Special Events in London

London, the capital of England and one of the largest cities in the European Union, is cultural center with a history that expands over thousands of years. Annual special events hosted in the Greater London area highlight a rich history in festivals and celebrations, with dozens of activities to see, experience and enjoy. Before booking your next travel experience, take a look at some of these yearly special events London has to offer.

London International Boat Show
Located at the Earl's Court Exhibition Center, the London International Boat Show is one of the most prominent water work events in Europe. Marina fans can view hundreds of magnificent boats on the docks or at the Boardwalk, where vessels are displayed on a show floor.

Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia
Hosted at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, the event is perfect for antique aficionados and history lovers alike. The fair offers hundreds of beautiful, rare items from around Europe. Visitors also have access to a complimentary art advisory from a team of available art experts.

Annual London Maze
Held at the Guildhall Arty Gallery, the London Maze is a local history fair held in the heart of the City of London. Dozens of booths, guided walks and historical exhibitions provide a fun and educational experience for everyone.

London Marathon
One of the biggest running marathons in the world, the London Marathon is a athletic spectacle with large cash prizes and notable fundraiser efforts. Participation is not required however, and travelers can cheer from the sidelines or join in on celebratory "mini-marathons" that are often for a charitable cause.

London Spring Home & Garden Show
Located at the Western Fair Ground, the London Spring Home & Garden Show is the event of the year for home designers and green thumbs. The exhibit features seminars from gardening and landscaping experts, as well as a 7000 sqare foot room showcase, professional demonstrations and advice on home improvement techniques, lucrative draw prizes and marketplace shopping.

Trooping the Colour
Dating back to the time of of Charles II, the Trooping of the Colour is an annual event and long time tradition of British infantry regiments. A regiment's ensign slowly marches between the soldier's ranks so that the soldiers are able to recognize their regiment's colours. This historic act can still be viewed today, as Trooping the Colour also marks the official birthday of the British Sovereign, also known affectionately as "The Queen's Birthday Parade."