London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. The history of the city goes deep into antiquity and is associated with the ancient Romans. This is one of the most favorite cities for tourists from all over the world. Millions of people annually come to the city to visit the most popular sights, take a selfie with Big Ben and watch the Buckingham Palace in the hope of at least out of sight to see the English Queen.
Despite the fact that London is a rather multinational city, national city festivals are also popular here. Actually, international events dedicated to various topics are also regularly held here. In addition, of course, lovers of active nightlife will find many opportunities in the English capital. Read more about all this in our London Entertainment Guide.
London holds many festivals throughout the year. Almost every month, guests of the capital and local residents can take part in events. Here is a short list of some of the biggest festivals you could join:
- Art Fair – January
- Carling Feen Cup – February
- London Fashion Week – February
- Patrick’s Day and Festival – March
- Boat racing – March and April
- Virgin London Marathon – April
- Chelsea Flower Show – May
- Queen’s Birthday – second Saturday of June
- Wimbledon Tennis Championships – June and July
- London City Festival – June and July
- Notting Hill Carnival, Pueblo Carnival, Strip Poker World Championships – August
- Thames Mayor Festival, Great River Race, Thames Mayor Festival – September
- BFI London Film Festival, Lord Mayor’s Show – October
- London Passage – December
London is one of the most famous and crowded cities in the world. The nightlife of the city is very lively and vibrant. The nightlife of the English capital offers the best and most luxurious parties at local nightclubs and bars. It will be difficult for you to choose, as the variety of places is impressive. Keep in mind that you need to book places in some clubs and bars in advance; otherwise, you will have to wait in a long line. In addition, London is a rather expensive city, so prices are much higher than in other European capitals.
Most clubs, bars and restaurants are located in the areas of Holborn-Clerkenwell, Soho, Mayfair, Bloomsbury and Camden. The most expensive places in Mayfair. In local clubs, it is easy to meet some sort of celebrity. However, the prices here correspond to the star level. Often such clubs accept guests only by lists or invitations.
XOYO at Shoreditch and Egg at King’s Cross are some of London’s most popular nightclubs. Many famous DJs and musicians go on stage in these clubs. The audience here is a bit simpler, but the parties are no less bright and interesting.