Join the Canadian community to celebrate Canada’s birthday. An event featuring the best of Canadian music, art, sport, culture, food and drink. Head to Trafalgar Square to enjoy activities such as cooking demos, hockey matches and live concerts.
Gay Pride at Trafalgar Square (7th July)
Celebrate LGBT rights and self-expression during this day event starting with a parade on Baker Street and finishing on the main stage at Trafalgar Square. Deborah Cox, Boy George, Corey Hart and other artists will take the stage to perform some of their most popular hits. Several speakers will send their messages to support the LGBT community in between the different music acts.
If you’re planning to stay in London during the whole weekend, a good option is the Comfort Inn Victoria, located in the centre of the city and really close to Trafalgar Square and Soho, London’s gay quarter.
St Martins Courtyard Food Festival (14th July)
Discover the best of global cuisine at St Martins Courtyard , Covent Garden’s newest shopping and dining destination. Fashion, lifestyle and beauty shops mix with delicious restaurants in one of the hippest areas of the city.
Head to St Martins Courtyard on 14th July to experience the cultural diversity of London. The six restaurants located in the area will be hosting demonstrations, tastings and activities, transforming St Martins Courtyard into an exciting street food market.
Tapas Fantasticas Wine Festival at Potters Field Park (14th – 15th July)
Celebrate Spanish lifestyle and cuisine at Potters Field Park during a whole weekend of wine and food tasting. Several wine and food stalls will be offering the best variety of taps and red, white and rosé wines from the Spanish region of La Rioja.
BT River of Music Festival (21st – 22nd July)
Happening at several locations around the city, this 2-day event will showcase the best music acts from the five continents. Established, emerging and award-winning artists from different parts of the world will be performing on stages along the length of the River Thames.
Carnaval del Pueblo (18th August)
Carnaval del Pueblo is the UK’s best Latin American festival. Now on its 14th edition, the festival won’t disappoint the attendants with a wide selection of music acts, dancing events and a huge parade celebrating Latin culture.
Bookstock at Leonard Street (26th August)
This street party, taking place in London’s East End, will start at noon at go on until the late hours of the night. Live music acts, DJs, performers and dance troupes will make sure Shoreditch residents and visitors have fun during this celebration of the height of summer.
iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse, Camden (1st – 30th September)
30 nights of free music acts taking place at the Roundhouse in Camden. Established and up and coming performers such as Jack White, One Direction, Usher and Norah Jones will take the stage in September to say goodbye to the summer.