Events in London
Each year, London marks the historic moment when Guy Fawkes and his motley crew attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I in the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605 – the day became known as Guy Fawkes Day, or more commonly Bonfire Night.
Every November, bonfires are lit on which effigies known as “guys” are burned, while the skies are filled with colourful fireworks. It’s also a time to enjoy traditional Bonfire Night food and drink, alongside music, funfairs and family activities.
See iconic Harry Potter film sets transformed for the winter season in a self-guided walking tour of the Warner Bros. Studio in London.
Winter has arrived at Hogwarts. Glittering Christmas trees line the Great Hall and a replica festive feast including flaming Christmas puddings is laid out on the long tables; while the top section of the hall is transformed for the Yule Ball with snow, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments.
Get up close to props, costumes and models used in the Harry Potter films. Take a look around the studio’s famous movie sets decorated as they were for the festive scenes. And find out how different types of artificial snow and ice were created and used in the films.
Celebrate London's architectural wonders as Open House London throws open the doors of hundreds of buildings and spaces around the capital.
Enjoy free access to public buildings, private houses, churches, museums, schools and offices, and join tours, guided walks and activities throughout the weekend.
Highlights of the Open House London programme often include the BT Tower, The Gherkin, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Royal Albert Hall and Fuller's Griffin Brewery.
Watch on as some of the world’s top female footballers compete in The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
Teams have battled it out in the earlier rounds to reach this special occasion with one aim: to win one of the most coveted trophies in the sport. As ever with this famous competition, there is plenty of excitement – who will become a hero?
The origins of the Women’s FA Cup can be traced back to 1970, when it was named the Mitre Challenge Trophy – it also featured teams from Scotland and Wales. Southampton and Scottish side Stewarton Thistle made it to the final, with the English side prevailing in a 4-1 scoreline.
Watch the climax of English football's biggest competition at London's Wembley Stadium.
The FA Cup is the oldest and longest-running football (soccer) competition in the world and was first held in 1871-72 with entries from 15 clubs. Since then, the FA Cup has grown considerably and each year several hundred teams enter the competition.
For sports and football fans alike, this is a London event that's not to be missed.
See the top international sides go head to head for the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 title at two of London’s famous grounds, The Kia Oval and Lord’s.
Enjoy a whole summer of cricket, which kicks off at The Kia Oval with a match between hosts England and South Africa, and culminates with the champions being crowned at Lord’s. There are 10 matches played in London during the tournament, with the other matches taking place around the country.
Follow your team through the group stage as every team plays each other in a round-robin format, from which just four teams progress to the final stages. Afghanistan, reigning champions Australia, Bangladesh, hosts England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies make up the 10-team line-up.
Experience the biggest classical music festival on earth, with fun and affordable concerts open to all audiences at the Royal Albert Hall and across London.
Hear a wide range of classical music in a season of informal concerts with the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and in venues across London.
From classical favourites to contemporary world premieres and family concerts, the BBC Proms offer a stage for leading musicians, singers, orchestras and soloists from across the world with a broad programme of music.
The eight weeks of concerts culminate in the famous Last Night performances including BBC Proms in the Park, full of chanting and quirky traditions.
Watch modern and classic movies under starry summer skies with Film4 Summer Screen open-air film festival at Somerset House.
Choose from a mixed programme of UK premieres, old favourites and Cannes award-winning films in full surround sound.
Before the movies start, enjoy DJ sets inspired by the films, an exclusive screening of a short film commissioned for the festival, special guest introductions on selected nights, and plenty of food and drink options; or you can even bring your own picnic.