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  • Monday December 4th 2017
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London from the inside Monday 4th - Sunday 10th December 2017

It’s always nice to have plans. Especially when the year is coming to an end and the days are a bit colder and darker. Now’s the time to buy yourself a shiny, new 2018 diary and start filling it up for next year. But don’t forget about December! Poor old December, always stuck at the end of the year, feeling like it’s only purpose is to host Christmas. There’s still a whole month to go!

What not to miss this December in London


Get these dates in your diary and start planning your 2018 social calendar.


Catch the end of the Winter Markets and ice rinks before they shut

January Sales!

1st New Year’s Day Parade

5th-14th London Short Film Festival

25th Burns Night in London


4th Superbowl in London

14th Valentine’s Day in London

15th Single’s Day in London

16th Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog

16th-20th London Fashion Week

17th Random Acts of Kindness Day

22nd-24th Craft Beer Rising, Old Truman Brewery

22nd-25th London Fashion Week Festival


1st World Book Day & St David’s Day

4th The Oscars

8th International Women’s Day

11th Mother’s Day

13th Shrove Tuesday

17th St Patrick’s Day

24th Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race, Putney


A Royal Baby is due!

1st Easter Sunday & April Fool’s Day

9th-13th London Craft Week

12th-15th London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery

21st Queen’s (actual) 92nd Birthday and National Tea Day

22nd London Marathon


A Royal Wedding is due!

Udderbelly returns to the South Bank!

12th Eurovision

19th FA Cup Final

22nd-26th RHS Chelsea Flower Show

26th Champions League Final


Taste of London, Regent’s Park (dates TBC)

9th Queen’s Official Birthday - Trooping the Colour / The Queen’s Birthday Parade

9th-10th Open Garden Squares Weekend

14th FIFA World Cup starts

16th-17th West End Live in Trafalgar Square

17th Father’s Day

19th-23rd Royal Ascot

21st Summer Solstice

22nd Greenwich and Docklands International Festival begins

23rd Pride in London begins


Edinburgh Fringe previews in London

2nd-15th Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

2nd-8th RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

7th-8th Pride London Weekend

13th July BBC Proms begins

15th FIFA World Cup Final

27th-29th RideLondon


26th-27th Notting Hill Carnival


Totally Thames (all month)

15th-23rd London Design Festival

19th Talk Like A Pirate Day

22nd-23rd Open House London

30th Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival


Oktoberfest in London

London Restaurant Festival (all month)

4th-7th Frieze London and Frieze Master’s in Regent’s Park

16th-25th EFG Jazz Festival

31st Halloween


Winter Markets start!

3rd Regent Street Motor Show

5th Bonfire Night

7th Diwali

10th The Lord Mayor’s Show

11th Remembrance Sunday

22nd Thanksgiving

23rd Black Friday Shopping 2018

30th St Andrew’s Day


2nd Hanukkah begins

21st Winter Solstice

25th Christmas Day

31st New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Parties


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