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February
London Fashion Week - 20 February to 24 February - Event - Various Venues
London Fashion Week is a biannual event to showcase the Autumn/Winter collections in February and the Spring/Summer collections in September. Each season world-famous fashion designers unveil their cutting-edge collections to a professional audience of press and buyers who visit the capital from the UK and across the globe.
The Exhibition at London Fashion Week plays host to over 200 top British and International ready-to-wear and accessory designers, from the edgy and cool to the contemporary and commercial, and is open to UK and International press and buyers.

Find out more at the official site for London's Fashion Week »



April
The Queen's Birthday Gun Salute - 21 April - Event - Hyde Park and the Tower of London
Royal Gun Salutes mark special royal occasions and the Queen's birthday salutes are fired from authorised locations around the United Kingdom. There will be 41 rounds fired in Hyde Park at 12 noon, as well as, 62 rounds outside the Tower of London to celebrate the monarch's real birthday.

Flora London Marathon - 26 April - Sporting Event - Greenwich Park
Every April almost 46,500 runners take part in the famed Flora London Marathon. The 26.2 mile route passes most landmarks in London and sees participants do battle with themselves and others to complete this fund-raising event.

Find out more on the Flora London Marathon's official site »



May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show - 19 May to 23 May - Event - Royal Hospital Grounds
Founded in 1913, Chelsea Flower Show is the ultimate event in the gardening year. It is all about latest gardening trends, featuring the newest and most coveted garden designs, plants and products, while creating an explosion of vibrant colors and aromatic scents.

Find out more at the official site for the Chelsea Flower Show »



June
Story of London Festival – 1 June to 30 June - Festival – Museum of London
This major event hosted by the Mayor's office takes the public on a tour of London's rich heritage including the city's history, architecture and art as well as theatres, music, food, film and fashion.

Find out more at the Story of London official site »

The Epsom Derby – 5 June to 6 June – Sporting Event – Epsom Downs Race Course
Recognized as one of the most glamorous events in the international racing calendar since 1779, the Epsom Derby attracts up to 100, 000 people, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Fine weather and a wide range of catering, from the seafood bar in the Queen's Stand to hog roasts on The Hill, guarantee a fabulous day out.

Find out more at the Epsom Derby official site »

Taste of London – 18 June to 21 June – Event - Marylebone Green, Regents Park
For four days the Capital’s most famed chefs will serve up their signature dishes and share their best kept kitchen secrets. Visitors can sample tasting menus from the very best, including Le Gavroche, Gordon Ramsay's Boxwood Cafe, L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon and Club Gascon.

Visit the official site for Taste of London to find out more »

Wimbledon Tennis – 22 June to 5 July – Sporting Event – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Since the first Championships in 1877, Wimbledon has grown from its roots as a garden-party tournament to the most watched tennis event in the sporting calendar. This prestigious tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, with the climax being the gentlemen's singles final, scheduled on the last Sunday.
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum features a large cinema screen that shows a film about the science of tennis and a walk-through of the men’s dressing room as it was in the 1980s, with McEnroe. The grounds of Wimbledon resemble a global food court with the iconic strawberries and cream available alongside a range of international options.

Find out more at the official site for Wimbledon Tennis »

Royal Academy of the Arts Summer Exhibition – 8 June to 16 August – Arts Event – Burlington House, Westminster
Now known as the Summer Exhibition and held every year since 1769, the exhibition attracts around 10,000 works. This is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new work by both established and unknown artists.

Find out more at the Summer Exhibition official site »



July
The Proms 2009 - 17th July to 12 September – Event – Royal Albert Hall
Founded in 1895 the proms is a musical extravaganza, offering a wide variety of orchestral, classical and contemporary performances at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall. During the season, there is at least one Prom concert every day at the Royal Albert Hall, and a programme of supporting events, including talks, films, family activites and more.

Find out more at the official site for The Proms 2009 »



August
Buckingham Palace Public Summer - 1 August to 27 September – Event - Buckingham Palace
For two months every year visitors are allowed inside Buckingham Palace to admire the impressive interiors of this principal royal residence. The Palace’s nineteen State Rooms on view to visitors include the Throne Room, the State Ballroom and the State Dining Room as well as the Palace Gardens, the largest private gardens in London



September
London Fashion Week - 18 September to 22 September – Event – Various Venues
London Fashion Week is a biannual event to showcase the Autumn/Winter collections in February and the Spring/Summer collections in September. Each season world-famous fashion designers unveil their cutting-edge collections to a professional audience of press and buyers who visit the capital from the UK and across the globe.

Visit the official site of London's Fashion Week to find out more »



November
Winter Wonderland – 21 November to 3 January – Seasonal Event – Hyde Park
London’s Hyde Park is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a continental Christmas Market, traditional carol singers, amusement rides and London’s largest open-air ice rink - big enough for 400 skaters. This flurry of Christmas festivities offers thrills for all ages and temperaments. Tickets can be bought on the day.

Find out more at the official site of Winter Wonderland »



December
Carols by Candlelight – 20 December to 23 December – Seasonal Event – Royal Albert Hall
Enchanting carols and Christmas classics are exquisitely presented with all the grace and charm of the 18th century in an elegant candlelit setting. Combining traditional Christmas songs and festive music by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall, this event is the perfect way to usher in Christmas. The climax of the programme is a traditional Christmas celebration, mixing sing-along carols with readings from Dickens and the Bible.

Visit the official Carols by Candlelight site to find out more »



 


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