London top events for 2016 will include an incredible array of experiences of all kinds, from art exhibitions to sport events. The city’s unique ability to leverage creativity for new cultural occasions, combining elite performance sport with wider participation events has continued to grow since the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.
London’s all year-round cultural offerings makes the city your perfect destination for an exciting short break. The Big Smoke always shows a different face, even for the regular business traveller who visits London multiple times a year.
The top three unmissable anniversaries of the year are:the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Queen’s 90th Birthday, and the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
These important days will be celebrated all over the country but they will clearly have a special impact in London.
Find below Your Apartment’s selection of London top events for 2016:
1. Welcome 2016 with the New Year’s Day Parade 2016, a colourful parade through Central London, featuring more than 8,000 performers. (January)
2. See London transformed by an array of light installations and 3D projections at Lumiere London,the biggest light festival ever to hit the capital. (January)
3. Watch some of NBA’s best basketball players at the O2 Arena in the NBA Global Game, as the Orlando Magic take on the Toronto Raptors. (January)
4. Join in Chinese New Year’s celebrations in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown. and make the most of the live performances, fireworks and parades. (February)
5. Take a journey through 100 years of fashion and glamour at Vogue 100: A Century of Style. (February)
6. Discover the newest fashion trends during London Fashion Weekend at The Saatchi Gallery in February. (February)
7. The 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is in 2016. The ideal time to visit the Globe Theatre to see King John, his first history play. (April)
8. Enjoy Photo London next May, when London’s best photography fair returns to Somerset House for its second year, Legendary photographer Don McCullin has been named Photo London Master of Photography 2016 and will be honoured in a special exhibition. (May)
9. Enjoy the most spectacular flower display in the world at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. (May)
10. Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. See how she has dressed over the years in Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace, and don’t miss the annual Trooping the Colour parade.(June)
11. Start off the music festivals’ season at Victoria Park with Field Day, move to Hyde Park for the British Summer Time festival featuring Mumford and Sons and Take That, and do not miss the epic gigs at South West Four, Wireless Festival and Calling Festival.(starting from June)
12. Immerse yourself in a sea of colour as the streets of West London come alive for Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival. (August)
13. Immerse yourself in the history of the City of London during the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London with a visit to the Museum of London’s dedicated exhibition Fire! Fire! (September)
14.Featuring more than 400 events and exhibitions in 2016, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design destinations. (September)
15. Visit Tate Modern in 2016, as it hosts its first major show of modernist American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as works by pioneer Robert Rauschenberg. The gallery will also be growing in size in 2016 with the unveiling of an additional 60% display space. (all year long)
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