Unmissable Events in London in 2024

The New Year is upon us and it’s time to make plans to partake in cultural and traditional events in London. Book the best London hotels today in conjunction with the following events.  

  1. Chinese New Year – 10 February 2024

According to Chinese astrology, 2024 is the year of the wood dragon, symbolising power, nobility, vigour and fortune. A parade will work its way down Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue on 10 February with performances scheduled in Trafalgar Square. The restaurants of Chinatown will offer celebratory menus all month. 

  1. Valentine’s Day – 14 February 2024

February sees London erupt into a festival of red balloons, love hearts, gourmet tasting menus, and romantic things to do. The most romantic hotels in Central London book out early for this special day devoted to love. Travellers on a budget can pass on the restaurants and catch a romantic comedy at an arthouse cinema or go for a wintery walk. 

  1. Mother’s Day – 10 March 2024

The typical way of celebrating Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom is by planning a spa break, booking a West End show, and making a reservation for afternoon tea or a Sunday dinner. 

  1. RHS Chelsea Flower Show – 21-25 May 2024

This annual event represents the pinnacle of horticulture in the British Isles. The first two days are members-only and then the show opens up to the general public. Check out hotels in Central London if you want to see this year’s blooms. 

  1. Father’s Day – 16 June 2024

Father’s Day in London occurs when the weather in London is at its most glorious – perfect for getting out and about with pa. Surprise him with a Sunday roast and a trip to one of the offbeat museums that caters to his favourite hobby or book a river cruise. 

  1. Pride – July 2024

This huge festival will see members of the LGBTQ+ community take to the streets of Central London. Everyone is welcome to attend the associated parades, theatrical shows, art exhibitions, and street parties. 

  1. Notting Hill Carnival – 25-26 August 2024

This vibrant carnival celebrates Caribbean and West Indian culture. It includes parades, steel pan bands, food, and costumes. One day is designed for families while the other is geared more toward adults. Choose London hotels around Bayswater to be close enough to walk while not compromising your sleep. 

  1. Diwali – 31 October-1 November 2024

The Hindu Festival of Lights is a major event in London that traditionally takes place in Trafalgar Square. The occasion is marked by live music, performance art, and food. Indian and South Asian restaurants will have special menus around the time of Diwali and museums often host special events.

  1. Winter Wonderland – from November 2024

The perennial Christmas event in London, Winter Wonderland Hyde Park features a German market, amusement rides, fairground games, ice skating, and entertainment for children and adults. 

  1. New Year’s Eve – 31 December 2024

The fireworks show is the main event of New Year’s Eve in London. There are also lots of sparkling club nights where you can dress to the nines and sip Champagne before singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight. The best hotels in Central London will start to fill up in autumn so do plan ahead. 

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