents Park
Discover a tantalising selection of London’s top restaurants and Chefs at the Taste of London festival in Regent’s Park. For five summer days every year, the park in central London is transformed into a foodie wonderland as London’s best restaurants gather to show off the hottest dishes from their extensive menus. Watch live cooking demonstrations, meet some of the capital’s leading chefs, participate in masterclasses and shop at food and drink stalls.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
One of the UK’s most popular winter events during November until the beginning of January. Winter Wonderland is FREE to enter and soak up the festive atmosphere. There are a number of ticketed attractions that can be purchased online in advance, or from box offices at the event. Tickets sell out quickly, especially at weekends, so we recommend booking in advance for the UK’s Largest Open-Air Ice Rink, the Magical Ice Kingdom ice and snow experience, thrilling Circus Shows, the Giant Wheel, Ice Sculpting Workshops, Bar Ice, Christmas karaoke in Bar Hutte, and the Winter Wonderland Comedy Club. Attraction tickets go on sale in August.