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London Month by Month Calendar
Read our month by month event's guide to London. Events are added throughout the year, some dates are to be announced (tba):
New Years Day Parade
Festive extravaganza to mark the start of the new year. With over 10,000 musicians, artists, performers, cheerleaders and floats on display, the new year parade brings together representatives from all of London's boroughs and over 20 international countries.
Where: Central London. Procession starts at Parliament Square via Whitehall, along Piccadilly and ending at Green Park.
Date: 1st January 2014, 12 Noon - 3pm
Chinese New Year
London is great multi-cultural city and with over 65,000 Chinese people in the centre of town, the Chinese new year is always greeted with festivity. Expect celebrations to take place throughout the day, with Chinese dragons, dancing on the streets, parades and street entertainers galore!
Where: Trafalgar Square and China Town
Date: 2nd February 2014, 12pm - 6pm
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
The world famous boat race between the two oldest universities in the country takes place on the banks of the River Thames this year for what promises to be an epic. Cambridge leads the series 81-77 but with Oxford having won in 2013 who will win the 160th race?
Where: River Thames. Race starts at Putney Bridge, following the river and ends up at Chiswick Bridge.
Date: 6th April 2014
The London Marathon
The London Marathon is regarded as one of the greatest all over the world. With an expected crowds of over one million people there will be plenty of encouragement for the athletes and fund-raisers as they make their way around the 26.2 mile course!
Where: Central London. Race starts at Greenwich, making its way through London's most well known sites and ending at Buckingham Palace.
Date: 13th April 2014
The Trooping of the Colour/Queen's Birthday
Impressive pageantry used to mark the official birthday of the monarch. Carried out by HM's Household Division, over 1400 officers and men are on parade, with the Queen herself in attendance to receive the salute.
Where: Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London. Procession starts at Buckingham Palace, along the Mall to Horse Guards Parade and then back to Buckingham Palace.
Date: 14th June 2014
Wimbledon Tennis Championship
The most acclaimed of all grand slams sees the English town of Wimbledon become the focus of the tennis world. How will Andy Murray feat on being the first British chamption to defend his crown since the great Fred Perry?
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Church Rd, Wimbledon.
Date: 23rd June - 6th July 2014
Notting Hill Carnival
One of Europe's largest carnivals sees over half a million people turn up at Notting Hill for a unique street party.
Where: Notting Hill, London.
Date: 24-25th August 2014
Proms in the Park
The grand finale to the Summer's world reknown Prom concerts; see the classical music phenomenon take to Hyde Park. Star guests and a spectacular fireworks display.
Where: Hyde Park, London.
Date: 7th September 2014
One of the most celebrated annual national celebrations in the UK, BonFire Night technically always falls on the 5th of November. Firework displays and huge parties will however be taking place the weekend before, on the 1st and 2nd of November, all recalling the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes to rid the country of protestantism back in 1605!
Where: Parks across London - the most famous is Battersea Park.
Date: 1st and 2nd of November 2014
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lighting
Marking the official start of the Christmas season, the lighting of the Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square is accompanied by carols by the St Martins in the Fields Choir. The tree itself is given to Londoners by the Norwegian people, as a token of their appreciation for Britian's help during the Second World War.
Where: Trafalgar Square, London.