Major events calendar 2021

New Year fireworks show at the London Eye.
New Year fireworks show at the London Eye. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
From mass spectator events to music festivals, London will host a wealth of major events over the coming year and beyond.

London boasts a dynamic and varied calendar of major events in 2021 with an array of high-profile events.

Please note that the event dates below are subject to change or cancellation – check the individual event websites for the latest updates.

January

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day Parade, online event
  • 1 January 2020 to 31 January 2021: Brent 2020 – London Borough of Culture, various locations in Brent and online

February

  • 6 February: Guinness Six Nations – England v Scotland, Twickenham Stadium
  • 13 February: Guinness Six Nations – England v Italy, Twickenham Stadium
  • 14 February: Chinese New Year celebrations, online

March

  • 13 March: Guinness Six Nations – England v France, Twickenham Stadium
  • 17 March: St Patrick's Day celebrations, online
  • 19 to 28 March: London Games Festival, online 

April

  • 11 April: Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, online

May

  • 8 to 23 May: FIH Pro League, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • 11 May: The BRIT Awards, The O2 Arena
  • 15 May: The Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium 
  • 16 May: BBL Play-off Finals, The O2 Arena
  • 29 May to 6 June: Vitality London 10k, virtual event (live event on 31 May postponed)

June

  • 1 to 27 June: London Design Biennale, Somerset House
  • 11 June to 11 July: UEFA EURO 2020 
  • 12 June: Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade (cancelled)
  • 12 June: Open Garden Squares Weekend, virtual event
  • 13 June: UEFA EURO 2020 match (England v Croatia), Wembley Stadium
  • 18 June: UEFA EURO 2020 match (England v Scotland), Wembley Stadium 
  • 18 June to 18 July: Art Night, multiple locations across the UK
  • 22 June: UEFA EURO 2020 match (Czech Republic v England), Wembley Stadium 
  • 26 June: UEFA EURO 2020 match (R16: 1A v 2C), Wembley Stadium   
  • 28 June to 11 July: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon

July

  • 6 July: UEFA EURO 2020 Semi-final 1, Wembley Stadium 
  • 6 to 11 July: RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Hampton Court Palace
  • 7 July: UEFA EURO 2020 Semi-final 2, Wembley Stadium 
  • 9 to 10 July: American Express presents BST Hyde Park, Hyde Park (cancelled)
  • 11 July: EURO 2020 Final, Wembley Stadium
  • 17 July: Betfred Challenge Cup Final, Wembley Stadium
  • 21 July to 21 August: The Hundred 2021, London games at Kia Oval and Lord's Cricket Ground
  • 24 to 25 July: ABB FIA Formula E Championships, ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock
  • 30 July to 11 September: BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall 

August

  • 7 to 8 August: The London Triathlon, ExCeL London, Victoria Docks and central London
  • 13 to 15 August: Longines Global Champions Tour, Royal Hospital Chelsea
  • 22 August: The Vitality Big Half, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge and Greenwich 
  • 27 to 30 August: All Points East, Victoria Park
  • 27 August to 11 September: Greenwich & Docklands International Festival (GDIF), Greenwich, Woolwich, Canary Wharf, Whitechapel and Bow 
  • 29 to 30 August: Notting Hill Carnival (cancelled)

September

  • 1 to 30 September: Totally Thames Festival, citywide
  • 4 to 5 September: The London Mela powered by Let's Go Southall, Southall Park
  • 4 to 12 September: Open House, various venues
  • 5 September: CRUK London Summer Run, central London (postponed from 7 February 2021)
  • 9 to 12 September: Photo London, Somerset House
  • 10 to 12 September: Wireless Festival, Crystal Palace Park
  • 11 September: Pride in London, Soho and Trafalgar Square (cancelled)
  • 17 to 21 September: London Fashion Week, various venues
  • 18 to 19 September: West End LIVE, Trafalgar Square
  • 18 to 26 September: London Design Festival, citywide 
  • 20 to 24 September: London Tech Week, citywide
  • 21 to 26 September: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea 
  • 24 to 26 September: Hackney Moves festival including Hackney Half Marathon, Hackney

October

  • 3 October: Virgin Money London Marathon, central London
  • 6 to 17 October: BFI London Film Festival, central London
  • 7 to 10 October: EGX, ExCeL London
  • 8 to 24 October: Dance Umbrella Festival, various venues
  • 10 October: 2021 NFL London Games (New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons), Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • 13 to 17 October: Frieze London, Regent’s Park
  • 17 October: 2021 NFL London Games (Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars), Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • 23 October to 27 November: Rugby League World Cup England 2021, Emirates Stadium and Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP)  (cancelled)
  • 26 to 31 October: Six Day London, Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) 
  • 28 October to 7 November: Raindance Film Festival, central London

November

  • 12 to 21 November: EFG London Jazz Festival, various venues
  • 13 November: Lord Mayor's Show, City of London 
  • 14 November: Remembrance Sunday, Cenotaph, Whitehall 
  • 19 November to 3 January: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
  • TBC: Diwali, Trafalgar Square

December

  • TBC: Chanukah, Trafalgar Square
  • 31 December TBC: London New Year's Eve Fireworks, central London

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