While London is a popular holiday getaway any time of year, the city really comes alive during its festivals. The great news is that these festivals occur almost every month. Planning your holiday to coincide with one of these festivals is a great way to enhance your vacation taking your holiday from the ordinary to extraordinary.
London Art Fair
Kicking off the New Year with class is easy when you attend the London Art Fair. This fair, held mainly at the Business Design Centre, features contemporary art from around the globe. Highlighting the fair each year is one prominent artist who holds a solo exhibition, large mural projects, and a contemporary photo exhibition. Part of the fair will occur at the Jerwood Gallery that opened in 2012.
City of London Festival
Over 50 marvelous venues offer City of London Festival events each summer by bringing in world-class musicians to perform. Many of these venues are located around the Square Mile making it easy for visitors to attend numerous events. Making it a trip to London for this festival even better, many venues where the public is not normally allowed open for special concerts.
Since 1981, runners from around the globe have gathered for the London Marathon. This exciting event is considered one of the top six marathons in the world. Visitors can meet their favorite runners after the event at the Horse Guards Road and Horse Guards Parade. At least four times, the London Marathon has produced world record times.
London Coffee Festival
Over 250 vendors from around the world compete at the London Coffee Festival each April. Visitors attending this festival can attend interactive workshops, eat amazing street food, drink coffee-based cocktails, listen to live music and view art exhibitions. Held at the Old Truman Brewery, visitors will be astounded at all that the Milk and Sugar District has to offer during this festival.
Lord Mayor’s Show
For over 800 years, visitors have gathered for the Lord Mayor’s Show While over 7,000 performers from around the world gather in the 3.5-mile stretch of street between Bank and Aldwych, do not miss the thrilling morning parade that takes place on the River Thames. Make sure to see it all by taking one of the free walking tours through the area. Then, get ready for the best annual fireworks show that London sees in the evening.
Day of the Dead Festival
Mexico meets London at the Day of the Dead Festival in London. Exciting art exhibitions and intriguing talks will highlight this festival that allows visitors to learn about this festival that celebrates those who have passed on to the other side. Make sure to come hungry, as the festival will also feature great tasting Mexican cuisine.
Hyde Park Festival
Bringing the year to an end, the Hyde Park Festival is definitely an electrifying event. This festival features the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the United Kingdom, two gigantic Ferris wheels, and the amazing antics of Zippos Circus. If you dare, get up close to some fascinating mythical beast at the Magical Ice Kingdom.
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