UK Holidays and Events

January 1 – New Year’s Day – Bank Holiday

Early January – London International Boat Show

Late January/Early February – Chinese New Year Celebrations (Chinatown)

Mid-February – London Fashion Week (www.londonfashionweek.co.uk)

Late February/Early March – Pancake Day Race (Spitafields)

March – British Mother’s Day (buy cards now for US Mother’s Day)

March – British Summer Time Begins

Mid-March – RHS London Flower Show (www.rhs.org.uk)

Mid-March – Affordable Art Fair (www.affordableartfair.co.uk)

March/April – Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race (www.theboatrace.org)

March/April/May – Good Friday – Bank Holiday

March/April/May – Easter Monday – Bank Holiday

Late April – The London Marathon (www.london-marathon.co.uk)

April 21 – HM The Queen’s Birthday

April 23 – St. George’s Day

First Monday in May – May Day – Bank Holiday

Mid-Late May – Bath Festival (www.bathmusicfest.org.uk)

Late May – RHS Chelsea Flower Show (www.rhs.org.uk)

Last Monday in May – Spring Bank Holiday

Mid-June – Trooping The Colour (Queen’s Birthday Parade)

Mid-June – Royal Ascot (www.royalascot.co.uk)

Late June/Early July – Henley Royal Regatta (Oxfordshire, www.hrr.co.uk)

Late June/Early July – Wimbledon Tennis Championships (www.wimbledon.org)

Early July – Hampton Court Flower Show (www.rhs.co.uk/hamptoncourt)

Mid-July through Early September – BBC Proms (www.bbc.co.uk/proms)

Mid-July – British Open Golf Tournement (www.randa.org)

Early August through September – Buckingham Palace Opens to Visitors

Last Monday in August – Summer Bank Holiday

Last Sunday & Monday in August – Notting Hill Carnival (www.nottinghillcarnival.org.uk)

Mid-September – Great River Race (www.greatriverrace.co.uk)

Mid-September – London Open House (www.londonopenhouse.org)

Late October/November – State Opening of Parliament (www.parliament.uk)

Late October – British Summertime Ends

November 5 – Guy Fawkes Day (Bonfire Night)

November 11 (or closest Sunday) – Remembrance Sunday

December 25 – Christmas – Bank Holiday

December 26 – Boxing Day

December 31 – New Year’s Eve