Major Events Calendar 2020

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 2020, with an array of high-profile events.

January

  • 1: New Year’s Day Parade, Central London 
  • 1 to 31 December: Brent 2020 – London Borough of Culture
  • 26: Chinese New Year Celebrations, Trafalgar Square and Chinatown

February

  • 4 to 6: ICE-Totally Gaming, ExCeL London
  • 9: CRUK London Winter Run, Central London 
  • 14 to 18: London Fashion Week, The Store X, The Strand
  • 18: The 40th Show BRIT Awards, The O2 Arena
  • 23: Guinness Six Nations – England v Ireland, Twickenham Stadium

March

  • 9: The Vitality Big Half, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, Greenwich 
  • 7: Guinness Six Nations – England v Wales, Twickenham Stadium  
  • 14 to 24: Boxing European Olympic Qualifier, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) - postponed
  • 15: St Patrick's Day Parade, Central London - cancelled
  • 26 to 6 April: London Games Festival, Citywide - online
  • 27 to 29: FINA Diving World Series, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) - cancelled
  • 29: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races, River Thames (Putney to Mortlake) - cancelled

April

  • 10: Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square - cancelled
  • 18: St George's Day, Trafalgar Square - cancelled
  • 25: Vaisakhi, Trafalgar Square - cancelled

May

  • 2-14 June: FIH Pro League, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth - (matches until 17 May have been postponed)
  • 16 to 17: FIH Pro League, The Stoop, Twickenham - postponed
  • 17: BBL Play-off Finals, The O2 Arena - postponed
  • 17: Run Hackney Virgin Sport Half Marathon, Hackney - postponed 
  • 19 to 23: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea - cancelled
  • 22 to 24: Street League Skateboarding, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP)- postponed
  • 22 to 31: All Points East, Victoria Park - cancelled
  • 24: Vitality Westminster Mile and Vitality London 10k, St James's Park, Westminster and City of London - postponed
  • 30: Eid Festival, Trafalgar Square - cancelled

June

  • 6 to 7: Open Garden Squares Weekend, City-wide - postponed
  • 12 to 12 July: UEFA EURO 2020 - postponed to 2021
  • 13: Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade - traditional format cancelled
  • 13 to 14: Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2020 - St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) - cancelled
  • 20: Art Night, The Strand - postponed to 2021
  • 20 to 21: West End LIVE, Trafalgar Square - postponed
  • 25 to 1 July: Masterpiece London, Royal Hospital Chelsea - cancelled
  • 27: Pride in London, Soho and Trafalgar Square - postponed
  • 29 to 12 July: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon - cancelled
  • TBC: London Symphony Orchestra, Trafalgar Square - cancelled

July

  • 3 to 5: Wireless Festival, Finsbury Park - cancelled
  • 4 to 5: Müller Anniversary Games (IAAF Diamond League), London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) - cancelled
  • 4 to 11: BST Hyde Park, Hyde Park - cancelled
  • 7 to 12: RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Hampton Court Palace - postponed to September
  • 11: The Kilburn High, Kilburn High Road - postponed to Summer 2021
  • 18: Coral Challenge Cup Final, Wembley - postponed
  • 25 to 26: ABB FIA Formula E Championships, ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock (postponed to 24-25 July 2021)
  • TBC: BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall 

August

  • 1 (provisional date): Heads Up FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium (originally scheduled for 23 May 2020)
  • 8: Clipper Round the World, Homecoming, Royal Albert Docks - postponed
  • 8 to 9: The London Triathlon, ExCeL London, Victoria Docks and Central London - postponed
  • 14 to 16: Longines Global Champions Tour, Royal Hospital Chelsea - cancelled
  • 15 to 16: Prudential RideLondon, City-wide & Surrey - cancelled
  • 28 to 12 Sep: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2020, Greenwich, Woolwich, Canary Wharf, Whitechapel and Bow (originally scheduled for 19 June - 4 July 2020)
  • 29 to 30: South West Four Weekender, Clapham Common - cancelled
  • 30 to 31: Notting Hill Carnival, Notting Hill - cancelled
  • TBC: The London Mela powered by Let's Go Southall, Southall Park - cancelled

September

  • 1 to 30: Totally Thames Festival, City-wide 
  • 2 to 3 & 8 to 10: London Tech Week, City-wide (originally scheduled for 8-12 June 2020)
  • 10 to 15 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Hampton Court Palace (originally scheduled for 7-12 July)
  • 8 to 27: London Design Biennale, Somerset House (postponed to June 2021)
  • 12 to 20: London Design Festival, City-wide  
  • 18 to 22: London Fashion Week, various venues
  • 19 to 20: Open House, various venues 

October

  • 4: Virgin Money London Marathon, Central London 
  • 7 to 11: Photo London, Gray's Inn Gardens (originally scheduled for 14-17 May 2020 at Somerset House)
  • 7 to 18: BFI London Film Festival, Central London (live and digital)
  • 8 to 11: Frieze London, Regent’s Park (cancelled)
  • TBC: NFL London Games, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley (cancelled)
  • TBC: Dance Umbrella, various venues (cancelled)
  • 11: Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Central London (postponed to 11 April 2021)
  • 20 to 25: Six Day London, Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) 
  • TBC: EGX, ExCeL London
  • 28 to 7 Nov: Raindance, Central London

November

  • 1: Diwali, Trafalgar Square 
  • 8: Remembrance Sunday, Cenotaph, Whitehall 
  • 13 to 22: EFG London Jazz Festival, Various Venues (live and digital)
  • 14: Lord Mayor's Show, City of London 
  • 15 to 22: Nitto ATP World Tour Finals, The O2 Arena
  • TBC: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

December