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    HEAL Kids FoundationFeatured
    London fundraising events in support of 4000 abandoned and orphaned street children in Cambodia. Music and entertainment from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
    London
    020 8643 5670

    Mayor's Thames Festival
    A major free public event, designed to bring Londoners together, it celebrates the city's greatest natural asset, the Thames (SEPTEMBER)
    Blackfriars - Embankment - Southwark - Waterloo

    BluesFest London
    A huge range of music from the broad Blues, Soul and Jazz spectrum with such a wealth of musical acts and iconic London venues on offer, the festival presents something for music lovers from all walks of life. (JUNE - JULY)

    Dulwich Festival
    Started in 1993, Dulwich Festival is run as an independent charity by a small group of local volunteers and aims to make a broad variety of artistic and cultural events easily available to the whole Dulwich community (MAY)
    020 8299 1011

    London FrightFest
    The UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Each August thousands of genre fans gather in London at the Odeon West End for four days of premieres, personal appearances, signings and surprises. (AUGUST)

    The Proms
    The BBC Proms take place between at London's Royal Albert Hall. (JULY - AUGUST)
    Kensington

    Greenwich & Docklands Festivals
    The four Day festival is all about pushing outdoor arts to new heights (JUNE)
    020 8305 1818

    Cycle Show
    Timed to fit with the launch season for new bikes, it offers an opportunity to preview the best models before they reach the shops. Latest clothing, magazines, new test tracks, cycling clubs, a duathlon challenge, cycling holidays & more. (OCTOBER)
    Earls Court, London
    01905 743796

    London Dollshouse Festival
    International show for miniatures and dollshouses (MAY)
    Kensinton Town Hall
    W8


    Head of the River Race
    Rowed on the River Thames (MARCH)
    Mortlake - Barnes - Chiswick - Hammersmith - Putney

    Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts
    The largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world. (JUNE - AUGUST)
    Green Park - Picaddilly - Tubes
    W1J OBD

    Chelsea Flower Show
    British tradition which continues to inspire the country as the prelude to a glorious summer of gardening. (MAY)
    Chelsea

    Spoonfed London
    Your guide to the most innovative and exciting events in London - the ultimate web and mobile guide to whats on in London, quick, easy and fun to find your favourite events and share them with friends.
    London
    EC1V 2QA
    020 7833 0276

    Cadogan Opera Holland Park
    Set in the grounds of Holland park, this outdoor theatre runs a summer season (JUNE-AUGUST)
    Holland Park

    DryScene
    DryScene run events where the focus is on non alcoholic fun and not what's in your glass, they run sober booze-free events and entertainment within the London area.
    London
    EC1M 7AD
    07502 989000

    Olympia International Show Jumping Championships
    (DECEMBER)
    Kensington

    Citiskate Inline UK
    Friday night (WEEKLY)
    Hyde Park Corner

    Henley Royal Regatta
    First held in 1839 Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis rapidly changed so that competitive amateur rowing became its main purpose. (JULY)

    Lord Mayor's Show
    (NOVEMBER)
    City

    Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship
    'Wimbledon', as The Championships are universally known, has become over the years an established part of the fabric of British life (JUNE - JULY)
    Wimbledon
    SW19 5AE
    020 8944 1066

    Affordable At Fair
    Affordable Art Fairs in Battersea & Hampstead, everything for sale between 40 & 4,000, paintings, original artist-made prints, sculpture, photography traditional or contemporary, humorous or edgy, by a famous name or undiscovered talent.
    Battersea - Hampstead
    020 8246 4848

    Fine Art and Antiques Fairs
    Leading antique and fine art dealers from Britain, Europe and the United States offering a great selection of art and antiques at a wide range of prices (FEBRUARY/MARCH - JUNE - NOVEMBER)
    Olympia
    020 7370 8186

    The Nudge London
    Undercover guide to the very best of what's on in London and beyond, from bar openings to events, special restaurant nights, one off shows, pop ups, new launches, exclusive invitations, entertainment and insider perks.
    Wapping
    E1W 2YG

    London International Dive Show
    At the show divers are able to meet the industry's leading suppliers of diving gear, holidays, RIBs, leisure wear, training and much more (MARCH)
    Docklands
    020 8943 4288

    The Boat Race
    Official Site of the annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race (MARCH)
    Putney - Hammersmith - Chiswick - Barnes - Mortlake

    London International Mime Festival
    (JANUARY)
    020 7637 5661

    The Derby
    The Vodafone Derby remains the most coveted prize in thoroughbred racing, and one of the greatest occasions in the international sporting calander. Tens of thousands will once again flock to Epsom to enjoy the unique experience of "being there" . (JUNE)
    Epsom Downs
    KT18 5LQ
    01372 470047

    London Fashion Week
    Each season, designers unveil their collections to a professional audience of press and buyers who pay visit to the capital from the UK and cities across the globe.
    Natural History Museum
    SW7 5BD
    020 7636 7788

    Royal Ascot
    (JUNE)
    Ascot - Berks

    London Parade Festival
    The Parade stars dozens of spectacular marching bands, thousands of cheerleaders, entries from London's Boroughs, plus clowns animals, vintage vehicles and dozens of other attractions along the 2.2 mile route (JANUARY)

    Open House
    A unique London event that takes place across the capital over a weekend. It provides public access, completely free of charge, to buildings of architectural and community interest across the Capital. (SEPTEMBER)

    National Wedding Show
    (MARCH)
    Olympia

    Ideal Home Show
    (MARCH - APRIL)
    Earls Court

    Spitalfields Festival
    During (JUNE) and (DECEMBER), they present new and early music, works by neglected composers and new commissions

    Dance Umbrella
    Seven weeks of the best National and International contempoary dance. (SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER)
    Hammersmith
    W6 9RN
    020 8741 5881

    Grosvenor House Antiques
    Over £400 million worth of fine art and antiques is magnificently displayed by some 90 of the world�s leading dealers in the Great Room at the Grosvenor House hotel (JUNE)
    Park Lane

    Friday Night Skate
    2hour fast street skate through London, Starting and finishing at Hyde Park Corner. 8pm Every Friday
    Hyde Park Corner

    City of London Festival
    From world music to jazz, from classical to contemporary. Theatre, dance, architecture, literature and the visual arts all play a part in this annual three week summer programme (JUNE - JULY)
    City

    GFest - gayWise LGBT Arts Festival
    London's premier LGBT cross-arts festival, GFest is a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. (NOVEMBER)
    London
    020 8889 9555

    Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
    Idyllic setting for the world's largest annual flower show. At this friendly and accessible gardening event, an exciting range of flowers, plants and gardening accessories are featured, giving you the opportunity to both browse and buy (JULY)
    Hampton Court

    25th Edition World Congress of Ophthalmologists
    25th Edition World Congress of Ophthalmologists, the EuroSciCon CME & CPD accredited Conference for opthamology researchers will take place in London during November, theme will be Vision Saviors - Protecting Eyes, Empowering Sight.
    London
    WC1A 2SE
    020 3318 2512

    Notting Hill Carnival
    The essence of the Notting Hill Carnival is embodied by the five artistic arenas - calypso, mas (masquerade), pan (steel bands) and the mobile and static sound systems, all combining to make this event unlike any other in the world. (AUGUST)
    London
    W11 4AT
    020 7727 0072

    The London Origional Print Fair
    The Fair was established in 1985 and is an annual fixture at the Royal Academy of Arts. It is the largest event of its kind in Europe and provides an opportunity to see a vast array of prints by artists. (APRIL -MAY)
    Piccadilly
    W1J 0BD
    07917 767 952

    London Skate
    Meet from 7pm on Wednesday nights, for a 8pm kick-off. Start at a place commonly known among skaters as "The Beach". This is the very end of the Serpentine Road in Hyde Park (WEEKLY)
    Hyde Park

    London's What's On Guide
    What's On Guide displays local events and attractions by postcode, closest-first. Add your own events.
    0118 984 1183

    Horse of the Year Show
    (OCTOBER)
    Wembley

    Art Car Boot Fair
    A day when the artists let their hair down and for all-comers to engage with art in a totally informal way, and to pick up some real art bargains to boot! (JULY)
    Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets

    100% Design -The Contemporary Design Exhibition
    An exhibition of work of the best designers and makers in contemporary furniture, lighting, and textile design in the world. (SEPTEMBER)
    Earls Court