London's Cultural Calandar
London Collection Men | January & June
London Collections Men is a biannual showcase that takes place every January and June and celebrates the creative and commercial importance of the British menswear industry.
London Art Fair | January
London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair. Museum quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary work from today’s leading artists, covering the period from the early 20th century to the present day - featuring over one hundred carefully selected galleries from the UK and overseas.
London Fashion Week | February & September
London Fashion Week held in London twice each year. A global highlight, LFW has moved from its traditional home of Summerset House to Brewer Street in the heart of Soho. This new central London location fulfils the goal to host London Fashion Week in the West End - Don’t miss out on one of the biggest events of the fashion calendar.
The Chelsea Flower Show | May
The Chelsea Flower Show, an annual event since 1852. Experience the greatest flower show in the world at London's Royal Hospital Chelsea where every year the grounds of the Royal Hospital are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays that make up the world's most famous flower show.
Royal Ascot | June
It's all about fast horses and fancy hats at Royal Ascot, the world's most famous race meeting, and the most glamorous event in London's sporting calendar. Royal Ascot is Britain's most popular race meeting. It's the place to see and be seen for high society, royal watchers, fun seekers and horse racing enthusiasts alike! Steeped in tradition, heritage and pageantry, Royal Ascot dates back 300 years and is attended by the Royal Family, including Her Majesty the Queen.
Taste of London | June
Regent's Park will transform into a foodie wonderland for four days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment. Create your perfect menu from 40 of the city's best restaurants as they serve their finest dishes for the ultimate alfresco feast. In addition, over 200 artisan producers and premium brands will provide a bounty of the best food and beverages from Britain and around the world.
Wimbledon | June/July
The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in London every summer for two weeks. It's the world's longest-running and most prestigious tennis tournament. Games are still played on the original playing surface, grass, and there's a strict white-only dress code for players. The tournament attracts around 500,000 spectators and millions of television viewers worldwide.
Masterpiece London | June/July
Masterpiece London, the leading international cross-collecting Fair for art, antiques and design, has become a must-attend event at the heart of the capital’s busy summer art and auction season. Offering for sale museum-quality works with superb provenance from over 150 leading galleries worldwide, Masterpiece provides a unique opportunity to buy the best pieces available across multiple disciplines in the current market.
Henley Royal Regatta | July
Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held annually on the River Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. Established on 26 March 1839, it is undoubtedly the best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season.
The Proms | July to September
The Proms, more formally known as The BBC Proms, is a wonderful eight-week summer festival season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Premier League | August to May
Chelsea Football Club (Stamford Bridge Stadium) is situated in Fulham and is host to 19 Premier League home games during the season. Chelsea Stadium also offers stadium tours for a behind-the-scenes visit to the home of the Blues is a fun, informative and interactive experience tailored to sports fans of all ages, from all over the world.
Notting Hill Carnival | August
The streets of West London come alive every August Bank Holiday weekend as London celebrates Europe's biggest street festival – the Notting Hill Carnival. With a Caribbean theme that sees West London packed with steel bands, Calypso music and tempting food stalls, the Notting Hill Carnival is a huge party. Whether you want to join in the fun or simply watch the crowds go by, don't miss the chance to be part of one of London's biggest and best annual events.
Frieze Art Fair| October
Frieze Art Fair is one of the world’s most influential contemporary Art Fairs. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Regents Park, Frieze Art Fair attracts more than 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries throughout the world. This year fair aims to be larger and more exciting than ever. Blakes Hotel is one of the official hotel partners for the art fair taking place in October.
London Jazz Festival | November
Created in 1992, the EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital's biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK's landmark music events.
Winter Wonder Land | November/December
Get into the festive spirit as Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland returns to London for the 10th year. This free-to-enter family event includes a host of Christmas-themed fun and activities, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, big top shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market.