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Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event organised by the Royal Horticultural Society and, since its inception in 1913, has been recognised as the foremost show of its kind in the world. An immensely popular event, the show draws crowds of thousands...  see full details

Wimbledon Championships

Wimbledon Tennis Championships

The Wimbledon Championships are the highlight of the year's tennis calendar, bringing together the world's leading tennis professionals in a battle for glory. The first championship event at Wimbledon dates back to 1877, but the first Ladies' Singles championship was only introduced in 1884....  see full details

Street celebrations in Notting Hill

Notting Hill Carnival

The first Notting Hill Carnival took place in 1964 when London's Caribbean community introduced the carnival to ease racial tensions. Since then it has become a popular and colourful annual event celebrated by more than two million Londoners of all backgrounds. It is said...  see full details

Lord Mayor's Show, London

Lord Mayor's Show

The Lord Mayor's Show is an annual event held in the City of London when the mayor makes their way from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice to swear allegiance to the crown. Earmarked by each Lord Mayor since 1215, the...  see full details

Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh Festival

Widely hailed as one of the most important celebrations of the arts in the world, the Edinburgh International Festival is now more than 50 years old, and is held every year during the summer months. Artists, performers, musicians, writers and anyone else wishing...  see full details



Hogmanay is Edinburgh's famous New Year's celebration, when the entire city becomes one huge party. In fact, it is so popular that entry to the city is open only to those with advance tickets. Over the years the organisation of Hogmanay has become...  see full details

The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2004

Glastonbury Festival

The largest festival of music in the United Kingdom, and one of the most famous music festivals in the world, Glastonbury sees well over 175,000 people in attendance each year. The biggest names in music attract weekenders and day visitors to the notoriously...  see full details

Belfast Marathon

Belfast Marathon

For more than 30 years, the Belfast City Marathon has attracted thousands of participants and spectators. These days the race, always run on May Day, attracts more than 20,000 participants, and is very well supported by spectators. As well as a full marathon, there...  see full details

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Dubbed the 'Woodstock of the mind' by Bill Clinton, The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts began in 1988, and has since grown to enormous size, staging literary festivals all over the world, including in Nairobi, Dhaka, Beirut and Belfast. The British edition,...  see full details