The City of London dominates English and British culture, but being such a diverse city, the festivals and events that it hosts are a great reflection of the success of multiculturalism in the capital. From weekend wildlife clubs to improve your knowledge of the local wildlife in the city, right through to huge events like the dazzling fireworks of the Lord Mayor’s Show, and the party atmosphere of Notting Hill Carnival, thousands of people come to London for all sorts of events, lectures, carnivals, celebrations and exhibitions. Here we’ll show you the best, and cheapest events in the city.
The Lord Mayor’s Show is one of the biggest events to be held in the capital, with thousands of people lining the River Thames to watch the enormous fireworks display. Now a nearly 800 year old celebration, the show has survived everything from the Black Death to the Blitz and is still one of the city’s most loved annual festivals. Set up to parade the newly appointed Lord Mayor around a three and a half mile route, the show culminates in a huge display of fireworks over the Thames.
The map link below shows the locations of many places that offer free events and lectures, check their individual web sites for details. You can find a link to their web site on our detailed information page.