What to do in London Every Month of the Year

The demolition of Earls Court Exhibition Centre has brought an end to an era. Having played host to myriad event through across 77 years, including royal tournaments, fashion shows and music concerts, the centre has now given way to an £8 billion housing scheme. Before the Art Deco building was torn down, London’s indie rock band, Bombay Bicycle Club was the last to perform at this historic site. According to the Evening Standard, the band promised to give a performance befitting of the final curtain to Earls Court.

Wide Variety of Shows

You can plan to attend a memorable event in London. The city plays host to wide variety of shows, festivals and much more, every month of the year. All you need to do in order to be part of such events is to plan a little ahead and book accommodation at one of the best budget hotels near Earls Court Exhibition Centre, such as City Continental Kensington London, which offers all the modern amenities in each room at the most affordable prices. Here’s a look at what to expect every month through 2015 when you book your stay at a good budget hotel near London’s major tourist attractions.

Events from January to March

  • Experience the winter displays in Kew Gardens
  • Make figure eights at the festive ice rinks in the city
  • Watch Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre
  • Treat yourself to the best pancakes on February 17
  • Participate in the Chinese New Year celebrations in the latter half of the month
  • Attend the London Fashion Weekend from February 26 to March 1
  • Celebrate St Patrick’s Day from March 15 to 17
  • Be part of the excitement of the Head of the River boat race on March 29
  • Be mesmerised by the English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells from March 10 to 15

Events from April to June

  • Experience Easter in London from April 3 to 6
  • The famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is a must see on April 11
  • April 23 is England’s national day, when the Feast of St George is held
  • Watch Grand Designs Live from May 2 to 10
  • See nature at its best at the Chelsea Flower Show from May 19 to 23
  • If you want some traditional English entertainment, don’t miss Covent Garden May Fayre on May 10
  • Football fans might already be ready to watch the FA Cup Finals on May 30 in London
  • The most important event to witness this month is the State Opening of Parliament
  • Celebrate the Queen’s birthday on June 13
  • Visit the Royal Ascot and its fancy hats from June 16 to 20

Don’t forget to book your accommodation well in advance at one of the hotels near Earls Court Exhibition Centre for easy access to the various tourist attractions and events in the city.

Events from July to September

  • Classic music lovers should book well in advance for the BBC Proms 2015
  • If great tennis, strawberries and balmy sunshine is your thing, book your seat at the Wimbledon from June 29 to July 12
  • The Buckingham Palace Tour opens on August 1
  • To experience Asian culture, food and music, participate in the London Mela
  • For the biggest street party in London, don’t miss the Notting Hill Carnival on Aug 30 and 31
  • Open House London gives you a glimpse of the reality behind some of the most iconic buildings in the city
  • England is playing host to the Rugby World Cup 2015, starting on September 18
  • See the latest world class designs at the London Design Festival, from September 19 to 27

Events from October to December

  • The Restaurant Festival is a dream come true for foodies
  • Theatre lovers have a treat in store in the form of Memphis the Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre from October 23 to 31
  • Experience a memorable Halloween in London on October 31
  • Watch the intriguing Bonfire Night Fireworks around November 5
  • Watch the Lord Mayor host an unforgettable parade on November 14
  • Watch the John Wilson Orchestra perform at Royal Albert Hall on November 16
  • Celebrate Chanuka, a Jewish festival, in the beginning of December
  • Christmas in London could be more fun with the Peter Pan Cup on December 25
  • Bring in the new year with the memorable New Year’s Eve fireworks display on December 31

And if you are staying at one of the hotels near Earls Court Exhibition Centre, celebrate the first day of 2016 with the traditional New Year’s Day Parade.

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