Festivals

A Model Favela From Rio De Janeiro Is Coming To London

A Model Favela From Rio De Janeiro Is Coming To London

Horniman Museum marks all things Brazilian. | By Laura Reynolds
Zombies, Comedy And Local History At Crouch End Festival

Zombies, Comedy And Local History At Crouch End Festival

Climb a 500 year old tower in London's oldest village. | By Laura Reynolds
Get Arty At Westminster Abbey This Children's Art Week

Get Arty At Westminster Abbey This Children's Art Week

Plus printing in Peckham and tweeting in Twickenham. | By Zoe Craig
10 Must-Try London Fitness Challenges For June

10 Must-Try London Fitness Challenges For June

Fabulous and fun: ditch the gym and try this instead. | By Zoe Craig
London Tree Week Returns With Loads Of Fun Things To Do

London Tree Week Returns With Loads Of Fun Things To Do

Celebrate our green city with a series of special events and trails. | By Zoe Craig
The Best Pubs And Bars For Watching Euro 2016

The Best Pubs And Bars For Watching Euro 2016

The best spots for your footy fix. | By Alex Bellotti
Take A Free Tour Around The Trellick Tower

Take A Free Tour Around The Trellick Tower

Book quickly. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Punk, poetry, debate and more at this year's festival. | By Kyra Hanson
Toby Jones, Mark Hix, Henry Holland: This Is SohoCreate 2016

Toby Jones, Mark Hix, Henry Holland: This Is SohoCreate 2016

Talks, workshops, parties and open house tours make up this year's festival. | By Zoe Craig
Massive Aqua Obstacle Course Coming To Battersea

Massive Aqua Obstacle Course Coming To Battersea

South London's answer to the Ally Pally waterslide | By Zoe Craig
Go Fly A Kite At Streatham Common Kite Day

Go Fly A Kite At Streatham Common Kite Day

Channel your inner Mary Poppins. | By Laura Reynolds
Free And Cheap London Events: 9-15 May 2016

Free And Cheap London Events: 9-15 May 2016

Boats, buskers and book launches. | By Londonist
Victorian Ice Wells And Petrified Poo: It's The Festival Of Archaeology 2016

Victorian Ice Wells And Petrified Poo: It's The Festival Of Archaeology 2016

Plus flint knapping, deer skin tanning and an amazing church organ. | By Zoe Craig
Get Insider Tips At Westfield's Beauty Unbound Festival

Get Insider Tips At Westfield's Beauty Unbound Festival

Month of Beauty takes over shopping centre. | Sponsor
See Celeb Chefs Cook In Regent's Park

See Celeb Chefs Cook In Regent's Park

Pierre Koffman and Bruno Loubet join foodie fest. | Sponsor
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Returns To London

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Returns To London

40 teams will take to the water. | By Laura Reynolds
London Festival Guide 2016

London Festival Guide 2016

The best (and the more dubious) from May-November. | By Chris Lockie
Taste Your Way Through Zürich's Food Scene At Borough Market

Taste Your Way Through Zürich's Food Scene At Borough Market

There's way more to it than Swiss chocolate and cheese. | Sponsor
Royal Albert Hall Launches First Film Festival

Royal Albert Hall Launches First Film Festival

A celebration of magic of the movies and cinema’s most stunning scores. | By Zoe Craig
Game Of Thrones Costumes, Cocktail Shakers And Calligraphy: It's London Craft Week

Game Of Thrones Costumes, Cocktail Shakers And Calligraphy: It's London Craft Week

Indulge in a cornucopia of crafty goodness. | By Zoe Craig
World's First Time-Travel Agency Opens In Dulwich

World's First Time-Travel Agency Opens In Dulwich

See how the area used to be. | By Laura Reynolds
Top 10 Art Exhibitions To See In May 2016

Top 10 Art Exhibitions To See In May 2016

From Jeff Koons to the Pre-Raphaelites. | By Londonist
Punk And Poetry Come To Portobello For Bank Holiday Weekend

Punk And Poetry Come To Portobello For Bank Holiday Weekend

Portobello Live! is back. | By Laura Reynolds
See Art Masterpieces From Across The Globe At Art16

See Art Masterpieces From Across The Globe At Art16

Londonist readers get 2 for 1 on tickets. | By Londonist
Discover The Switzerland You Didn't Know Existed At Zürich Meets London Festival

Discover The Switzerland You Didn't Know Existed At Zürich Meets London Festival

From Dadaism to EDM. | Sponsor
Beautiful London-Themed Treats For National Stationery Week

Beautiful London-Themed Treats For National Stationery Week

Oh, you pretty things. | By Zoe Craig
All Aboard For The Canalway Cavalcade

All Aboard For The Canalway Cavalcade

Head to Little Venice for some fab family-friendly fun this bank holiday weekend. | By Zoe Craig
Wear A Kimono, Create Your Own Emoji: Japan Festival Comes To V&A

Wear A Kimono, Create Your Own Emoji: Japan Festival Comes To V&A

Plus a string puppet exclusive. | By Zoe Craig
Where To Watch This Year's London Marathon

Where To Watch This Year's London Marathon

Not Tower Bridge. Just no. | By Victoria Thomas
Book Now: Bowie's Baby Ballroom At The Arcola Theatre

Book Now: Bowie's Baby Ballroom At The Arcola Theatre

Celebrate the life of the goblin king with your little princes and princesses. | By Zoe Craig
Laugh It Up With This Exclusive Short From LOCO Film Festival

Laugh It Up With This Exclusive Short From LOCO Film Festival

Rest Stop tells the tale of a wayward tourist. | By Ioanna Karavela
Free And Cheap London Events: 18-24 April 2016

Free And Cheap London Events: 18-24 April 2016

Bit cash strapped? We've things to do for under £5. | By Londonist
Scandimania Comes To South London

Scandimania Comes To South London

Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition goes out with a bang. | By Laura Reynolds
Bank Holiday Family Fun: Tudors At The Tower Family Festival

Bank Holiday Family Fun: Tudors At The Tower Family Festival

Everyone loves the Tudors. | By Zoe Craig
Get Free Food And Drink In Brixton

Get Free Food And Drink In Brixton

Sign up to Secret Brixton. | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap London Events: 11-17 April 2016

Free And Cheap London Events: 11-17 April 2016

No money, don't worry. | By Londonist
Verve Festival Celebrating Diversity Opens With A Sassy Shrew Taming

Verve Festival Celebrating Diversity Opens With A Sassy Shrew Taming

Energetic Shakespeare kicks off new season. | By Stuart Black
Essential Film Festivals In London This April

Essential Film Festivals In London This April

No more Netflix. | By Stuart Black
The Thames Is Getting A Floating Festival

The Thames Is Getting A Floating Festival

Well, a miniature one anyway. | By Londonist
Join In A Londonwide Book Club With Cityread

Join In A Londonwide Book Club With Cityread

Start reading Gillian Slovo's Ten Days. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Want To Be Part Of The World's Biggest River Festival?

Want To Be Part Of The World's Biggest River Festival?

Totally Thames returns in September. | By Londonist
Another Summer Of Udderbelly Laughs At The Southbank

Another Summer Of Udderbelly Laughs At The Southbank

The purple cow is back. | By Lettie Mckie
How You Can Run Your Own Free Film Festival

How You Can Run Your Own Free Film Festival

A step-by-step online guide is now live. | By Stuart Black
100 Ways To Explore Parts Of London You've Never Visited Before

100 Ways To Explore Parts Of London You've Never Visited Before

Get out and discover somewhere new. | Sponsor
Ticket Alert: Summer Series At Somerset House

Ticket Alert: Summer Series At Somerset House

Artists include Laura Mvula and Everything Everything. | By Londonist
Be Inspired By The Ideal Home Show With 2 For 1 Tickets

Be Inspired By The Ideal Home Show With 2 For 1 Tickets

Head to The Ideal Home Show between 18 March and 3 April. | Sponsor
Ticket Alert: Solve Clues To Find A Free Party In London

Ticket Alert: Solve Clues To Find A Free Party In London

All thanks to Boris Johnson. | By Laura Reynolds
Sprint Festival Of New Theatre Gets Off To Flying Start

Sprint Festival Of New Theatre Gets Off To Flying Start

Opening show Locus Amoenus is a winner. | By Stuart Black ★★★★☆
A Melee Of March Film Festivals In London

A Melee Of March Film Festivals In London

Your month’s cinema sorted. | By Stuart Black
14 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

14 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

Comedians, scientists, rebels, musicians, engineers and more. | By Zoe Craig
Flamenco Festival London Kicks Off

Flamenco Festival London Kicks Off

Spanish passion at Sadler’s Wells. | By Londonist Staff
Join Michael Rosen For Discover's Children's Literature Festival, The Big Write

Join Michael Rosen For Discover's Children's Literature Festival, The Big Write

Top children's authors and illustrators join in the fun. | By Zoe Craig
In Pictures: Chinese New Year 2016

In Pictures: Chinese New Year 2016

Hey there, Year of the Monkey! | By Londonist
Get Your Tickets To International Arts Extravaganza LIFT Festival

Get Your Tickets To International Arts Extravaganza LIFT Festival

Tickets on sale now. | By Lettie Mckie
Festival Celebrates Air And Wind

Festival Celebrates Air And Wind

Let face it, it's going to blow. | By Londonist Staff
A Look Around The Magical Lantern Festival At Chiswick House Gardens

A Look Around The Magical Lantern Festival At Chiswick House Gardens

Highly recommended family light show. | By M@
A Fiesta Of Film Festivals And Events In London This February

A Fiesta Of Film Festivals And Events In London This February

Beyond the multiplex. | By Stuart Black
LGBT History Month In London: What's Going On When

LGBT History Month In London: What's Going On When

Our picks of the festival. | By Londonist
Family Things To Do In London For Chinese New Year 2016

Family Things To Do In London For Chinese New Year 2016

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with your little monkeys. | By Zoe Craig
A First Look At Lumiere London

A First Look At Lumiere London

Pretty lights all over town. | By Laura Reynolds
Step Into The VAULT: Celebrated Festival Returns To Waterloo Tunnels

Step Into The VAULT: Celebrated Festival Returns To Waterloo Tunnels

Six weeks of magical miscellany. | By Lettie Mckie
Whose London Is It Anyway? Join The Debate

Whose London Is It Anyway? Join The Debate

Timely festival at Camden People's Theatre. | By Londonist
Elastic Fantastic: London International Mime Festival Returns

Elastic Fantastic: London International Mime Festival Returns

It's mime time! | By Stuart Black
The Bard Is Dead; Long Live The Bard: A Year-Long Celebration Of Shakespeare

The Bard Is Dead; Long Live The Bard: A Year-Long Celebration Of Shakespeare

What to see at Shakespeare400. | By Rachel Stoplar
Where To Go Wassailing In London

Where To Go Wassailing In London

Welcome in the new year in an old way. | By Sejal Sukhadwala
See Chinese Lanterns Shaped Like A Huge Dragon And A Life-Size London Bus

See Chinese Lanterns Shaped Like A Huge Dragon And A Life-Size London Bus

First festival of its kind in London. | By James Drury
Internet Cats And Gummo Star At London Short Film Festival

Internet Cats And Gummo Star At London Short Film Festival

We lift the lid on this year’s programme. | By Stuart Black
How To Celebrate Chanukah In London

How To Celebrate Chanukah In London

Stuff yourself with fried food. | By Londonist Staff
40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

2016 is the year of the safety pin. | By Zoe Craig
7 Of The Best New Year's Eve Parties In London

7 Of The Best New Year's Eve Parties In London

YPlan's top picks. | By Partner
Hackney Gets Female-Led Filmmaking Festival

Hackney Gets Female-Led Filmmaking Festival

No room for shades of grey at Underwire. | By Kyra Hanson
South Bank In Winter: Striking New Poster Unveiled

South Bank In Winter: Striking New Poster Unveiled

Winter Festival begins. | By Londonist
Feast On All Things Foodie And Festive At Taste Of London

Feast On All Things Foodie And Festive At Taste Of London

And get a 20% discount on this festive edition. | Sponsor
Deal Of The Day: Ski And Snowboard Show With Hot Chip DJ Set

Deal Of The Day: Ski And Snowboard Show With Hot Chip DJ Set

£9 off all things snowsporty. | By Partner
Linton Kwesi Johnson To Headline Globe Road Poetry Festival

Linton Kwesi Johnson To Headline Globe Road Poetry Festival

Celebrating the diverse poetic traditions of London's East End. | Sponsor
Make Mine A Double At London Transport Museum's Friday Late

Make Mine A Double At London Transport Museum's Friday Late

Part of the Museums at Night festival. | By Londonist
Ticket Offer: Culture, Catwalks And Cocktails At Stylist Live

Ticket Offer: Culture, Catwalks And Cocktails At Stylist Live

Hosted by Edith Bowman and Dawn O'Porter. | By Partner
Local Festival Lights Up Bloomsbury

Local Festival Lights Up Bloomsbury

From museums by torchlight to a real life satellite. | By Laura Reynolds
Deal Of The Day: All Things Vintage At Classic Car Boot Sale

Deal Of The Day: All Things Vintage At Classic Car Boot Sale

Retro shopping, dancing and fairground-riding. | Sponsor
Deal Of The Day: Live Great British Bake Off And More

Deal Of The Day: Live Great British Bake Off And More

Unleash your flour power. | Sponsor
The Spice Is Right At Kew Gardens' Flavour Weekends

The Spice Is Right At Kew Gardens' Flavour Weekends

Eye-watering taste-testing in the name of science. | Sponsor
Shining A Light On Neon Artist Rebecca Mason

Shining A Light On Neon Artist Rebecca Mason

New show will involve absinthe and other surprises. | By Tabish Khan
City On Fire: Homegrown Movies At BFI London Film Festival

City On Fire: Homegrown Movies At BFI London Film Festival

All the London-y films to follow. | By Stuart Black
Salute Tooting At Tootopia

Salute Tooting At Tootopia

Festival starts today. | By Will Noble
Step Into The Novels Of Austen And Woolf On A Literary London Tour

Step Into The Novels Of Austen And Woolf On A Literary London Tour

Literary Footprints Festival returns. | By Kyra Hanson
11 Things We Learnt From London Fashion Week

11 Things We Learnt From London Fashion Week

What we'll all be wearing come spring. | By Zoe Craig
Explore Haunted London During The Month Of The Dead

Explore Haunted London During The Month Of The Dead

Halloween comes early. | By Kyra Hanson
Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

Revamp your iPod with these acts tipped to be the sounds of 2016. | By Kyra Hanson
Top Things To Do At London Design Festival 2015

Top Things To Do At London Design Festival 2015

Giant installations, design trails and architectural tours. | By Kyra Hanson
Festival Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture Comes To Brixton

Festival Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture Comes To Brixton

Tame those two left feet and learn about the history of street dance. | By Kyra Hanson