The world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions through showcasing the best in garden design
Since 1913, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has hosted the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show which continues to captivate audiences and is one of the most eagerly anticipated horticultural events on the gardening calendar.
The United Kingdom general election of 2017 is due to take place on Thursday 8 June 2017 to elect the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom. In line with the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, an election had not been due until Thursday 7 May 2020, but a call for a snap election by Prime Minister Theresa May received the necessary super-majority of two-thirds to allow it to proceed when it was supported by a vote of 522 to 13 of the 650 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons on 19 April 2017. (Source: Wikipedia)
Friday, 24 Mar 2017 - Monday, 1 May 2017, Tours are available at 17:30 and 18:00
£80.00 per person, Adults, Tickets must be pre-booked. There is limited availability, with a maximum number of 30 places on each tour.
From to Learn how protests for peace have shaped British history at the People Power: Fighting for Peace exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. Focusing on four key time periods: the First World War and 1920s, the 1930s and Second World War, the Cold War and the modern era, the exhibition showcases newly unveiled items from the museum's extensive archives, as well as rare pieces loaned from a variety of organisations and individuals.
The Royal Mews is home to the royal collection of coaches and motor cars. It is one of the finest working stables still in existence. Highlights of a visit include seeing the Gold State Coach and the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. During half-term there are also children's activities taking place.
Admire London's biggest and best fireworks displays this Bonfire Night
Saturday November 5 2016
As the autumn evenings grow crisp and cool, November in London begins with an abundance of Bonfire Night fireworks to warm us all up. Wrap up snug, head to one of the capital's many firework displays, and enjoy a show of spectacular colours over London's top attractions and beyond.
The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow. The event is held in mid-July in even-numbered years at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England. The first four days (Monday to Thursday) are dedicated exclusively to trade, with the final three days open to the public.
Public Weekend: Sat 16th - Sun 17th July 2016, 0930hrs - 1730hrs
Futures Day & FAB Friday: Fri 15th July 2016, 0930hrs - 1730hrs
FIA2018: Sat 21st - Sun 22nd July 2018
The UK's EU Referendum
A referendum is being held on Thursday, 23 June, to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. A referendum is basically a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part, normally giving a "Yes" or "No" answer to a question. Whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast is considered to have won.
Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hold one if he won the 2015 general election, in response to growing calls from his own Conservative MPs and the UK Independence Party (UKIP), who argued that Britain had not had a say since 1975, when it voted to stay in the EU in a referendum. The EU has changed a lot since then, gaining more control over our daily lives, they argued. Mr Cameron said: "It is time for the British people to have their say. It is time to settle this European question in British politics."
The European Union - often known as the EU - is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. It began after World War Two to foster economic co-operation, with the idea that countries which trade together are more likely to avoid going to war with each other. It has since grown to become a "single market" allowing goods and people to move around, basically as if the member states were one country. It has its own currency, the euro, which is used by 19 of the member countries, its own parliament and it now sets rules in a wide range of areas - including on the environment, transport, consumer rights and even things like mobile phone charges. (more information)
The Queen's Birthday
The Queen's 90th birthday was on April 21, when she unveiled a plaque marking the start of a four-mile Queen's Walkway at the foot of Castle Hill in Windsor. It connects 63 points of interest in the town, commemorating the Queen's achievement in becoming our longest-reigning monarch after more than 63 years in 2015.
Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Party was a celebration of The Queen’s life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs and her deep involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force.
Over 90 minutes, 900 horses and more than 1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom and the World created a joyful event for The Queen. The 90-year journey took us from the excitement of the birth, through to World War Two, her marriage, the coronation and a reign of more than 60 years. The Celebration used horses, actors, bands and dancers to tell the story.
From 13 to 17 March 2016
Every year there is a St Patrick's Day Parade in London, which is arranged on the Sunday closest to 17 March. It features spectacular pageantry, wonderful floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools. Saint Patrick is one of the patron Saints of Ireland and the day is traditionally celebrated with a feast and a national holiday in Ireland. St Patrick's Day is also celebrated all over the world, by people of both Irish and non-Irish descent.
6 March 2016
Say thank you to your mum and spend an unforgettable Mother's Day in London
6 February ~ 19 March, 2016
Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, Ireland and France.
To win the Six Nations outright: England 13/8, Wales 3/1, Ireland 3/1, France 11/2, Scotland 14/1, Italy 350/1.
8 ~ 14 February, 2016
London's Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other "Xin Nian Kuai Le" (Happy New Year in Mandarin) or "San Nin Faai Lok" (in Cantonese). Chinese New Year 2016, the Year of the Monkey, falls on 8 February. Chinese New Year festivities in Central London take place in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue on 14 February.
all year round
Visit London's most famous landmarks on one of these top London sightseeing tours. Don't forget your camera! Take a sightseeing tour of London and learn from experts as they show you the city's best attractions and famous landmarks. Learn interesting historical and cultural facts about London on a walking tour, a double decker bus tour, a River Thames tour, or an even a helicopter tour.
14th ~ 17th January 2016
Get ready for Lumiere London: the biggest-ever light festival to hit the capital. Produced by Artichoke and supported by Mayor of London, for four evenings in January a host of international artists will illuminate the city. See iconic architecture transformed with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works. Start your 2016 in spectacular fashion.
November and December 2015
Everything you need to plan your special Christmas in London. From taking your first wobbly steps on one of London’s glistening ice rinks to gazing up at the stunning Christmas lights as you walk down Oxford Street, there are many memorable London Moments to be had in the capital this Christmas. Discover your perfect winter break with our favourite below.
14th November 2015
For 800 years, the Lord Mayor’s Show has been celebrated in grand style and is a firm fixture in London's calendar: not even the Second World War could disrupt proceedings. The historical event sees the Lord Mayor of London proceed from the Guildhall to Royal Courts of Justice, where he will swear allegiance to the crown. This year, London’s Lord Mayor is former investment banker Alan Yarrow.
11th November 2015
November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars. Each year in November, the United Kingdom remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One. At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. On 11 November is known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.
5th November 2015
History of the Gunpowder Plot & Guy Fawkes Night
Four hundred years ago, in 1605, a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of plotters attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London with barrels of gunpowder placed in the basement. They wanted to kill King James and the king’s leaders. In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November.
Twickenham Stadium in London
18th September to 31st October 2015
Of the 20 teams competing at the 2015 World Cup, 12 of them qualified by finishing in the top three places in their pools in the 2011 World Cup. The other eight teams qualified through regional competition.
September is festival month in London as the capital comes alive with an array of city-wide celebrations, many of which are free to attend.
4th to 6th September 2015
The rock’n’roll circus that is Electric Picnic has established itself as a truly unique festival. With great music, art, theatre, comedy, pantomime, food and holistic health, it’s the most delightfully diverse line-up on the Emerald Isle.
28th to 30th August 2015
Bramham Park, Leeds Festival plays hosts to thousands of fans who come to see an unforgettable line-up of the world's best music.
28th to 30th August 2015
The legendary Reading Festival has for decades been the place to be to see the biggest and best acts in music. From Nirvana to Mumford & Sons, the list of headliners to grace the Main Stage is second-to-none.
London Korean Festival 2015
Trafalgar Square, London
9th August 2015
K-Pop and B-boy
f(x), jinjo crew, guckkasten
London’s Festival of Korean Music
7th to 31st August 2015
Scotland’s world-leading cultural brands with expertise, vision, impact and international recognition unmatched by any other cultural events on the globe
15th to 16th August 2015
Championship is an official World Championship, accredited by the FAI – The World Air Sports Federation.
The Women’s British Open 2015
Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland,
30th July to 2nd August 2015
The Women's British Open was established by the Ladies' Golf Union in 1976 and was intended to serve as the women's equivalent of The Open Championship (often called the "British Open" outside the United Kingdom).
1st August 2015
The London Cycling Campaign: We're the voice for cyclists and those who want to cycle in London
31st July to 2nd August 2015
The Riverside Festival is Nottingham's biggest free festival weekend offering three days of family entertainment. It is a unique and fun festival covering one mile along the banks of the River Trent, at Victoria Embankment, adjacent to Trent Bridge.
World T-20 Qualifier (Cricket)
Scotland and Ireland
9th to 26th July 2015
The top six sides from the 18-day tournament during which 51 matches will be played, will join the 10 Full Members for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be held from 11 March to 3 April 2016.
King George VI Weekend (Race)
24th to 25th July 2015
A weekend which encapsulates what is best about this prestigious racecourse and most traditional of sports.
The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO is the feature race commemorating Her Majesty The Queen’s late parents and is the European mid-season middle distance championship.
Off-track a wonderful array of bars and sublime entertainment are available, which creates a quintessential English Garden party atmosphere at the height of summer.
St Andrews, Scotland
12th July to 19th July 2015
The 144th Open St Andrews. St Andrews has previously hosted The Open on 28 occasions.
2015 Wimbledon Championships
29th June to 12th July 2015
The 129th edition of the championships, the 48th in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, played on grass courts.